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Saab to Support Swedish Gripen System

The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) has awarded a contract to Saab for system maintenance and development studies regarding Gripen aircraft. Under the Skr1.034bn ($165.3m)...

Saab to Support Swedish Gripen System

Indonesian Air Force to Receive Super Tocano Aircraft Next Year

The Indonesian Air Force will receive the first four Super Tucano aircraft in March next year, air force spokesman First Marshall Bambang Samoedro has said. "These four Tucanoes will be placed...

Indonesian Air Force to Receive Super Tocano Aircraft Next Year

Kongsberg to Continue Norwegian JSM Development

Kongsberg has signed a contract with the Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation (NDLO) for the continuing development of phase II of the joint strike missile (JSM) until 2013. The...

Kongsberg to Continue Norwegian JSM Development

EADS Awarded SAAF Aircraft Maintenance Contract

EADS has been awarded a contract to provide product support services to the South African Air Force (SAAF) CASA transport aircraft fleet. The new award is an extension of a 2009 contract...

EADS Awarded SAAF Aircraft Maintenance Contract

UK MoD Deploys Vikoma Power Packs in Afghanistan

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has successfully deployed a new range of rugged and portable power packs to improve refuelling capacity in Afghanistan. The new heavy-duty powerpack (HDP)...

UK MoD Deploys Vikoma Power Packs in Afghanistan

India May Consider Mirage 2000 Upgrade Deal

India's Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) is expected to consider a deal with France to upgrade the Mirage 2000 aircraft for the Indian Air Force (IAF), a Defence Ministry official has...

India May Consider Mirage 2000 Upgrade Deal

New Zealand to Sell Surplus Jet Trainers

New Zealand has issued an open bidding tender to sell 17 surplus Aermacchi MB-339CB trainer aircraft, following the disbanding of the country's air combat force in 2001. According to the...

New Zealand to Sell Surplus Jet Trainers

US May Provide Multiple Aircraft Systems Support to Iraq

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress of a potential sale for follow-on support and maintenance of multiple aircraft systems to Iraq. Under the estimated $675m...

US May Provide Multiple Aircraft Systems Support to Iraq

Boeing Supports USAF MALD-J Launch

Boeing has supported the US Air Force (USAF) in the first powered launch of a miniature air-launched decoy jammer (MALD-J) from a B-52 Stratofortress aircraft. During the test, the...

Boeing Supports USAF MALD-J Launch

Taiwan Unveils Upgraded Indigenous Fighter Jet

Taiwan has unveiled the first of six upgraded Ching Kuo indigenous defence fighters (IDF) at the Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) in Taiwan. The fighter, which entered...

Taiwan Unveils Upgraded Indigenous Fighter Jet

Northrop to Produce MCR Processors for USAF

Northrop Grumman has been awarded an 18-month direct contract by the US Air Force (USAF) to produce millicomputer replacement (MCR) 1553 processors. The MCR-1553 is equipped with an onboard...

Northrop to Produce MCR Processors for USAF

USAF F-35 JSF Sensors Tested in Northern Edge 2011

The US Air Force's (USAF) F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter sensor capabilities were tested during the multioperational biennial US Pacific Command exercise, Northern Edge 2011, held...

USAF F-35 JSF Sensors Tested in Northern Edge 2011

South Korea Plans to Retrofit C-130 Aircraft

The South Korean military plans to retrofit C-130 aircraft to allow its special forces to infiltrate North Korea's nuclear and missile bases, a military source said. "We need to improve...

South Korea Plans to Retrofit C-130 Aircraft

RAF Decommissions Nimrod R1 Aircraft

The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) has decommissioned its Nimrod R1 aircraft, following service of more than 37 years. The two aircraft, operated by RAF 51 Squadron, made their final flight during...

RAF Decommissions Nimrod R1 Aircraft

USAF F-22 Fleet Grounded Indefinitely

The US Air Force (USAF) has grounded its entire fleet of F-22 fighter jets indefinitely after encountering a problem with the aircraft's oxygen supply, USAF Air Combat Command (ACC)...

USAF F-22 Fleet Grounded Indefinitely

Alenia and ST Aerospace to Support RSAF M-346 Trainers

Alenia Aermacchi has finalised logistics support contracts with ST Aerospace for Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) 12 M-346 trainers. Under the €170m contract, the support services...

Alenia and ST Aerospace to Support RSAF M-346 Trainers

Upgraded RAF Puma Mk2 Helicopter Makes Maiden Flight

UK Royal Air Force (RAF) first upgraded Puma mk2 helicopter has successfully performed its initial flight from Eurocopter's facility at Marignane, France. The helicopter has been developed...

Upgraded RAF Puma Mk2 Helicopter Makes Maiden Flight

USAF to Launch Military Satellite Today

The US Air Force (USAF) will today launch the ORS-1 military satellite from Nasa Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, US. The ORS-1 military satellite was due to be launched yesterday by...

USAF to Launch Military Satellite Today

Taiwan's F-16 Request Blocked by US

The US State Department has blocked Taiwan's petition to submit a letter of request (LoR) for the sale of new 66 F-16C/D block 50/52 fighter jets as per the orders from the US National...

Taiwan's F-16 Request Blocked by US

UAE Seeks Five UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters from US

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified US Congress of a potential foreign military sale of five UH-60M Black Hawk VIP helicopters to the UAE. Under the estimated $217m sale, the...

UAE Seeks Five UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters from US

Aselsan Awarded Turkish Military Air Defence Contract

Aselsan has signed a €721m ($1bn) contract with Turkey's arms procurement agency, the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM), to sell low and medium-altitude air defence systems to...

Aselsan Awarded Turkish Military Air Defence Contract