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France Awards Ground Radar Upgrade Contract

France has awarded ThalesRaytheonSystems (TRS) a contract to upgrade ten ground radars as part of the French Air Force's integrated air command-and-control system. Under the €70m...

France Awards Ground Radar Upgrade Contract

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

F-35B Completes First Supersonic Flight

A Lockheed Martin-built F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter with short-take-off-vertical-landing (STOVL) capabilities has, for the first time, flown at supersonic speeds. During...

F-35B Completes First Supersonic Flight

Thales Unveils GeoMaker at Eurosatory

French technology company Thales has launched a new geographic modelling system at Eurosatory in Paris. GeoMaker is a modular system that produces high-accuracy 2D and 3D geographic data...

Thales Unveils GeoMaker at Eurosatory

Russian Tu-160 Bombers Complete Record-Duration Flight

Two Russian Air Force Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers have successfully completed a record-breaking 23-hour patrol with a flight range of 18,000km. A supersonic variable-geometry...

Russian Tu-160 Bombers Complete Record-Duration Flight

French Defence Minister Calls for European Industry Cooperation

France's Minister of Defence Hervé Morin opened the biennial Eurosatory conference in Paris on Monday by calling for European defence industries to come together to tackle the budget...

French Defence Minister Calls for European Industry Cooperation

France Seeks US Predator Drones

The French Government is in talks with the US for the possible acquisition of Predator unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) made by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems. If signed, the deal will...

France Seeks US Predator Drones

Lockheed Tests F-35 Lightning II Airframe

Lockheed Martin has successfully completed the F-35A conventional take-off and landing (CTOL) full-scale static test with zero structural failures as part of the F-35 Lightning II...

Lockheed Tests F-35 Lightning II Airframe

Boeing to Demonstrate UAV Technologies for USAF

Boeing will develop and demonstrate unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technologies for the US Air Force Research Laboratory (USAFRL) under a new contract. The technology will enable multiple...

Boeing to Demonstrate UAV Technologies for USAF

Indian Air Force Conducts Laser-Guided Bomb Trials

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has carried out user trials of its laser-guided bombs with the Indian Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) at Pokhran. During the flight test, the...

Indian Air Force Conducts Laser-Guided Bomb Trials

Bombardier Approves New Waterborne Coating Technology

Bombardier Aerospace has approved two next-generation waterborne structural primers from AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings, following extensive tests and trials. Aerowave 2001, one of the...

Bombardier Approves New Waterborne Coating Technology

Brazil Discusses C-295 Purchase

The Brazilian Air Force (BAF) is in talks with Airbus Military to buy eight additional C-295 aircraft. Airbus SAS head Domingo Urena-Raso told Valor Economico that the value of the purchase...

Brazil Discusses C-295 Purchase

France and UK to Develop European MALE UAV

France and the UK is to launch a joint technology study to develop a European medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) surveillance drone. Dassault Aviation international director Eric...

France and UK to Develop European MALE UAV

Sikorsky Signs German Cyclone Development Agreement

Sikorsky Aircraft has signed an agreement with RUAG to introduce the Cyclone multimission helicopter to Germany. Sikorsky will develop the helicopter, a derivative of the S-92, for German...

Sikorsky Signs German Cyclone Development Agreement

Lockheed Begins Final Assembly of India's Super Hercules Aircraft

The first three C-130J Super Hercules aircraft for India have entered Lockheed Martin's final assembly line in Georgia, US. The firm will deliver six C-130Js along with additional support...

Lockheed Begins Final Assembly of India's Super Hercules Aircraft

Lockheed to Begin Modification of C-5 Galaxy

Lockheed Martin will soon begin the reliability enhancement and re-engineering programme (RERP) on the third C-5 Galaxy strategic airlifter for the US Air Force. With the completion of...

Lockheed to Begin Modification of C-5 Galaxy

Israel to Decide on JSF Fighter Purchase in July

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) will decide whether or not to buy joint strike fighters (JSF) by the end of July 2010 after a series of high-level meetings. The IAF said the acquisition of the...

Israel to Decide on JSF Fighter Purchase in July

Gulf Oil Spill Prompts USAF to Cancel Essential Training

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has forced the US Air Force (USAF) to suspend its parachute water survival training in Florida for an indefinite period. On 4 June 2010, the USAF...

Gulf Oil Spill Prompts USAF to Cancel Essential Training

Malaysia to Upgrade C-130 Hercules Fleet

The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) is expected to upgrade its fleet of Hercules C-130 transport aircraft to extend its service life and reduce maintenance costs. Defence Minister Datuk Seri...

Malaysia to Upgrade C-130 Hercules Fleet

IAF Deploys Fighters for Garuda Exercise

The Indian Air Force's (IAF) fighter jets will participate in the Indo-French air combat exercise, Garuda, this month. During the exercise, to be held between 14 and 25 June 2010 at Istres...

IAF Deploys Fighters for Garuda Exercise

Northrop Bids for Nato Alliance Ground Surveillance Contract

Northrop Grumman has submitted its proposal for the Nato alliance ground surveillance (AGS) system, the alliance's top acquisition programme. Nato is acquiring the AGS system that will enable...

Northrop Bids for Nato Alliance Ground Surveillance Contract