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India to Buy Harpoon Block II Missiles

India will acquire 24 Harpoon Block II missiles to armour Jaguar strike aircraft, under a foreign military sales agreement signed with the US government. Under the $170m deal, India will buy...

India to Buy Harpoon Block II Missiles

Argentina to Receive Russian Mi-17 Helicopters

Russia has signed a contract to deliver two Mi-17 helicopters to the Argentine Air Force. The air force will use the multi-purpose helicopters for logistic and rescue operations in...

Argentina to Receive Russian Mi-17 Helicopters

Afghan Air Force Fires Rockets From Mi-17

Afghan Air Force (AAF) helicopter pilots in Kandahar are participating in training to plan and execute Mi-17 helicopter live weapons fire by firing over 100 air-to-ground rockets. The ...

Afghan Air Force Fires Rockets From Mi-17

South Korea to Delay Fighter Jet Acquisition

South Korea has decided to delay its F-X fighter jet acquisition by a year due to budget constraints. The third-phase acquisition of 40 to 60 F-X advanced stealth aircraft was...

South Korea to Delay Fighter Jet Acquisition

Chinese Mi-171E Helicopter Crew Trains in Russia

Chinese Mi-171E helicopter pilots are receiving training at Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (UUAP) in Russia. The training programme will include theoretical and practical courses in the UUAP...

Chinese Mi-171E Helicopter Crew Trains in Russia

First GPS IIF Satellite Enters USAF Service

The US Air Force's first of 12 global positioning system (GPS) IIF satellites has entered service after successful completion of on-orbit tests. The GPS Wing has transferred satellite...

First GPS IIF Satellite Enters USAF Service

Afghan C-27 Aircraft Completes 1,000 Flight Hours

The Afghan Air Force's (AAF) C-27 Spartan fixed-wing aircraft has completed 1,000 flight hours since its inception in December 2009. During the past nine months, the AAF C-27 has...

Afghan C-27 Aircraft Completes 1,000 Flight Hours

Kongsberg Wins F-35 Fighter Component Contract

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics has awarded Kongsberg a contract to deliver components for the F-35 fighter aircraft. Under the NKr270m ($42m) contract, Kongsberg will deliver composite and...

Kongsberg Wins F-35 Fighter Component Contract

CAE to Upgrade USAF C-5 Training Device

CAE USA has received a contract from the US Air Force to upgrade two C-5 Galaxy weapon systems trainers (WSTs). Under the contract, CAE will initially upgrade a C-5 WST currently located...

CAE to Upgrade USAF C-5 Training Device

Alenia Team to Support Italian C-130J Fleet

Alenia Aeronautica has joined forces with Avio and Lockheed Martin to provide technical and logistical support services for the Italian Air Force's C-130J airlift fleet. Under the...

Alenia Team to Support Italian C-130J Fleet

HP to Provide Enterprise Computing Support to USAF

The US Air Force has signed a five-year enterprise computing blanket purchase agreement (BPA) contract with HP. Under the $800m client computing / servers (CCS) BPA contract, HP will...

HP to Provide Enterprise Computing Support to USAF

Lithuania to Provide Advisory Support to Afghan Air Force

Lithuania is to provide a team of advisors for Nato's Afghanistan training mission and the Combined Air Power Transition Force (CAPTF) at the Afghan Air Force base in Kabul. The Lithuanian...

Lithuania to Provide Advisory Support to Afghan Air Force

New Zealand to Complete C130 Upgrade Programme

The New Zealand Government has signed an agreement with L3 Communications to complete the air force's C130 Hercules aircraft life extension programme. The $254m contract was awarded to...

New Zealand to Complete C130 Upgrade Programme

Boeing Inducts First C-130 Aircraft for AMP Upgrade

Boeing has inducted the first C-130 aircraft in preparation to receive the avionics modernisation programme (AMP) upgrade at Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Georgia, US. The C-130...

Boeing Inducts First C-130 Aircraft for AMP Upgrade

Denmark Refuses Afghanistan F-16 Deployment Request

The Danish Government has rejected Nato's request to deploy F-16 fighters to Afghanistan due to its tight defence budget. Foreign Minister Lene Espersen told AFP that Denmark is one of...

Denmark Refuses Afghanistan F-16 Deployment Request

Australian Hornets to Perform First Live Weapons Trial

The Royal Australian Air Force's (RAAF) F/A-18F Super Hornets are to fly over Adelaide in South Australia to conduct the first live weapons trials. The trials will be conducted by No 1...

Australian Hornets to Perform First Live Weapons Trial

RAF A330 MRTT Completes Indoor Trials

The Royal Air Force's (RAF) first A330 MRTT future strategic tanker aircraft (FSTA) has completed indoor trials in preparation for its first flight. The A330 MRTT has been rolled out of...

RAF A330 MRTT Completes Indoor Trials

RAF Prepares for Afghanistan Deployment

The Royal Air Force's (RAF) 34 Squadron Regiment has participated in Exercise Lion Strike II/10 in preparation for deployment in Afghanistan in October 2010. The squadron, based at RAF...

RAF Prepares for Afghanistan Deployment

Switzerland Delays Fighter Jet Acquisition

The Swiss Government has decided to delay the purchase of new fighter jets for the country's air force until 2015 due to restrictions in its defence budget. Switzerland had intended to buy...

Switzerland Delays Fighter Jet Acquisition

Japan Sends Helicopter Unit to Pakistan

Japan has sent the first contingent of a military helicopter unit to Pakistan to join international relief efforts in the flood-affected country. Arrangements for the rest of the unit and...

Japan Sends Helicopter Unit to Pakistan

Thailand Allocates Budget for Second Gripen Batch

The Thai House of Representatives has approved a defence budget that includes an allocation to buy a second Gripen batch for the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF). The house has approved...

Thailand Allocates Budget for Second Gripen Batch