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USAF to flight test final X-51A Waverider jet in 2013

The US Air Force (USAF) is planning to flight test its fourth and final experimental hypersonic jet X-51A Waverider in 2013, Air Force Research Laboratory's X-51A programme manager Charlie...

USAF to flight test final X-51A Waverider jet in 2013

BAE switches on F-35 production line

BAE Systems has switched on a new, state-of-the-art production line for the fifth generation F-35 Lightning aircraft at the company’s facility in Samlesbury,...

BAE switches on F-35 production line

USAF's F-35A CTOL aircraft fires first AIM-120 AMRAAM

The US Air Force's (USAF) F-35A conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) aircraft has successfully completed the first in-flight weapons release of an AIM-120 advanced medium-range...

USAF's F-35A CTOL aircraft fires first AIM-120 AMRAAM

USAF issues RFP for combat rescue helicopter programme

The US Air Force (USAF) has floated a request for proposal (RFP) for the combat rescue helicopter (CRH) programme, which is designed to replace its ageing Sikorsky-built HH-60G Pave Hawk...

USAF issues RFP for combat rescue helicopter programme

Mauritania Air Force receives first A-29 Super Tucano aircraft

The Mauritanian Air Force has taken delivery of its first A-29 Super Tucano light attack and advanced training aircraft under contract from Embraer Defense and Security at its facility in...

Mauritania Air Force receives first A-29 Super Tucano aircraft

Iraqi Air Force signs contract for second batch of F-16 fighters

The Iraqi Government has signed a contract with the US for the acquisition of a second batch of 18 F-16 C/D Block 52 Fighting Falcon multi-role fighter jets, the country's acting defence...

Iraqi Air Force signs contract for second batch of F-16 fighters

US AFRL scraps Reusable Booster System programme

The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has cancelled the Reusable Booster System (RBS) programme, designed to enhance the country's space launch capability, due to budgetary...

US AFRL scraps Reusable Booster System programme

USAF's CHAMP missile completes first weapons test flight

The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Directed Energy Directorate and Boeing have successfully completed the first weapons test flight of the counter-electronics high-powered...

USAF's CHAMP missile completes first weapons test flight

USAF orders additional Paveway II plus LGBs from Lockheed

The US Air Force (USAF) has awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin for follow-on production and delivery of paveway II laser guided bombs...

USAF orders additional Paveway II plus LGBs from Lockheed

USAF contracts ATK for 30mm tactical and training ammunition

ATK has been awarded a contract for the production and delivery of 30mm tactical and target practice (TP) ammunition rounds for use on the US Air Force's (USAF) A-10 Thunderbolt close...

USAF contracts ATK for 30mm tactical and training ammunition

Indian CCS approves IAF's acquisition of BrahMos missiles

The Indian Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) has cleared an Rs60bn ($1.1bn) proposal for the acquisition of 200 air-launched variants of the BrahMos supersonic cruise...

Indian CCS approves IAF's acquisition of BrahMos missiles

Hawker Pacific leases four King Air B200s to RNZAF

Hawker Pacific New Zealand has been awarded a contract for the lease of four second-hand King Air B200 aircraft to the Royal New Zealand Air Force...

Hawker Pacific leases four King Air B200s to RNZAF

Boeing set to begin USAF's KC-46 refuelling boom production

Boeing is set to commence production of the first refuelling boom for the US Air Force's (USAF) KC-46 aerial refuelling tanker aircraft at its newly opened Boom Assembly Center in Seattle,...

Boeing set to begin USAF's KC-46 refuelling boom production

Netherlands requests AIM-9X-2 missile sale from US

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder Block II all-up-round missiles to the...

Netherlands requests AIM-9X-2 missile sale from US

French Air Force's Rafale completes Meteor missile test firing

The French Air Force's Rafale fighter aircraft has successfully test fired the Meteor beyond visual range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) at the French defence procurement agency's (DGA) Flight...

French Air Force's Rafale completes Meteor missile test firing

Ecuador MoD receives first two AS550 C3A Fennec helicopters

The Ecuadorian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has taken delivery of the first two AS550 C3 Fennec helicopters from Eurocopter at its Marignane facility in southern...

Ecuador MoD receives first two AS550 C3A Fennec helicopters

USAF's F-35A completes first in-flight weapon release

Lockheed Martin has successfully completed the first in-flight weapons test for the F-35A Lightning II conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) aircraft at the Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS)...

USAF's F-35A completes first in-flight weapon release

QinetiQ commissions modified RJ100 aircraft for UK MoD

QinetiQ has formally commissioned the modified Avro RJ100 transport aircraft at the UK Ministry of Defence's (MoD) Boscombe Down facility in Wiltshire,...

QinetiQ commissions modified RJ100 aircraft for UK MoD

Russia to deploy S-400 missiles in Southern Military District

Russia's Ministry of Defence (MoD) is planning to deploy advanced S-400 Triumph air defence missile systems in the country's Southern Military District by the end of 2012, Southern...

Russia to deploy S-400 missiles in Southern Military District

Boeing and AFRL's sodium laser guide star commence operations

The Boeing and US Air Force Research Laboratory (US AFRL) built sodium laser guide star (LGS) has begun operations on a telescope at the Starfire Optical Range (SOR) of Kirtland Air Force Base...

Boeing and AFRL's sodium laser guide star commence operations

GE Aviation starts ADVENT core testing for the USAF

GE Aviation has started core testing of its new variable cycle engine as part of the US Air Force Research Laboratory's (US AFRL) Adaptive Versatile Engine Technology (ADVENT)...

GE Aviation starts ADVENT core testing for the USAF