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  • US Air Force performs first F-35A rapid crew swap exercise

    Key Points The US Air Force recently performed its first operational rapid crew swap exercise with thanks to a F-35A prognostic system The exercise was not previously possible in legacy fourth-generation aircraft due to engine inspection requirements US Air Force (USAF) maintainers and pilots
  • France drives MMP for EU BLOS capability

    European missile consortium MBDA is continuing to develop potential opportunities for expanding the userbase of its Missile Moyenne Portée (MMP) fifth-generation man-portable land-combat missile system. Antoine Bouvier, CEO of MBDA told Jane’s, “We have an ambition to develop the
  • US Marine Corps modifies weapons loader adapter for F-35B

    The US Marine Corps (USMC) modified support equipment to allow the guided bomb unit (GBU)-49 munition to be used on the Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) variant. When the USMC chose GBU-49 for the F-35B, it needed a piece of
  • Russian deploys new CBRN vehicle to Syria

    Russia has deployed its newest chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) reconnaissance vehicle to Syria to operate with military police units patrolling the Idlib de-escalation zone. An RKhM-6 vehicle was seen in footage shown by the Russia 24 television network on 7 November that was


  • Mk 20 Electro-Optical Sensor System (EOSS)

    Type Naval Fire-Control System (FCS). Development In 2005, following a competitive procurement process, Kollmorgen Electro-Optical (acquired by L-3 Communications in February 2012 and now operating as L-3 KEO) was chosen to provide the US Navy (USN) with an EOSS as part of the CG-47