Archive for November 16th, 2017

Norway to buy 60 AIM-120 C-7s

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The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress Nov. 14 on a possible sale of 40 AIM-120 C-7 air-to-air missiles to Norway.

Defense.gov News Photo 961022-F-1349H-005
By: Senior Airman Mark Hoyt, U.S. Air Force [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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USMC issues RFI for shore-based, coastal anti-ship missile system

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The U.S. Marine Corps issued a Request for Information (RFI) on the Federal Business Opportunities website last month, soliciting information for “readily available shore-based, coastal” anti-ship missile system.

MOL - mobilni obalni lanser
By Suradnik13 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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VMFA-121 at MCAS Iwakuni is now at full strength

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All F-35Bs that VMFA-121 is suppose to deploy to Japan have arrived at MCAS Iwakuni on Nov. 9.

A U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II aircraft with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121 arrives at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan, Nov. 9, 2017. The remaining aircraft represent the last installment of F-35B Lightning IIs assigned to VMFA-121. The F-35B Lightning II is a fifth-generation fighter, which is the world’s first operational supersonic short takeoff and vertical landing aircraft. The F-35B brings strategic agility, operational flexibility and tactical supremacy to III MEF with a mission radius greater than that of the F/A-18 Hornet and AV-8B Harrier II in support of the U.S. – Japan alliance.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo/video by Sgt. N.W. Huertas)

A U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II aircraft with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121 arrives at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan, Nov. 9, 2017. The remaining aircraft represent the last installment of F-35B Lightning IIs assigned to VMFA-121. The F-35B Lightning II is a fifth-generation fighter, which is the world’s first operational supersonic short takeoff and vertical landing aircraft. The F-35B brings strategic agility, operational flexibility and tactical supremacy to III MEF with a mission radius greater than that of the F/A-18 Hornet and AV-8B Harrier II in support of the U.S. – Japan alliance. (U.S. Marine Corps photo/video by Sgt. N.W. Huertas)


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CH-53K to appear at Berlin airshow next year

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Lockheed Martin has been cleared to bring the Sikorsky Ch-53K heavy-lift helicopter to the Berlin airshow next year, making it the variant’s first international debut.

The CH-53K King Stallion arrives at Naval Air Station, Patuxent River on June 30, 2017.  Photo courtesy U.S. Navy.

The CH-53K King Stallion arrives at Naval Air Station, Patuxent River on June 30, 2017. Photo courtesy U.S. Navy.


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UAE orders 5 C295s

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It was announced on the last day of the Dubai airshow that the United Arab Emirates Air Force & Air Defence has placed an order for five Airbus C295 medium transport aircraft.

C-295 Persuader (1)
By Outisnn (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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