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Air Force Eyes Next Month’s Release of B-52 Engine Replacement RFP

The U.S. Air Force plans to issue a request for proposals in March for a planned contract to replace the engines of the aging B-52 Stratofortress bomber aircraft, National Defense Magazine reported Thursday. The service aims to keep the B-52 operational through the 2050s by procuring 650 new engine systems that will replace the TF33 engines currently in use.

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Navy Forms New Detachment for Osprey Aircraft Crew Training

The U.S. Navy has set up a detachment at a Marine Corps air station in New River, North Carolina, to help train crews and maintenance staff on the CMV-22B Osprey aircraft, Seapower magazine reported Thursday. Richard R. Burgess writes the service branch’s airborne command and control logistics wing has begun to establish …

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Report: UK, France Reach $2B Agreement to Build Joint Combat Air System

British Prime Minister David Cameron has said the U.K. and France will invest at least a combined $2.1 billion for a collaborative unmanned aircraft development program, Defense News reported Saturday. Pierre Tran writes Cameron unveiled the partnership during his joint conference with French President Francois Hollande Thursday in Amiens, France. The joint combat air system initiative …

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