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June 23, 2017
Congress considering restart of F-22 program
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
The House Armed Services Committee is currently reviewing a classified report it ordered last year on restarting production of the F-22 Raptor, according to a spokesperson for the committee. "I can confirm that we received the report and are reviewing it," HASC spokesman Barron Youngsmith told UPI, declining to comment further due to the classified nature of the review. Last April, the committee asked the Department of Defense what it would take to restart F-22 production and build 194 n ... read more

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Lockheed Martin has said it will continue to move its F-16 production line to its Greenville, S.C. facility following the partnership announced with Tata Advanced Systems to produce the F-16. ... more
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Grounded US F-35s to resume flying after oxygen problem
Dozens of F-35 stealth fighters that were grounded for 11 days due to an oxygen-supply problem aboard the expensive warplanes will resume flying on Wednesday, the US Air Force said. ... more
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China's C919 and Russia's MC-21 may be absent from the tarmac at the Paris Air Show, but their makers don't hide their ambition to nose into the biggest part of the civil aviation market - single-aisle medium-haul aircraft - which is dominated by Airbus and Boeing. ... more
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Northrup Grumman to upgrade F-16 radars
Northrop Grumman is to upgrade dozens of U.S. Air National Guard F-16s with APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar, the company announced this week. ... more
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Lockheed, Tata agree to move F-16 production line to India
Lockheed Martin has signed an agreement with Tata Advanced Systems Limited to manufacture the F-16 fighter plane in India, the companies announced Monday. ... more
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NASA's TASAR trial takes flight on Alaska Airlines
UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. reports that Alaska Airlines has completed installation of the company's advanced Aircraft Data Management (ADM) solution on three of its 7 ... more
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Saab completes first Gripen E test flight
Saab has conducted its first flight test of the Gripen E fighter plane from the company's airfield at Linkoping in Sweden. ... more
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US, Qatar agree F-15 fighter sale
US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and his Qatari counterpart Khalid al-Attiyah signed a letter of agreement Wednesday for a $12-billion sale of US-manufactured F-15 fighters, the Pentagon said. ... more

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Rockwell Collins receives E-2D trainer contract
Rockwell Collins Simulation and Training Solutions has received a $34 million contract for the procurement of one E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Tactics Trainer. ... more
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KC-46A tanker receives electronic testing
The KC-46A Pegasus aerial tanker aircraft is undergoing testing at Benfield Anechoic Facility, or BAF, to ensure that it meets Federal Aviation Administration regulations and certifications requirements, the U.S. Air Force announced this week. ... more
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Boeing receives contract for F-18, magnetic launch system support
Boeing has received an $11.6 million contract modification from the Department of Defense for production engineering support for the installation and integration of systems required for the F/A-18 E/F and EA-18G and Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System follow-on test and evaluation. ... more
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F-35 flights grounded at Arizona base because of health concerns
The U.S. Air Force temporarily grounded all F-35 jets flying at an airbase in Arizona after pilots reported oxygen deprivation in five incidents. ... more
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Boeing to supply trainers to U.S. Navy for P-8A Poseidon
Seven deployable crew trainers for P-8A Poseidon maritime aircraft are to be provided to the U.S. Navy by Boeing. ... more
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Dozens of F-35 fighters grounded after oxygen problem
The US Air Force has temporarily grounded dozens of F-35 stealth fighters while it investigates an oxygen supply issue aboard the expensive planes, officials said Monday. ... more
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Debris from Myanmar military plane found in sea
Pieces of a Myanmar military plane which went missing with more than 100 soldiers and family members aboard were found in the Andaman Sea late Wednesday, a local official said. ... more
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China Eastern plane makes emergency landing in Australia
A China Eastern passenger plane has made an emergency landing in Sydney after a huge hole appeared in one of its engine casings and forced it to turn back just after taking off. ... more

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China rolls out export trainer/fighter aircraft
The first export variant of China's new FTC-2000 pilot trainer/fighter aircraft has rolled off an assembly line and will be shipped to Sudan after testing. ... more
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Mitsubishi completes construction of first F-35A
The first F-35A built in Japan was unveiled at a ceremony at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Komaki South Final Assembly and Checkout, or FACO, facility on Monday. The facility is managed by Mitsubishi with oversight from the U.S. government. ... more
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Elbit supplying F-35 cockpit display replacement
Elbit Systems of America is developing a cockpit display replacement unit for Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightening II jet aircraft. ... more
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Triumph Group selected for V-22 components
Triumph Group Inc is expected to continue manufacturing components for V-22 aircraft if Boeing Bell is successful in contract negotiations with the U.S. Navy. ... more
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HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter passes design review
Lockheed Martin has announced that is successfully completed an Air Vehicle Critical Design Review for the U.S. Air Force Combat Rescue Helicopter program. The review will allow the construction, testing and evaluation of the HH-60W helicopter to move forward. ... more
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Orbital ATK has received a $90 million contract from Northrop Grumman for composite materials meant for maintenance of the B-2 Spirit heavy stealth bomber. The production will include 17 Hot Trailing Edge, or HTE, parts for the bomber. ... more
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Britain's Royal Navy delivers Sea King helicopters to Pakistan
Britain's Royal Navy has handed over seven surplus Sea King helicopters to Pakistan. ... more
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Saab contracted for maintenance of Gripen fighters
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