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Aerial Target QF-16 Takes to the Sky

Aerial Target QF-16 Takes to the Sky

The Air Force’s newest aerial target took a major step toward preparing warfighters downrange with a realistic fourth-generation replication of what they may face on the battlefield. The first unmanned QF-16 Viper struck down over the Gulf of Mexico Sept. […]


Norway Opens F-35 Summit to Media

Norway Opens F-35 Summit to Media

For the first time the leaders of the multinational F-35-program will meet in Norway. This happens as all nine partner nations in the program assemble in Oslo for their second JSF steering board of 2014. The F-35 Program is expected […]


Romania gives green light to NATO fighter force

Romania gives green light to NATO fighter force

Romania has given the green light to NATO to base fighters there as the crisis in neighboring Ukraine deepens, its president said Wednesday. “These planes will be part of the NATO integrated defence system alongside the Romanian air force,” Traian […]


Singapore Air Force Enhances Fighter Flying Training with Inauguration of M-346

Singapore Air Force Enhances Fighter Flying Training with Inauguration of M-346

France: With the Republic of Singapore Air Force’s (RSAF’s) new advanced jet trainer Alenia Aermacchi M-346, fighter pilot trainees can now train in more realistic air combat environments, handle sophisticated systems early in their training, and be better equipped for […]


Last Four TAI-Modernized F-16s Delivered To Pakistan Air Force

Last Four TAI-Modernized F-16s Delivered To Pakistan Air Force

Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI) delivered the last four F-16 aircraft to Pakistan Air Force (PAF) under Pakistan F-16 Modernization Program, at a ceremony held at TAI’s facilities in Ankara, Turkey, on September 02, 2014. The avionics and structural modernization […]


India Can’t Afford Delay In Rafale Deal, Says Air Chief

India Can’t Afford Delay In Rafale Deal, Says Air Chief

Air chief marshal Arup Raha has said that it is critical to keep the $25 billion (Rs 1,50,000 crore) French Rafale fighter deal on schedule as the IAF cannot afford any more delays. Raha’s comments are significant as the Eurofighter […]


IAI Tests Fly-By-Wire Boom for New Tanker

IAI Tests Fly-By-Wire Boom for New Tanker

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) recently performed successful test-flights on a B767-300ER aircraft, equipped with an advanced Fly-by-Wire (FBW) boom system. The new added FBW boom capability, for this specific type of aircraft, joins and enhances the company’s extensive experience in […]


First Consignment of Upgraded Mi-8AMTSh Delivered to Russia

First Consignment of Upgraded Mi-8AMTSh Delivered to Russia

Russian Helicopters has delivered the first consignment of four upgraded Mi-8AMTSh transport helicopters to Russia’s Defence Ministry. The helicopters were built at Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (UUAP), a Russian Helicopters company, as part of the state defence order, and have successfully […]


Airbus A400M Successfully Demonstrates Tanker Capability

Airbus A400M Successfully Demonstrates Tanker Capability

The Airbus A400M new generation airlifter has performed successfully air-to-air refueling tests with a F/A-18 Hornet fighter. The tanker test campaign was developed in five flights in which the A400M performed 33 dry contacts and dispensed 18.6 tonnes of fuel […]


 
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