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EU Warns Against Protectionism In Air Force Contract

EU Warns Against Protectionism In Air Force Contract

The EU has warned against US protectionism, after European aerospace giant EADS said it was dropping out of a multi-billion dollar contract bid process. American rival Boeing is now the only bidder. The EU has warned Washington of negative consequences […]


Pentagon defends under-fire tanker bid

Pentagon defends under-fire tanker bid

Washington: The US Defense Department on Tuesday defended its bidding practices as fair after Europe and some US lawmakers charged that contract rules threw a major military deal to Boeing. “One would not expect us to apologize with respect to […]


US, Pakistan air forces conduct air refueling information exchange

US, Pakistan air forces conduct air refueling information exchange

ISLAMABAD:Pilots and aircrews from the U.S. and Pakistan air forces participated in a joint aerial refueling information exchange as part of an on-going effort to enhance cooperation and develop the air refueling capabilities of both nations in early March at […]


Boeing to Go with KC-767 in Tanker Contest

Boeing to Go with KC-767 in Tanker Contest

NEWTOWN, Conn: Boeing announced plans to offer the KC-767 in the competition to supply the U.S. Air Force with a new tanker under the long-delayed KC-X tanker program. The selection of the KC-767 for the job over a potential entry […]


US Air Forces in Europe Leader Discusses Future Challenges

US Air Forces in Europe Leader Discusses Future Challenges

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany: The U.S. Air Forces in Europe commander recognized the contributions of 86th Airlift Wing Airmen to the U.S. military, as well as to all of Europe during his visit here March 2. Though a frequent customer […]


New Report on F-35 and Global Defense Industry

New Report on F-35 and Global Defense Industry

WASHINGTON, DC: Secretary of Defense Robert Gates’ recent firing of the F-35 Program Manager has heightened concerns in the policy community that the plane is failing to meet its economic and military objectives. But in a new report, CNAS Non-Resident […]


Global Positioning System Continues Improvement Initiative

Global Positioning System Continues Improvement Initiative

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo: Building on the January 2010 upgrade to the Global Positioning System ground control segment, Air Force Space Command engineers will be installing another software release primarily designed to support the pending mid-2010 launch of the […]


B-2 Bombers arrive at Andersen AFB

B-2 Bombers arrive at Andersen AFB

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam: More than 240 Airmen from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., arrived here in late February to support the deployment of B-2 Spirits as part of the continuous bomber presence here. The Airmen and aircraft replaced […]


Bilateral training hones US, JASDF capabilities

Bilateral training hones US, JASDF capabilities

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan: U.S. and Japanese military aircraft joined to practice defending Okinawa from simulated enemies during joint bilateral training here Feb. 22 through 26. The training involved a variety of aircraft flying simulated hostile scenarios aimed at training […]


 
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