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strike & air combat

11 Nov 2019

Northrop Grumman delivers 500th AESA radar for F-35 program

Northrop Grumman has confirmed delivery of its 500th AN/APG-81 active electronically scanned array fire-control radar for the Lockheed Martin F-35 L...
6 Nov 2019
US seemingly confirms potential for Aussie B-21 participation
A little over a month ago, Defence Connect revealed what at the time seemed like a slip of the tongue by the head of the US Air Force’s Global Str...
6 Nov 2019
RAAF flight test engineers critical to 5th-gen air force capabilities
As the Royal Australian Air Force transitions to an integrated fifth-generation fighting force, flight test engineers with the Aircraft Research and ...
5 Nov 2019
Former Defence chiefs call for greater level of Aussie strategic strike
Retired Air Marshal Leo Davies and his immediate predecessor, Air Marshal (Ret’d) Geoff Brown, have seemingly rocked the boat with calls for the g...
5 Nov 2019
Indonesia’s Air Force signals intention to use ‘best of both worlds’
Indonesia’s Chief of Air Force has confirmed that Australia’s neighbour will push ahead to attempt to purchase new F-16 fighter jets from the US, ...
4 Nov 2019
Netherlands receives first F-35 for operational use
“We’ve got him!” declared the Dutch Ministry of Defence after the arrival of the country’s first operationally-assigned Lockheed Martin F-35A ...
1 Nov 2019
Japan gets go ahead for F-15 upgrades
Japan will upgrade 98 of its ageing F-15 Eagle interceptors after the US State Department approved the $4.5 billion request. ...
1 Nov 2019
Unit price drop for F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
The F-35 Joint Program Office and Lockheed Martin have finalised a US$34 billion agreement for the production and delivery of 478 F-35s at the lowest ...
30 Oct 2019
Raytheon’s NGJ pod takes flight for first power generation test
Raytheon has completed the first power generation flight test of the Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band (NGJ-MB). The US Navy will use the test data to...
30 Oct 2019
RAAF 5th-gen maintenance skills to keep F-35 air combat capability in the sky
With the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter expected to rewrite the way the Royal Australian Air Force conducts air combat operations, keeping the fifth-genera...

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