Aviation & Air Force News

US drone war under scrutiny after botched strike

US drone war under scrutiny after botched strike

President Barack Obama’s admission that a US drone strike accidentally took the lives of two hostages has raised fresh questions about the limits and the risks of the country’s “targeted killing” campaign. Since taking office in 2009, Obama has relied […]


Exelis launches airspace surveillance and sense-and-avoid tool for UAVs

Exelis launches airspace surveillance and sense-and-avoid tool for UAVs

Exelis has launched its first airspace situational awareness tool designed specifically for unmanned aerial system (UAS), drone operations in the US. Symphony® RangeVue™ puts real-time Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) surveillance data, flexible background maps and weather information in the hands […]


Rockwell Firestorm Targeting System Certified for Use with F-35

A current and qualified Forward Air Controller (FAC) from the United Kingdom, using the Rockwell Collins FireStorm Integrated Targeting System, was the first to successfully guide an F-35 Lightning II aircraft digitally using a complete air strike mission thread in […]


Air Force, Army, coalition partners showcase strategic airlift capabilities

Air Force, Army, coalition partners showcase strategic airlift capabilities

Members of the 317th Airlift Group from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, flew to Pope Army Airfield April 7, to participate in Combined Joint Operational Access Exercise 15-01. The exercise takes place multiple times each year to certify the Air […]


DARPA demos Persistent Close Air Support System

DARPA demos Persistent Close Air Support System

Close air support (CAS)-delivery of airborne munitions to support ground forces-is difficult and dangerous because it requires intricate coordination between combat aircrews and dismounted ground forces (for example, joint terminal attack controllers, or JTACs). DARPA’s Persistent Close Air Support (PCAS) […]


Eurofighter Showcases Offer of Indigenous Capability for Indonesia

Eurofighter Showcases Offer of Indigenous Capability for Indonesia

A final assembly facility for the world’s most versatile and reliable fast-jet fighter could be built in Indonesia it has been re-confirmed this week – if the Nation chooses to opt for the Eurofighter Typhoon and the chance to develop […]


24 MiG-31BM Fighter Jets Commissioned for the Russian Armed Forces

24 MiG-31BM Fighter Jets Commissioned for the Russian Armed Forces

The first 24 modernized MiG-31BM fighter jets have been delivered to the Russian Armed Forces. Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said more than ten aircraft will be delivered to troops ever year. “After completing the modernization of the MiG-31, we […]


India signals end of talks on larger French Rafale deal

India signals end of talks on larger French Rafale deal

India’s future purchase of Rafale fighter jets will only come through direct talks with the French government, the defence minister has said, effectively killing talks on a massive deal. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced last week that New Delhi […]


India to Acquire 36 Rafale Fighter Aircraft

Rafale fighter aircraft

Dassault Aviation, which is the Indian Air Force supplier for more than 60 years, is honored of the repeated trust of the Indian Government and welcomes its intention to finalize the acquisition of 36 Rafale aircraft at conditions that will […]


 
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