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F-35 flights should resume soon: Pentagon

F-35 flights should resume soon: Pentagon

The Pentagon’s director of the F-35 program said Monday the next-generation US fighter jet could be back in the air within a fortnight after an engine crack forced the grounding of test flights. Lieutenant General Christopher Bogdan, in Australia for […]


F-35s grounded as precaution after crack found in engine blade

F-35s grounded as precaution after crack found in engine blade

All F-35s have been grounded as a precaution after a routine engine inspection revealed a crack on an engine blade, Defense Department officials said Feb. 22 here. Officials call this a “cautionary suspension of flight.” The Air Force, Navy and […]


France confident of selling Rafale jets to UAE

Rafale fighter aircraft

A top French defence industry official said Sunday that talks to sell Rafale jet fighters to the UAE were “progressing well”, expressing confidence that a deal could be reached with the Gulf state. “We are confident that by the end […]


Saab Signs Next Generation Fighter Aircraft Gripen E Development Deal

Saab Signs Next Generation Fighter Aircraft Gripen E Development Deal

Defence and security company Saab has signed an agreement with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) for Gripen E. The agreement includes development and modification of Gripen E for Sweden during the period 2013-2026 and a possible order for new […]


F-35B Resumes Flight Operations

F-35B Resumes Flight Operations

F-35B flight clearance was restored February 12, rescinding a cautionary suspension issued January 18 after a fueldraulic hose failure. Government and industry engineering teams conducted a root cause investigation and determined the hose was improperly crimped. All affected hoses have […]


F-35 JSF Jet Does Not Fit In Revised Dutch Defence Strategy

F-35 JSF Jet Does Not Fit In Revised Dutch Defence Strategy

Armed forces which include the controversial JSF jet fighter is the least attractive scenario for the future of the Dutch military, according to an assessment by the Clingenael Institute. The institute, which specialises in international relations, has drawn up four […]


Defense Officials Call Air Force F-22 Probe Sloppy and Inadequate

Defense Officials Call Air Force F-22 Probe Sloppy and Inadequate

When Air Force Capt. Jeff Haney’s F-22 fighter crashed in Nov. 2010, while he was gasping for oxygen in the cockpit, the Air Force surprisingly blamed it on him – not the plane. In a controversial Accident Investigation Board report […]


Major fighter jet deal, trade dominate Hollande’s India trip

Major fighter jet deal, trade dominate Hollande’s India trip

French President Francois Hollande’s visit to India this week is dominated by trade issues, including a $12-billion deal for Rafale fighter jets, nuclear energy and potential tie-ups for new metro lines. Hollande will be accompanied by five ministers including Foreign […]


Two Russian fighters breach Japanese airspace

Two Russian fighters breach Japanese airspace

Two Russian fighters violated Japanese airspace on Thursday, Tokyo’s defence ministry said, prompting Japan to scramble its own warplanes in what was reported to be the first such incident in five years. The planes were detected off the northern island […]


 
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