Greek Defense Minister says F-16V upgrade will be $1.3 billion max

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The Greek government had to fend off criticism on a plan to upgrade 123 F-16s to the V configuration.

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Head of USAF’s Space Command keen on using recycled Falcon 9 booster

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Gen. John Raymond, head of the U.S. Air Force’s Space Command, told Bloomberg on Oct. 16 that he is “completely committed” to using recycled rocket boosters to launch government payloads.

SES-10 Launch - world's first reflight of an orbital class rocket (32915198904)
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KAI hopes to sell 4 more T-50THs to Thailand

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At the Seoul International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition (ADEX), an executive from Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) told Jane’s the company is keen to start talks with Thailand for a third batch of T-50TH trainers.

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JASDF F-4 caught fire before take-off

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A Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-4 fighter caught fire while it was taxiing to the runway for take off at Hyakuri airbase on Oct. 18.


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Japan might arm its Aegis Ashore with SM-6

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The Yomiuri Shimbun reports that Tokyo is considering whether to install the SM-6 interceptor at its proposed Aegis Ashore installations.

Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Complex Romania
By Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet (Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Complex Romania) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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