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The U.S. Air Force released requests for proposals on October 24, 2019

for a limited number of Textron Aviation AT-6 Wolverine


Sierra Nevada Corp / Embraer A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft.

A contract of the A-29 is expected by the end of a year, followed by an AT-6 contract in early 2020.

 October 29, 2019 - The State Department has made a determination approving

a possible Foreign Military Sale to Japan

for the upgrade of up to ninety-eight (98) F-15J aircraft

to a Japanese Super Interceptor (JSI) configuration

for an estimated cost of $4.5 billion. 

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

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Japan's F-15s get improved mission systems

...includes the Raytheon AN/APG-82(V)1 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar, the Advanced Display Core Processor II (ADCP II) mission computer, and the AN/ ALQ-239 Digital Electronic Warfare System (DEWS) that feature in Boeing's latest Advanced Eagle configuration. It does not, however, include the Advanced Eagle's fly-by-wire controls, large area display (LAD) cockpit, or the two reactivated underwing weapons stations (increasing the number from nine to 11).

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 Turkish violations surge in 2019


 there were 267 engagements between Turkish and Greek jets in the first nine months of the year, compared to 128 in 2018 and 176 in 2017.