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USAF receives first CONECT-upgraded B-52 Stratofortress bomber
24 April, 2014
The US Air Force (USAF) has received the first upgraded B-52 Stratofortress bomber from the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex (OC-ALC) at Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB), Louisiana,...
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India’s DRDO test fires Akash nuclear-capable anti-aircraft missile
Thursday, April 24, 2014 India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully test fired the domestically built medium-range anti-aircraft missile, Akash, from launch complex-III of the...

Rolls-Royce secures engines support contract for US military V-22 aircraft
Thursday, April 24, 2014 Rolls-Royce has secured a contract to support the AE 1107C Liberty turboshaft engines that power the US Air Force (USAF) and Marine Corps’ V-22 tilt-rotor aircraft...

IAF issues RFP for indigenous production of Pilatus PC-7 Mark-II aircraft
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 The Indian Air Force (IAF) has issued a request for information (RFP) seeking participation from domestic companies in the proposed $1.2bn programme to manufacture 106 Pilatus PC-7 Mark-II...

RAAF confirms plans to acquire additional F-35 joint strike fighters
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 The Australian Government has authorised the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) to acquire an additional 58 F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter (JSF)...

DARPA seeks to develop new automation system to reduce pilot workload
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has launched a new programme to help reduce pilot workload, as well as improve mission performance and safety of the military...

Japan boosts surveillance against China with new E-2C Hawkeye squadron
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Japan has reportedly enhanced its military surveillance capabilities in Okinawa with the launch of a squadron of four E-2C Hawkeye airborne early warning aircraft amid rising territorial...

Indian and French air forces to conduct Garuda-5 exercise in June
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 The Indian and French air forces are set to conduct their fifth joint air exercise, Garuda, at Jodhpur airbase in Rajasthan from 3 June, unnamed Indian Air Force (IAF) officials have...

USAF evaluates Google Glass for potential battlefield use
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 The US Air Force (USAF) is testing Google Glass and its head-mounted optical see-through display technology for possible use on the...

Russian Air Force orders MiG-29 SMT Fulcrum multirole aircraft
Thursday, April 17, 2014 The Russian Defence Ministry has awarded a contract to MiG for the supply of 16 MiG-29 SMT Fulcrum multirole fighter aircraft to the national Air...

TAI continues Hurkus aircraft’s flight testing campaign
Thursday, April 17, 2014 Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has successfully completed a pre-flight centre of gravity "CG Forward" testing of the indigenously manufactured Hurkus primary and basic trainer aircraft, from...

USAF orders SD flight trainers from Aircrew Training Systems
Thursday, April 17, 2014 Environmental Tectonics Corporation’s (ETC) division Aircrew Training Systems has been awarded a contract to supply spatial disorientation flight simulators to the US Air Force...

Sandia National Laboratories completes wind tunnel testing of B61-12 bomb
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Sandia National Laboratories has successfully completed the first full-scale wind tunnel test of the B61-12 gravity bomb as part of its Life Extension Program (LEP) at Arnold...

Croatian Air Force receives first upgraded MIG 21 fighter from Ukraine
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 The Croatian Air Force and Air Defence has taken delivery of the first upgraded MIG-21 BIS fighter aircraft from Ukraine at the Pleso Air Base in Zagreb,...

Raytheon secures first Paveway IV export contract
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Raytheon has been awarded a contract for the supply of its Paveway IV precision-guided munitions (PGM) to an undisclosed international...

Cubic to supply P5 combat training system to Moroccan Air Force
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Cubic Defense Systems has received a contract to supply its P5 combat training system (P5CTS) to the Royal Moroccan Air...

Quickstep, Marand sign long-term F-35 component agreement
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Quickstep has signed a long‐term agreement (LTA) with Marand Precision Engineering to manufacture components for the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter (JSF)...

ULA orders DuraNET 3000 Ethernet Switch technology from Curtiss-Wright
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division has been awarded a contract to supply its commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS)-based rugged Ethernet Switch technology in support of the US Air...

Integrated pilot training system developed for ADF’s AIR 5428 project
Monday, April 14, 2014 BAE Systems, Beechcraft and CAE have offered an integrated pilot training system (PTS) for the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) AIR 5428...

Kitron to supply communication equipment for Oman’s NASAMS system
Monday, April 14, 2014 Kitrons’ Norwegian subsidiary Kitron has been awarded a contract to supply a range of military communications equipment to Kongsberg Defence &...

Dassault’s nEUROn UCAV conducts formation flight with Rafale, Falcon 7X jets
Monday, April 14, 2014 Dassault Aviation’s nEUROn unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) successfully conducted a formation flight with a Rafale multi-role combat aircraft and a Falcon 7X business jet over the...


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