Last year the US Defense Innovation Unit Experimental - which is aimed at...
Pivotal: innovative partnership saves big on US Air Force fuel costs
Last year the US Defense Innovation Unit Experimental - which is aimed at strengthening relationships with top non-defence firms - partnered with Pivotal to work on a system for tanker refuelling. The system was built and delivered in a very short timeframe and is already operational. According to Pivotal it is currently saving the US Air Force $1 million per day in fuel costs. Claire Apthorp spoke to the company to find out more about this astonishing success story.
USAF awards $349.6m contract to support Joint STARS
The US Air Force (USAF) has awarded an E-8C joint surveillance target attack radar system (Joint STARS) support contract, worth $349.6m, to Northrop Grumman.
USAF to perform repairs on F-35A Lightning II fighter jet
The US Air Force’s (USAF) 366th Equipment Maintenance Squadron (EMS) moved an F-35A Lightning II fighter jet to Hill Air Force Base (AFB) in Utah, US, where the aircraft will undergo repairs.
Northrop wins RAAF’s C-27J Spartan aircraft support contract
Northrop Grumman has secured a A$200m ($151.3m) contract to support the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) fleet of C-27J Spartan battlefield airlifter.
AMMROC and BAE to support UAE’s Hawk aircraft fleet
Advanced Military Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Center (AMMROC) and BAE Systems have agreed to support the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Air Force’s fleet of Hawk aircraft.
Leonardo and DTI partner to support AW101 helicopters in Thailand
Leonardo and the Defence Technology Institute (DTI) of Thailand have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to support the AW101 helicopter if it is selected for use by the Thai Armed Forces.
Deals this week: M1 Support Services, Harris, United Technologies
M1 Support Services LP has been selected to provide aircraft maintenance services to the US Air Force (USAF) through September 2018.
Qatar seeks $1.1bn support for F-15QA Strike Eagle from US
The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a possible $1.1bn foreign military sale (FMS) to support Qatar’s F-15QA Strike Eagle multi-role fighter aircraft.
Carpooling the P8A Poseidon – a retro approach to maritime security?
There is perhaps more than a touch of déjà vu about the recent signing of an agreement between the US, the UK and Norway to establish “a trilateral partnership with P-8A aircraft to address the changing security environment in the North Atlantic.” It signals a return to the kind of co-ordinated approach to anti-submarine warfare (ASW) that has not been seen since the days of the old Soviet Union, when maritime surveillance aircraft flew from Norway, Scotland and the US base at Keflavik to guard the Greenland-Iceland-UK (G-I-UK) gap.
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