strike & air combat
7 Jan 2019

Northrop Grumman receives US$3.6bn for infrared countermeasure systems

Northrop Grumman has secured US$3.6 billion in indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) funding to roll out Large Aircraft Infrared Countermea...
4 Jan 2019
Looking beyond the F-35: Penetrating Counter Air
The US is looking beyond the fifth-generation F-35 with plans already underway for the sixth-generation 'Penetrating Counter Air' concept, which will ...
4 Jan 2019
US Air Force demonstrates F-35 capacity to hit two UAVs at once
The US Air Force has highlighted the growing capability of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and its ability to engage in and dominate the battlespace fol...
4 Jan 2019
Raytheon secures US$434m order to supply air-to-air missiles
Raytheon will provide 766 AIM-9X Block II missiles and 160 AIM-9X Block II+ missiles for role out with key US, Australian and allied platforms, includ...
2 Jan 2019
USAF demonstrates 4th and 5th-gen fighter interoperability
The US Air Force has successfully lead the Sentry Aloha exercise with the US Navy, demonstrating the integration and niche capabilities of fourth and ...
31 Dec 2018
Super Eagle to supplement US Air Force 5th-gen combat capabilities
The Pentagon has announced plans for a US$1.2 billion purchase of 12 upgraded Boeing F-15X fighter aircraft as part of the 2020FY budget request to s...
27 Dec 2018
Top 5 for 2018: Defence Connect’s best F-35 stories
It has been a big year for the F-35 and Australia’s growing fleet, and we have enjoyed bringing you the best news, information and analysis across ...
24 Dec 2018
Lockheed Martin hits 2018 F-35 production target
In a year of milestones for the world’s largest defence project, Lockheed Martin has delivered the 91st F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft, meeting ...
20 Dec 2018
Milestone for Lockheed’s Long Range Anti-Ship Missile
Lockheed Martin has delivered the first Long Range Anti-Ship Missiles (LRASM) to US Air Force operational units and has achieved early operational ca...
12 Dec 2018
Aus-US co-operation on display during Exercise Lightning Focus
The Royal Australian Air Force and US Air Force have successfully completed Exercise Lightning Focus to demonstrate the interoperability and capabili...
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