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RAF Faces Major Changes in Defence Review

The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) will face major changes in its strength as a result of the new Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR). Under the SDSR, the C-130 Hercules transport fleet...

RAF Faces Major Changes in Defence Review

Hawker Beechcraft Conducts AT-6 Operational Assessment Test

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) has conducted an operational assessment (OA) test of AT-6 light attack and armed reconnaissance (LAAR) aircraft. The US Air Force (USAF) and Air...

Hawker Beechcraft Conducts AT-6 Operational Assessment Test

EADS May Offer A330 MRTT at Competitive Price to India

The European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) has said that it will offer its new advanced A330 MRTT at a competitive price to India for the reopened multibillion-dollar...

EADS May Offer A330 MRTT at Competitive Price to India

Taiwan to Review French Mirage Fighter Jets

Taiwanese Defence Minister Kao Hua-chu said a review was to be launched into the air force's French-made Mirage fighter jets due to concerns about a possible engine problem. During...

Taiwan to Review French Mirage Fighter Jets

Harris Corporation Wins Canadian CF-18 Maintenance Contract

Harris Corporation has received a C$273m (US$268m) contract from the Government of Canada for the CF-18 avionics optimised weapon system support (OWSS) programme. Under the contract,...

Harris Corporation Wins Canadian CF-18 Maintenance Contract

P&W Completes F135 STOVL Thermal Test

Pratt & Whitney (P&W) has successfully completed rigorous thermal tests of the F135 short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) variant propulsion system. The...

P&W Completes F135 STOVL Thermal Test

Pratt & Whitney Wins Greek Air Force F100 Engine Contract

Pratt & Whitney (P&W) has received a contract from the Hellenic Air Force to supply additional F100 spare engines in support of its F-16 aircraft fleet. Under the $33.9m...

Pratt & Whitney Wins Greek Air Force F100 Engine Contract

General Dynamics Wins C-17 Components Contract

General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products has received a contract from Boeing for the production of composite components and spares for the C-17 Globemaster III aircraft. The company...

General Dynamics Wins C-17 Components Contract

SAIC to Support F-16 Aircraft Structural Integrity Programme

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has received a contract to provide engineering and software system services to the US Air Force F-16 aircraft structural integrity...

SAIC to Support F-16 Aircraft Structural Integrity Programme

Slashing RAF Jets Makes UK Vulnerable to Attack

The UK Government's decision to reduce the number of fighter jets in the Royal Air Force will make the UK vulnerable to a terror attack similar to 9/11, according to a senior RAF...

Slashing RAF Jets Makes UK Vulnerable to Attack

Northrop Begins B-2 EHF Satcom Hardware Flight Test

Northrop Grumman has begun flight testing of the new computing hardware and communications infrastructure for the US Air Force's B-2 stealth bomber. The new B-2 extremely high-frequency...

Northrop Begins B-2 EHF Satcom Hardware Flight Test

IAI Signs UAV Assembly Component Deal with Russia

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has signed a contract with Russian defence firm Oboronprom to deliver assembly components and servicing for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The deal,...

IAI Signs UAV Assembly Component Deal with Russia

Portuguese Air Force Receives First Upgraded P-3C Orion

The Portuguese Air Force has received the first of five upgraded P-3C Orion aircraft to replace its six aging P-3P aircraft. Lockheed Martin Tactical Systems carried out the first two...

Portuguese Air Force Receives First Upgraded P-3C Orion

RAAF Grounds Hawk Fighter Training Aircraft

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has grounded Hawk fighter training planes at two RAAF air bases following a shutdown of one such aircraft during taxiing for take-off in Western...

RAAF Grounds Hawk Fighter Training Aircraft

Boeing and iRobot Receive US Air Force SUGV Contract

A team of Boeing and iRobot has received a contract from the US Air Force to provide small unmanned ground vehicles (SUGV) to its explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team. Under the contract,...

Boeing and iRobot Receive US Air Force SUGV Contract

Canadian Air Force to Receive Equipment Maintenance Training Solution

The Canadian Air Force is to receive an interactive 3D simulation solution from Ngrain for use in integrated information learning environment (AFIILE). The virtual task trainer (VTT)...

Canadian Air Force to Receive Equipment Maintenance Training Solution

Air National Guard to Receive BAE IFF Systems

BAE Systems has received a contract to provide identification-friend-or-foe (IFF) systems for US Air National Guard F-16 Fighting Falcons. Under the four-year $17.2m contract, BAE will...

Air National Guard to Receive BAE IFF Systems

Taiwan to Develop Unmanned Aircraft System

Taiwan has decided not to put the US-built RQ-4 Global Hawk on its arms procurement list, but to develop an indigenous unmanned aircraft system for the country's air force instead. Minister...

Taiwan to Develop Unmanned Aircraft System

Russian Air Force to Receive First Su-35 by 2010

The Russian Defence Ministry will take delivery of the first Su-35 fighter jet for the Russian Air Force by the end of 2010. In 2009, the defence ministry signed a deal with Sukhoi to...

Russian Air Force to Receive First Su-35 by 2010

Cobham to Compete for MDA Task Order

Cobham Analytic Solutions' strategic business unit has received an indefinite-delivery / indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract for a Missile Defense Agency (MDA) programme worth $1bn. Under...

Cobham to Compete for MDA Task Order

Obama Proposes End of C-130 Sales Embargo

US President Barack Obama has proposed that Congress lifts a 21-year arms embargo against selling C-130 cargo aircraft to China. The President has written a letter to the House and the Senate...

Obama Proposes End of C-130 Sales Embargo