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Hill Air Force Base F-35As fly in formation over the Utah Test and Training Range, March 30, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/R. Nial Bradshaw)

Lockheed Resumes F-35 Deliveries After One-Month Suspension

Lockheed Martin [LMT] has resumed delivering F-35 Lightning IIs to its U.S. and foreign customers after a production quality problem halted those transfers for a month. The problem surfaced when a small amount of corrosion was found under a fuselage panel of an F-35A, the fighter jet’s conventional-takeoff-and-landing variant, during routine maintenance at Hill Air […]

State Dept. OK’s $1.1B Support Package For Qatar’s F-15QAs

The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale of $1.1 billion worth of construction, cybersecurity and force protection to Qatar to support the country’s F-15QA multi-role fighters. The potential deal includes facilities for alert, cyber, force protection, maintenance, training and squadron operations functions. It also contains hangars, hardened shelters, parking/loading ramps, taxiways, weapon storage […]

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State Department Approves AMRAAM Sale To Canada

The State Department has approved a potential $140 million sale to Canada of AIM-120D Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAMs) for deployment on Royal Canadian Air Force F/A-18 fighter aircraft. The Foreign Military Sale, which still requires congressional approval, includes up to 32 missiles, up to 18 captive carry air training missiles, up to four […]

A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery fires an interceptor missile. Photo: Lockheed Martin.

Foreign Minister: South Korea Not Considering Additional THAADs

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said Monday that the administration of President Moon Jae-in is not considering additional deployments of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system, according to Korean press reports. Kang disclosed this policy decision in a statement to the legislature during a parliamentary audit of the ministry. This […]

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The Armored Group Acquires German Vehicle Armoring Companies

The Armored Group (TAG) two German-based vehicle armoring companies in a deal it says complements its current capabilities, expand its production footprint internationally and its market share in Europe. Terms of the deals were not disclosed. TAG, which is based in Phoenix, armors a range of vehicles types for law enforcement and federal agencies, and […]

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UK Air Force To Launch First Small Satellite In December

The Royal Air Force (RAF) is joining the small-satellite wave and intends to launch its first such spacecraft in late December, an RAF official said Oct. 27. The RAF satellite, Carbonite-2, will be equipped with an electro-optical camera to provide full-motion video, said Air Vice-Marshal “Rocky” Rochelle, the RAF’s chief of staff for capability and […]

Dale Bennett, Lockheed Martin executive vice president (left), shakes hands with Navantia President Esteban García Vilasánchez after signing a renewed Memorandum of Agreement between the companies to continue to collaborate in new business opportunities in surface ships and naval combat systems. (Photo: Lockheed Martin)

Lockheed Martin And Navantia Renew Surface Vessel Collaboration In MoA

Lockheed Martin [LMT] and Spain’s Navantia signed a memorandum of Agreement (MoA) renewing their partnership supplying surface vessels, Lockheed said Thursday. The companies first started to collaborate 20 years ago by building and delivering the Aegis Combat System to Spain in the F-100 frigate. Lockheed highlighted the F-100 was the first frigate to incorporate Aegis […]

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

U.S. Buys Six More A-29 Light-Attack Planes For Afghanistan

The Afghan Air Force, which has 20 A-29 Super Tucano light-attack planes, will receive six more through a recently announced U.S. Air Force purchase. “The order of these six A-29s is part of the Afghan Air Force modernization plan that is a [U.S. secretary of defense]-approved initiative to grow the Afghan Air Force into a […]

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Panel Holds Kaspersky Hearing, Seeks More Accountability From Federal Agencies On Software Use

A House subcommittee discussed placing greater pressure on federal agencies to take accountability for the software hosted on its networks and their risk assessment of the cyber supply chain, as it focused on the recent ban of Russian software company Kaspersky Lab’s products from federal networks during a Wednesday hearing. Following directives from the White […]

Guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG-63) steams in formation with Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy ships ROKS Munmu the Great (DDH-976), ROKS Kang Won (DD-922) and ROKS Yang Manchun (DDH-973) during Maritime Counter Special Operations Force Exercise (MCSOFEX) 2017 on Oct. 18. (Photo: U.S. Navy)

U.S., Japan, South Korean Navies Conduct Exercise, Three Carrier Groups In Seventh Fleet

The U.S., Japan, and South Korean navies conducted a trilateral link exercise (LINKEX) early this week to promote missile defense communications and operations, the Navy said Tuesday. The exercise employed tactical data link systems to exchange track data between the participating ships. This allows participants to “enhance tactical capabilities, increase self-defense, and strengthen partnerships and […]