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Gripen Information Meeting in Switzerland

Gripen Information Meeting in Switzerland

On 8 September 2012, the Swiss Air Force Officers Society AVIA invited its members to an information meeting on the evaluation and acquisition of the new fighter of the Swiss Armed Forces (TTE). AVIA had invited Swiss and Swedish officials […]


Northrop to Supply Inertial Navigation System for Eurofighter Tranche 3

Northrop to Supply Inertial Navigation System for Eurofighter Tranche 3

Northrop Grumman has been selected by the Eurofighter Consortium and prime contractor Alenia Aermacchi to provide inertial and satellite navigation systems for Tranche 3 of the Eurofighter Typhoon multirole combat aircraft. Northrop Grumman Italia will provide the Eurofighter Fibre-optical Gyro […]


First F-35 training commander: ‘this jet is our future’

First F-35 training commander: ‘this jet is our future’

Five months of flying the Air Force’s newest fighter jet has left one Airman convinced of the aircraft’s substantial combat capability. Lt. Col. Lee Kloos is the commander of the 58th Fighter Squadron, the Defense Department’s first F-35 Lightning II […]


F-35A reaches ‘huge milestone’ in program development

F-35A reaches ‘huge milestone’ in program development

Air Force officials begin their F-35A Lightning II Operational Utility Evaluation Sept. 10, an instrumental step in beginning Joint Strike Fighter pilot and maintenance training for the service. Two 33rd Fighter Wing pilots at Eglin AFB, Fla., along with two […]


Final Four Gripens Heading for South Africa

Final Four Gripens Heading for South Africa

The final four Gripens purchased by South Africa would be delivered in mid-September, says a news report in SAAF, the unofficial website on the South African Air Force. South Africa had purchased nine dual seat and seventeen single-seat aircraft from […]


F-35B Completes First Airborne Engine Start Tests

F-35B Completes First Airborne Engine Start Tests

The F-35 integrated test force announced the completion of a major prerequisite test for in-flight performance on the short take-off and vertical landing variant of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter Sept. 4. BF-2 completed the first air starts, […]


Iraqi Air Force F-16 Training Takes Off In Arizona

Iraqi Air Force F-16 Training Takes Off In Arizona

While the Republic of Iraq anticipates an initial delivery of F-16 Fighting Falcons in September 2014, the pilots who will fly them embark on a historic partnership with the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Fighter Wing here to learn how […]


FXM Signs Framework Agreement with Switzerland on Gripen

FXM Signs Framework Agreement with Switzerland on Gripen

On Friday 24 August 2012, the Swedish Defence and Security Export Agency, FXM, and its Swiss counterpart, armasuisse, signed a framework agreement on Switzerland’s procurement of 22 JAS 39 Gripen aircraft. This framework agreement will now form the basis of […]


F-35 Opens the Door to True Cooperation of Forces

F-35 Opens the Door to True Cooperation of Forces

Since the 1950s, engineers worldwide have been trying to create the ideal airplane that possesses the ability to perform short takeoffs and vertical landings while maintain speed and missile capabilities. The first generation of these aircraft only achieved advanced speed […]


 
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