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July 3, 2020, 5:36 AM

Australia to buy LRASM; Unveils Strategic Plan

The long-range anti-ship missile extends Australia’s maritime reach as strategic competition rises in the Indo-Pacific region.

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AIDC AT-5
Jun 11, 2020 - 11:27 AM
The AT-5 is a derivative of the F-CK-1 Ching-kuo and will replace aging AT-3s and F-5s in the Republic of China Air Force.
Jun 10, 2020 - 11:27 AM
A new $4 million contract with the U.S. government makes Hilton Software a prime contractor for two government agencies.
CC-144 Challenger
Jun 8, 2020 - 4:37 AM
Having already bought three earlier generations of Challenger aircraft, the RCAF continues to support its domestic business jet manufacturer.
Super Hornet Block III
Jun 6, 2020 - 6:03 AM
The latest iteration of the F/A-18E/F introduces a host of improvements and additional capabilities, including conformal fuel tanks.
AARGM-ER F/A-18E
Jun 5, 2020 - 5:18 AM
The latest version of the Northrop Grumman anti-radar missile is to be fielded on U.S. Navy Super Hornets and Growlers, and on the F-35C.
Bell V-280
Jun 3, 2020 - 11:36 AM
The Bell V-280 Valor tiltrotor recently began test flights with thermoplastic parts from GKN Aerospace.
Cleaver weapon
May 31, 2020 - 5:14 AM
Dropping munitions from transport aircraft is being tested as part of the “arsenal plane” concept to deliver increased numbers of long-range weapons.
B-1B Ukraine
May 30, 2020 - 5:01 AM
At a time of political tension with Russia, long-range U.S. bomber missions to Europe send a clear message to Moscow.
A400M Atlas
May 29, 2020 - 6:01 AM
The A400M military airlifter has become the first aircraft in its class to be able to fly automatically at low level.
Su-35 Syria
May 27, 2020 - 4:03 AM
Tension is heightening in the Mediterranean as Moscow seeks to extend its influence in North Africa.