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strike & air combat

18 Sep 2019

Growing concern about affordability of expanded US bomber fleet paves way for Allied participation

With the US Air Force preparing to reveal its next-generation B-21 Raider bomber, calls for a larger force – numbering between 150 and 200, if not ...
17 Sep 2019
US redoubles 6th-gen fighter delivery timeline with 5-year delivery plan
The US has responded to the rapidly developing global race to sixth-generation fighter aircraft and reignited American industry’s pursuit of deliver...
12 Sep 2019
Photo Essay: RAAF’s F-35 fleet grows
Two more F-35A Lightning II aircraft have arrived to Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown to link up with No. 3 Squadron (3SQN). ...
12 Sep 2019
Japan confirms renewed push for next-gen air superiority fighter
Amid growing concern about the range and capability of Russian and Chinese fifth-generation fighter aircraft, the Japanese government has confirmed it...
10 Sep 2019
Royal Australian Air Force strengthens bonds with Japan
Up to 150 Air Force personnel will participate in the first bilateral air combat exercise between the Royal Australian Air Force and Japan Air Self-De...
29 Aug 2019
RAAF hits F-18A/B milestone
The F-18A/B Hornet has recently reached a milestone of 400,000 flying hours since entering service with the Royal Australian Air Force over three dec...
29 Aug 2019
Northrop Grumman breaks ground on next-generation ICBM facility
Northrop Grumman has celebrated the start of construction for a new facility near Hill Air Force Base in Utah, to serve as a future headquarters fo...
28 Aug 2019
Continental air defence interceptors: Does Hugh White’s larger strike fighter force plan make some sense?
Recent conversation about Hugh White’s controversial book How to Defend Australia has raised some important questions about the continent’s air ...
28 Aug 2019
Boeing to re-wing US Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II
Boeing Defense has secured a US$999 million fixed price indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract from the US Air Force as part of its ...
23 Aug 2019
US confirms plans to cross-deck F-35B with Japan
The US Marines has announced that its fleet of F-35B STOVL fighters will be the first fixed-wing aircraft to fly from Japan’s upgraded Izumo Class...

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