Archive for May 3rd, 2016

Boeing is confident of keeping its fighter production lines alive into the 2020s

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At Boeing’s annual meeting in Chicago, CEO Dennis Muilenburg told reporters that the company is confident that its F-15 and F/A-18 production line will still be churning out aircraft after 2020.

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Photo: Boeing
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SP-MAGTF-CR-AF to lose six Ospreys

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Six of the 12 MV-22Bs assigned to the U.S. Marine Air-Ground Task Force will be redeployed back to the United States to give the air crew and maintenance staff more time at home.

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By Staff Sgt. Vitaliy Rusavskiy (https://www.dvidshub.net/image/2091560) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Roll-out ceremony for first Israeli F-35 set for Jun. 22

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Lockheed Martin will roll out the first F-35I for Israeli Air Force at Fort Worth on Jun. 22. Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon will lead a high-level delegation to the ceremony.


Photo: Israeli Air Force

CNO Richardson said Russian warplanes should stop buzzing American warships

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The head of the U.S. Navy, Adm. John M. Richardson, hopes Russian warplanes should stop buzzing American warships as this increase the chance of a “tactical miscalculation.”

160412-N-ZZ999-009 BALTIC SEA (April 12, 2016) Two Russian Sukhoi Su-24 attack aircraft fly over the USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) Apr. 12, 2016. Donald Cook, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, forward deployed to Rota, Spain is conducting a routine patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

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BALTIC SEA (April 12, 2016) Two Russian Sukhoi Su-24 attack aircraft fly over the USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) Apr. 12, 2016. Donald Cook, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, forward deployed to Rota, Spain is conducting a routine patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

France wants more Hellfire missiles to support operations in Africa

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France would like to amend a previously-approved Foreign Military Sale of AGM-114K1A Hellfire missiles and increase the number ordered from 112 to 200.

Lockheed Martin Longbow Hellfire
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