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The Mangled Myths Dogging the F-35

With the RAAF’s first two operational F-35 fighters arriving in early December, long-time critics have launched a fresh wave of claims that the aircraft is a disaster.

Japanese warship exercises Ballistic Missile Defence capability for the first time

The JS ATAGO used an upgraded Aegis Combat System to test their Ballistic Missile Defence capability for the first time.

F-35 lift fan production site opens ahead of flight trials

The Bristol site is not only making the LiftFan for UK jets, but for all F-35B jets on order across the world.

US Forces conduct massive exercise ‘Valiant Shield’ in the Pacific

US military forces from the US Indo-Pacific Command are scheduled to participate in exercise Valiant Shield (VS) 2018 this month, around the Marianas Island Range Complex as well as on Guam.

UK unveils fleet of chemical detection robots and drones

A new fleet of robots and drones designed to test for chemical agents, provide 3D mapping and identify casualties have been put through their paces by troops, police officers and scientists for the first time.

Pegasus spyware used against journalists found in 45 countries including UK

Cyber security researchers have found evidence that a piece of malware dubiously referred to as 'lawful intercept' software has been deployed against victims in 45 countries.

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F-35C and F/A-18F damaged during at-sea aerial refuelling

The engine of an F-35C was damaged while receiving fuel from an F/A-18F Super Hornet, US Navy officials have confirmed.

Allied aircraft continue to strike Islamic State positions. including caves

The coalition continued to strike Islamic State in designated parts of Syria and Iraq, conducting 16 strikes consisting of 22 engagements in the last week, officials reported.

British and French forces prepare for Caribbean hurricane relief efforts

RFA Mounts Bay has landed a team of UK military personnel ashore in Martinique in the Caribbean to train in hurricane relief with their French counterparts.

Australian Minehunters head north in further sign of changing priorities

A pair of Royal Australian Navy minehunters have departed Sydney for a three month deployment to North-east Asia.

RFA Mounts Bay on standby as Tropical Storm Isaac grows

RFA Mounts Bay is pre-positioned and ready to respond as Tropical Storm Issac grows. It is likely to be upgraded to a hurricane in the coming hours. 

NATO ships postpone exercise to monitor Russian activity in Mediterranean Sea

Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) continues to monitor 'substantial' Russian naval activity in the eastern Mediterranean Sea and will revise the schedule for exercises, say the alliance.

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