Raytheon completes first flight test for new AMRAAM-ER
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by Colton Jones
1h ago
Raytheon, in partnership with Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Defense (MoD) and Armed Forces, has successfully conducted a flight test of an updated variant of the AMRAAM-Extended Range (ER) missile from a National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS). The successful flight test showcases the improved capabilities of the upgraded AMRAAM-ER. […] The post Raytheon completes first flight test for new AMRAAM-ER first appeared on Defence Blog ..read more
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B-52 bomber makes emergency landing due to engine fire
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by Colton Jones
1h ago
A U.S. Air Force (USAF) B-52H Stratofortress strategic bomber from Minot Air Force Base (AFB) in North Dakota made an emergency landing after one of the aircraft’s engines caught fire. The B-52H strategic bomber made an emergency landing at Minot base in North Dakota on February 23, but the information was only announced by US Air Force officials […] The post B-52 bomber makes emergency landing due to engine fire first appeared on Defence Blog ..read more
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Germany deploys fighter jets to Latvia
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by Colton Jones
1h ago
Five German Air Force Eurofighter jets landed at Lielvarde Air Base in Latvia on February 26, 2024, as part of support for NATO’s Air Policing in the Baltic States in the upcoming months. This deployment signifies a historic moment as NATO employs Lielvarde Air Base for the Baltic Air Policing mission for the first time, […] The post Germany deploys fighter jets to Latvia first appeared on Defence Blog ..read more
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Ukraine claims it shot down another Russian combat jet
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by Dylan Malyasov
7h ago
The commander of the Ukrainian Air Force, Mykola Oleshchuk, reported via Telegram that Ukrainian air forces have successfully shot down yet another Russian Su-34 fighter-bomber on the Eastern front. “Minus one more Su-34 on the Eastern front,'” read the message on Telegram. The Sukhoi Su-34, known as the “Fullback” in NATO reporting, serves as Russia’s […] The post Ukraine claims it shot down another Russian combat jet first appeared on Defence Blog ..read more
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Honeywell to supply engines for Germany’s new CH-47F helicopters
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by Colton Jones
7h ago
Honeywell Aerospace Technologies has secured a contract to provide 105 T55-GA-714A engines to support Germany’s acquisition of its first fleet of CH-47F Chinook helicopters. The procurement of the T55 engines for the German military is facilitated through the U.S. Army Foreign Military Sales program, underlining the close collaboration between international partners in defense acquisitions. “The […] The post Honeywell to supply engines for Germany’s new CH-47F helicopters first appeared on Defence Blog ..read more
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US Air Force deploys B-1B bombers to Sweden
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by Emily Ryan Miller
3d ago
Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers, hailing from the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota, touched down at Luleå-Kallax Air Base in Sweden for Bomber Task Force 24-2 on February 23, 2024. The U.S. Air Force has said that this deployment signals a collaborative effort between the bomber crews, support […] The post US Air Force deploys B-1B bombers to Sweden first appeared on Defence Blog ..read more
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US fighter jets intercept high-altitude balloon
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by Emily Ryan Miller
3d ago
NORAD, the military command responsible for air defense over the U.S. and Canada, confirmed it had detected a small, high-altitude balloon drifting across the U.S. border. The balloon, detected floating between 43,000 and 45,000 feet, raised concerns leading to NORAD’s intervention over Utah. However, after investigation, it was determined that the balloon was not maneuverable […] The post US fighter jets intercept high-altitude balloon first appeared on Defence Blog ..read more
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Apache helicopter crashes during routine flight in Mississippi
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by Colton Jones
3d ago
Two Mississippi National Guardsmen on Friday were killed in a Mississippi National Guard AH-64 Apache attack helicopter crash near Booneville, MS. The crash occurred during a routine training flight on Friday afternoon, the Mississippi National Guard said in a news release. The Mississippi National Guard State Aviation Office reported the crash at approximately 2 p.m., […] The post Apache helicopter crashes during routine flight in Mississippi first appeared on Defence Blog ..read more
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Ukraine confirms it downed Russian radar jet
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by Dylan Malyasov
3d ago
The Ukrainian Defense Intelligence Directorate (GUR) has disclosed details of a recent joint operation with the Ukrainian Air Force over the Sea of Azov, resulting in the downing of another Russian radar jet, the A-50U. According to the GUR, the destroyed A-50U is a newly modernized Russian version of the airborne early warning and control […] The post Ukraine confirms it downed Russian radar jet first appeared on Defence Blog ..read more
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Russia reportedly loses second A-50 radar jet
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by Dylan Malyasov
4d ago
Recent social media footage captures a burning aircraft on the ground, suspected to be the A-50 Mainstay airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) jet, yet the exact circumstances remain unclear. It’s uncertain whether the Ukrainian military or Russian air defense systems caused the downing. According to Russian sources, the A-50 was brought down by friendly […] The post Russia reportedly loses second A-50 radar jet first appeared on Defence Blog ..read more
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