Tag: International

 

Defense manufacturers cashing in on global arms push

Foreign arms sales are growing in importance to the top line of big defense firms and may get an added boost this year due to initiatives by President Donald Trump. Sales to allies and other friendly countries also have allowed American defense companies to extend…

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US platform for stealth jets in Pacific

Hong Kong—The US military boosted its stealth attack options in the Pacific on Saturday when the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp moved into the 7th Fleet area of operations. The 40,00-ton, 844-foot-long Wasp is essentially a baby aircraft carrier. Built in 1980s, it has been…

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More than 30 F-35As to call Australia home

THE transformational nature of Australia’s F-35A Project came to the fore during 2017, with important milestones making it clear the fighter will change the way the ADF operates for decades to come. The first two of Australia’s 72 F-35A aircraft will call RAAF Base Williamtown…

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Germany favors Eurofighter as it seeks to replace Tornado

The German Defence Ministry said on Monday that the European fighter jet was the leading candidate to replace its Tornado jets, which it wants to start phasing out in 2025. The ministry’s position appears to contradict that of the German air force, whose chief indicated…

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US, South Korea Begin Massive Military Exercises

The United States and South Korea launched a massive joint military air exercise on Monday amid increased tensions with North Korea over its nuclear program and recent ballistic missile tests. The five-day Vigilant Ace exercise includes some 12,000 military personnel and 230 aircraft – including…

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‘No Classified F-35 Info’ Stolen in Australia Hack

WASHINGTON: An unnamed contractor in Australia was hacked by an unattributed hacker who stole what the BBC says was “sensitive” information about the F-35 and other Antipodean weapon systems. “It could be one of a number of different actors,” Christopher Pyne, the minister for defense industry, told the Australian Broadcasting Corp….

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Secret F-35, P-8, C-130 data stolen in Australian hack

In November 2016, the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) was alerted by a “partner organisation” that an attacker had gained access to the network of a 50-person aerospace engineering firm that subcontracts to the Department of Defence. Restricted technical information on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter,…

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US Flies Bombers, F-35s over Korean Peninsula

PENTAGON — The United States and its allies have once again responded to a North Korean missile test, but this time the response included a live-fire exercise. Two B-1 bombers from a base in Guam, along with four F-35 fighter jets from a base in Japan,…

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