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Israeli Military Aircraft Barred from Turkish Airspace

Turkey has barred an Israeli military aircraft from using its airspace in an apparent reaction to Israel's raid on an aid convoy bound for Gaza. An Israeli military cargo plane, carrying...

Israeli Military Aircraft Barred from Turkish Airspace

USAF Cadets Receive UAS Training from Insitu

Insitu has united with BOSH Global Services to train USAF Academy cadets in planning and executing missions using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Insitu will use its ScanEagle UAS from the...

USAF Cadets Receive UAS Training from Insitu

RAAF Squadron to Expand Base Role

The Royal Australian Air Force's (RAAF) Number 21 Squadron (21 SQN) will be given the additional responsibility of operating RAAF Base Williams from July 2010. 21 SQN, which currently is...

RAAF Squadron to Expand Base Role

India to Acquire Sukhoi-30 MKI Fighters

The Indian Cabinet Committee on Security has approved a Rs150bn ($3.1bn) order to acquire 42 additional Sukhoi-30 MKI fighters for the Indian Air Force (IAF). Under the new order, the IAF...

India to Acquire Sukhoi-30 MKI Fighters

AAI Receives USAF Weather System Logistics Contract

AAI Corporation has received a five-year contract from the US Air Force to provide meteorological system logistics and technical services to one of its bases. Under the $47.5m contract, AAI...

AAI Receives USAF Weather System Logistics Contract

Ghanaian Air Force to Receive Falcon Aircraft

The Ghanaian Air Force (GAF) will soon take delivery of Falcon 900EX aircraft to boost the air force's existing fleet. Chief of air staff Air Vice Marshall Michael Samsom-Oje told the Ghana...

Ghanaian Air Force to Receive Falcon Aircraft

BAE Receives USAF Infrared System Contract

BAE Systems has received a contract from the US Department of Defense (DoD) to develop an infrared surveillance system for the USAF's Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. Under the...

BAE Receives USAF Infrared System Contract

USAF Approves LRIP for C-130 Avionics Modernisation Programme

The USAF has approved low-rate initial production (LRIP) for the C-130 avionics modernisation programme (AMP), following a successful defence acquisition board milestone C production review. ...

USAF Approves LRIP for C-130 Avionics Modernisation Programme

Northrop Prepares RQ-4 Global Hawk for Defence Review

Northrop Grumman is preparing the high-altitude RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned reconnaissance system for review by the US Office of the Secretary of Defense's Defense Acquisition Board...

Northrop Prepares RQ-4 Global Hawk for Defence Review

RAF Hawk Advanced Trainer Reaches Major Milestone

The UK Royal Air Force's (RAF) new Tmk2 Hawk advanced jet trainer (AJT) has completed 500 sorties and 500 flying hours within a year of its delivery. BAE Systems delivered 23 of 28 Hawk AJTs...

RAF Hawk Advanced Trainer Reaches Major Milestone

Australia Prepares to Receive Additional F/A-18Fs in July

Australia will take delivery of six additional F/A-18F Super Hornets from the US at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Amberley at the beginning of July. A detachment of RAAF aircrew...

Australia Prepares to Receive Additional F/A-18Fs in July

US Air Force KC-10 Tanker to Get Cockpit Upgrade

The US Air Force has awarded a $216m contract to Boeing to upgrade its fleet of 59 KC-10 tanker aircraft with a new communication, navigation, surveillance and air traffic management...

US Air Force KC-10 Tanker to Get Cockpit Upgrade

Israel Launches New Surveillance Satellite

The Israeli Defense Force (IDF) has launched a new surveillance satellite, known as Ofek 9, to monitor the military activities of neighbouring countries such as Iran and Syria. Ofek 9...

Israel Launches New Surveillance Satellite

AESA-Equipped F-35 Completes Mission Systems Flight

Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II BF-4 aircraft has completed its first mission systems test flight equipped with Northrop Grumman's new APG-81 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar. ...

AESA-Equipped F-35 Completes Mission Systems Flight

Pakistan Receives First Batch of US F-16 Fighters

The Pakistani Air Force (PAF) received the first three of 18 new F-16 Fighting Falcon jet fighters on 26 June from the US Air Force as part of a $1.4bn deal. The remaining 15 F-16s will...

Pakistan Receives First Batch of US F-16 Fighters

Lockheed Partners with BAE for Australian F-35 Programme

Lockheed Martin will partner with BAE Systems Australia to provide readiness and sustainment support for the Australian F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter (JSF) combat aircraft. ...

Lockheed Partners with BAE for Australian F-35 Programme

USAF Awards Distributed Common Ground System Contract

The US Air Force has awarded a contract to General Dynamics Information Technology to support the distributed common ground system (DCGS) and Project Liberty. Under the $49m contract, the...

USAF Awards Distributed Common Ground System Contract

UK to Drive Defence Exports

New UK Minister for Defence Peter Luff has announced a major drive to boost defence exports as part of a strategy to offset the deep spending cuts widely expected at this year's defence...

UK to Drive Defence Exports

Republic of Singapore Air Force Participates in Joint Air Exercise

The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) has, for the first time, participated in a joint air exercise with the French and Indian Air Forces in France. The Garuda 2010 is a 12-day...

Republic of Singapore Air Force Participates in Joint Air Exercise

USAF B-1 Bomber Begins Flight Test After Upgrade

Boeing has begun flight testing for the US Air Force's B-1 Lancer bomber, following an upgrade using new digital avionics for the aft cockpit and a line-of-sight Link 16 data link. The...

USAF B-1 Bomber Begins Flight Test After Upgrade

Lockheed Completes Key Review for USAF GPS Satellites

Lockheed Martin has completed a key requirements review for the global positioning system (GPS) IIIB satellite series under the USAF's GPS III space segment programme. GPS III will...

Lockheed Completes Key Review for USAF GPS Satellites