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Italy-made F-35A completes first transatlantic flight
09 February, 2016
The first overseas built F-35A Lightning II aircraft has crossed the transatlantic ocean for the first time, flying from Cameri Air Base in Italy to Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland,...
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Canada to withdraw from ISIS air strikes in February Tuesday, February 09, 2016 Canada will cease air strikes against ISIS by the end of this month but will triple its troops in Iraq to train Kurdish forces fighting the Islamic terror...

India’s Tejas aircraft conducts first test firing of Derby BVRAAM missile Tuesday, February 09, 2016 India's light combat aircraft (LCA) Tejas has reportedly conducted the first test firing of a beyond visual range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM), Derby, in Jamnagar, a city in the Indian state...

Schiebel Camcopter S-100 completes tests with NLR's detect and avoid system Tuesday, February 09, 2016 Schiebel has successfully completed a series of flight tests of the newly developed airborne detect and avoid system onboard its Camcopter S-100 unmanned aircraft system (UAS), at the airport...

North Korea launches long-range rocket amidst international censure Monday, February 08, 2016 The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has launched a long-range rocket that is claimed to be carrying an earth observation satellite, amidst international...

Boeing launches 12th satellite for the USAF's GPS IIF constellation Monday, February 08, 2016 Boeing has successfully launched the 12th satellite for the US Air Force's (USAF) Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF constellation from the Space Launch Complex-41 in Cape Canaveral Air...

TAI to offer T129 for Poland's Combat Helicopter Procurement Programme Monday, February 08, 2016 Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), Turkey's centre of excellence in defence and aerospace industries, and Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) are planning to extend cooperation for the Kruk...

Beechcraft to supply ten T-6C Texan II aircraft for UKMFTS programme Monday, February 08, 2016 Beechcraft Defense, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation has secured a contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to provide support for the UK Military Flight Training System (UKMFTS)...

USAF doubles remotely piloted aircraft pilot ranks Monday, February 08, 2016 The US Air Force's (USAF) 558th Flying Training Squadron (FTS) has revealed plans to double the remotely piloted aircraft pilot...

USAF's GPS crash causes 12-hour blockage to several firms Friday, February 05, 2016 An error in the US Air Force's (USAF) Global Positioning System's (GPS) time-monitoring reportedly has caused a 12-hour blockage preventing several telecom companies from operating their...

Embraer to supply Phenom 100 jets to support UK MFTS programme Friday, February 05, 2016 Brazil-based aircraft manufacturer Embraer has secured a contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to provide support for the UK Military Flight Training System (UKMFTS)...

BAE to begin third phase of durability testing for F-35 Friday, February 05, 2016 BAE Systems is set to begin its third phase of durability testing on airframes for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter at the Military Air and Information site located in Brough,...

India receives final batch of Mi-17V-5 helicopters from Russian Helicopters Friday, February 05, 2016 The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has received the final batch of Mi-17V-5 military transport helicopters from Russian...

US Congress proposes law to accelerate electronic warfare technology development Friday, February 05, 2016 US Congress has introduced a new bill to accelerate the electronic warfare (EW) developments to be on par with Russia, China and...

Boeing to provide P-8 maintenance training for RAAF Thursday, February 04, 2016 Boeing has secured a contract from the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) to provide P-8 maintenance training devices, marking the first such order outside the...

Rheinmetall secures €390m contract to upgrade air defence system Thursday, February 04, 2016 Rheinmetall has secured a contract from an undisclosed international customer to modernise an air defence...

Lockheed Martin completes TVAC testing of USAF's GPS III satellite Thursday, February 04, 2016 Lockheed Martin has completed system-level Thermal Vacuum (TVAC) testing for the US Air Forces' (USAF) first next-generation Global Positioning System III (GPS III)...

Gatekeeper to supply digital video recorder for USAF Thursday, February 04, 2016 The US Air Force (USAF) has awarded a contract to Gatekeeper Systems for the supply of its high-definition (HD) airborne digital video...

Iraq receives second batch of F-16 fighter jets Thursday, February 04, 2016 The Iraq Ministry of Defence (MoD) has reportedly taken delivery of the second batch of two US F-16 Fighting Falcon multi-role fighter...

France to acquire additional C-130J Hercules aircraft from USAF Wednesday, February 03, 2016 The French Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) has requested the supply of new C-130J Hercules aircraft from the US Air Force...

Affinity Flying Services receives £500m contract to support UK MFTS programme Wednesday, February 03, 2016 Affinity Flying Services, a joint venture between Elbit Systems and Kellog, Brown and Root (KBR), has secured a £500m contract to provide support for the UK Military Flight Training System...


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