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The governments of France and the United Kingdom may formalize their pact to develop a drone warplane at this year’s Farnborough International Air Show, Aviation Week reports. The two countries earlier this year pledged to work together on a project potentially worth $374 million to spend two years studying how to jointly develop an unmanned future air combat system, according to the […]

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The Israeli military has posted video reportedly showing its Iron Dome missile defense system intercepting rockets fired by Palestinian fighters in Gaza. Mid-air explosions can been seen against the dark of night and wailing sirens can be heard on the minute-long clip posted on Tuesday by idfnadesk, the official YouTube page of the Israel Defense Forces. “This […]

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The U.S. Air Force’s top civilian has a new appreciation for just how hard and fast an F-16 Fighting Falcon can fly. Deborah Lee James, who took the Air Force’s top job in late December, reportedly got sick while flying in one of the aircraft with a member of the service’s Thunderbirds aerial acrobatic team on […]

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Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has won an Air Force contract to begin developing the service’s next-generation combat rescue helicopter. The company, part of Hartford, Connecticut-based United Technologies Corp., on Thursday received a $1.3 billion deal to build four prototypes, as well as mission and training systems, the company said in an announcement. Sikorsky has partnered with […]

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The Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency conducted the first successful test of its ground-based missile defense system in five years. The Boeing Co.-made Ground-based Midcourse Defense System includes a fleet of 30 rocket-like interceptors in underground silos at the Army’s Fort Greely, Alaska, and the Air Force’s Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The last successful exercise […]

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