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Royal Saudi Air Force Awards Supply Chain Management Contract

The Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) has awarded a contract to Servigistics for its service parts management solution used to optimise the supply chain. The RSAF requires the software to...

Royal Saudi Air Force Awards Supply Chain Management Contract

Russian Air Force to Buy Anti-Aircraft Missile Systems by 2020

Russian Air Force Commander Colonel General Alexander Zelin said the air force would acquire five regiments of S-400 and S-500 anti-aircraft missile systems by 2020. The S-500 will have...

Russian Air Force to Buy Anti-Aircraft Missile Systems by 2020

Afghanistan to Receive Russian Transport Helicopters

Afghanistan will receive 21 Mi-17 Hip military transport helicopters from Russia as part of an estimated $300m contract. Russian envoy to Nato Dmitry Rogozin told RIA Novosti that Nato...

Afghanistan to Receive Russian Transport Helicopters

US Air Force T-38 Aircraft Receives Seat Upgrade

The US Air Force's T-38 Talon aircraft is receiving new escape systems that will improve aircrew safety and comfort. Martin-Baker Aircraft is installing the new seat, called the mk US16T, on...

US Air Force T-38 Aircraft Receives Seat Upgrade

UK Unveils Taranis Unmanned Combat Aircraft

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has launched a prototype of Taranis unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV). The prototype will provide the MoD with critical knowledge on the technical...

UK Unveils Taranis Unmanned Combat Aircraft

Afghan Air Force Receives Mi-17 Helicopters

The Afghan Air Force (AAF) has received the first two of ten Mi-17 helicopters, part of a $155m contract. The Mi-17 helicopters, each costing $15m, have a service ceiling of over 16,000ft,...

Afghan Air Force Receives Mi-17 Helicopters

Portuguese AW101 Fleet Achieves 10,000 Flying Hours

The Portuguese Air Force's (PoAF) AW101 medium / heavy three-engine helicopter fleet has achieved 10,000 flying hours while performing search and rescue, and fishery protection missions. ...

Portuguese AW101 Fleet Achieves 10,000 Flying Hours

Northrop Wins USAF Mission Planning Contract

Northrop Grumman is to provide mission planning software systems and tools to the US Air Force under the mission planning enterprise contract II. Northrop is one of the five companies that...

Northrop Wins USAF Mission Planning Contract

Third Military A400M Performs Maiden Flight

A third Airbus Military A400M, known as MSN 3, has successfully completed its maiden flight, flying alongside MSN 1 and MSN 2. MSN 3 is part of the five-aircraft fleet that will conduct...

Third Military A400M Performs Maiden Flight

Lockheed Flight Tests F-35 Lightning II with Mission Systems

Lockheed Martin has successfully flight-tested the ninth F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter using the next-generation avionics package that will be fitted on all operational F-35s. During...

Lockheed Flight Tests F-35 Lightning II with Mission Systems

RAAF C-130 Hercules Detachment Returns from Middle East

The Royal Australian Air Force's (RAAF) C-130 Hercules detachment has returned to Sydney after completing operations in the Middle East. The 37 members of the detachment have provided support...

RAAF C-130 Hercules Detachment Returns from Middle East

Afghan Air Force Completes First C-27 Spartan Airdrop Mission

The Afghan Air Force has successfully completed its first airdrop mission using a C-27 Spartan aircraft in Kalat, Afghanistan. The airdrop was a final check to verify the C-27's capabilities...

Afghan Air Force Completes First C-27 Spartan Airdrop Mission

India Seeking Unmanned Combat Drones

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has issued a global request for information to acquire unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs). India is looking for stealthy and high-endurance UCAVs, equipped...

India Seeking Unmanned Combat Drones

Finnish Air Force to Receive Vinka Training from Patria

The Finnish Air Force will receive basic training and technical support for the Vinka aircraft fleet from Patria Aviation. Under the €42m ($52m) contract, Patria will provide...

Finnish Air Force to Receive Vinka Training from Patria

Sagem Completes Patroller MALE Drone Tests

Sagem has successfully completed its latest series of tests on the Patroller medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) drone to validate overall system operation. The test carried out at the...

Sagem Completes Patroller MALE Drone Tests

EADS Submits Bid for USAF Tanker Competition

EADS submitted its bid for a $35bn contract to build aerial tankers for the US Air Force on 8 July 2010. EADS North America chairman Ralph Crosby said the company had submitted...

EADS Submits Bid for USAF Tanker Competition

Lockheed to Deliver Lot V F-35s to US Air Force

Lockheed Martin will deliver 22 initial production lot V conventional take-off and landing F-35 joint strike fighter (JSF) aircraft to US Air Force under US Department of Defence contract. ...

Lockheed to Deliver Lot V F-35s to US Air Force

Russian Air Force to Acquire Ka Class Helicopters for Mistral

The Russian Air Force will acquire Ka Class helicopters once Russia buys a Mistral Class helicopter carrier from France. Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise deputy director...

Russian Air Force to Acquire Ka Class Helicopters for Mistral

SAIC Wins USAF Software Development Contract

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has received an order to provide software development and sustainment support to the US Air Force. Under the contract, SAIC will develop...

SAIC Wins USAF Software Development Contract

US to Support UK Globemaster Programme

The UK will receive support from the US to continue its participation in the USAF / Boeing Globemaster III sustainment partnership programme. Under a $390m foreign military sales contract,...

US to Support UK Globemaster Programme

RAAF Takes Delivery of Additional Super Hornets

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has taken delivery of six additional F/A-18F Super Hornets at RAAF Base Amberley in Queensland. The F/A-18Fs, known as Rhinos, will replace the...

RAAF Takes Delivery of Additional Super Hornets