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U.S. Air Force Authorizes Extended Service Life for F-16

Following F-16 Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) structural modifications, the U.S. Air Force could safely operate Block 40-52 aircraft to 2048 and beyond. The Air Force and Lockheed Martin also reduced projected service life costs for the Block 40-52 fleet, paving the way for safe, cost-effective F-16 flight operations decades into the future

 

 

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Saab Receives Order for Gripen Development and Operational Support

Defence and security company Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) to provide operational and development support for Gripen during 2017

 

5 Year Arrangement to Support the Eurofighter Typhoon Fleet

Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH has welcomed a 5 year arrangement with NETMA (the NATO Eurofighter & Tornado Management Organisation) to support the global Eurofighter Typhoon fleet

 

£411 million investment in new missile for UK's new jets sustains 700 UK jobs

The Ministry of Defence has awarded a £411 million contract to develop a new missile for the UK’s future F-35B supersonic stealth aircraft

 

           
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£411 million investment in new missile for UK's new jets sustains 700 UK jobs

The Ministry of Defence has awarded a £411 million contract to develop a new missile for the UK’s future F-35B supersonic stealth aircraft

       

 

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5 Year Arrangement to Support the Eurofighter Typhoon Fleet

Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH has welcomed a 5 year arrangement with NETMA (the NATO Eurofighter & Tornado Management Organisation) to support the global Eurofighter Typhoon fleet

       

 

           
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UK’s NATO Southern Air Policing Mission to Begin in May

RAF Typhoon fast jets will deploy to Romania from May for the UK's contribution to NATO’s Southern Air Policing mission, Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon announced today

       
         
 
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CAE to Deliver Comprehensive Training Services for NATO E-3A AWACS Aircrews

CAE announced on 29 March that it has signed a contract with the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) to provide comprehensive training services, including instructors, for the NATO E-3A Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircrew training program located at NATO Airbase Geilenkirchen in Germany

 

Pilots begin flights in new F-35 Lightning II simulator in preparation for trials on carrier

A world-leading flight engineering simulator created by BAE Systems is ready to be “flown” by F-35 Lightning II pilots for the first time as they prepare for flight trials on the UK’s new Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier next year

 

   
 
 
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Rheinmetall wins contract to extend the service life of Switzerland's air defence systems

Rheinmetall Air Defence AG of Zürich, a member of the Düsseldorf-based Rheinmetall Group, has won an important modernization order from the Swiss armed forces

       
 
 
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