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F-35B Shot Itself
Air Ammunition

F-35B Shot Itself

An ammunition round that exploded damaged a Marine Corps F-35B. The jet was conducting a night-time close air support mission on the Yuma Range Complex.

Turkey Hires Former F-35 Executive
Air Bilateral Relations

Turkey Hires Former F-35 Executive

The Turkish defence industry has hired a former Lockheed Martin executive to lobby Alexandria-based firm Pentagon Strategies on the F-35.

New Round on Motor Sich
Investment

New Round on Motor Sich

Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) announced the Shevchenkivskyi District Court of Kyiv seized property and 100% of Motor Sich shares.

ROK to Acquire AGM-114R
Weapon / Missile

ROK to Acquire AGM-114R

State Department approved a possible FMS to the Republic of Korea (ROK) of AGM-114R Hellfire Missiles for an estimated cost of $36 million.

GAO: The Cost of Removing Turkey from F-35: $108 million
Air Bilateral Relations

GAO: The Cost of Removing Turkey from F-35: $108 million

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) examined the cost of the JSF program. The office claims that removing Turkey and establish alternative suppliers will cost $108 million.

JSM at Drop Test From JSF
Air Weapon / Missile

JSM at Drop Test From JSF

Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency released photos from a test conducted in February of the JSM, the air-launched version of the NSM.

Stryker for Macedonia
Land

Stryker for Macedonia

The U.S. State Department approved FMS to North Macedonia of Stryker Vehicles and related equipment for an estimated cost of $210 million.

JSF is The Key to Draw Attention
Air

JSF is The Key to Draw Attention

General Richard Dannatt, former Chief of the General Staff and member of the House of Lords, criticized the British Ministry of Defence heavily.

Javelin for Norway
Weapon / Missile

Javelin for Norway

The State Department has decided to approve a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Norway of Javelin FGM-148 Missiles and related equipment for an estimated cost of $36 million.

USAF accepts First Boeing F-15EX
Air Defence Politics Modernisation

USAF accepts First Boeing F-15EX

The US Air Force (USAF) officially accepted the first F-15EX fighter on 10 March at Boeing’s St Louis production facility in Missouri following the maiden flight on 2 February 2021.

Russia Wants to sell Su-35 and Su-57 Fighter Jets to Turkey
Bilateral Relations Regional / Strategy Modernisation

Russia Wants to sell Su-35 and Su-57 Fighter Jets to Turkey

Russia is ready to negotiate the deliveries of fifth-generation fighters SU-57 and generation 4++ fighters SU-35 with Turkey.

A Review of F-35 Discussion
Air Defence Politics

A Review of F-35 Discussion

A recent article published at the Hill represents that “Pandora’s box” about the F-35 is open now: The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is a “rathole”.

Germany to invest in Maritime
Navy / Maritime Air

Germany to invest in Maritime

The State Department has decided to approve a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Germany of P-8A Aircraft and Associated Support, and related equipment, for an estimated cost of $1.77 billion. The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

NATO might add China to the Strategy Concept
Defence Politics

NATO might add China to the Strategy Concept

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg took part in a fireside chat with Ms Rose Gottemoeller, Payne Lecturer at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), Stanford University,