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An F-35A lands at Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska for cold-weather testing. (Air Force photo)

F-35A Heads To Alaska For Cold-Weather Tests

A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II arrived at Eielson Air Force Base near Fairbanks, Alaska, last week to demonstrate two key cold-weather capabilities over the next few months. The conventional-takeoff-and-landing (CTOL) fighter jet, which is already certified to land on wet runways, will be tested in October and November to help ensure it can land […]

Raytheon's AMRAAM air-to-air missile. Photo: Raytheon.

Congress Notified Of Potential AMRAAM Sale To The Netherlands

The State Department has approved a potential $53 million sale of air-to-air missiles to the Netherlands for use by that country’s air force, a Pentagon agency said on Wednesday. The sale includes 26 AIM-120 C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM), one AMRAAM guidance section spare, 20 captive carry training missiles, missile containers, test equipment, […]

A THAAD interceptor is launched from Kodiak, Alaska during Flight Experiment THAAD (FET)-01 on July 30, 2017. Photo: Missile Defense Agency.

State Department Approves $15 Billion THAAD Sale To Saudi Arabia

The State Department approved a possible $15 billion sale of a Lockheed Martin [LMT] Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system to Saudi Arabia, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said last Friday. DSCA notified Congress of the sale on the same day. Saudi Arabia requested 44 THAAD launchers, 360 interceptor missiles, 16 […]

Raytheon's AMRAAM air-to-air missile. Photo: Raytheon.

State Department Approves $113 Million Air-To-Air Missile Deal With Japan

The State Department has approved a possible $113 million deal with Japan for the sale of 56 advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles (AMRAAMs). The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress on Oct. 4 of the foreign military sale, which includes Raytheon [RTN] AIM-120C-7 AMRAAMs, as well as containers, support equipment, logistical services and repair support. […]

Artist's conception of the Hobart Air Warfare destroyer. Photo: Lockheed Martin.

Australia To Outfit New Frigates With Aegis Missile Defense System

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Tuesday that nine proposed future frigates being built in the 2020s will include the Lockheed Martin [LMT] Aegis missile defense system. Speaking at the opening of the country’s largest naval conference in Sydney, Turnbull said the Aegis Combat Systems will be made by Lockheed Martin in cooperation with Saab’s […]

Two Afghan Air Force A-29 Super Tucanos fly over Kabul in 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo)

U.S. Military Ups Air Strikes In Afghanistan

The U.S. military has stepped up air strikes against enemy forces in Afghanistan as part of the Trump administration’s new strategy for the war-torn country, Defense Secretary James Mattis said Oct. 3. The increased air activity, which is at its highest level in five years, is “embedded in the revised strategy,” Mattis testified before the […]

Raytheon Missile Systems' GBU-53/B Small Diameter Bomb Increment II. Photo: Raytheon.

State Department Approves $815 Million Small Diameter Bomb Deal With Australia

The State Department has approved a possible $815 million deal with Australia for the sale of 3,900 GBU-53/B Small Diameter Bomb Increment II. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress on Sept. 29 of the foreign military sale (FMS), which includes the 3,900 Raytheon [RTN] GBU-53/B Small Diameter Bomb Increment II, 30 GBU-53/B Guided […]

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U.S. Announces $5 Million Security Package To Ukraine During First Bilateral Cyber Dialogue

The U.S. ambassador to the Ukraine announced a $5 million assistance package to strengthen Ukrainian cyber security efforts during the nation’s first bilateral dialogue on cyber security on Sept. 29 in Kyiv. Delegations from both nations met last week to discuss strengthening Ukraine’s ability to protect its critical infrastructure and military systems, and affirmed a […]

Super Lynx 300 helicopter. Photo: Leonardo Helicopters.

Leonardo’s First Brazilian Super Lynx Helicopter Completes First Flight

Italy’s Leonardo on Thursday announced the first successful flight of the first of eight planned upgraded Super Lynx Mk21B helicopters for the Brazilian navy. The helicopter was flown at the company’s Yeovil facility in southwest England. Leonardo noted in a statement that the upgraded rotorcraft will provide Brazil’s naval aviation with a “significant improvement in its […]

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Ransomware Remains Greatest International Cyber Threat, Europol Says

Ransomware remains the greatest cyber-dependent crime facing the international community, with world leaders urged to take action against a threat that has resulted in breaches affecting over 2 billion European Union (EU) citizen records in the last year, according a new Europol report. The EU policing agency released its 2017 Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment […]