Japan expected to spend $771 million each year maintaining its new military aircraft

Posted in Air Force, Industry on April 29th, 2017 Be the first to comment

Some Japanese defense officials are worried that the high maintenance costs for U.S.-made military aircraft are going to hurt the country’s security capabilities.

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Photo: JASDF
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Greece wants five second-hand U.S. Army CH-47Ds

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Greece has requested for the transfer of five CH-47Ds from the U.S. Army inventory. The sale is estimated at $80 million.

Special Forces Chinook Greek Army Megara 4
By Jerry Gunner from Lincoln, UK [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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New Zealand seeking to buy four P-8As

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The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress on the potential sale of four Boeing P-8A maritime patrol aircraft to New Zealand on Apr. 27.

P-8A of VP-5 over the Philippine Sea in September 2014
By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joshua Hammond [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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SM-6 is one step away from full operational capability

Posted in Air Defense, Industry on April 28th, 2017 Be the first to comment

Raytheon says its Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) is just one step away from full operational capability after completing a series of complex testing with the U.S. Navy.

SM-6 Eram June 2014
By U.S. Navy photo/Released (http://www.navy.mil/view_image.asp?id=180264) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Israel fired Patriot at ‘target’ over Golan

Posted in Air Defense, UAV on April 28th, 2017 Be the first to comment

Israeli air defense forces fired a Patriot missile at a ‘target’ that was over the Golan Heights on Apr. 27.

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