Fire Scout, JPALS face Nunn-McCurdy breach

Posted in Air Force, Army, Navy on April 19th, 2014 Be the first to comment

The MQ-8 and Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (JPALS) programs have triggered the Nunn–McCurdy act and will require reviews to keep the programs alive.

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Raytheon wants MHI to export PAC2 sensor

Posted in Air Defense, Industry on April 19th, 2014 Be the first to comment

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries could be the first Japanese company to be granted an export license for defense equipment.
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Admiral Kuznetsov leaving Mediterranean for Atlantic Ocean

Posted in Navy on April 19th, 2014 Be the first to comment

Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov has completed its deployment to the Mediterranean and will be heading back to the Atlantic Ocean.
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Romanian Prime Minister flew in a F-16

Posted in Air Force on April 18th, 2014 Be the first to comment

Romanian Prime Minister flew in a U.S. Air Force F-16 while he was in Campia Turzii to observe an air exercise on Apr. 17.

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Royal Jordanian Air Force F-5 crashed

Posted in Air Force on April 18th, 2014 Be the first to comment

The Royal Jordanian Air Force lost one of its F-5 fighters along with the pilot on Apr. 17.
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North Korean UAV is Chinese-made SKY-09P

Posted in Industry, UAV on April 18th, 2014 Be the first to comment

One of the North Korean UAV that crashed in South Korea has been identified as coming from China.

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Mitsubishi ATD-X to fly this year

Posted in Industry on April 17th, 2014 Be the first to comment

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ Advanced Technology Demonstrator-X (ATD-X) is expected to fly this year, Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera told the Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee of the Upper House.
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Jordanian warplanes struck convoy of vehicles

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A convoy of vehicles trying to enter Jordan from Syria was attacked by warplanes from the Royal Jordanian Air Force on Apr. 16.
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GAO wants USAF to address UAV pilots’ low morale issue

Posted in Air Force, UAV on April 17th, 2014 Be the first to comment

Ten focus groups from the U.S. Air Force’s UAV community were interviewed by the Government Accountability Office and all pilots are reporting low morale issues.

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U.S. Navy set to pick Marine One replacement next month

Posted in Navy on April 17th, 2014 Be the first to comment

The U.S. Navy is expected to pick the successor for VH-3D next month and the Sikorsky S-92 is to be the next Marine One as there is only one bid submitted.

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