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

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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)...

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...

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...

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...

Germany’s first A400M airlifter starts taxiing trials
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Airbus Defence and Space has started taxiing trials of the German Air Force’s (Luftwaffe) first A400M military transport...

Indian Air Force’s Su-30 fighter crashes near Pune airbase
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 A Sukhoi Su-30 multi-role fighter aircraft from the Indian Air Force (IAF) has crashed at Theoor village near Pune city,...

Lockheed to supply targeting and pilotage systems for Qatar's Apache helicopters
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Lockheed Martin has won a foreign military sale contract to supply modernised target acquisition designation sight/pilot night vision sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) systems to the Qatar Emiri Air...

MDHI to weaponise Afghan Air Force’s MD 530F fleet
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 MD Helicopters (MDHI) has secured a contract to weaponise the Afghan Air Force’s (AAF) MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters...

Turkey denies signing airbases use agreement with US
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Turkey has denied claims that it has signed an agreement authorising the US and the coalition forces to use its airbases for operations against the Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq and...

USAF’s X-37B spacecraft likely to return to Earth this week
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 The US Air Force's (USAF) X-37B spacecraft is set to return to Earth this week, ending the service's 22 month-long secret...


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