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UAE Air Force Orders Upgraded Alenia MB-339 Aircraft

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Air Force has ordered ten MB-339A aircraft that have been upgraded to aerobatic configuration from Alenia Aermacchi. Under the contract, Alenia will upgrade...

UAE Air Force Orders Upgraded Alenia MB-339 Aircraft

India Signs £700m Hawk Deal

India has signed a £700m ($1.1bn) deal for 57 Hawk advanced jet trainer (AJT) aircraft during UK Prime Minister David Cameron's visit to the country. BAE Systems will receive £500m ($779m)...

India Signs £700m Hawk Deal

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

Israel to Jointly Upgrade Arrow Missile with US

Israel has signed an agreement with the US to develop Arrow II ballistic missiles that can shoot down missiles at higher altitude. The Israeli Defense Ministry said that the upgraded Arrow...

Israel to Jointly Upgrade Arrow Missile with US

Raytheon-Boeing Team Completes First JAGM Test Fire

Raytheon and Boeing have successfully completed the first of the three firings of the joint air-to-ground missile (JAGM). During the test, the JAGM used its laser guidance system to hit...

Raytheon-Boeing Team Completes First JAGM Test Fire

Northrop to Develop New Net-Centric Fighter Aircraft Architecture

Northrop Grumman has received a $46.3m contract to develop, test and field demonstrate a net-centric architecture system for combat aircraft. Under the contract, Northrop will develop...

Northrop to Develop New Net-Centric Fighter Aircraft Architecture

Iranian Air Force Plans Major Air Exercise

The Imperial Iranian Air Force (IIAF) has planned a major air exercise to demonstrate its air power and boost the combat strength of its different air force units. Air bases in...

Iranian Air Force Plans Major Air Exercise

RAF Typhoons Take Part in Hijacked Plane Exercise

The Royal Air Force (RAF) has used two Eurofighter Typhoons jets in an exercise to test the UK's preparedness to respond to a terrorist hijack plot. During the exercise, the fighter jets...

RAF Typhoons Take Part in Hijacked Plane Exercise

Brazil to Buy KC-390 from Embraer

The Brazilian Air Force (FAB) will purchase 28 KC-390 aircraft from Embraer under a contract signed at Farnborough International Airshow in the UK. In April 2009, FAB and Embraer agreed...

Brazil to Buy KC-390 from Embraer

Saudi Arabia Considers Spy Planes

L-3 Communications Holdings is currently holding talks with Saudi Arabia regarding the potential sale of spy planes similar to those used by the US Air Force. L-3 Communications Holdings...

Saudi Arabia Considers Spy Planes

Russian Fifth-Generation Fighter Completes Key Flight Trial

Sukhoi has completed the preliminary on-land and in-flight trials of three engineering prototypes of the Russia fifth-generation aircraft, the frontline aviation advanced airborne complex (PAK...

Russian Fifth-Generation Fighter Completes Key Flight Trial

South Africa Awards Raytheon Laser-Guided Bomb Contract

The South African Department of Defence awarded a contract to Raytheon for Paveway II laser-guided bombs (LGB) at the UK Farnborough Air Show. Under the contract, Raytheon will provide its...

South Africa Awards Raytheon Laser-Guided Bomb Contract

Egyptian F-16 to be Fitted with Raytheon Countermeasure System

The Egyptian Air Force (EAF) awarded a contract to Raytheon at Farnborough Air Show to provide the integrated electronic warfare suite, ACES, for its fleet of F-16 aircraft. The ACES system...

Egyptian F-16 to be Fitted with Raytheon Countermeasure System

Italy Cuts Eurofighter Typhoon Order

The Italian Government has significantly reduced the number of Eurofighter Typhoon jets it has on order due to tight financial conditions. Italian Defence Minister Ignazio La Russa said...

Italy Cuts Eurofighter Typhoon Order

Turkey Launches Indigenously Developed Drone at UK Air Show

Turkey launched the first indigenously designed and developed large-scale drone, Anka (Phoenix), at the Farnborough Air Show in the UK. Developed by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), Anka is...

Turkey Launches Indigenously Developed Drone at UK Air Show

Eurofighter and Euroradar Begin AESA Radar Development

Eurofighter and Euroradar have begun joint full-scale production of the latest-generation active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar to enhance Typhoon combat aircraft capability. ...

Eurofighter and Euroradar Begin AESA Radar Development

USAF Awards F100 Engine Maintenance Contract

The US Air Force has awarded a contract to Pratt & Whitney for the maintenance of F100 engines that power the air force's F-15 and F-16 fighter aircraft. Under the $74m contract awarded...

USAF Awards F100 Engine Maintenance Contract

Sikorsky Signs Black Hawk Agreement with Jordan

Sikorsky Aerospace Services has signed a basic ordering agreement (BOA) with the Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) to support its fleet of 13 S-70A Black Hawk helicopters. Sikorsky...

Sikorsky Signs Black Hawk Agreement with Jordan

L-3 Wins US Air Force Targeting Systems Contract

WESCAM, a subsidiary of L-3 Communications, has received a $200m contract from the US Air Force to provide advanced targeting systems. Under the contract, L-3 will provide...

L-3 Wins US Air Force Targeting Systems Contract

Goodrich Signs F-35 Landing Gear Deal at Farnborough

Goodrich Corporation is to develop polymer matrix composite (PMC) landing gear drag braces for the F-35 Lightning II aircraft for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. Goodrich has also signed...

Goodrich Signs F-35 Landing Gear Deal at Farnborough

Airbus Hopes to Sign A400M Final Contract by Year-End

Airbus Military hopes to sign the final agreement with its seven Nato customers for A400M military transport aircraft by the end of 2010. Airbus Military chief executive Domingo Urena-Raso...

Airbus Hopes to Sign A400M Final Contract by Year-End