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Lockheed, BAE and Northrop agree to invest $170m to cut F-35 production costs
11 July, 2014
The US Department of Defense has signed an agreement with Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems to lower the production cost of fifth- generation F-35 Lightning II fighters by...
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Palestinian death toll crosses 80 as Israel continues airstrikes
Friday, July 11, 2014 More than 80 Palestinians have died since Israel launched air attacks on Hamas group in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, the country's Health Ministry...

US invites proposals for long-range strike bomber
Friday, July 11, 2014 The US Air Force (USAF) has issued a request for proposal for the multi-billion dollar long-range strike bomber (LRS-B)...

Israel continues air strikes on Gaza in retaliation for Hamas’ rocket attacks
Thursday, July 10, 2014 Israel has resorted to yet another air strike on the Gaza Strip early on Thursday, a day after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened to intensify attacks on the Palestinian Islamist...

US approves Rolls-Royce’s T56 Series 3.5 engine upgrade for C-130H fleet
Thursday, July 10, 2014 The US Air Force (USAF) has approved Rolls-Royce’s T56 Series 3.5 engine enhancement package for installation onboard its C-130 Hercules aircraft...

Australia extends Heron UAV’s mission in Afghanistan
Thursday, July 10, 2014 The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has extended the deployment of Heron remotely piloted aircraft in Afghanistan until the end of this...

Indian MoD to sign Apache and Chinook helicopter contracts with US
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) is reportedly close to signing two contracts worth more than $2.5bn with the US for the supply of Apache and Chinook...

US to supply joint direct attack munition kits to Singapore
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of joint direct attack munition (JDAM) kits and associated equipment to...

Global Hawk UAS supports Nato’s JISR deployment capability trial
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 Northrop Grumman’s Block 30 RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial system (UAS) has participated in a Nato exercise aimed at demonstrating and evaluating the alliance's ability to coordinate and...

Saab completes Meteor missile integration trials with Gripen
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 Saab has completed trial firings of the Meteor beyond visual-range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) from the Gripen aircraft, clearing the missile for integration with the multi-role...

Aerostar completes MiG-21 upgrade for Mozambique
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 Romanian aerospace company Aerostar has completed the overhaul and modernisation of the Mozambique Air Force’s eight MiG-21 Fishbed fighter...

UK’s Rivet Joint aircraft completes first aerial refuelling sortie
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 The UK Royal Air Force’s (RAF) RC-135V/W Rivet Joint signals intelligence aircraft has successfully completed its first in-flight refuelling...

Flybe likely to win RAF’s A400M maintenance contract
Monday, July 07, 2014 Airbus Defence and Space is expected to select Flybe Aviation Services for maintenance of the UK Royal Air Force’s (RAF) A400M military transport aircraft...

Iraq threatens to cancel sale deal with US over F-16 supply delays
Monday, July 07, 2014 The Iraqi Government is reportedly threatening to cancel a defence agreement with the US over the latter’s delay in the supply of fighter jets....

US approves UK’s request for C-17A Globemaster III sustainment package
Monday, July 07, 2014 The US State Department has approved the possible foreign military sale (FMS) of C-17 Globemaster III sustainment package to the UK....

UK MoD extends Ultra's Litening pods service support contract
Friday, July 04, 2014 The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded a contract extension to Ultra Electronics to continue the in-service support for the Royal Air Force’s (RAF) Litening III RD and EF targeting pods...

Norway contracts Kongsberg to complete joint strike missile development
Friday, July 04, 2014 Norway has awarded a NOK1.1bn ($177m) contract to Kongsberg to complete the development of the joint strike missile (JSM) and prepare it for integration on the F-35 Lightning II joint strike...

UK deploys additional MQ-9 Reaper aircraft in Afghanistan
Friday, July 04, 2014 The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) has deployed five additional MQ-9 Reaper remotely-piloted aircraft to support ground troops operating in...

Denel Aerostructures to supply parts to Airbus A400M transport aircraft
Thursday, July 03, 2014 Airbus Defence and Space has awarded a multi-million Rand contract to Denel Aerostructures (DAe) for production of key parts for the A400M Atlas military transport...

CAE wins $110m global contracts for defence training systems
Thursday, July 03, 2014 CAE has won a total of C$110m ($103.3m) contracts to provide training systems and services to global defence customers, including New Zealand, Germany and Iraq. ...

Russia to provide additional Su-25 fighters to Iraq by September
Thursday, July 03, 2014 Russia is likely to deliver additional Su-25 Frogfoot ground attack aircraft to the Iraqi Ministry of Defence (MoD) by September this...


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