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Raytheon to Train AAF Pilots

Raytheon has secured a contract to train Afghan Air Force (AAF) pilots in the Middle East. Raytheon's vice president for the Middle East and North Africa, Kevin Massengill, confirmed that...

Raytheon to Train AAF Pilots

Rolls-Royce to Provide Engine Support Services to USAF C-130 Fleet

The US Air Force (USAF) has awarded a $203m contract modification to Rolls-Royce to provide engine support services for C-130 transport aircraft. The MissionCare contract covers...

Rolls-Royce to Provide Engine Support Services to USAF C-130 Fleet

US Air Force to Receive Paveway II Plus LGB Kits

The US Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a contract to develop Paveway II Plus Laser-Guided Bomb (LGB) GBU-12 kits. The Paveway II Plus LGB is the latest development in the Paveway II...

US Air Force to Receive Paveway II Plus LGB Kits

US Air Force Awards F-22 Raptor Sustainment Contract to Lockheed

Lockheed Martin has won a contract modification from the US Air Force for sustainment of its fleet of F-22 Raptors. The $726.6m modification is for the Follow-On Agile Sustainment for the...

US Air Force Awards F-22 Raptor Sustainment Contract to Lockheed

IAF Eyes Training Aircraft

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has submitted the flight evaluation report to the Indian Defence Ministry for the purchase of basic trainer aircraft. The aircraft vying for the deal includes...

IAF Eyes Training Aircraft

Rolls-Royce to Provide Engine Support Services to RAF C-130 Fleet

Rolls-Royce has been awarded a contract to support the C-130 transport aircraft fleet in operation with the UK Royal Air Force (RAF). Under the one-year, $43m contract extension,...

Rolls-Royce to Provide Engine Support Services to RAF C-130 Fleet

USAF Missile Warning Spacecraft Completes Final Installations and Factory Confidence Test

The US Air Force (USAF) space-based infrared system (SBIRS) team has completed final installations on the first geosynchronous (GEO-1) satellite. The spacecraft has also completed its...

USAF Missile Warning Spacecraft Completes Final Installations and Factory Confidence Test

Rolls-Royce May Pull Out of IAF Jaguar Re-Engining Programme

The Indian Air Force's (IAF) plans to equip its Anglo-French jet ground attack aircraft, Jaguar, with new engines have hit a hurdle with Rolls-Royce indicating that it may back out of the race...

Rolls-Royce May Pull Out of IAF Jaguar Re-Engining Programme

AAF Receives Tenth C-27/G-222 Transport Aircraft

Alenia North America has delivered the tenth of 20 C-27/G-222 transport aircraft to the Afghan Air Force (AAF) for deployment to Kabul to conduct mission operations. The C-27/G-222...

AAF Receives Tenth C-27/G-222 Transport Aircraft

Northrop Submits Bid for AOC Weapon System Programme

Northrop Grumman has submitted its proposal for the US Air Force (USAF) air and space operations centre (AOC) programme, which features weapon system modernisation efforts to integrate...

Northrop Submits Bid for AOC Weapon System Programme

IAF to Equip LCA Tejas with Israeli Derby Missile

The Indian Air Force (IAF) plans to equip the Tejas light combat aircraft (LCA) with the Israeli supersonic Derby beyond visual range air-to-air missile (BVR-AAM). India will sign a...

IAF to Equip LCA Tejas with Israeli Derby Missile

USAF Awards C-130 Aircrew Training System Contract to Lockheed

Lockheed Martin has been awarded the C-130 transport aircraft aircrew training systems (ATS) contract by the US Air Force to provide academic and simulation training programme for C-130...

USAF Awards C-130 Aircrew Training System Contract to Lockheed

IQAF Train on New Calibration System

The Iraqi Air Force (IQAF) has undergone a three-week training course on a new torque-wrench calibration system at New Al-Muthana Air Base, Iraq. The US Air Force (USAF) conducted the...

IQAF Train on New Calibration System

Italian and Danish Air Forces Conduct Joint Exercise

The Italian and the Royal Danish Air Forces have conducted a joint exercise, known as 'Winter Hide 2011', at Grosseto, Italy, home of the Italian Typhoons. As part of the exercise,...

Italian and Danish Air Forces Conduct Joint Exercise

Indonesian Air Force to Receive Multirole Jet Fighter Aircraft

The Indonesian Air Force (TNI–AU) is to receive 24 F-16A/B Fighting Falcon multirole jet fighter aircraft from the US to upgrade the current fleet. Indonesian Military (TNI) Chief Admiral...

Indonesian Air Force to Receive Multirole Jet Fighter Aircraft

IAF to Test 'Smart' Pill on Pilots

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is planning to use a 'smart' pill to keep its pilots awake and vigilant during long-haul operations. Armed Forces Medical Services medical research ADG Major...

IAF to Test 'Smart' Pill on Pilots

Lockheed Manufactures USAF Special Mission Aircraft

Lockheed Martin has completed the manufacture of the first MC-130J Combat Shadow II special mission aircraft for the US Air Force (USAF). The aircraft will begin flight tests after...

Lockheed Manufactures USAF Special Mission Aircraft

USAF to Train on F-35 JSF this Year

The US Air Force (USAF) will begin training on F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft before the end of the year. The new JSF programme executive officer Vice Admiral Dave Venlet said...

USAF to Train on F-35 JSF this Year

USAF Releases Proposed 2012 Budget

The US Air Force has placed a request of $166.3bn for its 2012 budget – down $4.5bn from 2011 – with primary focus on combat capabilities and balance. The budget proposal priorities...

USAF Releases Proposed 2012 Budget

IAF to Expand its Helicopter Fleet

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is planning to acquire more than 230 helicopters in the near future to modernise its fleet, Air Chief Marshal PV Naik has said. The process of acquiring helicopters...

IAF to Expand its Helicopter Fleet

Embraer and India to Co-Develop Trainer Aircraft

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer and India intend to develop a basic turboprop trainer aircraft to meet the air force requirements of both nations. Embraer executive vice-president...

Embraer and India to Co-Develop Trainer Aircraft