Aviation & Air Force News

First unit fields Apache-Shadow combo

An RQ-7B Shadow v2 prepares to launch.

Manned-unmanned operations using helicopters linked with unmanned aircraft systems, or UAS, have been used by the Army for a number of years. However, no single unit has ever actually been assigned to both assets until now, said Lt. Col. Tory […]


India to Receive Upgraded Mirage 2000 Fighter Jets

India to Receive Upgraded Mirage 2000 Fighter Jets

Faced with huge delays in clinching new fighter projects even as it grapples with fast-eroding air combat power, IAF finally has some reason to cheer. The force will get its first two upgraded Mirage-2000 fighters with new avionics and weapons […]


Sikorsky Exhibits and Demonstrates S-76D Helicopter In Malaysia

Sikorsky Exhibits and Demonstrates S-76D Helicopter In Malaysia

Sikorsky‚Äôs newest commercial aircraft, the S-76D helicopter, arrived in Malaysia, beginning the Southeast Asia leg of its demonstration tour. The international demonstration began at the SkyPark Aviation Center in Subang, Malaysia, and this week, the aircraft will be on display […]


US Air Force complete C-17 avionics, weather radar upgrades

US Air Force complete C-17 avionics, weather radar upgrades

When one door closes at the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex regarding aviation modernization, that same door swings open for another opportunity. In the 562nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, maintainers have completed a complex avionics and weather radar modernization package, referred […]


Indian Air Force to Use BrahMos Missile by 2016

Indian Air Force to Use BrahMos Missile by 2016

The Indian Air Force plans to start mounting BrahMos cruise missiles on its aircraft in 2016, BrahMos Aerospace CEO Sudhir Mishra told RIA Novosti Wednesday. The short-range supersonic missile was jointly developed by Russia and India and has been in […]


Mexico Buys UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters

Mexico Buys UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Mexico for UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $110 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency […]


Pakistan to Buy Russian Mi-35 Helicopter Gunships

Pakistan to Buy Russian Mi-35 Helicopter Gunships

Pakistan would like to expand military technical cooperation with Russia by purchasing Russian Mi-35 helicopter gunships, Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain told Sputnik. “Pakistan would like to procure a variety of Russian military hardware,” Hussain said. The president specified that at […]


Airbus Hands Over First A400M to Malaysia

Airbus Hands Over First A400M to Malaysia

The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) today officially received its first of four Airbus A400M military transport aircraft, ordered from Airbus Defense and Space. Chief of RMAF, General Dato’ Sri Roslan Saad officially took over the aircraft from Bernhard Gerwert, […]


Aero India 15 showcases India, US partnership

Two F-15 Eagle sit on static display during Aero India 15, Feb. 19, 2015, at Air Force Station Yelahanka in Bengaluru, India. The F-15s are assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Aero India is India's premier aerospace exhibition and airshow and allowed the U.S. to demonstrate its commitment to the security of the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and showcase defense aircraft and equipment, which ultimately contributes toward better regional cooperation and tactical compatibility with other countries. This year marks the 10th iteration of Aero India since its inception in 1996. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stephen G.Eigel)

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii: From Feb. 18 through 22, more than 95 U.S. military personnel and Defense Department civilians were among the thousands assembled from around the globe to participate in Aero India 2015, the region’s largest tradeshow. “The […]


 
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