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B-1B Software Upgrade Will Ensure Future Warfighting Capabilities

B-1B Software Upgrade Will Ensure Future Warfighting Capabilities

In order to keep the B-1B Lancer’s capabilities ready to operate now and well into the fast-paced integrated battlefield of the future, the 419th Flight Test Squadron began testing Sustainment Block 16A software upgrades here April 1, to work in […]


UAV Market to Rise Strongly Through the Next Decade, Unmanned Land & Sea Systems Also Growing

UAV Market to Rise Strongly Through the Next Decade, Unmanned Land & Sea Systems Also Growing

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan sent unmanned aerial vehicle production to record heights, but with the last U.S. military troops in Afghanistan slated to depart the country this year, the Pentagon’s demand for unmanned air vehicles is slackening. However, […]


Russian Aircraft Flies Near US Navy Ship in Black Sea

Russian Aircraft Flies Near US Navy Ship in Black Sea

Russian attack aircraft repeatedly flew near the USS Donald Cook in international waters in the Black Sea on April 12, a Pentagon spokesman said today. The USS Cook was patrolling in the western Black Sea when an unarmed Russian Su-24 […]


Russian Air Force to Receive 16 New MiG Fighters

Russian Air Force to Receive 16 New MiG Fighters

The Russian Defense Ministry has signed a $470 million contract with the MiG corporation for the delivery of 16 advanced MiG-29 SMT fighters, the ministry said Tuesday. The company had earlier confirmed the deal in an interview with RIA Novosti, […]


Installation of Backup Oxygen System In F-22 Combat Fleet Continues

Installation of Backup Oxygen System In F-22 Combat Fleet Continues

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s F-22 Division is on-track to complete installation of the Automatic Back-up Oxygen System, or ABOS, in the Air Force’s F-22 Raptor combat fleet by December 2014. In January 2012, following a series of […]


KC-46 Tanker Aircraft: Program on Track, but Upcoming Schedule Remains Challenging

KC-46 Tanker Aircraft: Program on Track, but Upcoming Schedule Remains Challenging

The KC-46 program has made good progress over the past year—acquisition costs have remained relatively stable, the critical design review was successfully completed, the program is on track to meet performance parameters, and the contractor started building development aircraft. As […]


L-159 Sale to Iraq May Fail for Several Reasons

L-159 Sale to Iraq May Fail for Several Reasons

The planned sale of the redundant L-159 combat planes to Iraq may fail for three reasons: the Czechs may not be able to quickly deliver the planes, the Czech military may consider the sale unprofitable, and a new Iraqi government […]


South Korea, US to hold largest-ever joint air drill

South Korea, US to hold largest-ever joint air drill

South Korea’s military said Thursday it would hold its largest-ever joint air drill with the United States as tensions mount over a series of threats from North Korea. The twice-yearly Max Thunder exercise — to be held from Friday to […]


F-35 on time to replace previous tactical aircraft

F-35 on time to replace previous tactical aircraft

The F-35 Lightning II will enhance combat capabilities, project U.S. power and deter potential adversaries, Air Force officials told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on tactical air and land forces in a hearing on tactical aircraft programs […]


 
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