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Fri, Aug 23, 2019

Pence: Space Command Will Launch At The End Of August

Congressional Funding Is Required To Establish The New Command

Speaking at Tuesday's meeting of the National Space Council, Vice President Mike Pence said that the U.S. Space Command will officially start on August 29th. Air Force General John Raymond has been selected and confirmed as the first leader of the command.

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Fri, Aug 23, 2019

State Department Approves F-16 Sale To Taiwan

Notifies Congress Of Possible Sale Of Up To 66 Jets To The Country

The U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO) for 66 F-16C/D Block 70 aircraft and related equipment and support for an estimated cost of $8 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale Tuesday.

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Thu, Aug 22, 2019

U.S. Military Drone Shot Down Over Yemen

Incident Involving An MQ-9 Confirmed By U.S. Officials

Houthi rebels in Yemen have claimed responsibility for the downing of a U.S. military MQ-9 drone southeast of the Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa.

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Thu, Aug 22, 2019

AeroVironment Receives $45 Million U.S. Army Raven B UAS Contract

Award Funded By U.S. Government Fiscal Year 2019 Appropriations

The U.S. Army has awarded a firm fixed-price contract award on July 25, 2019 valued at $45,190,881 to AeroVironment for RQ-11B Raven small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and initial spares packages. AeroVironment received the contract award from the United States Army for its Security Force Assistance Brigades (SFAB). Delivery is anticipated by January 2020.

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Thu, Aug 22, 2019

Russia Conducts Test Flight Of New Reconnaissance Drone

HALE Aircraft Could Eventually Be Armed, Analysts Say

The Russian Ministry of Defense has released video of the first flight of its new Altius-U HALE drone, which has been plagued with setbacks and cost overruns.

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Wed, Aug 21, 2019

FAA Awards IFR Certification To Textron For Bell 407GXi

Advances Bell's Single-Engine Aircraft To Support U.S. Navy Trainer Replacement

The FAA has issued an Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to Textron for the Bell 407GXi. The certification is a requirement for the Navy Advanced Helicopter Training System competition, enabling the Bell 407GXi to replace the Bell TH-57 Sea Ranger as the US Navy's training helicopter.

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Wed, Aug 21, 2019

RAAF Marks Arrival Of Its Final Falcon 7X

Completes SPA Fleet Upgrade

The Royal Australian Air Force welcomed the arrival of the third and final Falcon 7X aircraft to Australia as it completes part of a project to upgrade the Special Purpose Aircraft (SPA) fleet.

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Wed, Aug 21, 2019

Surplus F-16s Offered For Sale By Florida Company

As Many As Four Military Aircraft Could Be Sold Together

An aircraft brokerage and leasing form in Palm Beach, FL has listed an F-16AM Block 20 Mid-Life-Update aircraft for sale on its website, and the company says it has three similar aircraft available that could form a "mini-squadron" of the airplanes for a private owner.

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