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  • Rockwell Collins delivers first Gen 3 helmet for F-35

    The first Generation 3 (Gen 3 / III) helmet-mounted display system (HMDS) for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) has been delivered to the Joint Program Office (JPO), manufacturer Rockwell Collins announced on 11 August. The HMDS, which was handed over during a

  • USAF rolls out first 'Pacer Classic III'-upgraded Talon

    The US Air Force (USAF) has rolled out the first Northrop T-38 Talon advanced jet trainer aircraft to be modernised under the 'Pacer Classic III' programme, the service announced on 6 August. The aircraft was rolled out at the Ogden Air Logistics Complex's (ALC's) 575th Aircraft Maintenance

  • US Army to acquire enhanced MH-47G Block 2 Chinooks

    The US Army is looking to renew production of the Boeing MH-47G Chinook special mission helicopter in an upgraded Block 2 configuration, it disclosed on 3 August. With production of the final eight Block 1 MH-47Gs set to be complete by the end of the year, the US Army Aviation Integration

  • Typhoon P2E upgrade trials to begin shortly

    BAE Systems is to begin flight trials of the Phase 2 Enhancements (P2E) package for the Eurofighter Typhoon in the coming weeks, a company official told IHS Jane's on 28 July. Speaking at the company's Warton facility, Andy Flynn, head of Capability Delivery for the United Kingdom and the NATO

  • Emerging resistance and recurring Islamic State attacks in Sanaa unlikely to threaten Houthi hold on Yemeni capital

    EVENT The Sanaa wilaya (province) of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (SVBIED) attack on 20 July 2015 that targeted a mosque in Sanaa frequented by Zaidi worshippers. The explosion outside the Moeed mosque, which according to the

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  • China military parade all about signaling

    Key points: What this parade does is confirm Chinese internet-sourced imagery that has been the basis for most open source analysis in recent years. The parade is all about signalling – both to international and domestic audiences of China’s strength and invulnerability. The context