Archive for June 30th, 2017

Taiwan cleared to buy 56 JSOWs and 50 AGM-88Bs

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The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress that the Trump administration has cleared the sale of 56 AGM-154C JSOW missiles and 50 AGM-88B anti-radiation missiles to Taiwan.

AGM-154 03
By MSgt Michael Ammons (US Air Force) (www.af.mil) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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F-35C fires AIM-9X while inverted

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F-35C inverted AIM-X
Photo: Dane Wiedmann/Lockheed Martin

Six NATO nations pledge to study new ASW, ISR aircraft

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At a ceremony in Brussels, Defence Ministers from France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain and Turkey signed a Letter of Intent on “Cooperation on Multinational Maritime Multi Mission Aircraft Capabilities,” a press from NATO said.

Signing ceremony: Maritime multi mission aircraft - Meetings of NATO Defence Ministers
Photo: NATO
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Germany, Norway join European multinational MRTT program

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Germany and Norway have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to join a European multinational tanker transport program.

KC-30 A39-002 refuelling an USAF F-16 in 2015
By U.S. Air Force photo by Christian Turner [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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The AC-130 is getting a new weapon

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The U.S. Air Force has placed a sole-source order for 70 GBU-69/B Small Glide Munitions (SGMs) with Dynetics. The contract also has an option to buy 30 more weapons.

GBU-69B
Graphic: Dynetics
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