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Indonesia Considers T-50 Trainer Jets

Indonesia is considering the South Korean T-50 Golden Eagle trainer jet as the potential option to replace the air force's Hawk mk53 planes, which will be decommissioned in 2011. Air...

Indonesia Considers T-50 Trainer Jets

TAI Delivers F-35 Centre Fuselage Structure to Northrop

Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has delivered a prototype of its all-composite air inlet duct to Northrop Grumman for the production of the F-35 centre fuselage. The air inlet duct, known...

TAI Delivers F-35 Centre Fuselage Structure to Northrop

First US Air Force Advanced EHF Satellite Encapsulated

The US Air Force's first advanced extremely high-frequency (AEHF) military communications satellite has been encapsulated in preparation for launch in mid August 2010. The AEHF satellite will...

First US Air Force Advanced EHF Satellite Encapsulated

Russian Air Force Grounds Su-25 Fleet After Crash

The Russian Air Force has temporarily grounded its fleet of Su-25 Frogfoot fighter jets to conduct an investigation into a crash that happened during a training mission. The Russian...

Russian Air Force Grounds Su-25 Fleet After Crash

RAF Tornado Unit Returns from Afghanistan

The Royal Air Force's (RAF) Tornado aircraft squadron, including crews and engineers, has returned to RAF Marham in the UK after completing operation Herrick in Afghanistan. During...

RAF Tornado Unit Returns from Afghanistan

Australia and Indonesia Begin C-130 Exercise

C-130 Hercules transport aircraft crews from the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and Indonesian Air Force (IAF) have begun a joint exercise, Rajawali AusIndo, which is taking place from...

Australia and Indonesia Begin C-130 Exercise

Finland Considers Hornet Fighter Upgrade

The Finnish Defence Force is seeking to invest over €1bn ($1.31bn) to upgrade its fleet of F-18 Hornet jet fighters used by the Finnish Air Force. The country will upgrade the fighter...

Finland Considers Hornet Fighter Upgrade

Indian Air Force to Acquire Additional Su-30 Fighter Jets

The Indian Air Force will acquire 42 additional Sukhoi-30 MKI fighters from Russia at a cost of Rs201bn ($4.3bn) to increase the size of its combat fleet. The current proposal, a repeat...

Indian Air Force to Acquire Additional Su-30 Fighter Jets

Raytheon Wins USAF Small Diameter Bomb Contract

The US Air Force has awarded a contract to Raytheon to develop a weapon system for the small diameter bomb (SDB) increment II programme. Under the $450m contract, Raytheon will begin...

Raytheon Wins USAF Small Diameter Bomb Contract

Lockheed and Raytheon to Partner for GMD Contract

Lockheed Martin and Raytheon will unite to pursue the US Missile Defense Agency's ground-based midcourse defence (GMD) development and sustainment contract. Both companies will work jointly...

Lockheed and Raytheon to Partner for GMD Contract

USAF Performs First Long-Term F-22 Raptor Maintenance

The US Air Force has performed the first accelerated packaged maintenance plan (PMP) on a deployed F-22 Raptor aircraft. The PMP, performed by airmen of the 27th Expeditionary...

USAF Performs First Long-Term F-22 Raptor Maintenance

RAF Forms New Force Protection Unit for Afghanistan

The Royal Air Force (RAF) has formed two new units to provide specialist force protection capabilities at Bastion and Kandahar Air Fields in Afghanistan. The two units are 58 Squadron...

RAF Forms New Force Protection Unit for Afghanistan

UK MoD to Shrink RAF Strength

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has proposed a plan to significantly reduce the strength of the Royal Air Force (RAF) to save money. The RAF will lose 7,000 airmen, one sixth of its...

UK MoD to Shrink RAF Strength

Harris Receives F-35 Avionics Production Contract

Harris Corporation has received a follow-on contract from Northrop Grumman to supply avionics systems for the US F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft. Under the $55m three-year contract,...

Harris Receives F-35 Avionics Production Contract

Colombia May Buy Black Hawk Helicopters from US

Colombia has requested the sale of nine UH-60L Black Hawk helicopters as part of a foreign military sales agreement with the US. The Colombian Air Force will divide the aircraft between the...

Colombia May Buy Black Hawk Helicopters from US

Israel to Finalise JSF Acquisition Deal

Israel is to decide if the Israeli Air Force will acquire new F-35 joint strike fighter (JSF) jets, during a meeting between Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak and defence procurement...

Israel to Finalise JSF Acquisition Deal

Bulgaria to Cancel Military Aircraft Order

The Bulgarian Government is likely to cancel orders for three military helicopters and two transport aircraft from France's Eurocopter and Italy's Alenia Aeronautica in a bid to cut...

Bulgaria to Cancel Military Aircraft Order

Indian Air Force to Modernise AN-32 Aircraft Fleet

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has sent its first batch of AN-32 aircraft to Ukraine as part of an aircraft modernisation agreement signed on 15 June 2009. The upgrade programme will involve...

Indian Air Force to Modernise AN-32 Aircraft Fleet

USAF and Lockheed Transition Operations of Milstar Constellation

Lockheed Martin and the US Air Force have jointly transitioned the Milstar satellite constellation ground control system to the new advanced extremely high-frequency (AEHF) mission control...

USAF and Lockheed Transition Operations of Milstar Constellation

Italian Air Force Awards C-130J Support Contract

The Italian Air Force has awarded a contract to a team of Alenia Aeronautica, Avio and Lockheed Martin to provide technical and logistical support services to its fleet of C-130J...

Italian Air Force Awards C-130J Support Contract

India Considers Additional C-17s from US

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is considering acquiring six additional C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft from the US, an addition to the ten already ordered. Air Chief Marshal PV Naik...

India Considers Additional C-17s from US