Aviation & Air Force News

Canada sends fighter jets to Eastern Europe

Canada sends fighter jets to Eastern Europe

Canada is deploying six CF-18 fighter jets to Eastern Europe as part of NATO’s response to the worsening crisis in Ukraine, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Thursday. Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Ukraine was on the brink of civil war, […]


Japan steps up surveillance posture against China

Japan steps up surveillance posture against China

Japan bolstered its military surveillance capabilities in the southern island region of Okinawa over the weekend, reports said, as territorial tensions with China simmer. The nation’s armed forces, called the Self-Defence Forces, launched a squadron of four E-2C early warning […]


Japan defense chief puzzled by Russian warplanes

Japan defense chief puzzled by Russian warplanes

Japan’s defence minister said Sunday there have been an “abnormal” number of flights by Russian military aircraft close to Japanese islands in recent days. The country’s air defence force scrambled fighter jets for seven days in a row through Saturday […]


F-35 Fleet Surpasses 15,000 Flying Hours

F-35 Fleet Surpasses 15,000 Flying Hours

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fleet recently surpassed 15,000 flight hours, marking a major milestone for the program. “Flying 15,000 hours itself demonstrates that the program is maturing, but what I think is even more impressive is the fact […]


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 […]


 
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