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Gates Shares Vision for Air Force’s Future

Gates Shares Vision for Air Force’s Future

Air Force leaders of the 21st century must apply a view that balances traditional roles with the reality of new and emerging threats in determining their service’s needs and capabilities, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here today. In a […]


Sweden to train Thai Gripen Fighter Pilots

Sweden to train Thai Gripen Fighter Pilots

While the Royal Thai Air Force was receiving the first part delivery of its Gripen Fighters, six Thai pilots arrived in Sweden to receive their Gripen training. This is the second group of Thai pilots to be trained at Skaraborg […]


Russia tests 2nd prototype of fifth-generation stealth fighter

Russia tests 2nd prototype of fifth-generation stealth fighter

A second prototype of the Russian fifth-generation T-50 fighter successfully conducted its maiden flight on Thursday, the Sukhoi aircraft manufacturer said. The T-50 fighter is being developed by the Sukhoi design bureau and built at a plant in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, in […]


MoD: Management of the Eurofighter Typhoon Project

MoD: Management of the Eurofighter Typhoon Project

The Typhoon fighter aircraft is already fulfilling some key defense tasks but it is unlikely to reach its full potential as a multi-role aircraft until 2018, according to a National Audit Office report to Parliament. Getting full value for money […]


Canada’s F-35 Debate Continues

Canada’s F-35 Debate Continues

Canada’s CAD9 billion ($9.1 billion) effort to procure 65 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters and associated equipment remains a significant source of controversy within the Canadian government. The plan was approved by the Conservative government, though opposition parties have expressed their […]


British costs soaring for Eurofighter jets: audit

British costs soaring for Eurofighter jets: audit

The cost of each Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft ordered by Britain has soared by 75 percent due to bad planning and over-optimism, the public sector spending watchdog said Wednesday. The National Audit Office (NAO) said that while the fighter jet was […]


Air Force Faces Tactical Fighter Shortfall Despite $230Bn Investment

Air Force Faces Tactical Fighter Shortfall Despite $230Bn Investment

The Air Force expects to invest over $230 billion to operate, maintain, modernize, and recapitalize its tactical air forces during fiscal years 2011 through 2015. This makes up nearly 70 percent of the Department of Defense’s (DOD) total expected tactical […]


Lockheed Martin Flies First Production F-35 Stealth Fighter

Lockheed Martin Flies First Production F-35 Stealth Fighter

The first production model of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II made its inaugural flight today in preparation for delivery to the U.S. Air Force this spring. The jet will head to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to support developmental […]


Iran To Build Advanced Fighter Aircraft

Iran To Build Advanced Fighter Aircraft

The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force has launched a project to design and build the country’s most advanced fighter jet, the English language satellite Press TV reported Sunday. Brigadier General Mohammadreza Karshki, a senior Iranian Air force commander, said […]


 
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