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Nov 24, 2021
Resolving the A400M’s issues is particularly important for the UK as it prepares to retire the C-130J Hercules.
Nov 24, 2021
The Russian Navy comprises four fleets operating in the Atlantic, Arctic and Pacific oceans as well as the Baltic, Black and Caspian seas.
Nov 23, 2021
Washington has glimpsed life after the legacy defense industry, and the potential for change is enormous.
Nov 23, 2021
Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to add advanced aircraft and air weapons to replace the aging platforms.
Nov 22, 2021
Lakenheath’s first F-35s are slated to arrive in mid-December.

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Nov 19, 2021
The Pentagon on Nov. 19 selected Amazon Web Services, Google, Microsoft and Oracle to compete for a multibillion cloud services contract, the next attempt to field the capability after the failed Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure Cloud contract was canceled.
Nov 18, 2021
The U.S. Air Force should rethink plans to retire the MQ-9 Reaper in 2030-35 and consider a plethora of new missions for the unmanned aerial system, an Air Force Association think tank contends.
Nov 18, 2021
NATO’s Alliance Ground Surveillance Force has completed its first 24-hr.-long mission using an RQ-4D Phoenix derivative of the Northrop Grumman Global Hawk.
Nov 18, 2021
A Swiss parliamentary commission is to examine the decision to select the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter as the country’s next-generation combat aircraft. 
Nov 18, 2021
European airlift capability is a key focus in the latest round of projects to be undertaken through the European Union Permanent Structured Cooperation initiative.
Nov 16, 2021
The U.S. Air Force’s future refueling aircraft, beyond the KC-46 and upcoming bridge tanker, should get smaller, focus solely on refueling and rely more on automation to be more effective in a high-end, Pacific war scenario, a new think tank report argues.
Nov 15, 2021
While defense spending in recent years has been increasing, the share of it going to research and development is not nearly enough to keep the defense industrial base healthy and, most importantly, allow companies to innovate, the head of Northrop Grumman says.
Nov 15, 2021
An Islamic Republic of Iran Navy Aviation SH-3 Sea King flew within 25 yards of the U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship LHD 2 USS Essex as it transited the Gulf of Oman, a move the Pentagon criticized as dangerous and unprofessional.