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Finnish Air Force Tests Upgraded Hornet MLU2

The Finnish Air Force has begun air-to-ground weapon testing for the F-18 Hornet fighter mid-life upgrade 2 (MLU2) project. During the captive carry test, the MLU2 prototype performed its...

Finnish Air Force Tests Upgraded Hornet MLU2

India to Begin Negotiations Over Tejas Aircraft Engine

The Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) in India will shortly begin commercial negotiations for 99 aircraft engines for the Indian Air Force's (IAF) Tejas light combat aircraft (LCA). ...

India to Begin Negotiations Over Tejas Aircraft Engine

RAF Helicopter Crew Train in Jordan

The Royal Air Force's (RAF) helicopter crew are, for the first time, training in the Jordanian desert to prepare for deployment in Afghanistan in August 2010. Nearly 300 personnel from...

RAF Helicopter Crew Train in Jordan

Indian Tejas Helicopter to Receive Modified Cockpit

The Indian Air Force's (IAF) Tejas light combat aircraft is to be equipped with a compact cockpit to increase the comfort levels of test pilots. A rearranged and modified cockpit will be...

Indian Tejas Helicopter to Receive Modified Cockpit

RAF Nimrod Deployment Delayed

The deployment of new Nimrod MR4A aircraft to the Royal Air Force's (RAF) Kinloss base will be delayed until the end of 2010, according to the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD). The Nimrod MR4A...

RAF Nimrod Deployment Delayed

Russian T-50 Fighter Better Than US F-22, Says Vladimir Putin

The fifth-generation T-50 fighter jet will be better than the US-built F-22 Raptor aircraft, according to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. While watching a T-50 test flight, Putin said...

Russian T-50 Fighter Better Than US F-22, Says Vladimir Putin

Lockheed and Alaska Aerospace Partner for US GMD Contract

Lockheed Martin will partner with Alaska Aerospace Corporation to develop and sustain the US Missile Defense Agency's (MDA) ground-based midcourse defence (GMD) system. The GMD development...

Lockheed and Alaska Aerospace Partner for US GMD Contract

Thales and Nammo Unite to Develop Next-Generation Aircraft Ammunition

Thales Australia has signed a letter of intent (LoI) with Nordic arms company Nammo to cooperate on the development of next-generation aircraft ammunition. The partnership is based on Norway...

Thales and Nammo Unite to Develop Next-Generation Aircraft Ammunition

Australian JSF Fighter to Cost A$70m

Australia will have to pay A$70m (US$60m) for each advanced joint strike fighter (JSF) aircraft according to Lockheed Martin JSF programme general manager Tom Burbage. While updating...

Australian JSF Fighter to Cost A$70m

UK Suspends Search and Rescue Helicopter Programme

The UK's new government has decided to suspend a search and rescue helicopter (SAR-H) programme to replace the country's Sea King helicopters, which would have cost around £4.6bn ($6bn). ...

UK Suspends Search and Rescue Helicopter Programme

USAF Awards Distributed Common Ground System Contract

The USAF has awarded Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) a $49m one-year follow-on contract for the AF distributed common ground system (DCGS) video processing capability...

USAF Awards Distributed Common Ground System Contract

Korean Air Force Retires Phantom Fighter Jets

The Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) has retired its F-4D Phantom fighter jets after 41 years of service. Since 1969, the 151st Fighter Squadron of the ROKAF has operated 60 twin-engine...

Korean Air Force Retires Phantom Fighter Jets

USAF Awards Contract for Research Altitude Chamber Systems

The US Air Force has awarded Environmental Tectonics Corporation's (ETC) Training Services Group a contract to provide a suite of research altitude chamber systems. Under the contract, ETC...

USAF Awards Contract for Research Altitude Chamber Systems

RNLAF Conducts Successful Apache Flight Test Using Biofuel

The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) has successfully flight tested a Boeing AH-64D Apache aircraft using a blend of sustainable bio-kerosene and standard aviation jet fuel. The test is...

RNLAF Conducts Successful Apache Flight Test Using Biofuel

US Air Force Test Launches Minuteman Missile

The US Air Force has carried out a test launch of a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. During the test, the missile's...

US Air Force Test Launches Minuteman Missile

Boeing and Northrop to Develop Missile Defence Ground Component

Boeing and Northrop Grumman will develop and sustain the ground-based mid-course defence (GMD) system for the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA). Boeing will operate and sustain the deployed...

Boeing and Northrop to Develop Missile Defence Ground Component

IAF Conducts Second Hot Weather Trial on Tejas

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has carried out the second phase of hot weather trials on the Tejas light combat aircraft, which is due for initial operational clearance (IOC) by end of 2010. ...

IAF Conducts Second Hot Weather Trial on Tejas

Turkish Drones Idle in Absence of Israeli Staff

Turkey's six Heron drones, located at an air base near Turkey's Iraqi and Iranian borders, have stopped flying, after Israeli operators left the base due to Turkish-Israeli tensions. ...

Turkish Drones Idle in Absence of Israeli Staff

France and UAE Rafale Fighter Talks Underway

Technical talks over the sale of Rafale fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by France are underway and could soon be finalised according to French Defence minister Hérvé...

France and UAE Rafale Fighter Talks Underway

Northrop to Develop Long Endurance Airships for US Army

The US Army has awarded a contract to Northrop Grumman to develop up to three long endurance multi-intelligence vehicle (LEMV) systems. Under the $517m contract, Northrop will build and test...

Northrop to Develop Long Endurance Airships for US Army

US, NATO Work to Build Afghan Air Force

The US and NATO are working jointly to create a self-sufficient Afghan air force that will utilise 3,300 members and 48 aircraft of the Afghan National Army Air Corps. The NATO Training...

US, NATO Work to Build Afghan Air Force