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  • Lockheed gets additional F-35 contract amid warnings of more delays


    ​The US government awarded Lockheed Martin a $698 million contract to procure long-lead materials for 57 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters.


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  • New helmet technology could be used on most USAF aircraft


    ​The US Air Force confirms that its digital helmet-mounted display (DHMD) project seeks to develop technology for use...


  • USAF must modernize at expense of legacy aircraft: USAF general


    Defence spending cuts have left the US Air Force with two options.


  • US services to embark on T-6 avionics upgrade


    ​The US military is moving forward with plans to modernise avionics in its fleet of Beechcraft T-6 trainers, an effort...


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  • Amid Congressional pressure, the USAF prepares for an all-unmanned ISR fleet with Global Hawk

    News | 17 Apr 2014 17:08 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    With the cost of Northrop Grumman’s RQ-4 Global Hawk having declined in recent years, the US Air Force has reversed course and says it is now ready to retire its manned Lockheed U-2s in fiscal year 2016.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Amid-Congressional-pressure-the-USAF-prepares-for-an-all-unmanned-ISR-fleet-with-Global-Hawk-398280/
  • New helmet technology could be used on most USAF aircraft

    News | 28 Mar 2014 11:42 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    ​The US Air Force confirms that its digital helmet-mounted display (DHMD) project seeks to develop technology for use in a variety of aircraft, including tankers, transports and most jet fighters.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/New-helmet-technology-could-be-used-on-most-USAF-aircraft-397541/
  • USAF must modernize at expense of legacy aircraft: USAF general

    News | 27 Mar 2014 20:16 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    Defence spending cuts have left the US Air Force with two options.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/USAF-must-modernize-at-expense-of-legacy-aircraft-USAF-general-397532/
  • Rivals line up for USAF trainer battle

    News | 27 Mar 2014 10:44 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    ​Four defence contractors and their partners are lining up bids to build the US Air Force’s next-generation fighter trainer, via the service’s long-awaited T-X programme.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Rivals-line-up-for-USAF-trainer-battle-397498/
  • USAF updates firefighter training and equipment following B-2 tailpipe fire

    News | 27 Mar 2014 10:35 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    ​The US Air Force has revamped some firefighting training manuals and is acquiring new equipment in response to a tailpipe fire that caused $64.4 million in damage to a B-2 bomber in 2010.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/USAF-updates-firefighter-training-and-equipment-following-B-2-tailpipe-fire-397472/
  • US services to embark on T-6 avionics upgrade

    News | 27 Mar 2014 10:19 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    ​The US military is moving forward with plans to modernise avionics in its fleet of Beechcraft T-6 trainers, an effort intended to ensure the aircraft meet next-generation US airspace requirements through 2025.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-services-to-embark-on-T-6-avionics-upgrade-397476/