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RAF Prepares Nimrod Aircraft for Final Mission

The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) has upgraded two Nimrod R-1 intelligence aircraft to deploy them to Afghanistan later this year. The two Nimrods, belonging to 51 Squadron, received...

RAF Prepares Nimrod Aircraft for Final Mission

Indian Light Combat Helicopter Takes Maiden Flight

India's first indigenously developed light combat helicopter (LCH) made its maiden flight on 23 May 2010. Developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) at a cost of INR3.7bn ($80.3m), the...

Indian Light Combat Helicopter Takes Maiden Flight

USAF Awards UAV Upgrade Contract

The US Air Force Research Laboratories has awarded a contract to develop new gallium nitride (GaN) modules for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Under the contract, TriQuint Semiconductor...

USAF Awards UAV Upgrade Contract

USAF to Test Fly X-51A Waverider

The US Air Force will test fly the X-51A Waverider for the first time off the coast of southern California on 25 May 2010. During the test, the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) will be...

USAF to Test Fly X-51A Waverider

IAF to Receive Russian Transport Helicopters This Year

The Indian Air Force (IAF) will receive the first batch of 80 Mi-17 transport helicopters from Russia by the end of 2010, which will allow it to carry out missions and relief operations...

IAF to Receive Russian Transport Helicopters This Year

Saudi Air Force to Receive Advanced Targeting Pods

The Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) is set to take delivery of advanced targeting pods (ATPs) from Lockheed Martin, under a foreign military sales contract. Lockheed will supply the $40m ATPs...

Saudi Air Force to Receive Advanced Targeting Pods

US to Evaluate Taiwan F-16 Fighter Deal

The US is to evaluate a request to upgrade Taiwan's existing F-16 A/B fighters or sell new F-16 C/D fighters to help sustain its air defence capability. USAF deputy under secretary of the...

US to Evaluate Taiwan F-16 Fighter Deal

USAF Activates New UAV Training Unit

A new training squadron has been activated by the US Air Force at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, to train aircrew on how to remotely operate unmanned aircraft. The 558th Flying...

USAF Activates New UAV Training Unit

India to Conduct Globemaster Trial in June

The Indian Air Force (IAF) will begin trials of a Globemaster III aircraft on 21 June 2010, before signing a contract with the US to acquire such an aircraft. Boeing will fly a...

India to Conduct Globemaster Trial in June

USAF Takes Delivery of ANAAC Airlifter

Alenia North America has delivered the fifth of 18 Afghanistan National Army Air Corps (ANAAC) C-27/G.222 aircraft to the US Air Force. The USAF immediately deployed the modernised airlifter...

USAF Takes Delivery of ANAAC Airlifter

Boeing Submits Test and Training System Proposal to USAF

Boeing has submitted a proposal to the US Air Force for phase 2 of the common range integrated instrumentation system (CRIIS) programme. CRIIS will replace the advanced range data system...

Boeing Submits Test and Training System Proposal to USAF

Swiss Air Force Hornet Jet Ready for Training

The Swiss Air Force's four F/A-18C tactical operational flight trainers (TOFT) have achieved ready-for-training status. As part of the F/A-18 flight simulator upgrade programme, the TOFTs...

Swiss Air Force Hornet Jet Ready for Training

UK Awards LAIRCM System Support Contract

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a $152m in-service support contract for large aircraft infrared countermeasures (LAIRCM) used by the UK's armed forces in current operations. ...

UK Awards LAIRCM System Support Contract

USAF Base Receives First F-35 Test Fighter Aircraft

The US Air Force has received two initial F-35A Lightning II stealth fighters, following a successful flight test as part of F-35 flight test operations. The two F-35 aircraft, AF-1 and...

USAF Base Receives First F-35 Test Fighter Aircraft

RNAF Receives First NH90 Helicopter

The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNAF) has received the first of 20 new NH90 helicopters as part of its fleet expansion plans. A multipurpose aircraft, the NH90 will replace both the Lynx...

RNAF Receives First NH90 Helicopter

Philippines Air Force to Receive New Training Aircraft

The Philippines Air Force (PAF) will receive 18 new SF-260 basic training aircraft, as part its modernisation plan. Assembled in a facility at Clark Air Base in the Philippines, the...

Philippines Air Force to Receive New Training Aircraft

CAE Wins CC-130J Hercules Maintenance Training Contract

CAE has been awarded a contract to provide CC-130J aircraft maintenance technician training solutions for Canada's new fleet of 17 CC-130J Hercules transport aircraft. The C$90m...

CAE Wins CC-130J Hercules Maintenance Training Contract

USAF to Receive Global Hawk Sensor Suite Repair Capability

The USAF Global Hawk unmanned aircraft programme will receive an interim repair capability for its integrated sensor suite (ISS) and the enhanced integrated sensor suite (EISS) from...

USAF to Receive Global Hawk Sensor Suite Repair Capability

Russia to Develop Fifth-Generation Helicopter

The Russian Air Force is to receive a fifth-generation stealth combat helicopter capable of attacking fighter jets. Russian Helicopter Holdings CEO Andrei Shibitov told the Voice of Russia...

Russia to Develop Fifth-Generation Helicopter

USAF to Launch GPS Satellite on 20 May

The US Air Force will launch the first global positioning system block IIF satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV vehicle on 20 May 2010. The satellite is scheduled to be...

USAF to Launch GPS Satellite on 20 May

RAAF to Reduce JSF Use of Weapons Range

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) will reduce the projected use of its Salt Ash Air Weapons range to decrease the impact of aircraft noise on the local community. Air Vice-Marshal...

RAAF to Reduce JSF Use of Weapons Range