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India clears defense procurement worth $3.5 bn: report

India clears defense procurement worth $3.5 bn: report

India’s new Hindu nationalist government cleared Saturday proposals worth nearly $3.5 billion to modernize the nation’s aging Soviet-era military hardware and boost its domestic defense industry, a report said. The move underscored the desire of the government led by Prime […]


F-15E Takes First Flight with New Radar System

F-15E Takes First Flight with New Radar System

The first 389th Fighter Squadron F-15E Strike Eagle received a Radar Modernization Program, or RMP, upgrade here in June. The inaugural flight with the new radar system was flown by Capt. Matthew Riley, a 389th Fighter Squadron pilot, and Maj. […]


Eurofighter Typhoon Jets to Get Long Range Strike Capability

Eurofighter Typhoon Jets to Get Long Range Strike Capability

Storm Shadow missiles are to be fitted to RAF Typhoon fast jets following a £120 million agreement signed today. Storm Shadow, which provides long-range air to surface capabilities, is 1 of the most advanced missiles of its kind. It is […]


NUSQN 725 Successfully Launches First Mk 54 Torpedo

NUSQN 725 Successfully Launches First Mk 54 Torpedo

In only seven months of operating the MH-60R ‘Romeo’ Maritime Combat Helicopter, NUSQN 725 has achieved successful Mk 54 torpedo firings during the current deployment to the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Centre (AUTEC). In a Royal Australian Navy first, […]


Eurofighter and NETMA Sign Storm Shadow Integration Contract

Eurofighter and NETMA Sign Storm Shadow Integration Contract

FARNBOROUGH, UK: Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH today (July 17th) confirmed that NETMA, the NATO Eurofighter and Tornado Management Agency, has placed an order with it to integrate the Storm Shadow long range attack missile onto the Eurofighter Typhoon. Representatives from NETMA, […]


F-35s Return to Limited Flight Operations

F-35s Return to Limited Flight Operations

The 26 Air Force F-35s Lightning II joint strike fighters assigned here returned to limited flight operations July 17 with the approval of commanders and Air Force airworthiness authorities. The decision to return to flight was coordinated between the F-35 […]


Ukrainian Buk battery radar was operational when Malaysian plane downed

Ukrainian Buk battery radar was operational when Malaysian plane downed

On Thursday, when a Malaysian Airlines plane was apparently shot down over Ukraine, a Ukrainian Buk anti-aircraft missile battery was operational in the region, the Russian Defense Ministry said, contradicting Kiev’s statements. The battery was deployed at a site from […]


Japan, Britain to launch joint missile research: report

Japan, Britain to launch joint missile research: report

Japan and Britain are to jointly develop missile technology for fighter jets, while Tokyo may also start exporting Japanese-made parts for US surface-to-air missiles, a report said Thursday. The plan — which comes months after Japan lifted a self-imposed ban […]


Eurofighter, UK Minister Tout Capability Growth At Farborough Air Show

Eurofighter, UK Minister Tout Capability Growth At Farborough Air Show

FARNBOROUGH, UK: The UK Defence Minister, Philip Dunne MP, gave his support to the Eurofighter Typhoon Program on Wednesday (16th July), when he gave the opening address at a major capability briefing aimed at evidencing exactly why the aircraft will […]


 
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