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    New report urges aggressive North Korean sanctions

    31st July 2017

    A new Washington research paper released on 21 July recommended warning China that the US will use military force if North Korea does not curtail its ...

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    SEA, Arke unveil new procurement approach

    26th July 2017

    SEA and Arke have developed a new procurement approach designed to help military decision-makers define and deliver projects at reduced risk, SEA announced on 24 July.The ...

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    Can the US get a foot in Vietnam’s door?

    25th July 2017

    The China-Vietnam relationship might be less complicated than Washington would wish, despite Beijing’s recent threat to use force against Hanoi to stop drilling in the ...

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    PGZ signs MoU with IAI

    24th July 2017

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to cooperate on a number of aviation technologies for ...

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    Upgunned ESG concept exercised in Talisman Saber

    21st July 2017

    Exercise Talisman Saber 2017, held in Australia this month, provided the US Navy (USN) with the opportunity to put its latent upgunned Expeditionary Strike Group ...

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    Typhoon in Brimstone live firing

    19th July 2017

    MBDA’s Brimstone air-to-surface missile has been fired from a Eurofighter Typhoon for the first time.The integration of the weapon is part of the Phase 3 ...

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    Air Power 2017: USAF relearning peer capabilities

    14th July 2017

    The US Air Force is having to relearn capabilities required for operations against peer or near-peer opposition following extended operations over Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria. ...

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    Air Power 2017: Flexibility vital for RAF success

    14th July 2017

    Novel partnerships must be improved to ensure the Royal Air Force is equipped to operate in increasingly contested operational environments, a former director of the United ...

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    BDF orders Lockheed Martin’s Sniper ATPs

    13th July 2017

    Lockheed Martin has received a contract worth $22.45 million from the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) for Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods (ATP), the company announced on ...

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    Analysis: PLA Navy edges toward owning Asia-Pacific

    13th July 2017

    China is producing naval vessels at a rate that will soon see the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) eclipse the US Navy (USN) in force ...

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    Air Power 2017: CAS highlights partnerships

    12th July 2017

    As the Royal Air Force (RAF) looks forward to its centenary in 2018, the Chief of the Air Staff has highlighted partnerships as key for ...

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    Air Power 2017: RAF looks to regain competitive edge

    12th July 2017

    Having 'lost its competitive edge' in air warfare, the Royal Air Force (RAF) needs to exploit technologies such as cloud computing and airborne communications networks, a ...

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    Northrop wins US Navy torpedo arrays contract

    11th July 2017

    Northrop Grumman has received a contract worth $9.6 million from the US Navy to produce 45 Transducer Array/Nose Shell Assemblies for the MK 48 heavyweight torpedo, ...

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    Air Power 2017: Brazil getting to Gripen (video)

    11th July 2017

    The Brazilian Air Force provides Shephard  with an overview and closer look at the capabilities of the Gripen E. The single-seat fighter jet's first flight took place in ...

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    Air Power 2017: UK F-35 training takes off

    11th July 2017

    Preparations for the F-35B Lightning II's arrival to the UK continue apace with the announcement on 5 July that 207 Squadron will be training future Royal Air ...

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    Air Power 2017: 21st Century partnerships in the spotlight (video)

    10th July 2017

    Air Power Association (APA) President Air Marshal (Ret’d) Greg Bagwell speaks to Shephard Media about the focus of the 2017 Air Power Conference, scheduled for ...

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    First firing for MBDA’s Sea Venom

    7th July 2017

    MBDA’s Sea Venom/ANL anti-ship missile has successfully completed its first firing at the Île du Levant test range in France, the company announced on 4 ...

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    IAI, KSSL sign MoU

    7th July 2017

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and India-based Kalyani Strategic Systems (KSSL) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to expand their joint venture activities. The new ...

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    Rejoice, but bad news awaits for Type 26?

    3rd July 2017

    Seemingly timing the release to coincide with the Sunday papers, the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 2 July that it had awarded BAE ...

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