U.S. donates two C-130s to Philippines

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Philippines Armed Forces new chief-of-staff Lt. Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang revealed that the United States has agreed to transfer two C-130s to Manila.
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China carried out land-based missile interception test

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The Chinese government announced it had carried out a land-based missile interception test and the objectives of the test were achieved.

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Australia taking delivery of first F-35 today

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Lockheed Martin will officially hand over Australia’s first F-35 fighter at its Fort Worth plant today.

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Flood waters wash away war birds

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Two vintage Soviet-era fighters were washed away by flood waters in the Russian Far East city of Magadan on Jul. 22.

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AMDR clears two reviews

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Raytheon’s new Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) for the DDG 51 Flight III destroyers has cleared both the Preliminary Design Review and the Integrated Baseline Review.
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KAI is preferred bidder for South Korea’s light armed helicopter contest

Posted in Industry on July 24th, 2014 Be the first to comment

Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) has been selected as the preferred bidder to develop the light armed helicopter (LAH) to replace South Korea’s MD500 and AH-1S attack helicopters.

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Reuters: Ukrainian rebel leader confirmed separatists had Buk

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Ukrainian rebel leader Alexander Khodakovsky told Reuters that pro-Russian separatists did possess the Buk air defense system.
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Eurofighter to take part in Danish F-16 replacement contest

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Airbus Defence and Space has offered the Eurofighter to replace Denmark’s F-16 fleet.

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USAF issues RFI for staring IRST

Posted in Air Force, Research on July 24th, 2014 Be the first to comment

H/T to Mil Aerospace Electronics. The U.S. Air Force has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to determine the feasibility of developing a next generation airborne long range offensive IRST that is a staring system.
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Japan to build two more Aegis destroyers

Posted in Navy on July 23rd, 2014 Be the first to comment

Tokyo will start construction of two more Aegis-equip destroyers in Fiscal Year 2015 and 2016.
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