Aviation & Air Force News

New RAF Intelligence Aircraft to Be Delivered Seven Months Early

New RAF Intelligence Aircraft to Be Delivered Seven Months Early

Following the Prime Minister’s recent direction to invest and build up the UK’s intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance (ISTAR) capability, the Defence Secretary has confirmed that the second Airseeker (Rivet Joint) signals intelligence plane is expected to be delivered […]


Indonesian Air Force Plans to Replace C-130 Hercules

Indonesian Air Force Plans to Replace C-130 Hercules

Indonesian Air Force Chief of Staff, Air Marshal Agus Supriatna, revealed that he has conducted a study to replace Hercules aircraft with new transport aircraft. “We have conducted a study to replace C-130 Hercules aircraft with the new ones either […]


Two dead as F-16, Cessna collide in South Carolina

Two dead as F-16, Cessna collide in South Carolina

A supersonic F-16 fighter collided Tuesday with a small Cessna trainer over South Carolina killing both people in the Cessna and spreading debris over a wide area, US officials said. The mid-air collision occurred late in the morning about 11 […]


Latest A400M Transport Aircraft Is Delivered to the Royal Air Force

Latest A400M Transport Aircraft Is Delivered to the Royal Air Force

The Ministry of Defence is pleased to announce it has taken delivery of its third A400M Atlas aircraft which has flown back to the UK. The next-generation transport aircraft took off from the assembly plant in Seville, Spain, and landed […]


Italian Coast Guard Expands Its AW139 Helicopter Fleet

Italian Coast Guard Expands Its AW139 Helicopter Fleet

AgustaWestland announced today a major milestone in the modernization of the Italian Coast Guard’s helicopter fleet, with the delivery of three further AW139 intermediate twin aircraft and an order for two more aircraft. The delivery ceremony was attended by Italian […]


Long-Range Bomber May Be In China’s Plans

Long-Range Bomber May Be In China’s Plans

A fast-flying, heavy strategic aircraft is needed and long overdue, defense experts say. “Please try your best to develop new bomber aircraft.” That was the last wish of the dying Lieutenant General Liu Yudi, 92, a flying ace from the […]


China needs long-range strategic bomber: state media

Tu 160 white swan, black jack, su-27 su-30

BEIJING: China needs to develop a long-range strategic bomber to strike adversaries farther away from its coast in the event of conflict, state media reported Tuesday, quoting defense experts. Beijing has been steadily beefing up its military through years of […]


Two pilots killed in Russian military jet crash

Sukhoi Su-24

Two pilots of a Russian military aircraft were killed Monday when their jet crashed during a training mission in the far east of the country, the defence ministry said, the latest in a string of accidents involving military planes. “The […]


Eurofighter CEO Welcomes RUSI Report On Airpower

Eurofighter Typhoon Secure Airspace during the World Economic Forum 2015 in Davos

Eurofighter’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) has welcomed a new report by the UK’s Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI) to be launched today in London (July 6th) as ‘positive and encouraging’. Alberto Gutierrez says the RUSI […]


NATO Welcomes Activation of New Air Command and Control System

NATO Welcomes Activation of New Air Command and Control System

NATO Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment Patrick Auroy welcomed the activation of NATO’s new Air Command and Control System (ACCS). Italy recently decided to declare the first ACCS site operational, with other NATO and national sites to follow in […]


 
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