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  1. A Turkish company says its software can help helicopter pilots navigate even in foggy conditions. STR / AFP via Getty Images

    Turkish Company Develops Anti-Fog Software for Copters

    A Turkish software and information technologies company has said that it developed software that allows helicopters to fly in foggy weather conditions.

    • Oct. 30, 2014
  2. Israel plans to increase its planned procurement of the F-35 joint strike fighter Lockheed Martin

    Israel Planning To Increase F-35 Buy

    Israel is set to place a second order of F-35 joint strike fighters, bringing its planned procurement of the stealthy, fifth-generation jet up to 44.

    • Oct. 29, 2014
  3. The UK Ministry of Defence has struck a deal with a private consortium to provide military air traffic control and management. Above is Operations Wing at RAF Shawbury. I FORSHAW/Royal Air Force

    Thales UK Consortium Wins British Military Air Traffic Control Deal

    A consortium including Thales UK has landed a 1.5 billion (US $2.4 billion) deal with the UK Ministry of Defence to provide military air traffic control and management services to the British military at home and overseas, the defense procurement minister announced Wednesday.

    • Oct. 29, 2014
  4. North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un attends a military drill on Oct. 24. AFP

    US Think-Tank: North Korea Researching Sea-Based Missiles

    North Korea has built a test facility that may be intended to develop a marine-based ballistic missile using submarines or surface vessels, a US think-tank said Tuesday.

    • Oct. 29, 2014
  5. Singapore will deploy a huge tethered surveillance balloon, similar to the one pictured here in Texas, to boost its maritime and air security. John Moore / Getty Images

    Singapore To Deploy Massive Surveillance Balloon

    Singapore will deploy a huge tethered surveillance balloon to boost its maritime and air security, the defence ministry announced.

    • Oct. 29, 2014
  6. Kurds in Turkey greet peshmerga convoys Oct. 29 Heavily armed Kurdish peshmerga fighters were on their way by land and by air, joining militias defending the Syrian border town of Kobani from the Islamic State group. Bulent Kilic / Getty Images

    US Warplanes Bomb Islamic State Near Kobani

    US warplanes renewed air strikes against Islamic State jihadists near the Syrian town of Kobani, as Iraqi peshmerga soldiers prepared to reinforce their fellow Kurds in the border area, the US military said on Wednesday.

    • Oct. 29, 2014
  7. Eyes on Space: A model of the Entry and Descend Module of the planned ExoMars probe for Mars, which will feature a radar flight tested with the support of the Italian Air Force. Thales Alenia Space

    Italian Air Force Experimental Unit Turns to Space

    After building up its in-house design capability, the Italian Air Force's Experimental Flight Unit has set itself a new target space with a focus on satellites and sub-orbital flights.

    • Oct. 28, 2014
  8. A British F-35B Lightning II takes off from Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, where Royal Navy and Royal Air Force pilots have been familiarizing themselves with the aircraft. The Ministry of Defence has ordered four production-standard F-35B STOVL aircraft. (UK Ministry of Defence)

    UK Orders STOVL F-35s in 1st Production-standard Buy

    In what will become an annual event for the next few years, Britain is to order its first batch of production-standard F-35 Lightning II combat jets for operation by the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force.

    • Oct. 28, 2014
  9. This still image from NASA video shows an Orbital Sciences Corporation unmanned spacecraft exploding Oct. 28 at Wallops Island, Virginia, six seconds after launch on a resupply mission to the International Space Station. AFP

    Unmanned Antares Rocket Explodes on Launch

    An unmanned rocket headed for the International Space Station to deliver supplies exploded on launch from Wallops Island, Va., Tuesday.

    • Oct. 28, 2014
  10. An aviation boatswain's mate (Handling) directs an EA-18G Growler on Oct. 19 on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) in the Arabian Gulf. MC2 Scott Fenaroli / US Navy

    Pentagon: US Air War on Islamic State Costing $8.3 Million a Day

    The Pentagon has revised its estimate of the cost of the US air war in Iraq and Syria, saying the price tag for the campaign against the Islamic State group comes to about $8.3 million a day.

    • Oct. 28, 2014
  11. An F-35B and F-35C fly in formation. Lockheed Martin

    Lockheed, Pentagon Agree on Eighth F-35 Lot

    Lockheed Martin has reached an agreement with the Pentagon to procure the eighth lot of F-35 joint strike fighters, including the first stealthy jets for Israel and Japan.

    • Oct. 27, 2014
  12. Rafael Ltd. is developing ship-based versions of Iron Dome, the system credited with intercepting nearly 90 percent of the thousands of Gaza-launched rockets designated as direct threats to the Israeli home front in last summer's 50-day war. David Buimovitch / AFP

    Israeli Firm Adapts Iron Dome for Intercepts at Sea

    Rafael Ltd. is developing ship-based versions of Iron Dome, the system credited with intercepting nearly 90 percent of the thousands of Gaza-launched rockets designated as direct threats to the Israeli home front in last summer's 50-day war.

    • Oct. 27, 2014
  13. The Eros A satellite is built by Israel Aerospace Industries. ImageSat International

    Israel Positions Itself To Boost Satellite Business

    After silently settling what many here have characterized as the most potentially damaging lawsuit in Israeli aerospace history, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has taken full control of ImageSat International (ISI), a company it created to stimulate sa

    • Oct. 26, 2014
  14. A rocket is launched March 2 by rebel fighters towards a pro-government forces position in the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhun. Ghaith Omran / AFP

    German Spies Warn Islamic State Has Anti-Aircraft Rockets, Report Says

    Germany's intelligence service believes Islamic State jihadist fighters in northern Iraq possess anti-aircraft weapons that could take down passenger jets, according to a newspaper report Sunday.

    • Oct. 26, 2014
  15. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Punit Paranjpe / AFP

    India Chooses Israel Over US for $525M Missile Deal, Sources Say

    India has chosen to buy anti-tank guided missiles from Israel, rejecting a rival US offer, as the right-wing government clears projects worth $13.1 billion to modernize its aging military, official sources said Sunday.

    • Oct. 26, 2014
  16. UK pilots would learn basic skills on a Beechcraft T-6C under a deal in final negotiations. Paul Bowen/Beechcraft

    Beechcraft T-6C at Center of UK Pilot Training Talks

    The next generation of British military pilots will be taught their basic flying skills on a Beechcraft T-6C trainer if a deal between Ascent Flight Training and an Israeli-US industry consortium known as Affinity conclude final negotiations.

    • Oct. 24, 2014
  17. An aviation ordnanceman airman checks a missile on an F/A-18C Hornet Oct. 16 aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) in the Arabian Gulf. MC3 Brian Stephens / US Navy

    US-Led Strikes Kill More Than 500 Militants in Syria

    US-led airstrikes in Syria were reported Thursday to have killed more than 500 jihadists in a month, as Kurdish fighters readied to reinforce the embattled border town of Kobane.

    • Oct. 23, 2014
  18. Airman 1st Class Reece Zoller, left, 58th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew one load crew member, operates an MJ-1 lift truck carrying an AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile as Staff Sgt Zachary Watts, center, 58th AMU crew one crew chief, and Airman 1st Class Robert Hughes, right, 58th AMU crew one crew member, guide him during a qualification load Oct. 10 on Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.. The F-35 training program at Eglin currently serves as the primary source of F-35 expertise to new F-35A units across the Air Force. Staff Sgt. Marleah Robertson/Air Force

    First Weapons Crew Certified on F-35A

    The latest milestone in the F-35A program belongs to airmen on the ground.

    • Oct. 23, 2014
  19. The Orient Shield exercise will include E-model Apaches certified to make deck landings during the RIMPAC exercise, such as this Apache launching from the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu. MC3 Dustin Knight/ / Navy

    US Army Helos Set for Joint Exercise in Japan

    The US Army Stryker brigade set to begin exercises in Japan next week as part of its third stop in the Army's Pacific Pathways rotation brought its own aviation assets to the venerable exercise for the first time.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
  20. Syria says it destroyed two of three warplanes reportedly seized by fighters of the Islamic State group, which are believed to include Soviet-era MiG-23 fighter jets such as this one pictured in Libya in 2011. Russian Aircraft Corp.

    Syria Says It Shot Down 2 of 3 'Islamic State Warplanes'

    Syria's air force has destroyed two of three warplanes reportedly seized by fighters of the Islamic State group in the north of the country, Information Minister Omran al-Zohbi said.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
  21. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Adem Altan / AFP

    Erdogan Says US Airdrops to Kobane 'Wrong'

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday criticized as 'wrong' the airdrops of ammunition and weapons by US planes to Kurdish fighters battling jihadists in the Syrian town of Kobane.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
  22. The Russian Air Force Ilyushin IL-20. Wikimedia Commons

    Alliance: Russian Spy Plane Intercepted in NATO Airspace

    NATO fighter jets intercepted a Russian spy plane over the Baltic Sea after it breached Estonian airspace, the alliance said Wednesday in the latest of such incidents amid tensions with Moscow over Ukraine.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
  23. A TPS-75 radar set antenna is deployed in support of a deployment readiness exercise at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida Samuel King/ / US Air Force

    Northrop Challenges 3DELRR Contract Award

    Northrop Grumman has formally issued a protest against the US Air Force's decision to award its next-generation ground based radar to competitor Raytheon.

    • Oct. 21, 2014
  24. From left to right: Jean-Yves Le Drian, French minister of defense; Pascale Sourisse, senior vice president for international development for Thales; Maj. Gen. Hamad Bin Ali Al Attiyah, Qatar minister of state for defense affairs; Abdulaziz Falah Al-Dosari, assistant for technology to the minister of state for defense affairs. Thales

    Thales To Provide Qatar Military Satcom System

    Multinational defense giant Thales was awarded a contract Sunday to supply the Qatar armed forces with a military satellite communications system for their ground and naval forces.

    • Oct. 20, 2014
  25. An F-22 Raptor taxis in the Middle East prior to strike operations in Syria on Sept. 23. Concern over possible civilian casualties has limited the airstrikes approved over Iraq and Syria. Tech. Sgt. Russ Scalf / US Air Force

    Pressure Mounts To Change Tactics Against Islamic State Group

    On Sept. 23, the US began airstrikes against militants aligned with the Islamic States (IS) inside Syria, kicking off what President Barack Obama and top military leaders characterizes as a campaign that will last for some time.

    • Oct. 19, 2014
  26. South Korea may walk away from a deal with BAE Systems to upgrade its KF-16s, possibly opening the door for Lockheed Martin to get the contract. Senior Airman Taylor Curry / US Air Force

    F-16 Upgrade: Problems With S. Korea-BAE Deal Could Open Door to Lockheed

    South Korea is threatening to break an agreement with BAE Systems to upgrade its fleet of KF-16s, opening a window of opportunity for competitor Lockheed Martin to reclaim its dominance in the lucrative F-16 upgrade market.

    • Oct. 19, 2014
  27. Sources say Canadian special forces officials are interested in acquiring aircraft such as the US Air Force's MC-12W Liberty surveillance planes for their ISR capability. Senior Airman Elizabeth Rissmill / US Air Force

    Canada Seeks ISR Planes for Spec Ops

    Canada's special operations forces are planning to acquire a small fleet of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft to improve their capability to track and target insurgents on the ground.

    • Oct. 19, 2014
  28. The Air Force is looking at putting new engines on its B-52 fleet, but budget challenges will likely keep it from happening. Airman 1st Class Mozer Da Cunha / US Air Force

    USAF Strike Chief Urges B-52 Engine Replacement

    The head of US Air Force Global Strike Command wants the service to consider installing new engines on its aging B-52 fleet, but budget realities could intervene.

    • Oct. 19, 2014
  29. Japan's disaster medical assistance team DMAT carry away a patient during an Oct. 19 tsunami disaster drill from a US Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey on the Maritime Self-Defense Force ship Ise. Two US Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey planes took part in a tsunami disaster drill, despite protests from local people who question the safety of the tilt-rotor aircraft. Jiji Press / AFP

    US Osprey Aircraft in Japan Tsunami Drill Amid Protests

    Two US Marine Corps MV-22 Ospreys took part in a tsunami disaster drill in Japan on Sunday, despite protests from local people who question the safety of the tilt-rotor aircraft.

    • Oct. 19, 2014
  30. Spanish Defense Minister Pedro Morenes. Pierre-Philippe Marcou / AFP

    Spain To Train Iraqi Troops To Fight Islamic State

    Spain will begin training Iraqi forces later this year to battle Islamic State fighters but has ruled out taking part in ground operations in Syria, officials said Saturday.

    • Oct. 19, 2014
  31. A US-made Harpoon ship-to-ship missile is displayed in 2011. Patrick Lin / Getty Images

    Report: Taiwan Tests Submarine-Launched Missiles

    Taiwan's navy successfully test-fired two anti-ship missiles from a submarine, in the first such exercise since the weapons were acquired from the United States, local media reported Sunday.

    • Oct. 19, 2014
  32. India's Nirbhay cruise missile was first test-fired in March of 2013. PIB / AFP

    India Test Fires Nirbhay Cruise Missile

    India's homemade subsonic cruise missile Nirbhay, capable of carrying a nuclear payload and considered similar to the US Tomahawk cruise missile, was test-fired for the second time Friday from the missile testing center in the eastern state of Odisha.

    • Oct. 17, 2014
  33. An MQ-1B Predator from the 414th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron is shown on the flightline at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, in February 2012. Turkey has reportedly agreed to allow U.S. drone flights from Incirlik. Senior Airman Anthony Sanchelli / Air Force

    Report: Turkey Approves US Drone Flights To Monitor Islamic State

    Air Force drones in Turkey have reportedly received the OK to join the fight against the Islamic State.

    • Oct. 16, 2014
  34. Britain will include Reapers in its air campaign in Iraq. Sergeant Corrine Buxton/RAF

    UK To Add Reapers to Air Power Operating in Iraq

    Britain is adding Reaper remotely piloted aircraft to its forces deployed to fight Islamic State militants in Iraq, the government announced Thursday.

    • Oct. 16, 2014
  35. An Indian Navy Chetak helicopter demonstrates a search-and-rescue mission as the destroyer INS Ranjit sails in the background. A global tender to replace naval Chetak and Cheetah helicopters was canceled, and a new request for information has been issued. STRDEL/ / AFP

    India Cancels Navy LUH Tender; Issues New Request

    India has canceled yet another light utility helicopter (LUH) global tender, this time for the Navy, which has rushed to float a new request for information to domestic companies for the troubled program, said a Defence Ministry source.

    • Oct. 15, 2014
  36. The F-35 joint program office (JPO) announced Tuesday evening that it has reached an agreement with engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney on two key milestones  identifying the root cause of an engine issue that caused a fire in June, and on a contract for the next lot of engines for the stealthy fighter. Air Force

    Pentagon, Pratt Cut Deal for F-35 Engines, Modifications

    The F-35 joint program office (JPO) announced Tuesday evening that it has reached an agreement with engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney on two key milestones identifying the root cause of an engine issue that caused a fire in June, and on a contract for

    • Oct. 15, 2014
  37. Sailors conduct flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) on Oct. 11 in the Arabian Gulf. MC3 Brian Stephens / Navy

    Campaign Against Islamic State Named 'Operation Inherent Resolve'

    The war against the Islamic State now has a name: 'Operation Inherent Resolve.'

    • Oct. 15, 2014
  38. Tiluchi FAB-542 Wikimedia Commons

    Two Killed in Bolivian Military Plane Crash

    Two airmen died when their small military plane crashed while rehearsing stunts for the anniversary of the Bolivian air force, a local television station said Wednesday.

    • Oct. 15, 2014
  39. Kurdish people watch smoke billowing from Kobani on Oct. 15 as they gather on a hill overlooking the Syrian town. Aris Messinis / AFP

    US-led Strikes Kill 'Several Hundred' as Iraq, Kurds Battle Islamic State

    US-led air strikes on a Syrian border town killed 'several hundred' Islamic State fighters but it may still fall, officials warned Wednesday, acknowledging significant jihadist gains in Iraq and Syria.

    • Oct. 15, 2014
  40. A US airman prepares to do an inspection on a TPS-75 radar in 2012. The TPS-75 is being replaced by the Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR) program. Staff Sgt. Nathanael Callon / US Air Force

    3DELRR Illustrates New Export Reality

    When the US Air Force selected Raytheon to produce its next-generation expeditionary radar system last week, it represented a big win for the Massachusetts-based company. But it was also a milestone for the Pentagon.

    • Oct. 14, 2014
  41. The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV), the Air Force's unmanned, reusable space plane. US Air Force / AFP

    US Military's Robot Space Plane Due To Land This Week

    The US military's mysterious robot space plane is expected to land this week after a 22-month orbit, officials said Tuesday, but the craft's mission remains shrouded in secrecy.

    • Oct. 14, 2014
  42. The Boeing-Sikorsky team expect their SB-1 Defiant  pictured in an artist's concept  to make its first flight in 2017. The Defiant is based on Sikorsky's X2 twin-rotor technology. Boeing

    Sikorsky, Boeing Expect To Fly JMR Demonstrator in '17

    The SB-1 Defiant, being developed by Boeing and Sikorsky for the Army's Joint Multi-Role (JMR) program, is on track for first flight in fiscal 2017, executives for the companies said Tuesday.

    • Oct. 14, 2014
  43. Testing: The ITEP program seeks to develop a replacement for the General Electric T-700 engines that power AH-64 Apaches, like this one, and UH-60 Black Hawks. Sgt. Harley Jelis / NY Army National Guard

    ATEC Successfully Tests Second ITEP Engine

    The Advanced Turbine Engine Company (ATEC) has successfully completed a second test of its HPW3000 engine, its offering for the Army's Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP) program.

    • Oct. 14, 2014
  44. An F/A-18E Super Hornet flies alongside the flight deck the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) on Oct. 10 in the Arabian Gulf. MC3 Joshua Card / Navy

    US Military: 21 Strikes Slow Islamic State Advance

    US-led aircraft hammered Islamic State jihadists with 21 bombing raids near Kobane on Monday and Tuesday amid signs the strikes had 'slowed' the group's advance on the Syrian border town, the American military said.

    • Oct. 14, 2014
  45. New Helos: India's light utility helicopters are meant to replace its Cheetah helos, license-produced by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited

    India Tries New Tack in Troubled Helo Program

    The Indian Defence Ministry, after twice failing to acquire light utility helicopters (LUHs) for the Air Force through global tenders, is turning to domestic firms to fill the bill.

    • Oct. 13, 2014
  46. Bell's V-280 Valor on display at the Association of the US Army meeting in Washington on Monday. Mike Morones/ / Staff

    Bell Unveils New 'Valor' Tiltrotor

    Bell Helicopter on Monday unveiled a full-scale model of its V-280 Valor the next generation in tiltrotor aircraft at the Association of the United States Army annual meeting here.

    • Oct. 13, 2014
  47. New Life for Hornets: The service life of Canadian CF-18s will be extended under a new plan that is expected to push back the purchase date of F-35 joint strike fighters. US Navy

    Canadian Jet Extension Plan Will Delay F-35 Buys

    Canada plans to conduct yet another modernization of its CF-18 fighter jets, an effort that will further delay purchases of the F-35 joint strike fighter.

    • Oct. 10, 2014
  48. A Canadian F-18 Hornet from the 409th Tactical Fighter Squadron launches a laser-guided bomb during one of the unit's Weapons Systems Evaluation Program scenarios in this file photo. Canadian lawmakers have approved sending aircraft to participate in airstrikes in Iraq. Air Force

    Canada Brings '6-pack Strategy' to Air Campaign Against Islamic State in Iraq

    Canadian lawmakers have approved sending up to six CF-18 fighter aircraft to participate in airstrikes in Iraq, along with one CC-150 aerial refueling tanker, two CP-14 Aurora surveillance aircraft and one airlift aircraft, according to the Canadian prime

    • Oct. 10, 2014
  49. The head of Air Force Global Strike Command wants to find ways to modernize his B-52 bombers, like the one seen here, in a faster and more efficient manner. Capt. Jeffre Nagan/Air Force

    Global Strike Looking at AFSOC Acquisition Model

    The head of Air Force Global Strike Command wants to modernize his fleets at a rapid pace, and he believes Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) may be the model to follow.

    • Oct. 9, 2014
  50. BAE announced management job cuts that will heavily fall on company plants that assemble Typhoon combat jets in addition to other work. BAE Systems

    BAE To Cut 440 Management Jobs

    BAE Systems is to ax up to 440 management jobs at its Military Air and Information (MAI) business in the UK, the company said Thursday.

    • Oct. 9, 2014
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