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Aug 11, 2022
China is flexing military muscle in the Taiwan Strait in response to a U.S. congressional visit, showcasing possible invasion scenarios.
Aug 08, 2022
UK officials are establishing the MQ-9B International Cooperative Program to foster closer collaboration between operators.
Aug 05, 2022
Nearly 70 years after the former Grumman began designing the E-2D, it is being upgraded for a central role in future naval air combat.
Aug 05, 2022
Our roundup of the main aerospace and defense stories making the news this week.
Aug 04, 2022
Spirit AeroSystems says it has solved one of the problems limiting the Pentagon’s ability to scale-up hypersonic weapon production.

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Aug 12, 2022
Thailand’s cabinet has approved THB369 million ($10.4 million) for the Royal Thai Air Force to make infrastructure preparations in anticipation of a potential F-35A acquisition.
Aug 11, 2022
The U.S. Air Force’s plan to dramatically cut its buy of Sikorsky HH-60W combat rescue helicopters would be a Nunn-McCurdy Breach as the cost per unit of the choppers would spike, raising more questions about the future of the program.
Aug 11, 2022
If Congress blocks the U.S. Air Force’s plan to retire 33 of its oldest F-22s, the service would then see impacts on its plan to field new drones to complement the Next Generation Air Dominance as it faces the bill to upgrade the Raptors.
Aug 10, 2022
The U.S. Air Force is looking to reprogram funding to give it flexibility to award a prototype contract for Boeing E-7A Wedgetails in the event that a continuing resolution blocks starting the program on time.
Aug 04, 2022
China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has fired “multiple” Dongfeng-series ballistic missiles toward Taiwan as part of a three-day exercise intended to impose maximum military pressure on the island following a visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
Aug 03, 2022
When Gen. James Hecker began his flying career in the U.S. Air Force in the cockpit of an F-15C in the early 1990s, he and his fellow pilots knew exactly what their job would be: Fight the Soviet Union.
Aug 03, 2022
The U.S. Air Force during its last premier Red Flag exercise connected multiple ranges across the American West for the first time under a new agreement with the FAA.
Aug 03, 2022
Beijing said the drills are being conducted in response to Pelosi’s visit and will last until Aug. 7.