All articles by Anagha Unnikrishnan

Anagha Unnikrishnan

April’s top stories: France-Qatar Rafale deal, US-Australia sale of AIM-120D missiles

Qatar and France conclude Rafale deal worth €6.7bn, US approves $1.22bn sale of advanced AIM-120D missiles to Australia, and Japan beefs up aerial defence against Chinese intrusions. wraps up the key headlines from April 2016.

Nato and partner air forces conduct exercise over the Baltic region

Nato and partner air forces have completed a joint military exercise code-named Exercise Ramstein Alloy at Amari Air Base in Estonia.

USAF’s B-52 bombers conduct sortie with French Air Force

The US Air Force’s (USAF) B-52 Stratofortress bombers have conducted a long-range exercise with the French Air Force.

DCCA secures contract to upgrade USAF’s communication network

Information technology services provider Data Computer Corporation of America (DCCA) has secured a contract to modernise the main communication system of the US Air Force (USAF).

Lockheed Martin to supply additional JASSM to USAF

The US Air Force (USAF) has awarded a $116.8m contract to Lockheed Martin for the production of the joint air-to-surface standoff missile (JASSM) and its extended range (ER) version.

AFMC to establish new team to aid Third Offset strategy

The Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) has unveiled plans to establish a multi-disciplinary Air Force team at the Air Force Research Laboratory to help carry the US Air Force (USAF) to Third Offset by developing the next-generation of operational capabilities.

Denmark to engage in combat operations against ISIS

Denmark will expand it’s military mission in Syria, as part of a US-led coalition fighting against ISIS in the region.

India-based OIS Advanced Technology and Sagem partner for AASM production

India-based manufacturer OIS Advanced Technology (OIS-AT) has entered into a strategic partnership with France’s Sagem for the production of armament air-sol modulaire (AASM) Hammer Bomb Guidance and Glide Kit in India.

BAE Systems and AIROD partner to upgrade RMAF Hawk Aircraft

BAE Systems has entered into a strategic partnership with Malaysia’s aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) centre AIROD to upgrade avionic systems on the Royal Malaysia Air Force (RMAF) Hawk aircraft.

RNZAF opens new pilot training facility

The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) has opened new pilot training capability at the air force base in Ohakea, New Zealand.