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Australia hits back at defence cuts criticism

Australia hits back at defence cuts criticism

Australian Defence Minister Stephen Smith was Friday forced to defend deep spending cuts after the announcement was called the worst day for national security since the Vietnam war ended in 1975. Smith on Thursday announced a delay in the order […]


RAF Eurofighter Typhoon Jets Arrive At RAF Northolt for Olympics Role

RAF Eurofighter Typhoon Jets Arrive At RAF Northolt for Olympics Role

Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets arrived at RAF Northolt today to take part in a major military exercise to test security for the forthcoming London Olympic Games. This is the first time fighter planes have been stationed at RAF Northolt since […]


ITT Exelis to Upgrade Self-protection on US Navy F/a-18 Aircraft

ITT Exelis to Upgrade Self-protection on US Navy F/a-18 Aircraft

ITT Exelis has been awarded a $238 million contract to begin full-rate production of the AN/ALQ-214 on-board jammer system on the F/A-18 aircraft. This system (AN/ALQ-214 (v)4/5) is smaller and lighter than its predecessor and can be installed on both […]


Budget watchdog says Canada lowballed F-35 JSF costs

Budget watchdog says Canada lowballed F-35 JSF costs

Canada’s budget watchdog on Thursday accused the government of trying to mislead Canadians about the cost of the US-led F35 fighter jet program. Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page told reporters a flat “yes” when asked if he believed that Prime […]


Olympics: UK military prepare for ’9/11-type attack’

Olympics: UK military prepare for ’9/11-type attack’

British military commanders said they were training to deal with a “9/11-type attack” as they launched a major exercise Wednesday to test their readiness for the 2012 London Olympics. As jet fighters took to the sky with nine weeks to […]


Australia delays fighter jet project to save money

Australia delays fighter jet project to save money

Australia said Thursday it will delay its order of 12 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) jets by two years to save money in an aggressive drive to return the budget to surplus. The move is a setback to defence contractor […]


Lockheed Martin Delivers Final, Historic F-22 Raptor To US Air Force

Lockheed Martin Delivers Final, Historic F-22 Raptor To US Air Force

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] leadership delivered today the 195th and last F-22 Raptor to U.S. Air Force leadership in a ceremony at the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics site here. With this delivery, the U.S. Air Force now possesses the world’s only […]


Japan to buy 42 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

Japan to buy 42 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress April 30 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Japan for a possible sale of an initial four F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Conventional Take-Off and Landing (CTOL) aircraft with an […]


US F-22s in UAE imperil regional security: Iran

US F-22s in UAE imperil regional security: Iran

The United States’ deployment of cutting-edge F-22 fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates “will endanger the region’s security,” Iran warned on Tuesday. “We do not in any way approve the presence of foreign forces in the region. We advise […]


 
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