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July 31, 2015, 3:32 PM

Marines Make Fighter History, Declare F-35B Combat Capable

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 at Yuma, Ariz., is the first squadron to begin operations with the fifth-generation fighter.

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Jun 14, 2015 - 2:00 PM
India expected to sign soon for 36, may still agree 90 more for in-country production.
Jun 14, 2015 - 1:00 PM
CAE and General Atomics developing the high-fidelity mission trainer specifically for Italian Air Force Predator A and MQ-9 Predator B.
Jun 14, 2015 - 10:20 AM
System will replace the current Patriot-based defenses by 2025.
Raytheon Block IIA ballistic missle
Jun 14, 2015 - 10:00 AM
Missile features an improved kinetic energy kill vehicle and larger rocket motors.
Thales UAV
Jun 13, 2015 - 12:00 PM
New Payloads Offered and Sovereign Requirements Addressed in Export Drive.
Jun 13, 2015 - 11:45 AM
Company debuting a new family of smart munitions that can loiter over the target area before making an accurate attack on pop-up targets.
Russian Helicopters Mi-26s
Jun 13, 2015 - 11:30 AM
The constantly evolving Mi-8/17 family of helicopters accounted for more than half of all shipments in the past several years.
India Prime Minister Modi and Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon, left
Jun 13, 2015 - 9:40 AM
In the first five months of this year, the nation has signed a number of agreements to provide defense equipment for international customers.
Predator-C over desert
Jun 13, 2015 - 7:40 AM
There are many improvements to the Reaper UAS that are being considered, while the Predator-C continues as a classified program.
IAI Heron
Jun 13, 2015 - 7:00 AM
European industrials and operators can learn from Israeli experience with UAVs.