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Royal Air Force completes first F-35B vertical landing sortie
Wednesday, June 05, 2013 The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) has successfully completed its first vertical landing of a F-35B Lightning II short takeoff and vertical landing (STOVL) aircraft at Naval Air Station (NAS)...

Syria mulls MiG-29 fighters contract renewal with Russia
Monday, June 03, 2013 The Syrian Air Force is planning to renew a contract for the acquisition of MiG-29M/M2 Fulcrum fighter jets from Russia, MiG director general Sergei Korotkov has...

Indian Air Force commissions Pilatus PC-7 MkII aircraft
Friday, May 31, 2013 The Indian Air Force (IAF) has formally inducted the Pilatus PC-7 MkII aircraft into operational service during an official ceremony at the Air Force Academy at Dundigul in Hyderabad,...

French Air Force's second A400M aircraft inches closer to maiden test flight
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 The French Air Force's second production Airbus Military A400M transport aircraft has successfully conducted first engine runs, moving a step closer to its maiden test...

Alenia joins force with GD and DRS for RCAF's FWSAR programme
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Alenia Aermacchi has signed a teaming agreement with General Dynamics (GD) Canada and DRS Technologies Canada to submit a bid for the Royal Canadian Air Force's (RCAF) upcoming Fixed-Wing...

South Korea seeks F-15SE and F-35 aircraft weapons from US
Friday, May 24, 2013 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSAC) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of F-15 Silent Eagle (SE) and F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter...

USAF reveals preferred and reasonable alternatives for KC-46A tankers
Thursday, May 23, 2013 The US Air Force (USAF) has revealed the preferred and reasonable alternatives for the first KC-46A aerial refuelling tanker aircraft's training and main operating bases following...

UK military personnel train on F-35 joint strike fighter
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 A small batch of UK military personnel are currently undergoing training in flying Lockheed Martin-built F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter (JSF) aircraft at Eglin Air Force Base (AFB)...

UK RAF conducts first air-to-air refuelling flight of Voyager tanker
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) has conducted its first air-to-air refuelling (AAR) training flight with the A330 Voyager future strategic tanker aircraft (FSTA) at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire,...

USAF set to receive first converted Marine UH-1N Huey in September
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 Engineers from the US Naval Air Systems Command's (NAVAIR) Fleet Readiness Center (FRC) East are currently converting the first of three Marine Corps' UH-1N Huey military utility helicopters...

Northrop test flights new B-2 satellite communication system prototype
Friday, May 17, 2013 Northrop Grumman has conducted end-to-end testing of a communication system designed to enable the US Air Force's (USAF) B-2 Spirit stealth bomber to operate with the advanced extremely...

Qatar and Oman request AN/AAQ-24(V) LAIRCM systems from US
Friday, May 17, 2013 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of two separate potential foreign military sales (FMS) of AN/AAQ-24(V) large aircraft infrared countermeasures...

USAF’s F-35A aircraft completes high angle of attack testing
Friday, May 17, 2013 The US Air Force (USAF) has successfully completed high angle of attack (AoA) testing of the F-35A Lightning II conventional take off and landing (CTOL) fighter aircraft at Edwards Air Force...

Czech Republic proposes L-159 aircraft for Polish LIFT tender
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 The Czech Republic has submitted a proposal comprising L-159 aircraft for the Polish Air Force's lead-in fighter trainer (LIFT) aircraft tender, the country's Prime Minister Petr Necas has...

Algerian Air Force validates A330 MRTT aircraft
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 The Algerian Air Force (AAF) has completed field trials of Airbus Military's A330 multirole tanker transport (MRTT) aircraft at Boufarik Air Force Base in Blida Province,...

USAF orders additional T-6 aircraft from Beechcraft Defense
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 The US Air Force (USAF) has awarded a contract to Beechcraft Defense for delivery of additional T-6A Texan II military training...

TAI unveils Turkish TF-X fighter's preliminary conceptual designs
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) unveiled three conceptual designs for the national air force's TF-X fifth-generation jet fighter development programme during the recently concluded...

USAF conducts C-5M Super Galaxy Block 3.5.2 software upgrade flight testing
Monday, May 13, 2013 The US Air Force (USAF) is conducting flight tests of the C-5M Super Galaxy Block 3.5.2 software upgrade, which aims to rectify 72 deficiency reports (DR) that were documented during previous...

Indian Air Force issues RFP for transport aircraft purchase
Monday, May 13, 2013 The Indian Air Force (IAF) has issued a global request for proposal (RFP) to acquire 56 new medium transport aircraft for replacement of its ageing Hindustan Aeronautics Limited-built HS748M...

Italian Air Force receives first Tornado ECR aircraft
Friday, May 10, 2013 The Italian Air Force (ITAF) has taken delivery of the first upgraded Tornado electronic combat / reconnaissance (ECR) mid-life upgrade (MLU) configuration multirole aircraft under contract...

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