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Air Force places 18 A-10 aircraft into ‘Backup Status’

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- The Air Force, with congressional authorization, will convert 18 primary combat-coded A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from active units and place them into Backup-Aircraft Inventory (BAI) status with the possibility to convert another …

Further Capability For Eurofighter Typhoon Unveiled

We welcome the news that a £165 million contract to deliver further enhancements to the Eurofighter Typhoon has been signed at IDEX 2015, Abu Dhabi. Under what is known as the ‘Phase 3 Enhancements Package’ (P3E), the contract will see …

Egypt opts for the Rafale

Saint-Cloud, France, February 12, 2015 – Dassault Aviation is greatly honored by the Arab Republic of Egypt’s decision to equip its air force with the Rafale. This decision is a continuation of our cooperation that dates back to the 1970s, …

F-15Es will soon be able to send microsatellites into orbit

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US considers Extended Range THAAD, enhanced BMS to defend against attacking hypersonic gliders

January 9, 2015 by · Comment
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Aberdeen based aerostat in position to protect Washington from cruise missile attack

December 27, 2014 by · Comment
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Partners in Europe and Asia Pacific gear up to support the F35 fleet

December 18, 2014 by · Comment
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The Chinese great RADAR wall

November 13, 2014 by · Comment
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System upgrades are key in Aegis destroyer’s success defeating ballistic, cruise missile raid on the recent test

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F-35 Engine Fix Coming, Program Chief Says

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2014 – The head of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter program office said yesterday that he expects to have decided on a permanent solution by the end of December for the design issue that caused an engine to fail in …

Virgin Galactic rocket plane crash – pilot Killed

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SpaceX built cargo rocket destined to the International Space Station destroyed on liftoff

October 28, 2014 by · Comment
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US should be prepared to meet North Korean KN08 ICBM

October 28, 2014 by · Comment
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Raytheon to supply Iron Dome components worth $149 million

September 30, 2014 by · Comment
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Royal Air force now flying their most advanced fighter jets ever

The Royal Air Force’s (RAF) most advanced fighters ever are now in operational service following the largest ever fighter upgrade programme delivered by BAE Systems. Known as Phase 1 Enhancements (P1E), the upgrade package delivers a range of enhancements …

U.S. Navy’s E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft achieves Initial Operational Capability

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. —  The Airborne Command Control and Logistics Wing announced Oct. 16 that the latest variant of the E-2 aircraft, the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, achieved Initial Operational Capability Oct. 10. IOC …

US Air Force Expands RQ-4 Global Hawk Fleet

SAN DIEGO – Sept. 15, 2014 – The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a $354 million primarily firm-fixed-price contract to expand their RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS) fleet by three aircraft. Global …

DRAGON program to improve aging E-3

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. (AFNS) -- The Air Force and NATO are undergoing a cooperative development effort, known as the DRAGON program, to upgrade the cockpits of their E-3 Sentry (AWACS) aircraft. DRAGON, which stands for Diminishing Manufacturing …

MQ-4C Triton UAS Arrives at NAS Patuxent River, Enters Next Phase of Testing

PALMDALE, Calif. – Sept. 18, 2014 – The first U.S. Navy MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS) has completed a flight from California to Maryland. The UAS flew 11 hours from the Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) facility in Palmdale …

X-47B achieves new set of firsts aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md.  – The Navy's X-47B completed its final test aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Aug. 24 and returned to its home base at Naval Air Station Patuxent River after eight days at sea. While underway,…

Air Force revamps air expeditionary force

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- The Air Force will deploy Agile Combat Support Airmen under its redesigned air expeditionary force construct October 1. The primary purpose of the redesign was to look at ways to deploy more ACS Airmen with their units and standardize …

B-52 aircrews hone long-range ISR capabilities during PANAMAX 14

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. -- Airmen from Air Force Global Strike Command recently took advantage of a multinational U.S.. Southern Command-led exercise to hone their long-range reconnaissance capabilities. The 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air …

B-52 aircrews hone long-range ISR capabilities during PANAMAX 14

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. -- Airmen from Air Force Global Strike Command recently took advantage of a multinational U.S.. Southern Command-led exercise to hone their long-range reconnaissance capabilities. The 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air …

95th FS participates in first Red Flag as F-22 combat force

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla.  -- To sharpen their combat power skills, more than 120 personnel and 12 F-22 Raptors from the 95th Fighter Squadron completed two weeks of joint training at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. ending July 25. "This was …

95th FS participates in first Red Flag as F-22 combat force

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla.  -- To sharpen their combat power skills, more than 120 personnel and 12 F-22 Raptors from the 95th Fighter Squadron completed two weeks of joint training at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. ending July 25. "This was …

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