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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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  • IMI looking for foreign buyers for MPR-500 bomb

    Israel Military Industries (IMI) has announced that it is now marketing its MPR-500 bomb internationally. The weapon is already in service with the Israeli Air Force, which used it during Operation 'Protective Edge' against militants in the Gaza Strip in 2014. The MPR-500 has the same form as a