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strike & air combat

2 Jul 2020

Australian long-range strike capability to help maintain regional security

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Minister for Defence Linda Reynolds have confirmed a major boost to Australia’s long-range strike capabilities as ...
26 Jun 2020
Air Force demonstrates refuelling capability with next-gen fighter
The Royal Australian Air Force has demonstrated the capability of its KC-30 tankers to successfully support the F-35 Joint Strike Fighters being intr...
25 Jun 2020
US Navy continues Growler NGJ-LB testing during COVID-19
The US Navy has successfully completed testing of the Next Generation Jammer Low Band (NGJ-LB) program at the Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Mary...
25 Jun 2020
USAF, JASDF demonstrate interoperability of fourth and fifth-gen platforms
Elements of the US Air Force and the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) have successfully completed a readiness exercise, designed to validate the ...
24 Jun 2020
F-35 program provides a major win for South Australian SME
Former South Australian car parts maker Axiom Precision Manufacturing has won more work in Australia on the global F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program i...
24 Jun 2020
US Pacific-based F-35s prepare to receive first bombs
US Air Force personnel from the 354th Maintenance Squadron munitions flight built the first bombs intended for the 354th Fighter Wing’s F-35A Light...
22 Jun 2020
Northrop Grumman completes design milestone for AARGM-ER
Northrop Grumman has confirmed the successful completion of its Critical Design Review (CDR) after design verification tests of key components for t...
19 Jun 2020
Arsenal planes won’t address the US and allied long-range strike shortfalls
The age and capability of America’s Cold War-era strategic bomber force has raised concerns both in Washington and allied capitals, and while the B-...
19 Jun 2020
First F-35C passes TOPGUN course ahead of fleet introduction
US Navy pilots from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 125 “Rough Raiders” and VFA-147 “Argonauts” were the first TOPGUN students to complete the ...
17 Jun 2020
Raytheon demonstrates first guided release of StormBreaker missile from Super Hornet
Raytheon has confirmed the first successful guided release of a StormBreaker smart weapon from a US Navy F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, ahead of the missile...

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