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U.S. Air Force’s new HH-60W combat rescue helicopter arrives at Eglin

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The U.S. Air Force has announced that its newest combat rescue helicopter arrived at Eglin Air Force Base to begin developmental testing. The HH-60W Combat Rescue helicopter touched down at Duke Field, its new home with the 413th Flight Test Squadron. A second HH-60 delivery arrived the following day. The five-hour flight from the Sikorsky Developmental […]

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U.S. Air Force tests new snowmobile loading system for CV-22 aircraft

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The U.S. Air Force has begun testing the newest Snowmobile Loading And Transportation System that was specially developed for CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft. The snowmobile perhaps is the most unconventional cargo in the arsenal of Special Operations Wing CV-22 Osprey, but currently, this type of special vehicle is very actually for covert military operations in […]

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U.S. Air Force F-16s conducts bilateral exercise with Israeli F-35i Adir-fighters

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The U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jets assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, conducted a bilateral exercise in southern Israel, about 60 km north of Eilat, in support of Blue Flag 2019 exercise. The Israeli and U.S. Air Forces demonstrated their partnership and combined air power by focusing […]

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U.S. Air Force reveals development details of its new small turbine engine

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The U.S. Air Force has revealed details about the development of the new turbine engine that was designed, assembled, and tested exclusively within the Air Force Research Laboratory. The Air Force Research Laboratory demonstrated a new and ultra-responsive approach to turbine engine development with the initial testing of the Responsive Open Source Engine (ROSE) on […]

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Boeing announces delivery of first P-8A Poseidon to Royal Air Force

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U.S. aerospace giant Boeing announced the delivery of the first of nine P-8A Poseidon, the newest maritime, patrol and reconnaissance aircraft, to the United Kingdom Royal Air Force (RAF). The United Kingdom is acquiring the multi-mission aircraft through the Foreign Military Sales process with the U.S. Navy. The P-8A Poseidon replaces the U.K.’s retired Nimrod aircraft. Speaking to […]

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U.S. Air Force deploys B-52 bomber to Greece for the first time

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The U.S. Air Force deployed for the first time its B-52 Stratofortress bomber to Greece, according to Naval Support Activity Souda Bay statement. “A B-52 Stratofortress bomber was diverted to land Naval Support Activity Souda Bay due to adverse weather at its destination – marking the first time a B-52 landed here,” the service message […]

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Lockheed Martin demonstrates its new laser weapon system

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Pentagon’s No.1 weapons supplier Lockheed Martin Corp recently demonstrated their laser weapon system for the U.S. Air Force at a government test range at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, where the system successfully engaged and shot down multiple fixed wing and rotary drones. The Advanced Test High Energy Asset (ATHENA) operated in a fully-netted engagement environment with a […]

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Northrop Grumman delivers 500th fire control radar for F-35 Lightning II

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U.S. defense contractor Northrop Grumman announced on Thursday the delivery of its 500th AN/APG-81 fire control radar for the F-35 Lightning II. The Northrop Grumman AN/APG-81 active electronically scanned array is the cornerstone of the F-35’s advanced sensor suite, providing unparalleled battlespace situational awareness that translates into platform lethality, effectiveness and survivability. “As a principal […]

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U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress returns from flights in Arctic Circle

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The United States Air Force has reported that its three B-52H Stratofortress heave bombers from the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, La., operating out of Royal Air Force Fairford, U.K., returned from flights in the Barents Sea region of the Arctic Circle. “The flight included integration and interoperability training with the Norwegian Air […]

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Lockheed Martin awarded $184 million F-35 contract modification

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The U.S. Department of Defense on Wednesday announced a $184,5 million U.S. Navy contract modification for support of F-35 aircraft systems under the low-rate initial production. The cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-plus-incentive-fee, fixed-price-incentive-firm, firm-fixed-price modification to the previously awarded contract covers establish organic depot level repair capabilities for F-35 systems under the low-rate initial production (LRIP) Lot 11 […]

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