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India to sign $1.4bn helicopter deal with Boeing
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 The Indian Air Force (IAF) will soon sign a contract valued at approximately $1.4bn with Boeing for the supply of 22 AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopters, a defence ministry official has...

RNLAF’s first F-35 JSF conducts maiden flight
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 The Royal Netherlands Air Force’s (RNLAF) first F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) has successfully performed its maiden flight at Lockheed Martin’s facility in Fort Worth, Texas,...

India receives first EMB 145 AEW&C aircraft from Embraer
Friday, August 17, 2012 India has taken delivery of its first EMB 145 Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft under contract from Embraer Defense and Security at Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil....

Hypersonic X-51A WaveRider flight test a failure, confirms USAF
Thursday, August 16, 2012 The US Air Force (USAF) has confirmed the third flight test of its experimental X-51A WaveRider hypersonic jet as a failure following its crash into the Pacific Ocean shortly after launch,...

Taiwan to reduce F-16 C/D order numbers from US, say reports
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 The Taiwanese Ministry of National Defence (MND) is reportedly planning to reduce the number of Lockheed Martin-built F-16 C/D fighter jets it had already requested from the US Government, in...

Embraer orders KC-390 auxiliary fuselage fuel tank from Cobham
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 Embraer Defense and Security has awarded a contract to Cobham for the development and delivery of auxiliary fuselage fuel tank (AFFT) for the Brazilian Air Force's (FAB) KC-390 tactical...

RAAF introduces Super Hornets at Exercise Pitch Black
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has introduced its F/A-18F Super Hornet multi-role fighter jets for the first time at the ongoing multinational air defence exercise, Pitch Black 2012...

Oman's first C130J-30 Super Hercules completes test flight
Friday, August 10, 2012 Lockheed Martin has conducted a flight test of the Royal Omani Air Force's (RAFO) new C130J-30 Super Hercules military transport aircraft at its Marietta facility in Georgia,...

RAAF debuts KC-30A MRTT during Pitch Black exercise
Friday, August 10, 2012 The Royal Australian Air Force's (RAAF) has debuted its latest Airbus KC-30A multi-role tanker transport (MRTT) aircraft during the multinational air defence exercise, code named Pitch Black...

ST Aerospace and Alenia unveil RSAF’s first M-346 aircraft
Thursday, August 09, 2012 Alenia Aermacchi has unveiled the Republic of Singapore Air Force's (RSAF) first M-346 Master advanced jet trainer aircraft at its facility in Venegono Superiore,...

Sri Lanka plans to purchase Russian Mi-17 helicopters
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 The Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) is planning to acquire several Mil Mi-17 military transport helicopters from Rosoboronexport, as part of a credit line facility with Russia, cabinet...

Indonesia receives four A-29 Super Tucanos from Embraer
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 Embraer Defense and Security has handed over an initial batch of four A-29 Super Tucano aircraft to the Indonesian Air Force (TNI–AU) at its Gaviao Peixoto facility in Sao Paulo,...

UAE requests C-17 aircraft engines from US
Monday, August 06, 2012 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified the US Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of F117-PW-100 engines to the...

Boeing advances India's first C-17 Globemaster production
Friday, August 03, 2012 Boeing has completed fuselage integration and wing assembly of the Indian Air Force's (IAF) first C-17 Globemaster III heavy-lift transport aircraft at its Long Beach manufacturing facility in the...

FB Heliservices to train Albanian Air Force pilots
Friday, August 03, 2012 The Albanian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a contract to FB Heliservices to provide helicopter flying training to its air force...

BAE to upgrade South Korean KF-16 fighters
Thursday, August 02, 2012 BAE Systems North America has been selected by South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) as the prime integrator for upgrading the air force's ageing fleet of KF-16...

BAE and Dassault secure Anglo-French FCAS demonstration contract
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 BAE Systems and Dassault Aviation have been awarded a contract for initiating the first phase of a collaborative demonstration programme for the Anglo-French Future Combat Air System...

GKN Aerospace to develop exhaust system for USAF's KC-46A tanker
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 Boeing has awarded a long-term contract to GKN Aerospace for the supply of exhaust systems to the US Air Force's (USAF) KC-46 tanker aircraft...

Root cause of F-22 Raptor hypoxia identified, confirms USAF
Friday, July 27, 2012 The US Air Force (USAF) has confirmed that it has identified the root cause of "hypoxia-like" incidents that have been afflicting its fleet of Lockheed Martin-built F-22 Raptor fighter jets,...

US awards IQAF F-16 fighter jet contract to Lockheed
Thursday, July 26, 2012 Lockheed Martin has been awarded an initial contract for the delivery of F-16 C/D Block 52 Fighting Falcon multi-role fighter jets to the Iraqi Air Force...

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