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Russia to Equip Air Defence Regiments with S-400 and Pantsir-S Systems

Russia plans to equip all air defence regiments in the armed forces with new advanced S-400 Triumf and Pantsir-S missile systems by 2020, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has said. The plan to...

Russia to Equip Air Defence Regiments with S-400 and Pantsir-S Systems

Pakistani and Chinese Air Forces Conduct Joint Exercises

Pakistani and Chinese Air Forces are conducting a joint exercise codenamed Shaheen-1 at an undisclosed location in Pakistan. A Chinese Air Force contingent consisting of combat jets, pilots...

Pakistani and Chinese Air Forces Conduct Joint Exercises

DRS to Continue Overhaul of USAF Tunner Cargo Loaders

DRS Technologies has received a contract from the US Air Force (USAF) to continue providing maintenance and overhaul of Tunner aircraft cargo loaders. Under the $34.2m contract awarded by...

DRS to Continue Overhaul of USAF Tunner Cargo Loaders

USAF F-15E Warplane Crashes During Allied Operations in Libya

A US Air Force (USAF) F-15E Eagle warplane has crashed during allied operations in eastern Libya, near Benghazi, due to an alleged mechanical failure. The F-15E aircraft was on an...

USAF F-15E Warplane Crashes During Allied Operations in Libya

Lockheed to Update USAF F-22 Fleet

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics has been awarded a firm-fixed-price contract modification to update the US Air Force (USAF) F-22 fleet. Under the $18.5m contract, the company will...

Lockheed to Update USAF F-22 Fleet

FlightSaftety to Provide C-5 Aircrew Training System to USAF

FlightSafety International has been selected by the US Air Force (USAF) Ogden Air Logistics Center to provide C-5 Aircrew Training System. Under the contract, the company will provide...

FlightSaftety to Provide C-5 Aircrew Training System to USAF

HCL to Deploy WCDMA Network for IAF

HCL Infosystems has been awarded a $66m Indian Air Force (IAF) order to deploy the wideband CDMA (WCDMA) based portable wireless network, covering many air force stations across India. The...

HCL to Deploy WCDMA Network for IAF

Allied Attacks Ground Libyan Air Force

US Allied strikes by missiles and warplanes have grounded Muammar Gaddafi's air force in Benghazi, Libya's second-biggest city. About 19 US warplanes, including US Marine Corps Harrier...

Allied Attacks Ground Libyan Air Force

Iraqi Air Force Receives New Reduced Oxygen Breathing Device

A new reduced oxygen breathing device - second-generation system, ROBD2, has replaced the altitude chamber for refresher training for the Iraqi Air Force. 7th Aeromedical Squadron...

Iraqi Air Force Receives New Reduced Oxygen Breathing Device

Radiation Detection Plane to Monitor Japan’s Nuclear Crisis

The Pentagon has deployed a WC-135W Constant Phoenix, a modified Boeing C-135 equipped to detect radioactive clouds, to identify radiation leaks from the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant in...

Radiation Detection Plane to Monitor Japan’s Nuclear Crisis

IAF to Order C-17 Strategic Airlifters

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is likely to place orders for ten Boeing C-17 Globemaster-III strategic airlifters this month. The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) of India, the final authority...

IAF to Order C-17 Strategic Airlifters

RTAF Begins First Gripen Flight

The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has begun its first Gripen C/D fighter flights from the new Gripen base in Wing 7 Surat Thani, southern Thailand. The first six Gripen fighters are part of...

RTAF Begins First Gripen Flight

US and Romanian Air Forces Conduct Exercise Carpathian Spring 2011

US and Romanian Air Forces are participating in the annual week-long Carpathian Spring exercise, which is being held at Airlift Base Otopeni and Campia Turzii, Romania. About 70 Airmen...

US and Romanian Air Forces Conduct Exercise Carpathian Spring 2011

Croatian Air Force Offered German F-4 Phantom Jets

Germany has offered the Croatian Air Force 20 aging F-4 Phantom fighter planes free-of-charge, reports Croatian state TV HRT. The McDonnell Douglas Phantoms will replace Croatia's six...

Croatian Air Force Offered German F-4 Phantom Jets

Sukhoi PAK FA Reaches Supersonic Speeds

The Sukhoi PAK FA fighter, the second prototype of the Russian T-50 fifth-generation fighter, has performed successfully during flight tests, reaching supersonic speeds for the first time. The...

Sukhoi PAK FA Reaches Supersonic Speeds

UN Sanctions Libya No-Fly Zone

The UN Security Council has sanctioned a no-fly zone over Libya in order to protect civilians, but has so far rejected sending an occupation force. The resolution imposes a ban on all...

UN Sanctions Libya No-Fly Zone

Global Hawk to Perform Reconnaissance Over Japanese Nuclear Reactor

A Northrop-built RQ-4 Global Hawk drone is set to fly over Japan's damaged Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant to collect data and imagery, USAF deputy chief Lieutenant General Herbert Carlisle...

Global Hawk to Perform Reconnaissance Over Japanese Nuclear Reactor

AAF to Acquire New Rotary Wing Primary Training Aircraft

MD Helicopters has been awarded a firm-fixed-price contract to provide new rotary wing primary training aircraft for the Afghan Air Force (AAF). The $20m award will provide for the...

AAF to Acquire New Rotary Wing Primary Training Aircraft

USAF Readies for Hypersonic Missile Test

The US Air Force (USAF) is all set to flight-test a hypersonic missile, X-51 WaveRider, with tests scheduled to take place on 22 March 2011. The 14ft-long X-51 Waverider will be launched from...

USAF Readies for Hypersonic Missile Test

Lockheed Completes USAF GPS III Flight Software Integration

Lockheed has successfully completed the US Air Force (USAF) next-generation global position system, GPS III, first flight software integration. The GPS team has successfully integrated the...

Lockheed Completes USAF GPS III Flight Software Integration

IAF to Launch 3G Wireless Service

The Indian Air Force (IAF) will launch its own 3G wireless service in June this year, which will enable commander and air warriors to remain connected 24/7. The latest value-added service on...

IAF to Launch 3G Wireless Service