Military & Defense

Japan Ministry of Defense takes delivery of 4th KC-767 Tanker

Boeing delivered the last of four KC-767 aerial refueling tankers to the Japan Ministry of Defense, completing one of the International Tanker team’s most significant milestones. Boeing’s partner on the Japan Tanker program, Itochu Corp., handed over the KC-767 advanced tanker to Japan Ministry of Defense officials. Assigned to the 1st Airlift Wing of the […]

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Lockheed Martin F-35B begins In-Flight STOVL operations

The Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) stealth fighter engaged its STOVL propulsion system in flight for the first time on January 7th. The successful test is the first in a series of planned STOVL-mode flights that will include short takeoffs, hovers and vertical landings. The aircraft is powered by a single

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Boeing defense unit realigns for growth

Boeing announced organization and leadership changes within its Integrated Defense Systems unit that continue to reposition the company for growth in the current business environment. The realignment is effective immediately, and the unit will begin operating under a new name: Boeing Defense, Space & Security. In announcing the changes, Boeing Defense, Space & Security President

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EADS Defence & Security signs contract with Spanish Navy

EADS Defence & Security (DS) signed a fixed-wing maintenance contract with the Spanish Navy for the AV8B Harrier II, AV8B Harrier II Plus and CESSNA aircraft. Worth more than 9 million euros, the contract will run for 4 years and guarantees engineering, logistical support and MRO services as well as technical assistance, continued airworthiness support

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United Kingdom announces approval of third F-35B joint strike fighter purchase

The Joint Combat Aircraft (JCA) program has announced that the United Kingdom has received financial approval to purchase its third Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II operational test aircraft, reinforcing the U.K.’s continued commitment to the Joint Strike Fighter program’s upcoming Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E).

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