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Japan May Acquire Global Hawk Aircraft

The Japanese Defence Ministry is considering acquiring three Global Hawk reconnaissance aircraft from the US to enhance its air surveillance capabilities. Japan's move is seen as a measure...

Japan May Acquire Global Hawk Aircraft

IAF Considers New Air Base Near Chinese Border

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has sought permission from the country's government to develop a new air base in Ladakh, near the Chinese border. If the government gives approval for the new...

IAF Considers New Air Base Near Chinese Border

First Russian Su-30M2 Completes Test Flight

Sukhoi has completed flight tests of the first serial multirole double-seater Su-30M2 fighter jet for the Russian Air Force. The test was carried out at the flight test station of...

First Russian Su-30M2 Completes Test Flight

Italy to Receive 767 Aircraft Refuelling Tankers

The Italian Air Force will receive two 767 aircraft refuelling tankers from Boeing by the end of 2010, after a delay of five years. The delivery of an additional two tankers will be...

Italy to Receive 767 Aircraft Refuelling Tankers

Boeing Wins B-52 Modernisation Contract

The US Air Force has awarded an $11.9bn contract to Boeing for the modernisation of the B-52 Stratofortress weapon system. Under the eight-year contract, Boeing will carry out...

Boeing Wins B-52 Modernisation Contract

French Air Force Receives Mamba Missile

The French Air Force has received the first contingent of the new Mamba ground-to-air medium-range missile system. The missile will be initially deployed in a unit in the 04/950...

French Air Force Receives Mamba Missile

Chilean Air Force to Receive Upgraded F-16 Fighters

The Chilean Air Force will take delivery of upgraded F-16 fighter bombers from the Netherlands at the Leeuwarden base. The first three of 18 F-16 fighters will be handed over to the air force...

Chilean Air Force to Receive Upgraded F-16 Fighters

DSTO Develops C-130J Aircraft Propeller Balancing Software

The Australian Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) has developed propeller balance software for air force C-130J aircraft. The software will help improve the process of...

DSTO Develops C-130J Aircraft Propeller Balancing Software

US May Sell C-17 Globemaster III to Kuwait

Kuwait will receive one Boeing C-17 Globemaster III aircraft and associated parts, equipment and logistics support worth $693m from the US, under a possible foreign military sale. The sale...

US May Sell C-17 Globemaster III to Kuwait

Demon UAV Completes Maiden Flapless Flight

The Demon unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has successfully completed its maiden flapless flight from an airfield at Walney Island in Cumbria, UK. The UAV, with a wingspan of 8ft and...

Demon UAV Completes Maiden Flapless Flight

Norwegian F-16 Aircraft to Receive Missile Warning Sensors

The Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) has awarded a contract to Cassidian to deliver missile warning sensors for its F-16 fighter aircraft. Under a multimillion-euro contract,...

Norwegian F-16 Aircraft to Receive Missile Warning Sensors

MEADS Demonstrates Interoperability with Nato ACCS

The medium extended air defence system (MEADS) battle management capability has successfully demonstrated interoperability with the Nato air command and control system (ACCS) during a test. ...

MEADS Demonstrates Interoperability with Nato ACCS

ST Aerospace to Acquire M-346 Aircraft for RSAF

Singapore Technologies Aerospace (ST Aerospace) has received a contract from the country's Defence Ministry (MINDEF) to acquire 12 M-346 aircraft and a ground-based training system. ST...

ST Aerospace to Acquire M-346 Aircraft for RSAF

IAF Considers Additional AWACS

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is considering inducting ten airborne warning and control systems (AWACS) aircraft to strengthen the country's air defence. The IAF will place fresh orders for...

IAF Considers Additional AWACS

Germany to Withdraw Tornado Fighters from Afghanistan

Germany has decided to withdraw six Tornado fighter jets from Afghanistan and send 90 army personnel to help train Afghan military. The Tornado jets will be withdrawn from Afghanistan...

Germany to Withdraw Tornado Fighters from Afghanistan

SBSS Satellite Sends Initial Signals from Space

The first US Air Force space-based space-surveillance (SBSS) satellite has sent initial on-orbit signals following its launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, US. The signals...

SBSS Satellite Sends Initial Signals from Space

Terma Wins F-35 Gun Pods Contract

Terma has received a contract from General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products for the delivery of 16 low-rate initial production (LRIP) gun pods for the F-35 joint strike fighter...

Terma Wins F-35 Gun Pods Contract

Thales Delivers Reconnaissance Pod for SAAF Gripen Aircraft

Thales has delivered its digital joint reconnaissance pod (DJRP) to Saab AB for installation on the South African Air Force's (SAAF) Gripen aircraft. Saab will begin a series of...

Thales Delivers Reconnaissance Pod for SAAF Gripen Aircraft

Poland Unveils Upgraded Orlik Trainer Aircraft

Poland has unveiled two PZL-130 Orlik TC II trainer aircraft at the EADS PZL Okecie Warsaw plant following the completion of an upgrade. A fully aerobatic, two seat military turboprop...

Poland Unveils Upgraded Orlik Trainer Aircraft

Indonesia Takes Delivery of Russian Mi-35M Helicopters

Indonesia has taken delivery of three Mi-35M Hind assault helicopters from Russia as part of an agreement signed in September 2007. An export version of the Mi-24 Hind, the Mi-35M can be...

Indonesia Takes Delivery of Russian Mi-35M Helicopters

First Indian Super Hercules Prepares for Maiden Flight

Lockheed Martin is preparing the first of six C-130J Super Hercules aircraft for India for a maiden flight scheduled in October 2010. Lockheed has successfully completed the engine test of...

First Indian Super Hercules Prepares for Maiden Flight