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Elbit contracted for F-5 fighter upgrade by undisclosed Asian country
24 October, 2014
Elbit Systems has been awarded contracts to upgrade the F-5 Freedom Fighter/Tiger supersonic fighter aircraft of an undisclosed Asian air...
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Roketsan, Lockheed partner new F-35 air-to-surface standoff missile
Friday, October 24, 2014 Roketsan has signed a teaming agreement with Lockheed Martin to manufacture a new generation air-to-surface standoff cruise missile for use on the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter...

Airbus to supply additional EC725 helicopters to Royal Thai Air Force
Friday, October 24, 2014 Airbus Helicopters has been awarded a contract to enhance Thai military’s airborne capabilities through the supply of two of its mission-ready...

Northrop files protest against USAF 3DELRR contract award to Raytheon
Thursday, October 23, 2014 Northrop Grumman has launched a protest against the US Air Force’s (USAF) decision to award the next-generation 3D expeditionary long-range radar (3DELRR) contract to...

Embraer unveils first KC-390 military transport aircraft prototype
Thursday, October 23, 2014 Embraer has rolled out the first prototype of the KC-390 military transport aircraft from its production hangar at the industrial plant of Gavião Peixoto,...

South Korea may cancel F-16 upgrade contract with BAE
Thursday, October 23, 2014 The South Korean Government is likely to cancel a contract with BAE Systems for modernisation of the national air force’s KF-16C/D Block 52 fighter aircraft...

South Korea acquires insufficient weaponry for F-35 fighters
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 South Korea has reportedly acquired only half of the weapons required to arm its F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter (JSF) aircraft...

UK deploys Reaper and Rivet Joint aircraft for surveillance missions over Syria
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is deploying MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft and RC-135W Rivet Joint aircraft to support a US-led coalition in the ongoing fight against the Islamic...

GlassesOff App improved IAF pilots’ visual acuity and image processing speed
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 The GlassesOff mobile app has been found to significantly improve the critical visual activity of the pilots, a new study commissioned by the Israeli Air Force (IAF) has...

UK and France continue airstrikes against IS in Iraq
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 The UK and France fighter aircraft have carried out a new round of airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS) fighters in...

RAF operates phase 1 enhancement standard Typhoon fighters
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) is operating 17 Phase I enhancements (P1E) standard Typhoon multi-role combat...

Thales wins MUSIS federating activities phase B2 contract
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Thales Alenia Space Italia has been awarded a contract to work on Phase B2 of the multinational space-based imaging system (MUSIS) observation satellite...

Sweden orders Gripen E support and maintenance systems from Saab
Monday, October 20, 2014 Saab has secured a contract to supply Gripen E role equipment to the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration...

Lockheed to supply PAC-3 missiles to Qatar
Monday, October 20, 2014 Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract to supply Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC) -3 missiles to the Qatar Emiri Air Force...

USAF’s X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle-3 returns to Earth
Monday, October 20, 2014 The US Air Force's (USAF) unmanned, reusable space plane X-37B orbital test vehicle mission 3 (OTV-3) has successfully landed at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California,...

Northrop wins SBIRS GEO-5 and GEO-6 payloads production contract
Friday, October 17, 2014 Lockheed Martin has awarded a contract to Northrop Grumman to manufacture sensor payloads for two Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO)...

UK deploys Reaper drones to fight IS militants
Friday, October 17, 2014 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is deploying MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) to the Middle East, in an effort to better combat the Islamic State (IS) fighters in the...

Robinson to supply R44 Raven II helicopters to Jordanian Air Force
Friday, October 17, 2014 Robinson Helicopter has been awarded a contract to supply its R44 Raven II light utility helicopters to the Royal Jordanian Air Force...

Russia to open new Su-27 airbase in Belarus next year
Thursday, October 16, 2014 The Russian Defence Ministry will open a new airbase in Belarus in 2016, Russian Air Force commander colonel general Viktor Bondarev has...

US DoD awards STPSat-5 satellite production contract to Sierra Nevada
Thursday, October 16, 2014 Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has received a contract from the US Department of Defense (DoD) to manufacture a next-generation science and technology demonstration...

Anti-IS coalition intensifies bombardment around Kobani in Syria
Thursday, October 16, 2014 The US and coalition forces have intensified aerial campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters in Syria’s Kurdish-controlled border town of...


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