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Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis ordered the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps to get mission capable rates above 80% by the end of fiscal 2019.
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“The committee denies the proposed $15 million increase to SDA Space Technology Development in its entirety,” HASC leaders wrote in a July 3 letter to Pentagon Comptroller David Norquist obtained by Aerospace DAILY.
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The arrival of two new fighters brings the total number of F-35s delivered to the Israeli Air Force to 16.
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Despite the fact that Israel selected the Italian M-346 trainer over the South Korean T-50, Seoul has continued to show interest in Israeli systems.
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Two squadrons of F-35A Joint Strike Fighters will be based at RAF Lakenheath during the early 2020s. Infrastructure work has begun on new hangars, maintenance and logistic support facilities and operations buildings that will look after the 54 F-35s.
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The Raytheon Advanced Airborne Sensor integrates a radar with ground moving target indication and synthetic aperture radar modes to the P-8A’s passel of onboard sensors, serving a function similar to the APY-7 radar on the Air Force’s E-8C J-Stars.
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