Thursday, August 11, 2022

Air Defense

MiG-31 Air-Launched Missiles on Test Combat Duty

Ten MiG-31 fighter jets (NATO reporting name: Foxhound) fitted with the air-launched Kinzhal (Dagger) hypersonic missile are on test combat duty, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said in an interview published on the Zvezda TV channel website on...

Air Force: Second Phase of Light Attack Experiment Underway

Pilots are flying the Sierra Nevada/Embraer A-29 Super Tucano and the Textron Aviation AT-6B Wolverine during a three-month, live-fly experiment to gather additional information about aircraft capabilities, as well as partner nation interoperability, prior to a potential light attack...

US building new drone base in Niger

Rising from a barren stretch of African scrubland, a half-finished drone base represents the newest front line in America’s global shadow war. At its center, hundreds of Air Force personnel are feverishly working to complete a $110 million airfield that,...

Strike Planned At Italy F-35 Assembly Line

ROME - Workers at Italy’s F-35 assembly line have announced a strike next Tuesday to protest the widespread use of employment agency contractors at the site. Unions planning the one-day strike said 600 staff at Cameri Air Base — where...

UK will invest in a new computer system to Protect the Skies

The Ministry of Defense will invest up to £80 million in a new computer system to boost the RAF’s speed and accuracy in protecting the skies, Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced. Known as Project Guardian, the new Air Command...

Airbus warns Berlin Against F-35 fighter aircraft buy

A leading Airbus manager has warned that the German federal government would snub France for its aircraft procurement. Dirk Hoke, Chief Executive Officer of Airbus Defense and Space, has warned the German government against the purchase of Lockheed Martin's F-35...

Lockheed Martin to propose stealthy hybrid of F-22 and F-35 for Japan

TOKYO - U.S. defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp plans to offer Japan a stealth fighter design based on its export-banned F-22 Raptor and advanced F-35 Lightning II aircraft (stealthy hybrid), two sources said. Lockheed has discussed the idea with Japanese...

Delivery of C-27J Spartan Battlefield Aircraft Completed

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) today welcomed the 10th and final C-27J Spartan into service during a ceremony at RAAF Base Richmond. Minister for Defense, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, and Minister for Defense Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne...

Virtual Training Prepares Army Rangers

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) recently provided simulated training at its Distributed Training Center (DTC) to Army Rangers from the 2nd Ranger Battalion at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia. The virtual training, given to...

UK backs Brimstone missile to 2030 from MBDA

The United Kingdom has awarded MBDA a £400 million contract for the capability sustainment programme (CSP) of the advanced Brimstone air-to-surface missile, to extend its service life beyond 2030. Under the capability sustainment programme effort, MBDA will manufacture new Brimstone...
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IAI Delivers First Sets of F-16 Aerostructures and 200th F-35 Wing to LM

June 14, 2022 - During a ceremony held at Israel Aerospace Industries' (IAI) wing assembly line, IAI delivered Lockheed...
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