Archive for October 5th, 2017

Watch the Bell V-280 turn its rotors for the first time

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Joint Strike Missile final flight test to occur in 2018

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Jane’s reported that Kongsberg will conduct the final flight test (FTM-5) of the Joint Strike Missile (JSM) in early 2018 as part of the integration of the weapon aboard Norway’s F-35A.

Joint Strike Missile F-16
Photo: Kongsberg
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Israeli Air Force getting one more G550

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A senior officer with the Israeli Air Force has confirmed with Flight Global that his service is procuring one more Gulfstream G550 business jet for special missions.

120516 Independence Flypast Nachshons 01
By Oren Rozen (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Flight Test Historical Foundation to commemorate 20th anniversary of F-22’s first flight

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he Flight Test Historical Foundation will be hosting a Gathering of Eagles event on Oct. 21 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the F-22’s first flight.

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Japan to buy 56 AIM-120C-7s

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The U.S. State Department has cleared the sale of 56 AIM-120C-7 air-to-air missiles to Japan for $113 million.

Defense.gov News Photo 961022-F-1349H-005
By: Senior Airman Mark Hoyt, U.S. Air Force [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons