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US Approves Sale Of 105 F-35 Stealth Fighter Jets To Japan

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkThe United States announced Thursday that it has approved the sale of 105 F-35 stealth fighter aircraft to Japan for an estimated $23.11 billion. Japan had asked to buy 63 F-35A, the traditional version of the electronics-laden fighter aircraft, and 42 F-35B, the short-takeoff and vertical-landing version for aircraft carriers, the State Department said in […]https://www.defencetalk.com/us-approves-sale-of-105-f-35-stealth-fighter-jets-to-japan-75876/

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World Entering New Military ‘Drone Age’: UN Expert

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkThe world is entering a military “second drone age” with uncontrolled proliferation and no standards governing their use, a United Nations expert told the UN Human Rights Council on Thursday. Agnes Callamard, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, said the global community needed to take stock of how armed drones have […]https://www.defencetalk.com/world-entering-new-military-drone-age-un-expert-75879/

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India approves purchase of 33 Russian fighter jets

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkIndia’s defence ministry Thursday signed off on the purchase of 33 Russian fighter jets and upgrades to 59 others worth $2.4 billion, amid rising tensions with nuclear-armed neighbour China. The purchase of 21 MiG-29 and 12 SU-30 MKI, as well as upgrades to 59 existing MiG-29s, was to “augment” the Indian Air Force’s combat squadrons, […]https://www.defencetalk.com/india-approves-purchase-of-33-russian-fighter-jets-75838/

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US F-16 Crashes In South Carolina, Killing Pilot

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkA US Air Force F-16 fighter aircraft crashed during a training mission in South Carolina, killing the pilot, the Pentagon said Wednesday. The plane went down about 11:30 pm Tuesday (0330 GMT Wednesday) at Shaw Air Force Base, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) north of Charleston, the base said in a statement. It said the […]https://www.defencetalk.com/us-f-16-crashes-in-south-carolina-killing-pilot-75818/

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Finland’s Air Force Quietly Drops Swastika From Emblem

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkFinland’s air force, which for over a century has had a Swastika as part of its emblem, has replaced the controversial Nazi-linked symbol with a golden eagle, the military said Thursday. The decision to remove the emblem was actually made in 2017, but it has taken time to roll out the change and only received […]https://www.defencetalk.com/finlands-air-force-quietly-drops-swastika-from-emblem-75814/

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China’s New-Gen Fighter Jet Scheduled to Make Maiden Flight In 2021

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkChina’s new-generation fighter jet is scheduled to make its maiden flight in 2021, an aviation industry report revealed on Monday. Analysts speculate that it will be China’s new aircraft carrier-based fighter jet. A team at China Aero-Polytechnology Establishment under the state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) has resumed work while fighting the COVID-19 epidemic […]https://www.defencetalk.com/chinas-new-gen-fighter-jet-scheduled-to-make-maiden-flight-in-2021-75800/

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Atos Secures Onboard Connectivity for Dassault Aviation’s Rafale “F4 Standard” Aircraft

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkAtos announces a new contract with Dassault Aviation to support the integration of the Rafale aircraft into the European Future Combat Air System (SCAF, Système de Combat Aérien du Futur) program. Named “F4 standard”, this new version of the Rafale will provide collaborative combat capabilities. As part of this project, Atos works on developing the […]https://www.defencetalk.com/atos-secures-onboard-connectivity-for-dassault-aviations-rafale-f4-standard-aircraft-75797/

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UK searches for US F-15 Fighter Jet pilot missing in North Sea

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkThe UK Coastguard launched a search and rescue operation Monday to find the pilot of a US fighter jet that crashed during a training mission in the North Sea. The US Air Force said the F-15C Eagle went down after taking off from the RAF Lakenheath base near the town of Mildenhall in eastern England. […]https://www.defencetalk.com/uk-searches-for-us-f-15-fighter-jet-pilot-missing-in-north-sea-75744/

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US fighter jets intercept Russian bombers off Alaska: NORAD

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkUS fighter jets intercepted Russian bombers twice on Wednesday off the coast of Alaska, US air defense command said. The intercepts come less than two weeks after US bombers were met by Russian jets over the Black Sea. North American Aerospace Defense Command said US F-22 Raptors intercepted a Russian bomber formation early Wednesday that […]https://www.defencetalk.com/us-fighter-jets-intercept-russian-bombers-off-alaska-norad-75731/

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Bell Boeing Delivers 400th V-22 Osprey Tiltrotor Aircraft

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkThe Bell Boeing [NYSE:BA] V-22 team recently delivered its 400th aircraft, a CV-22 for U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command. The first production V-22 was delivered on May 24, 1999, and today deliveries occur under the Multi-year Procurement III contract valued at $5 billion. That contract runs through 2024 and includes variants for the Marines, […]https://www.defencetalk.com/bell-boeing-delivers-400th-v-22-osprey-tiltrotor-aircraft-75719/

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