Elizabeth Carrier Named But F-35s Grounded

Posted by Paul Fiddian - Armed Forces International's Lead Reporter on 04/07/2014 - 05:50:00

Elizabeth Carrier Named But F-35s Grounded

In Scotland, the Royal Navy's first Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier is officially named. Meantime, in the US, the aircraft type it will carry has been grounded

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Japan To Expand Self-Defence Capabilities

Posted by Paul Fiddian - Armed Forces International's Lead Reporter on 02/07/2014 - 05:40:00

Japan To Expand Self-Defence Capabilities

Japanese cabinet approves plan to give its country's air, ground and maritime self-defence forces more freedom if allied nations come under attack from mutual enemies

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Sikorsky Wins USAF Combat Rescue Contract

Posted by Paul Fiddian - Armed Forces International's Lead Reporter on 30/06/2014 - 04:40:00

Sikorsky Wins USAF Combat Rescue Contract

$1.28bn contract awarded to Sikorsky for the USAF's next-generation combat-capable search and rescue helicopter to replace the in-service HH-60G Pave Hawk

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Armed Forces Day 2014: Criticism And Protests

Posted by Paul Fiddian - Armed Forces International's Lead Reporter on 27/06/2014 - 08:00:00

Armed Forces Day 2014: Criticism And Protests

Armed Forces Day 2014 is igniting criticism in many quarters, with pro-peace organisations calling it "manipulative" and planning to protest

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Boeing Developing Faster Apache, Heavier Chinook

Posted by Paul Fiddian - Armed Forces International's Lead Reporter on 26/06/2014 - 08:55:00

Boeing Developing Faster Apache, Heavier Chinook

Boeing looks to the future with plans to develop a high-speed AH-64 Apache attack helicopter and a CH-47 Chinook with a greater lifting capacity

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Boeing Phantom Swift Joins VTOL X-Plane Comp

Posted by Paul Fiddian - Armed Forces International's Lead Reporter on 25/06/2014 - 09:00:00

Boeing Phantom Swift Joins VTOL X-Plane Comp

Boeing's Phantom Swift four fan-controlled vertical take off and landing-capable design joins DARPA's VTOL X-Plane competition

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418 US Military UAV Crashes Since 2001

Posted by Paul Fiddian - Armed Forces International's Lead Reporter on 23/06/2014 - 05:45:00

418 US Military UAV Crashes Since 2001

Human error, inclement weather, mechanical failure and other factors have caused hundreds of US military drone crashes over the past 13 years

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NZ Steyr Rifle Replacement Search Launched

Posted by Paul Fiddian - Armed Forces International's Lead Reporter on 19/06/2014 - 09:25:00

NZ Steyr Rifle Replacement Search Launched

Up to 8,000 new rifles to be acquired by the New Zealand Defence Force to replace the 5.56mm automatic/semi-automatic Steyr assault rifles it's had since 1988

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Thales Wildcat Helicopter Missile System Contract

Posted by Paul Fiddian - Armed Forces International's Lead Reporter on 17/06/2014 - 07:40:00

Thales Wildcat Helicopter Missile System Contract

A £48 million contract to construct Future Anti-Surface Guided Weapon-Light systems for the Royal Navy's Wildcat HM2 helicopters goes to Thales

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Precision Air Drop Contract For Lockheed Martin

Posted by Paul Fiddian - Armed Forces International's Lead Reporter on 16/06/2014 - 09:15:00

Precision Air Drop Contract For Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin's WindTracer system has helped commercial airliner pilots for years. Now, a modified version could help improve the accuracy of military airdrops

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