July 13, 2017 Military Aviation News

USAF pins F-35A engine fire on strong tailwinds


A US Air Force investigation blames a Lockheed Martin F-35A engine fire last September at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, on strong tailwinds, according to an accident report released by the service this week.

US, Australia conclude secretive hypersonic flight series


The United States and Australia have concluded a series of hypersonic test flights at the Woomera test range in South Australia. The tests were conducted under the auspices of the Hypersonic International Flight Research Experimentation (HiFIRE) programme, says Australia's Department of Defence in a statement.

UK to Spend $50Mln on Upgrades of Typhoon Fighter Jets - Defense Secretary


The United Kingdom will invest 40 million pounds [$50 million] in the development of a technology, which will enhance the defenses of Typhoon fighter jets, according to UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon.

Taiwan: Chinese Navy Sailed Liaoning Carrier Into Its Defense Zone


The Soviet-built carrier left Hong Kong early Wednesday morning before crossing over into the western side of the Taiwan Strait. Taiwanese defense officials said the ship didn’t present a concern, as there was no suspicious activity, but the situation is being closely watched, according to Channel News Asia.

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