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US may extend tanker deadline to allow EADS bid

US may extend tanker deadline to allow EADS bid

WASHINGTON: The Pentagon said it might extend a deadline for bids on a new aerial refueling tanker after Airbus parent EADS signalled it could return to the competition. Having been informed by EADS of its possible interest in the contract, […]


Tsuiki ATR exercise concludes

Tsuiki ATR exercise concludes

TSUIKI AIR BASE, Japan: The departure of the final two F-16 Fighting Falcons from Tsuiki Air Base March 12 signaled the end of a weeklong aviation training relocation exercise between the 35th Fighter Wing from Misawa AB, Japan and the […]


Defense Secretary Comments on Tanker Competition, Other Issues

Defense Secretary Comments on Tanker Competition, Other Issues

SOUTHWEST ASIA: The recently released request for proposals for the Air Force’s next-generation tanker aircraft was fair, the Defense secretary said here March 11, and he expressed disappointment that Northrop-Grumman has withdrawn from the competition for the $35 billion contract. […]


USAF Academy Graduates First UAV ‘Pilots’

USAF Academy Graduates First UAV ‘Pilots’

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo: Four junior and 20 sophomore U.S. Air Force Academy cadets received the first unmanned aerial systems-remotely piloted aircraft wings awarded in the school’s 55-year history during a function at the Dean’s Heritage House Feb. 25, […]


South African Air Force Unveils New IRIS-T Missile

South African Air Force Unveils New IRIS-T Missile

The newly delivered IRIS-T air-to-air missile was shown to the public for the first time at the South African Air Force’s 90th anniversary parade held at AFB Swartkop, Pretoria. In 2008 the SAAF selected the IRIS-T as an interim short […]


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 […]


 
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