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Lockheed Martin and Rocketsan will collaborate on modifying the Turkish SOM cruise missile to fit into the internal weapons bay of the F-35. The Turkish Air Force currently uses the SOM cruise missiles with its F-4E and F-16 fighters.

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Israel's Elbit Systems announced yesterday that it was awarded contracts from an Asian country in a total amount of approximately $85 million

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Embraer rolled out the first prototype of the KC-390 military transport from the production hangar at the industrial plant of GaviĆ£o Peixoto, Brazil. The first flight, planned to take place by the end of 2014.

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Bell Helicopter and Sikorsky Aircraft displayed at AUSA 2014 full size models of the future rotary wing platforms they are proposing for the US Army.

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The Russian Beriev company is developing a new Airborne Early Warning (AEW) platform to replace the A-50 'mainstay' in service since 1984. The new aircraft designated A-100 is expected to become operational in 2017.

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The naval test squadron at Pt. Mugu will get brand new Gulfstream G550 business jets fitted with Israeli AEW radars to support weapons testing over the Pacific Range.

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China is likely to complete the construction of its second and third aircraft carriers with the ability to carry J-20 fifth-generation stealth fighters, although a carrier-friendly model may need to be designed first

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Boeing will soon deliver the first new build MH-47G configuration to the US Special Operations Command. The modernized Chinook incorporates a number of production improvements to include the digital advanced flight control system, more robust, improved monolithic machined-frames, and improved air transportability

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As the coalition prepares to leave Afghanistan, the war torn country still lack effective air power to assist the ground forces battling the Taliban. "Clearly the biggest gap in the Afghan Air Force is the ability to deliver fire from the air to the enemy on the ground." US Air Force general John McMullen said.

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The Australian Government is exercising the option to buy two additional C-17A Globemaster strategic airlift aircraft, Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston announced last week.

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