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F-35s will replace the RAAF’s older F/A-18A/B Hornets, which the air force plans to withdraw from service by 2022.
The Black Hawk serves as a second testbed for Sikorsky’s Matrix research program to develop and field systems for autonomous vertical takeoff and landing.
For better surveillance capability over its southern waters, Japan has established 603 Hiko-tai (squadron) at Naha air base on Okinawa
The UK is a first-tier partner on the aircraft, which it views as a major boost to British combat air power.
“Shinshin” future fighter demonstrator is a few months behind schedule but set to be revealed–then fly–this year.
The refurbished Super Seasprites are expected to serve with the Royal New Zealand Navy through at least 2030.
The BriteCloud digital radio frequency memory jamming decoy is an option on the Gripen.
The prototype has flown to 30,000 feet and at 120 to 310 knots calibrated airspeed, with a maximum airspeed tested of 430 ktas.
The Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules will operate with the 103 Squadron of Israel's Air and Space Force.
Current plans call for Boeing to deliver the final EA-18Gs in 2016, but the 22 Growlers the Navy requested would extend that through 2017.