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  • 10 March 2010

    Israel to Postpone F-35 Deal with US

    Delays in the production of the F-35 joint strike fighter are forcing Israel to consider postponing the contract signing with the US for the fifth-generation stealth fighter. Israel earlier decided...

  • 9 March 2010

    Turkish Air Force Receives First F-4E Phantom

    The Turkish Air Force has received the first of 16 F-4E Phantom fighter jets from McDonnell Douglas, following which the aircraft will undergo upgrades. Aselsan will undertake the $24m upgrade,...

  • 9 March 2010

    BAE Systems Awards JSF Equipment Contract

    BAE Systems has signed a $200m contract with GKN Aerospace, for the supply of composite and metallic structures for the multination joint strike fighter (JSF) programme. Under the contract, GKN...

  • 9 March 2010

    USAF Conducts First C-130 Hercules LCLA Combat Mission

    The US Air Force has conducted its first ever low-cost, low-altitude (LCLA) combat airdrop mission from a C-130 Hercules aircraft, in Afghanistan. LCLA airdrops by Hercules aircrews are designed to...

  • 8 March 2010

    RAAF to Receive First Batch of Super Hornets

    The first batch of next-generation Super Hornets for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) will be delivered by the US by the end of the month. Aircrew and maintenance personnel...

  • 8 March 2010

    RCAF’s First Super Hercules Completes Maiden Flight

    The Royal Canadian Air Force's (RCAF) first CC-130J Super Hercules has successfully completed its maiden flight. The Lockheed-developed CC-130J is the first of 17 CC-130Js ordered by the RCAF. The...

  • 8 March 2010

    US Awards Maintenance Contract for Taiwan’s F-16s

    The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency has awarded an F-16 aircraft flight-line maintenance and sharpshooter targeting pod maintenance contract in support of Taiwan's F-16 programme at Luke Air Force Base,...

  • 7 March 2010

    India to Buy Additional Fighter Jets from Russia

    India is negotiating a new military contract with Russia to buy 42 additional Su-30MKI fighter jets for the Indian Air Force (IAF). Both countries have been working on the $3bn...

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