USMC AH-1W damaged by rotor brake fire

Posted in Marines on October 23rd, 2014 Be the first to comment

A AH-1W with HMLA-269 was damaged by a rotor brake fire on Oct. 14 while it was undergoing ground checks following maintenance.
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Lockheed Martin Teams with Roketsan of Turkey on New Standoff Missile for the F-35

Posted in Industry on October 23rd, 2014 Be the first to comment

Roketsan and Lockheed Martin have signed a teaming agreement for collaboration on the SOM-J, a new generation air-to-surface Standoff Cruise Missile for the F-35.

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Canada’s CF-188 Hornets depart for Operation Impact

Posted in Air Force on October 23rd, 2014 Be the first to comment

The Royal Canadian Air Force has deployed its six CF-18s to the Middle East as part of its contribution to coalition assistance to security forces in Iraq.
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Elbit Systems given F-5 upgrade contract by RTAF

Posted in Air Force, Industry on October 23rd, 2014 Be the first to comment

Elbit Systems Ltd has been given a contract by the Royal Thai Air Force to upgrade its F-5 fleet.

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Lockheed Martin behind schedule to deliver 14 F-35s

Posted in Air Force, Marines, Navy on October 22nd, 2014 Be the first to comment

Lockheed Martin is supposed to deliver 36 F-35s to the Pentagon this year, however, 14 aircraft are still at the factory.

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RQ-4 Global Hawk leaves Misawa

Posted in Air Force, UAV on October 22nd, 2014 Be the first to comment

The two RQ-4 Global Hawks deployed to Misawa, Japan have returned to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.

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Embraer rolls out KC-390

Posted in Industry on October 22nd, 2014 Be the first to comment

Embraer rolled out the first prototype of the KC-390 military transport on Oct. 21. The event was attended by the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, the Commander of the Brazilian Air Force, Lieutenant-Brigadier General Juniti Saito, and delegations and representatives from more than 30 countries.

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Su-30MKI grounded, ejection seats being inspected

Posted in Air Force on October 22nd, 2014 Be the first to comment

The Indian Air Force has grounded its Su-30MKI fleet and are now conducting thorough checks on the aircraft’s ejection seats.
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U.S. Army QRF to practice securing Fort Greely

Posted in Air Defense, Army on October 22nd, 2014 Be the first to comment

A U.S. Army Quick Reaction Force (QRF) will soon parachute into Fort Greely, Alaska, tomorrow as part of an exercise to secure the missile defense facility.
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Northrop Grumman to protest USAF long-range radar award

Posted in Air Defense, Air Force, Industry on October 22nd, 2014 Be the first to comment

The U.S. Air Force recently select Raytheon’s radar for its long-range expeditionary radar contest, Northrop Grumman is now protesting the selection.

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