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Mon, Dec 11, 2017

Canada Bails On Super Hornet Deal With Boeing

Will Acquire Jets From Australia Rather Than Purchase New Aircraft, Citing Trade Dispute

Boeing's trade dispute with Bombardier has led the Canadian government to cancel its plans to buy 18 Super Hornet jet fighters, according to sources familiar with the situation.

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Mon, Dec 11, 2017

SecAF, CSAF Direct Review Of All Air Force Programs

Will Examine Whether The Right Services Are Being Provided The Right Way

Air Force senior leaders have directed a Zero-Based Review of all Air Force programs, budget accounts and associated manpower authorizations in preparation for assembling the Fiscal Year 2020 Program Objective Memorandum and Future Years Defense Plan.

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Sun, Dec 10, 2017

Airbus Helicopters Completes AS565 MBe Panther Deliveries To Mexican Navy

Delivers Final Two Multi-Mission Panther Helicopters Out Of An Order For Ten

The Mexican Navy has received its final two AS565 MBe Panther helicopters during a delivery ceremony at Airbus Helicopters in Marignane. With their order for ten units in 2014, the Mexican Navy became the launch customer of this new version. The first four helicopters were delivered in 2016 and the remaining six during the course of 2017.

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Sun, Dec 10, 2017

New M-Code GPS Capability Tested Onboard B-2 Bomber

Receiver Enhances Security, Positioning, Navigation And Timing Capabilities

The U.S. Air Force recently completed a series of successful flight tests of its next-generation Military-code GPS using a Raytheon Company receiver onboard a B-2 Spirit at Edwards Air Force Base, California. This first ever M-code test onboard the B-2 is an important milestone for the U.S. Government-led GPS Modernization effort to enhance security, positioning, navigation and timing capabilities for U.S. military and civilian applications. Military GPS User Equipment M-code receivers will give military aircraft, ships and ground vehicles access to the modernized GPS network. 

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Sat, Dec 09, 2017

QinetiQ Emulates Drone Threat For Royal Canadian Navy

Small UAVs Can Be A Threat To Large Naval Vessels

QinetiQ Target Systems (QTS) has introduced a new service to the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) by emulating the threat posed to large naval vessels by small multi-rotor drones.

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Fri, Dec 08, 2017

Heroic 'Spooky 43' Aircrew Receives The Mackay Trophy

Recognized For Actions During Two Hours Of Intense Combat

On Nov. 2, 2016, fourteen AC-130U Gunship crewmembers provided close-air-support to a U.S. Special Forces team and 43 Afghan soldiers near Kunduz, Afghanistan. The crew's persistent fire support, presence of mind and courage during two hours of intense combat ultimately saved 50 lives.

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Fri, Dec 08, 2017

Philippine Air Force Selects The A-29 Super Tucano For Close Air Support Role

Has Ordered Six Of The Aircraft Following A Comprehensive Bidding Process

The Philippine Air Force (PAF) has placed a firm order for six A-29 Super Tucano light attack and advanced training aircraft.

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Fri, Dec 08, 2017

NAVAIR Putting Virtual Reality In New Flight Trainers

Training Devices For Several Aircraft Already Under Development

Naval Air Systems Command is looking to leverage virtual reality technology to build flight simulation trainers that are deployable, improve fidelity, make better use of actual training flights and save money.

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