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Swedish JAS 39 Gripen crashes after bird strike
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Swedish JAS 39 Gripen crashes after bird strike

A Saab JAS 39 Gripen fighter jet from the Swedish Air Force crashed on August 21, 2018, near Ronneby, in the south of Sw...

USAF awards second hypersonic weapon contract to Lockheed Martin
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USAF awards second hypersonic weapon contract to Lockheed Martin

Shortly after the maiden flight of China’s own hypersonic aircraft, Xingkong-2, the United States Air Force awarde...

Spanish Eurofighter accidentally fires missile near Russia border
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Spanish Eurofighter accidentally fires missile near Russia border

Spanish Ministry of Defense announced on August 7, 2018, that one of its Eurofighter Typhoons accidentally fired a live...

China’s hypersonic flight vehicle completes first test flight
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China’s hypersonic flight vehicle completes first test flight

China announced on August 5, 2018, it successfully completed the first flight test of newly developed hypersonic flight...

US considers removing Turkey from F-35 program
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US considers removing Turkey from F-35 program

Delivery of Lockheed Martin F-35 stealth fighters ordered by Turkey could be temporarily suspended if the new U.S. defen...

Airbus considers A320neo multi-mission version: the A320M3A
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Airbus considers A320neo multi-mission version: the A320M3A

Airbus says its best-selling jetliner – the A320neo – is being considered for new applications: as a highly-...

Tempest, new player or PR stunt?
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Tempest, new player or PR stunt?

On July 16, 2018, the first day of Farnborough Airshow, the United Kingdom unveiled a sixth generation fighter project n...

Russia to develop new anti-satellite warfare plane
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Russia to develop new anti-satellite warfare plane

Several Russian local media sources have reported on July 12, 2018, that new electronic anti-satellite warfare plane is...

Defense
Opinion: F-35 versus A-10 fly-off tests designed to mislead

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is finally going up against the battle-proven A-10 close air support attack plane for the...

Defense
EU signs with Airbus for satellite-based coverage of Europe

The European Commission and the European Space Agency (ESA) signed a contract with an Airbus-led consortium for the prov...

Defense
Opinion: U.S. making wrong chopper choice for Afghanistan

"When it comes to winning America’s longest war, prevailing isn’t the top priority," Mark Thompson...

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Second phase of light-attack experiments canceled by USAF

The experiment flights of the second phase of the OA-X program will not resume, announced the United States Air Force on...

Singapore to replace its F-16s in potential billion-dollar deal
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Singapore to replace its F-16s in potential billion-dollar deal

Singapore is planning to start the process for replacing its aging F-16 fighters in the coming months, said Defence Mini...

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USAF suspends Light attack experiment following fatal crash

The United States Air Force suspended testing of a cheaper alternative to fighters like F-35 or F-22  on June 28, 2...

Defense
Lockheed Martin to build F-16 Block 70 for Bahrain

Lockheed Martin received a $1.2 billion contract from the U.S. government to produce 16 new F-16 Block 70 aircraft for t...