David’s Sling interceptor passes fourth trial

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Israel’s Ministry of Defense announced that the David’s Sling missile interception system has passed its fourth trial and is on course for deployment by next year.

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David's Sling interceptor passes latest trial

RQ-4 spying for Latin American nations

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An official briefing obtained by War is Boring said the U.S. Air Force has been using the RQ-4 to help allies in Latin America and the Caribbean to spy on drug fields and rebel groups.

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By U.S. Air Force photo by Bobbi Zapka [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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F-35 has fought against the F-16

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Aviation Week reported that the F-35 has tangled with the F-16 in a dogfight. Results from the mock combat suggests the F-35 can be cleared for greater agility.

56th Fighter Wing - First F-35 Arrives
By United States Air Force [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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FMV testing new software for Gripen C/D

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A Saab JAS-39 Gripen with new software is currently undergoing testing with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration, FMV.

JAS 39 Gripen lyfter fran F17 i Kallinge Sverige (1)
Johannes Jansson/norden.org [CC BY 2.5 dk], via Wikimedia Commons
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India unwilling to discuss FGFA project with Russia

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Business Standard revealed that India’s defense ministry has stop responding to Russia’s request on negotiating the FGFA fighter development contract.

Sukhoi T-50 Medvedev-3
By Aleksandr Medvedev (http://russianplanes.net/id62440) [GFDL or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons
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First flight of Jaguar IS with DARIN III upgrade

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The first SEPECAT Jaguar IS upgraded to the DARIN III standard has made its first flight recently.

IAF Jaguar
By SSGT Mathew Hannen, USAF, uploaded by User:Chanakyathegreat [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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USMC says VMFA-323 F/A-18s were on their way to Singapore before diverting to Taiwan

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The U.S. Marine Corps’ 1st MAW Public Affairs Office has responded to our queries on the diversion of two F/A-18s to Taiwan on Apr. 1. Below is their reply.
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Video showing 2 U.S. F/A-18s on the tarmac in Taiwan

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Two U.S. F/A-18s made an emergency landing in Taiwan

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Taiwan’s military has confirmed that two U.S. F/A-18s made an emergency landing at Tainan Airport today at 13:19 local time.

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RAF Leuchars handed over to British Army

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Royal Air Force Leuchars is officially no more as the air base was transferred to the British Army on Mar. 31.

RAF Leuchars photo

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