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Northrop will supply MESA sensors to planned USAF E-7 fleet

Northrop Grumman will provide its Multi-role Electronically Scanned Array long-range sensor for the fleet of Boeing E-7 Wedgetail airborne early warning and control jets the US Air Force plans to purchase.

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US military aviators see substantially higher rates of cancer than general population

A congressionally-mandated investigation found, when compared to the general population, US military aviation personnel see significantly elevated rates of cancer, including 87% greater incidence of melanoma for aircrew and 19% higher rates of brain and nervous system cancer for ground crew over a 25 year period.



Luftwaffe takes third A350-900

Germany’s air force has received its third Airbus A350-900 for governmental transport missions following completion of the aircraft’s interior by Lufthansa Technik.

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Ukraine to receive first Polish air force MiG-29s ‘in the coming days’, Warsaw says

Warsaw is poised to transfer an initial batch of surplus RAC MiG-29 fighters to Ukraine, Polish President Andrzej Duda has announced.

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US Army advances five rapid prototype developers for RQ-7B replacement

Following a competitive evaluation by the US Army, AeroVironment, Griffon Aerospace, Textron, Sierra Nevada and Northrop Grumman have all received funding to support rapid prototyping of a replacement for the service’s RQ-7B Shadow unmanned aerial vehicle.



US releases video footage of Russian Su-27 colliding with Reaper over Black Sea

The US military has released video footage of a Black Sea incident during which a Russian air force Sukhoi Su-27 repeatedly harassed a US Air Force (USAF) General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9 Reaper, culminating in a collision which resulted in the remotely piloted air vehicle’s loss.

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Boeing, Shield AI in pact to work together on future programmes

Boeing and artificial intelligence (AI) firm Shield AI have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on autonomy and AI on future defence programmes.

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Northrop gears up for Australian Triton deliveries

Northrop Grumman aims to deliver Australia’s first MQ-4C Triton unmanned air vehicle (UAV) to Australia in the middle of 2024, as the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) reforms No. 9 Sqn to operate the long-range maritime patrol asset.