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F-35 experiences F-135 Engine delivery delays
Air Engine and Transmission

F-35 experiences F-135 Engine delivery delays

GOA states that F-35 experiences delays in the delivery of F135 engines, which endangers the delivery of this aircraft according to the schedule.

Aurora Flight Sciences to Design Liberty Lifter Seaplane
Air

Aurora Flight Sciences to Design Liberty Lifter Seaplane

DARPA selects Aurora Flight Sciences to design an amphibious heavy cargo plane, edging out the General Atomics proposal.

Poland Shows Interest in F-15EX Strike Fighters
Air

Poland Shows Interest in F-15EX Strike Fighters

Boeing has offered Poland two squadrons of F-15EX Eagle II strike fighters alongside industrial cooperation.

USS Zumwalt Destroyer Prepares for Hypersonic Missiles
Navy / Maritime Weapon / Missile

USS Zumwalt Destroyer Prepares for Hypersonic Missiles

One of the 155 mm AGS main guns on the USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) has been removed to integrate CPS hypersonic boost-glide missiles.

U.S. Provides emergency FMS HIMARS to Ukraine
Weapon / Missile

U.S. Provides emergency FMS HIMARS to Ukraine

Ukraine, funded by Germany, acquires three HIMARS under emergency Foreign Military Sale for an estimated cost of $30 million.

U.S. Marine Corps Retires AV-8B
Navy / Maritime

U.S. Marine Corps Retires AV-8B

The U.S. Marine Corps demonstrated AV-8B Harrier II for the final time on May 11 and 12, 2024, before switching to F-35B jets.

Romania Acquires AIM-9X Sidewinder Block II
Weapon / Missile

Romania Acquires AIM-9X Sidewinder Block II

The State Department approved a possible FMS to Romania of AIM-9X Sidewinder Block II Missiles for an estimated cost of $340.8 million.

The U.S. and Japan Cooperate on Hypersonic Missile Defence
Weapon / Missile Bilateral Relations

The U.S. and Japan Cooperate on Hypersonic Missile Defence

This week, the U.S. and Japan signed an agreement to cooperate on the development of a hypersonic missile interceptor.

The U.S. Trains F-35 Pilots on Maintenance
Air

The U.S. Trains F-35 Pilots on Maintenance

The U.S. will train its F-35 fighter pilots on basic level aircraft maintenance to enhance the deployability of the fighters.

The U.S. Presents Stealth Tanker Aircraft Concept
Air

The U.S. Presents Stealth Tanker Aircraft Concept

Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works has revealed a concept for stealthy tanker aircraft to solve the issue of survivable tankers in the future.

U.S. SOCOM Wants an Amphibious Cargo Aircraft
Navy / Maritime Air

U.S. SOCOM Wants an Amphibious Cargo Aircraft

During the SOF WEEK 2024 conference, the U.S. Special Operations Command presented a concept for amphibious MC-130J cargo aircraft.

Germany Prefers the U.S. F-35A Production Line to Italian One
Air Bilateral Relations

Germany Prefers the U.S. F-35A Production Line to Italian One

Germany has announced that the F-35A Lightning II jets it will acquire will be manufactured at the U.S. production line, not from the Italian production line.

AFRICOM Might Settle in Morocco
Simulator / AI / Drill/ Software Bilateral Relations

AFRICOM Might Settle in Morocco

In light of regular joint exercises, the possibility of U.S. Army AFRICOM settling in Morocco, a West African country, is on the table.

Greek Americans Want to End the Arms Embargo on Greek Cyprus
Bilateral Relations Regional / Strategy

Greek Americans Want to End the Arms Embargo on Greek Cyprus

Greek American Senators submitted a bipartisan bill to Congress to lift the arms embargo in the Greek Cyprus part of the island.