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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Tyndall AFB takes F-22 pilot training to next level

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) -- The Air Force’s ability to continue developing a fifth generation fighter aircraft fleet ready to meet the challenges of future warfare, hinges in large part, on a steady influx of capable and trained F-22 Raptor …

Tyndall AFB takes F-22 pilot training to next level

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) -- The Air Force’s ability to continue developing a fifth generation fighter aircraft fleet ready to meet the challenges of future warfare, hinges in large part, on a steady influx of capable and trained F-22 Raptor …

Gunfighters participate in RIMPAC, forge partnerships across the globe

7/31/2014 - MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho  -- The Rim of the Pacific biennial maritime security exercise is a multinational training opportunity taking place in and around the Hawaiian Islands. This year's RIMPAC exercise, the …

Gunfighters participate in RIMPAC, forge partnerships across the globe

7/31/2014 - MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho  -- The Rim of the Pacific biennial maritime security exercise is a multinational training opportunity taking place in and around the Hawaiian Islands. This year's RIMPAC exercise, the …

THE FIRST ITALIAN BUILT EUROFIGHTER TRANCHE 3 TAKES TO THE SKIES — Press Release

image007The first Eurofighter Typhoon Tranche 3 made by Partner Company Alenia Aerrmacchi has successfully completed its first flight. The aircraft performed “very well,” according to Alenia Aermacchi test pilot Mario Mutti. The multi-role jet flew for about an hour. “All flight controls were exercised with the systems and aircraft performing as expected,”said Captain Mutti.

The aircraft is the 64th Eurofighter for the Italian Air Force and embodies a number of under the skin changes that effectively allow a full exploitation of the most advanced present and future capabilities of the platform and of its on-board systems and sensors.

Eurofighter Tranche 3 aircraft, with their 100s of modifications, changes and additions, represent a major achievement in the evolution of the world’s leading combat aircraft.

The Tranche 3 standard embodies a number of changes that effectively enhance the aircraft’s performance and which allow for future upgrades making it more attractive to current and potential export customers.

Photo courtesy: Alenia Aermacchi

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Northrop Receives $3.6B Multiyear Contract for 25 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – June 30, 2014 – The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a $3.6 billion fixed price, incentive fee multiyear contract to deliver 25 new E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft, bringing the total …

Northrop Receives $3.6B Multiyear Contract for 25 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – June 30, 2014 – The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a $3.6 billion fixed price, incentive fee multiyear contract to deliver 25 new E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft, bringing the total …

Boeing, U.S. Navy Expand P-8A Maritime Patrol Fleet with 14th Delivery

SEATTLE, July 2, 2014 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] recently helped expand the U.S. Navy’s maritime patrol capabilities with delivery of the 14th P-8A Poseidon aircraft.  The P-8A, delivered on schedule, is now with its squadron at Naval Air Station …

Contract awarded to produce 44 F/A-18 Super Hornets, EA-18G Growlers

Jun 30, 2014 - NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. -- The F/A-18 and EA-18G Program Office (PMA-265) announced today a contract award to Boeing for 44 F/A-18 Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft over the next two years. “The F/A-18 …

Boeing, U.S. Navy Expand P-8A Maritime Patrol Fleet with 14th Delivery

SEATTLE, July 2, 2014 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] recently helped expand the U.S. Navy’s maritime patrol capabilities with delivery of the 14th P-8A Poseidon aircraft.  The P-8A, delivered on schedule, is now with its squadron at Naval Air Station …

Contract awarded to produce 44 F/A-18 Super Hornets, EA-18G Growlers

Jun 30, 2014 - NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. -- The F/A-18 and EA-18G Program Office (PMA-265) announced today a contract award to Boeing for 44 F/A-18 Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft over the next two years. “The F/A-18 …

1st B-52 Upgraded with Innovative Boeing CONECT System

OKLAHOMA CITY, May 12, 2014 -- The U.S. Air Force has introduced into its B-52 fleet the first aircraft upgraded with an advanced communications system, developed by Boeing [NYSE: BA], that keeps the bomber ahead of emergent threats while improving aircrew …

1st B-52 Upgraded with Innovative Boeing CONECT System

OKLAHOMA CITY, May 12, 2014 -- The U.S. Air Force has introduced into its B-52 fleet the first aircraft upgraded with an advanced communications system, developed by Boeing [NYSE: BA], that keeps the bomber ahead of emergent threats while improving aircrew …

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