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Panetta orders Air Force to take further steps on F-22

Panetta orders Air Force to take further steps on F-22

With safety remaining his top concern, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has ordered the Air Force to take additional steps to mitigate risks to F-22 pilots, George Little, acting assistant secretary of defense for public affairs, said May 15 during […]


Pentagon restricts F-22 Jet Flights over safety worries

Pentagon restricts F-22 Jet Flights over safety worries

US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has ordered the Air Force to restrict flights of its most advanced fighter jet, the F-22, after some pilots complained of dizzy spells and blackouts, officials said Tuesday. Since 2008, officials say at least a […]


Air Force announces criteria for basing KC-46A

Air Force announces criteria for basing KC-46A

After extensive internal review, the Air Force released today its basing criteria that will be used to select candidate bases for the KC-46A formal training unit and first two main operating bases. The formal training unit (FTU) and first main […]


Russian Air Force roundtable: status quo, revamps, perspectives

Russian Air Force roundtable: status quo, revamps, perspectives

An roundtable of experts on Russia’s Air Force and ABM systems is slated for May 16, 2012, at the Voice of Russia radio station. It will tackle the implementation of the State Arms Program and try to get an up-close […]


F-35 costs have US partners worried

F-35 costs have US partners worried

Countries backing the Pentagon’s new F-35 fighter jet are anxious about the program’s spiraling costs and incessant delays, with some postponing or cutting investments as they wait to see if the aircraft lives up to its promise. The United States […]


Northrop Grumman Begins Full Rate Production of Infrared Missile Warning System

Northrop Grumman Begins Full Rate Production of Infrared Missile Warning System

The U.S. Air Force has authorized full rate production of the NexGen Infrared missile warning system (MWS), a Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC)-designed, built and tested protection system for C-17, EC-130J, HC/MC-130J and other Air Force platforms. “The full rate production […]


Indian Cabinet Approves $700M Purchase of Pilatus PC-7 Trainers

Indian Cabinet Approves $700M Purchase of Pilatus PC-7 Trainers

The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) on Thursday cleared the purchase of 75 basic trainer aircraft for the Indian Air Force (IAF). The IAF has been suffering from a crippling shortage of trainers since 2009, when its old basic trainer […]


Australian Air Force Picks C-27J Spartan Battlefield Airlift

Australian Air Force Picks C-27J Spartan Battlefield Airlift

Alenia Aermacchi, a Finmeccanica company, welcomes the decision taken by the Australian Minister for Defence and Minister for Defence Materiel to purchase 10 new built Alenia Aermacchi C-27J Spartan Battlefield Airlift aircraft at a cost of around 800 million Euro […]


Global Strike Command leader previews B-52 upgrades

Global Strike Command leader previews B-52 upgrades

During a recent visit to Edwards AFB, Calif., the commander of Air Force Global Strike Command spent time with B-52 Combined Test Force officials to preview the combat capability enhancements made to the B-52H Stratofortress. Modernizing and sustaining the nation’s […]


 
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