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A Cost Analysis of the US Air Force Overseas Posture: Informing Strategic Choices

A Cost Analysis of the US Air Force Overseas Posture: Informing Strategic Choices

This report seeks to inform the debate over the extent of U.S. military presence overseas by providing a rigorous estimate of the costs associated with maintaining U.S. Air Force installations and units overseas rather than in the United States. The […]


Future war: Arms industry shows off next-gen drones in London

Future war: Arms industry shows off next-gen drones in London

Reconnaissance gadgets and robotic warfare devices are getting smaller by the year, with James Bond like technology being offered to a wide range of buyers, from police forces to special military units. The market place for such technology has become […]


Czechs to Renew Gripen Lease for 14 Years

Czechs to Renew Gripen Lease for 14 Years

The Czech Government has decided to lease 14 Gripen aircraft for another 14 years. The Swedish Defence and Security Export Agency (FXM) has been negotiating on a new agreement for over a year with the Czech Ministry of Defence. The […]


Saudi-British Green Flag Exercise

Saudi-British Green Flag Exercise

Aircraft, crews and supporting personnel from the Royal Saudi Air Force, (RSAF) have been operating alongside their allies from the Royal Air Force as Exercise Saudi-British Green Flag took place at RAF Coningsby. RSAF Typhoons from the 10th Sqn, based […]


Swiss Gripen Fighter Aircraft Purchase Clears Hurdle In Parliament

Swiss Gripen Fighter Aircraft Purchase Clears Hurdle In Parliament

The House of Representatives has agreed to buy fighter jets from Swedish aerospace company Saab. The controversial purchase still needs the final nod from the Senate – and the approval of a sceptical public in a likely referendum. On Wednesday, […]


Eurofighter Typhoon Achieves 200,000 Flying Hours

Eurofighter Typhoon Achieves 200,000 Flying Hours

Germany: Eurofighter Typhoon has now achieved more than 200,000 flying hours since the entry-into-service of its worldwide fleet. Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH confirmed the milestone today adding that, with 719 aircraft on contract, 571 aircraft ordered and 378 aircraft delivered, the […]


Russia unveils plans for new anti-missile system, 5th-generation fighter jet

Russia unveils plans for new anti-missile system, 5th-generation fighter jet

Russia is developing a fifth-generation unmanned fighter jet and a completely new missile defense system which can simultaneously engage several supersonic targets in space, it has been revealed at the MAKS-2013 airshow. The fifth-generation unmanned aircraft, weighing in at around […]


Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey Deploys Refueling Equipment In Flight Test

Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey Deploys Refueling Equipment In Flight Test

The Bell Boeing V-22 Program, a strategic alliance between Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. and Boeing, has successfully completed an initial test of the V-22 Osprey performing as an aerial refueling tanker. Adding this capability to the tiltrotor aircraft would further […]


Sharp rise in British drone use in Afghanistan

Sharp rise in British drone use in Afghanistan

The British military fired nearly seven times as many missiles from unmanned drones in Afghanistan last year as it did five years earlier, according to official data released on Friday. In 2012 British drones flew 892 missions over Afghanistan — […]


 
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