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May 18, 2012

Australian Tiger Fleet Hits Another Snag

Australia’s experience with the Eurocopter Tiger armed reconnaissance helicopter continues to be problematic. The army has now stopped all flights....More
May 16, 2012

Jean-Yves Le Drian Is New French Defense Minister

Jean-Yves Le Drian, nearly 65, has been appointed as France's new defense minister. A stalwart member of the Socialist Party and close friend of....More
May 16, 2012

P-40 Kittyhawk Found in Egyptian Desert

This is becoming a bit of an “old airplanes found” series! For all you old airplane enthusiasts out there: another wonderful find... even if not....More
May 15, 2012

5/14 Frago

+ China's second J-20 stealth fighterSecond Chengdu J-20 makes its debutVideo: China’s Two J-20 Stealth Fighters....More
May 14, 2012

McKeon vs. Panetta

The foundations of an election-year battle on defense spending are solidifying, now that the defense secretary and the top Republican on defense....More
May 14, 2012

C-27J Down Under

Australia has selected the C-27J over the C-295 as its battlefield airlifter. Alenia Aermacchi announced in a press release today that Australia will....More
May 13, 2012

5/10 Frago

+ Romney's Defense To Spike $2.1 Trillion: CNAS Analyst + Proposal Directs Pentagon to Give Battle-Ready Dates for F-35 + USAF Test Pilot School....More
May 11, 2012

AvWeek Investigates LCS-1 Problems

Aviation Week Naval Editor Mike Fabey says it best and most succinctly in the lead paragraph of his major investigative piece. The Littoral Combat....More
May 11, 2012

New USAF Chief Identified

The Obama administration and the Pentagon announced May 10 that a native Texan and Air Force Academy graduate-cum-commandant who started his USAF....More
May 11, 2012

F-35 vs F/A-18E/F: Australia Punts on Both

Australia is holding off on buying the initial batch of operational F-35s. For some time, that was expected to be good news for Boeing, but that no....More
May 11, 2012

Dutch F-35A Powers Up

The first Dutch F-35 continues its way to first flight. The aircraft recently underwent engine runs. (Photo: Dutch defense ministry)....More
May 11, 2012

Dutch Test Apache Maritime Operations

A Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) Apache combat helicopter landed on a Royal Netherlands Navy ship, the Hr. Ms. Rotterdam, for the first time in....More
May 11, 2012

BRAC Attacked

Jen DiMascio writes: The Pentagon’s 2005 round of base closures was so bad, the military now may not even be able to consider the possibility of....More
May 10, 2012

Germany Extends Counterpiracy Mandate

The Bundestag, the German parliament, voted today to extend Germany's participation in Operation Atalanta, the EU counterpiracy mission off the coast....More
May 09, 2012

Airbus Military Duo: A400M Meets FSTA

Airbus Military may have had to delay the start of functional and reliability testing of the A400M because of issues with one of its TP400D engines,....More
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