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Missile and Air Attacks Target Syrian Chemical Sites States President Trump, UK and France

Over the night of 13/14 April the United States, the United Kingdom and France launched airstrikes against multiple targets inside Syria suspected of being...

USAF Remains Unhappy Over F-35A Costs

The US Air Force (USAF) may have to cut its planned buy of 1,763 Lockheed Martin F-35A Joint Strike Fighters by about one third...
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RAF’s Centenary Marked by Continuing Deployment on Operation Shader

Britain’s Royal Air Force (RAF) celebrated its 100th anniversary on Sunday 1 April 2018. But while the service prepares for an anniversary parade and...
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Russia’s S-500 Prometheus SAM nears service entry

Russia’s existing in-service ‘double digit’ Surface to Air Missiles (SAMs), the S-300 (known as the SA-10, -12 and -20 to NATO) and the S-400...

Saab GlobalEye’s First Flight

On Wednesday 14 March 2018 Saab successfully completed the first flight of its GlobalEye Airborne Early Warning & Control aircraft at its Linköping factory...
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Prince Salman signs up to discussions on a new batch of Saudi Typhoons

The UK Government signed a Memorandum of Intent (MoI) with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) aimed at finalising discussions for the purchase of...

Gearbox Troubles

Airbus is working hard to resolve engine issues that have curtailed new A400M Atlas turboprop freighter deliveries and limited flying by the 26 aircraft...
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Guided Rockets Advance

Saab has teamed with Boeing to create a new battlefield precision strike weapon for low intensity operations; the Ground Launched Small Diameter Bomb (GLSDB)....
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FCAS Developments

During Airbus Defence and Space’s June 2016 trade media briefing, the company revealed tantalizing glimpses of a proposed new European/Multi-national Future Combat Air System...

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