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strike & air combat

7 Apr 2020

KBR secures USAF weapons system support contract

KBR has been awarded a US$26.8 million task order to provide additional cyber security engineering support to the US Air Force Life Cycle Management C...
6 Apr 2020
US trials Apache in maritime strike role
The US Military has trialed the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter in the role of maritime anti-surface warfare in the Persian Gulf, marking an expansion ...
4 Apr 2020
USAF Chief of Staff reaffirms global capability amid COVID-19
US Air Force Chief of Staff General David Goldfein has moved to reassure the US public and allies that the US Air Force is constantly assessing and ...
3 Apr 2020
Japan knocks back global foreign plans for next-gen fighter
Japan’s pursuit of a leading-edge, air dominance fighter appears to have taken several steps forward and a few back amid revelations that the Japan...
27 Mar 2020
RAAF, industry celebrate a decade of Super Hornet
The Royal Australian Air Force and Australia’s defence industry have come together to celebrate a decade of operating the F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet a...
26 Mar 2020
A case of rose-coloured glasses? Looking back the F-111 and Australia’s ‘strategic strike’ workhorse
The F-111 is viewed as one of the nation’s most effective tactical and strategic force multipliers, however, as debate continues to evolve about Aus...
25 Mar 2020
Australian industry first to support fifth-gen F-35 program
In a major milestone for Australia’s defence industry, the Rheinmetall NIOA joint venture will play a pivotal role in supporting the US F-35 Joint ...
25 Mar 2020
Boeing shuts down facilities for KC-46 and P-8 production temporarily
Production of the US Air Force’s KC-46 refuelling tanker and the Navy’s P-8 maritime surveillance plane will stop as Boeing shuts down all facilit...
24 Mar 2020
Echidna strategy: A call for restraint in strike capability
Sam Roggeveen, director of the international security program at the Lowy Institute, has made an argument for a more restrained development of strike...
24 Mar 2020
US hypersonic glide body test deemed a success
The Pentagon has launched a flight test of a hypersonic glide body from a Pacific Missile Range facility in Kauai, Hawaii, on 19 March. ...

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