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L-3 Wins US Air Force F-22 Full Mission Trainer Contract

L-3 Link Simulation & Training has received a contract from Boeing to build 12 F-22 full mission trainers (FMTs) for the US Air Force. Under the $39.2m contract, L-3 will...

L-3 Wins US Air Force F-22 Full Mission Trainer Contract

NORAD and Russian Air Force to Conduct Joint Air Defence Exercise

The Russian Federation Air Force and the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) are to conduct a joint air defence exercise from 8-11 August 2010. The exercise, named Vigilant...

NORAD and Russian Air Force to Conduct Joint Air Defence Exercise

Omani Air Force to Receive F-16 Aircraft from US

Oman will receive 18 F-16 block 50/52 aircraft and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support from the US Government as part of a $3.5bn foreign military sale. The Royal...

Omani Air Force to Receive F-16 Aircraft from US

Iran Asks US to Return F-14 Bombers

Iranian Air Force deputy commander Hossein Chitforoush has said that Iran will request that the US returns fighter jets that the air force bought in the 1970s. The US sold 80 F-14...

Iran Asks US to Return F-14 Bombers

Indian Air Force to Upgrade HPT-32 Trainer Aircraft

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has decided to upgrade its fleet of HPT-32 trainer aircraft, which was grounded following a fatal air crash in 2009. Defence Minister AK Antony said in parliament...

Indian Air Force to Upgrade HPT-32 Trainer Aircraft

Ball Aerospace Delivers STPSat-2 Satellite

Ball Aerospace & Technologies has delivered the STPSat-2 satellite to Kodiak Launch Complex in Alaska, in preparation for launch aboard a Minotaur 4 rocket in 2010. The STPSat-2...

Ball Aerospace Delivers STPSat-2 Satellite

Third US Air Force WGS Satellite Enters Service

The third wideband global SATCOM (WGS) military communications satellite developed by Boeing has entered service with the US Air Force. The WGS-3 satellite will now be part of a...

Third US Air Force WGS Satellite Enters Service

Airbus Completes Critical A400M Airlifter Wing Test

Airbus Military has successfully completed the ultimate-load up-bend test of the highly advanced all-composite wing of the A400M new airlifter. During the critical static test, required...

Airbus Completes Critical A400M Airlifter Wing Test

Lockheed Completes Maiden US HC-130J Aircraft Flight

Lockheed Martin completed the maiden flight for the US Air Force's HC-130J personnel recovery aircraft on 29 July 2010 at its facility in Marietta, Georgia, US. The HC-130J, which will...

Lockheed Completes Maiden US HC-130J Aircraft Flight

Canadian Air Force Intercepts Russian Bombers

The Canadian Air Force has intercepted two Russian strategic bombers that entered Canadian airspace while patrolling over the Atlantic Ocean. Canada sent two F-18 jets from the Bagotville...

Canadian Air Force Intercepts Russian Bombers

Chinese Air Force Begins Large-Scale Military Exercise

The People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) has begun a large-scale military exercise in the central province of Henan and eastern coastal province of Shandong. The five-day...

Chinese Air Force Begins Large-Scale Military Exercise

UK Considers Grounding RAF Tornado Fleet

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is considering grounding the Royal Air Force's (RAF) fleet of 120 Tornado fighter jets to save over £7.5bn ($11bn). According to the MoD, grounding the...

UK Considers Grounding RAF Tornado Fleet

South Korean Air Force to Upgrade Faulty F-5 Ejection Seats

The Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) has decided to equip its fleet of F-5 aircraft with advanced ejection seats to help save the lives of pilots in case of emergency landing. The move...

South Korean Air Force to Upgrade Faulty F-5 Ejection Seats

US Air Force Picks Beale as MC12W Base

The US Air Force has proposed Beale Air Force Base in California as the preferred alternative basing option for the MC-12W aircraft. Beale Air Force Base has been selected for its access...

US Air Force Picks Beale as MC12W Base

Italian Air Force to Conduct Advisory Programme in Afghanistan

The Italian Air Force has sent a six-member team to Shindand, Afghanistan, to develop an advisory programme similar to Nato's combined air power transition force (CAPTF) in Kabul. The...

Italian Air Force to Conduct Advisory Programme in Afghanistan

Lockheed Delivers First Targeting System Unit to USAF

Lockheed Martin has delivered its first AN/AAQ-39 targeting system full production unit to the US Air Force. Based on the gunship multispectral sensor system (GMS2), the Q-39 is...

Lockheed Delivers First Targeting System Unit to USAF

RAF Squadron Completes Merlin Mission in Afghanistan

The Royal Air Force's (RAF) Merlin helicopter crew from 28 (Army Cooperation) Squadron's B Flight have successfully completed a mission in Helmand, Afghanistan. B Flight has been deployed...

RAF Squadron Completes Merlin Mission in Afghanistan

Lockheed Begins F-35 Lightning II Centre Wing Production

Lockheed Martin has begun F-35 Lightning II centre wing production at its Marietta facility in Georgia. The firm will begin actual centre wing assembly work for the fifth generation...

Lockheed Begins F-35 Lightning II Centre Wing Production

US Air Force Picks F-35 Fighter Bases

The US Air Force has proposed Arizona, Florida, Utah and Vermont as the preferred alternatives for operational and training bases for F-35 joint strike fighter (JSF) aircraft. Hill Air...

US Air Force Picks F-35 Fighter Bases

SAIC to Support Joint Electronic Warfare Centre

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has received a contract to support the Joint Electronic Warfare Center, Nevada (JEWC-N). Under the contract, SAIC will provide support...

SAIC to Support Joint Electronic Warfare Centre

RAAF to Conduct Globemaster Training Flights

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) is to conduct a series of flights with C-17A Globemaster aircraft over defence training areas in South Australia. The C-17A flights will be part of...

RAAF to Conduct Globemaster Training Flights
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