News

  • 16 June 2009

    USAF to Invest $49m on Software System Enhancement

    The US Air Force will invest about $49m to add new features and capabilities to its information support server environment (ISSE) guard software system. The contract has been given to...

  • 16 June 2009

    More Drone Operators to be Trained for USAF

    In line with the US Air Force's plans to build more unmanned fighters and fewer F-35s, it will train more unmanned airplane operators than fighter or bomber pilots. According to...

  • 15 June 2009

    US Laser Aircraft Performs First Firing

    The US Air Force, supported by Boeing, has fired a high-power laser for the first time from its advanced tactical laser (ATL) aircraft in flight. The ATL test successfully hit...

  • 15 June 2009

    Royal Saudi Air Force to Replace Old Targeting Pods

    The Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) is set to replace its old targeting and navigation pods with new Sniper advanced targeting pods (ATPs) under a $100m precision sensor modernisation programme....

  • 14 June 2009

    USAF’s New Maverick Missile Tested

    Key components to be used in the US Air Force's upgraded laser-guided Maverick missile AGM-65E2 are undergoing tests. The AGM-65E2 is suitable for combat missions and for high-speed manoeuvring targets....