Turkey’s new top procurement official not keen on indigenous fighter

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Turkey’s top procurement official, ─░smail Demir, is not keen on developing an indigenous fighter and has ordered a review of the program.
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Hungary upgrading its Mistral anti-aircraft missiles

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Hungary has signed an agreement with MBDA to upgrade its Mistral M2 anti-aircraft missiles. The work will be carried out between 2016-18.
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India to replace C-130J lost in accident

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The Indian Air Force will buy one more C-130J to replace an aircraft lost in an accident this March.

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Video: Italian Air Force Tornados mid-air collision

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Two Italian Air Force Tornado fighter jets have collided over eastern Italy. The fate of the crew is unknown.

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Northrop Grumman unveils XS-1 Experimental Spaceplane design for DARPA

Posted in Research, Space on August 20th, 2014 Be the first to comment

Northrop Grumman, together with Scaled Composites and Virgin Galactic, has unveiled its preliminary design for DARPA’s Experimental Spaceplane XS-1.

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AFRL studying British SABRE engine concept

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The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory is studying English company Reaction Engines Ltd.’s Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine (SABRE) concept as a way to power hypersonic vehicles.

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Japan plans to order six F-35s, select E-2C replacement in next fiscal year

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Tokyo plans to allocate funds for six F-35 stealth fighter in next fiscal year’s budget.
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Canopy sill longeron cracks ground 82 USAF F-16Ds

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The U.S. Air Force recently grounded 82 F-16Ds due to the discovery of canopy sill longeron cracks found between the front and rear pilot seats.
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First person to earn Air Force-designed Medal of Honor dies

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Col. Bernard Fisher, the first person to earn the Air Force designed Medal of Honor, has passed away.
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Foreign aircraft arrived in Inner Mongolia for Peace Mission 2014

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All foreign aircraft participating in Peach Mission 2014 have arrived in China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

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