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  • Pentagon firming F-35 Block 4 configuration


    As Pentagon decides what new combat capabilities to “bake” into the Block 4 configuration of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, there is concern about planned upgrades sliding from earlier configurations into Block 4, and about the overall price tag as those modifications are rolled out in the early 2020s.


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  • Pentagon firming F-35 Block 4 configuration


    As Pentagon decides what new combat capabilities to “bake” into the Block 4 configuration of the Lockheed Martin F-35...


  • NASA opens P-3C market for propeller upgrade


    ​A NASA-owned Lockheed P-3C will become the fourth aircraft type to be upgraded with an eight-bladed propeller system...


  • BAE touts APKWS for IS battle


    ​BAE Systems is touting the incorporation of its precision rocket guided system into the US Air Force’s fixed-wing...


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  • Pentagon firming F-35 Block 4 configuration

    News | 26 May 2015 21:42 | James Drew

    As Pentagon decides what new combat capabilities to “bake” into the Block 4 configuration of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, there is concern about planned upgrades sliding from earlier configurations into Block 4, and about the overall price tag as those modifications are rolled out in the early 2020s.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Pentagon-firming-F-35-Block-4-configuration-412762/
  • ANALYSIS: RAAF's transport capabilities in transition

    News | 19 Feb 2015 00:00 | Andrew McLaughlin

    The Royal Australian Air Force's air transport capability is midway through a massive transformation that is revolutionising how it conducts operations.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-RAAFs-transport-capabilities-in-transition-408683/
  • NASA opens P-3C market for propeller upgrade

    News | 10 Feb 2015 18:21 | Stephen Trimble

    ​A NASA-owned Lockheed P-3C will become the fourth aircraft type to be upgraded with an eight-bladed propeller system developed by UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS), opening a potential new retrofit market.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NASA-opens-P-3C-market-for-propeller-upgrade-408901/
  • BAE touts APKWS for IS battle

    News | 15 Jan 2015 12:52 | Beth Stevenson

    ​BAE Systems is touting the incorporation of its precision rocket guided system into the US Air Force’s fixed-wing inventory, where it could be utilised in the fight against Islamic State militants.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/BAE-touts-APKWS-for-IS-battle-407944/
  • Iraqi pilots begin F-16 training in USA

    News | 02 Jan 2015 15:47 | Craig Hoyle

    ​Iraqi air force pilots have begun training on the service’s first two Lockheed Martin F-16Ds, following a US government decision to transfer the jets to an Air National Guard facility at Tucson International airport in Arizona.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Iraqi-pilots-begin-F-16-training-in-USA-407575/
  • Airtanker crash spurs California to ground S-2T fleet

    News | 09 Oct 2014 14:48

    ​California’s firefighting agency has grounded 22 Grumman S-2T airtankers after a crash on 7 October killed a pilot in Yosemite National Park.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airtanker-crash-spurs-California-to-ground-S-2T-fleet-404629/