All articles by Prasanth Katam

Prasanth Katam

F-35A undergoes critical capability evaluation mission test

Six operational test and evaluation F-35As are participating in an important test mission that will evaluate the joint strike fighter’s (JSF) capabilities in three mission sets.

Philippines to buy air surveillance radars from Israel

The Philippines has ordered three ELM-2288 air surveillance radars from Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) subsidiary Elta Systems for $56m.

US Air Force makes $120bn budget request

The US Air Force (USAF) has presented its fiscal year 2017 president’s budget request for $120.4bn, which it is using to support its modernisation and mission readiness programmes, as well as the force strength of 492,000 personnel.

Italy-made F-35A completes first transatlantic flight

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, US.

Canada to withdraw from ISIS air strikes in February

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 group.

UK to debut F-35 Lightning II at Air Tattoo show

The Royal Air Force’s (RAF) F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter will unveil its first look at the Royal International Air Tattoo to be held at RAF Fairford in July.

Harris to supply fully digital payload for GPS III space vehicles

Technology company Harris will supply an all-digital navigation payload for GPS III Space Vehicles (SV) 11 and beyond, for enhanced performance and on-orbit reprogramming.

Boeing receives first contract for new Air Force One fleet

The US Air Force has awarded the first contract under the Presidential Aircraft Recapitalisation programme, to Boeing, in a step towards building a new Air Force One fleet.

Saudi Arabia to probe civilian deaths in Yemen air strikes

The Saudi Arabia-led coalition has set up a high-level independent committee to look into the allegations that air strikes on Yemen killed civilians in the war-stricken African country.

November’s top stories: Strikes on Syria, Russia’s Sukhoi deal with China

Russian plane downed on Syria-Turkey border, Lockheed closes $9bn Sikorsky acquisition, and Indonesia to invest $1.5bn in South Korea’s fighter project. wraps up the key headlines from November 2015.