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Russia seeks potential buyers for Su-30 aircraft sale
Friday, May 18, 2012 Russia is considering selling a batch of 18 Sukhoi Su-30 multirole fighter aircraft, which were returned by India in 2003....

USAF B-1 aircrew evaluate laser JDAM
Friday, May 18, 2012 The US Air Force has conducted an air to ground weapon system evaluation programme (WSEP) exercise, dubbed Combat Hammer, to evaluate its laser joint direct attack munitions...

RSAF to buy Pilatus PC-21 trainer in package deal with BAE
Friday, May 18, 2012 The Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) is considering buying 55 Pilatus PC-21 expanded envelope trainer aircraft as its new lead-in pilot...

Azerbaijan to receive Russian combat helicopters by late 2012
Thursday, May 17, 2012 Russia is scheduled to complete the delivery of 64 combat helicopters to Azerbaijan by the end of...

USAF advised to take additional steps on F-22 Raptor
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 US defense secretary, Leon Panetta, has asked the US Air Force (USAF) to take additional steps to alleviate risks associated with Lockheed Martin-built F-22 Raptor...

India’s CCS approves trainer aircraft purchase for IAF
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 The Indian Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) has approved the purchase of 75 Pilatus PC-7 MK II basic trainers, valued around $560m, to bridge the training capability gap for the Indian Air...

ITT Exelis to support USAF B-1B aircraft EW system
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 The US Air Force (USAF) has awarded a follow-on contract to ITT Exelis as part of the ongoing maintenance and repair of the B-1B bomber aircraft's integrated electronic warfare (EW)...

Boeing conducts first flight for USAF QF-16 FSAT
Monday, May 14, 2012 Boeing has successfully completed the first QF-16 full scale aerial target (FSAT) manned flight for the US Air Force (USAF) at Cecil Field in Jacksonville, Florida,...

RAF selects Firerok for V-22 Osprey aircraft
Monday, May 14, 2012 The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) has selected CeraTech's durable, high thermal resistant Firerok cement for the Bell Boeing-built V-22 Osprey's concrete hardstand and apron construction project at...

L-3 to supply C-27J Spartan aircraft for RAAF
Monday, May 14, 2012 The Australian Government has selected L-3 Communications as the prime contractor for the delivery of C-27J Spartan military transport aircraft, in support of the Royal Australian Air...

Lockheed to upgrade 12th C-5B for USAF
Friday, May 11, 2012 Lockheed Martin has received the US Air Force's (USAF) C-5B Galaxy aircraft for its planned modernisation, as part of the reliability enhancement and re-engining programme...

Eurocopter to supply EC725 helicopters to Kazakhstan
Friday, May 11, 2012 The Kazakhstan Government has signed a letter of intent with Eurocopter for the purchase of 20 EC725 medium transport helicopters to be used by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for a range of...

UK Government U-turns on F-35 variant choice
Thursday, May 10, 2012 The UK Government has completed a U-turn over which F-35 variant it plans to order for the Royal Navy's new Queen Elizabeth class aircraft...

Boeing KC-46 tanker completes preliminary design review
Thursday, May 10, 2012 Boeing’s KC-46 next-generation aerial refuelling tanker programme has successfully completed a preliminary design review (PDR) with the US Air Force (USAF), marking a milestone in the...

RAAF confirms C-27J Spartan purchase
Thursday, May 10, 2012 The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has received funding of $1.4bn for the purchase of 10 C-27J Spartan battlefield airlift aircraft from Alenia Aeronautica through a US foreign military...

Swiss Air Force validates Gripen E/F test aircraft capabilities
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 The Swiss Air Force and the Swiss federal defence procurement agency, Armasuisse, have conducted test flights with the Gripen E/F test aircraft in Linköping,...

USAF issues revises RFP for Afghan LAS programme
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 The US Air Force (USAF) has released the final amended request for proposal (RFP) reflecting minor changes for the Light Air Support (LAS) programme for...

RCAF receives final CC-130J aircraft from Lockheed
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) has taken delivery of its final CC-130J Super Hercules tactical transport aircraft under contract from Lockheed Martin, at its Marietta facility in the...

Ghana Air Force receives second C295 aircraft
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 The Ghana Air Force (GAF) has received its second CASA C-295 transport aircraft as a part of government efforts to re-equip the nation's armed...

Australia delays F-35 aircraft purchase by two years
Monday, May 07, 2012 The Australian Government will delay the procurement of 12 Lockheed Martin-built F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters (JSF) by two years in a bid to save...

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