Archive for July 10th, 2013

First F-35 at MCAS Cherry Point

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F-35B, BuNo 168059, has become the first F-35 to land at MCAS Cherry Point. The VMFAT-501 jet is there for a modification program at the FRC East maintenance and repair facility.

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Israeli Air Force to deactivate one fighter squadron

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The Israeli Air Force is to deactivate one fighter squadron and combine two squadrons into a single unit due to budget cuts.

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Furloughs to affect F-35 development

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Sean Stackley, assistant U.S. Navy secretary for research, development and acquisition, told Reuters on Monday that flight testing of the F-35 will be cut due to furloughs on civilian workers.
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U.S. Navy has urgent EW requirement to counter newly discovered threat

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Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory are working with ITT Exelis Electronic Systems division to develop an add-on advanced EW system to protect surface warships from a newly discovered, yet undisclosed, immediate threat.

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Syrian rebels hint Israel destroyed Russian anti-ship missiles

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A spokesman for the Free Syrian Army hinted that Israel was behind a raid that destroyed Russian anti-ship missiles near Syrian port of Latakia last Friday.
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