Archive for February 15th, 2018

India requesting classified briefing on F-35A; interested in acquiring 126 aircraft

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The Indian Air Force is requesting a classified briefing on the F-35A, the Business Standard reports on Feb. 15.

U.S. Marine Corps F-35 Lightning II aircraft assigned to Naval Air Station Pensacola fly over the northwest coast of Florida May 15, 2013 130515-F-BU402-206
By MSgt Donald Allen [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Engine component suspected in RAAF EA-18G incident

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Royal Australian Air Force Group Capt. Tim Alsop told Las Vegas Review-Journal that “a particular component failure” on one of the engines of a EA-18G had a role to play in the fire at Nellis Air Force Base on Jan. 27.


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Canada rejoins NATO E-3A Component

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Canada’s Defense Minister Harjit S. Sajjan has announced that Ottawa will be rejoining the NATO E-3A Component program.

E-3A NATO 35 Years
By Juergen Schiffmann (Own work) [CC BY 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Boeing given $60.9 million to upgrade 4 JASDF E-767s

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The mission computers on four Japan Air Self-Defense Force E-767 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) platforms are to be upgraded by Boeing under a $60.9 million contract.

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By redlegsfan21 (Flickr) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Belgium joins NATO Multi-Role Tanker Transport Fleet program

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On Feb. 14, Belgium officially joined the NATO Multi-Role Tanker Transport Fleet program at a signing ceremony at NATO Headquarters in Brussels.

Left to right: Ank Bijleveld (Minister of Defence, The Netherlands); Steven Vandeput (Minister of Defence, Belgium); Ursula von der Leyen (Minister of Defence, Germany); Ambassador Arlette Conzemius (Permanent Representative to NATO, Luxembourg); Frank Bakke-Jensen (Minister of Defence, Norway)

Left to right: Ank Bijleveld (Minister of Defence, The Netherlands); Steven Vandeput (Minister of Defence, Belgium); Ursula von der Leyen (Minister of Defence, Germany); Ambassador Arlette Conzemius (Permanent Representative to NATO, Luxembourg); Frank Bakke-Jensen (Minister of Defence, Norway)


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