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Second F/A-18C jet from USS Ronald Reagan crashes in less than a month

A warplane from the aircraft career USS Ronald Reagan crashed into the sea northeast of the Philippines on Monday, but its two aviators were rescued safely. The U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet said the F/A-18...

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Air Weapons (Smart Bombs and Missiles): Customized For F-35A

Japan has ordered AGM-158B JASSM ER (extended range of 900 kilometers) gliding smart bombs for its F-15 fighter-bombers. These cost $1.15 million each and will be delivered by 2020. Since it entered production in...

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Boeing contracted for sustainment of Saudi F-15s

The contract is sustainment of F-15C, D, S and SA aircraft flown by the Royal Saudi Air Force. Boeing has received a $14.5 million award from the U.S. Air Force to repair Aircraft Maintenance...

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US Bell AH-1 Cobra strikes in the Middle East

The United States has approved the potential sale to Bahrain of 12 Bell AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters at an estimated cost of $911.4 million, including spares, support, weapons and training. Jon Lake reports. The...

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International Space Station’s orbit to be raised by 600 meters

  The medium height of the International Space Station’s flight orbit will be raised by 600 meters with the help of the engines of the Zvezda module on January 17, Russia’s Mission Control said...

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Dropping Like Flies: US Marine F-35s Software Malfunction Grounds More Jets

“Some anomalies” with the F-35B’s Autonomous Logistic Information System (ALIS) forced the US Marines in Yuma, Arizona, to “temporarily suspend” F-35B operations, the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing said on Friday. The root of the problem...

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Psychopath’: North Korean Critics Blast Trump as Tensions Near Boiling Point

“South Korea must realize that following psychopath [US President Donald] Trump … will only lead to disaster,” a recent article in North Korea’s Rodong Sinmun newspaper warned. There are no good military options on the...

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USS Gerald Ford Supercarrier Might Ditch Shock Testing Before Deployment

The US Navy’s Ford-class aircraft carrier will not be required to go through shock trials, if the House Armed Services Committee gets its way. The 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is getting marked...

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TROUBLE IN THE AIR – US Air Force dispatches nuke-sniffer plane into the skies over North Korea on ’emergency’ mission

The WC-135 Constant Phoenix, a special-purpose US military plane, made a surprise sortie over the Sea of Japan. The US has dispatched a specialised “sniffer plane” to detect nuclear particles in the skies over North...