Aviation & Air Force News

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 […]

Republic of Singapore Air Force’s F-16 Upgrade Program

Republic of Singapore Air Force’s F-16 Upgrade Program

The upgrade of the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF)’s F-16 fighter aircraft seeks to equip the RSAF’s ageing fleet of F-16s – which first entered service in 1998 – with new and advanced capabilities to keep them operationally relevant. […]

No drones in Washington for July 4 holiday

No drones in Washington for July 4 holiday

Washington: Drones will not be flying over Washington under strict security measures for the US Independence Day holiday weekend, the Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday. Following terror strikes in France, Tunisia and Kuwait, authorities issued an alert ahead of the […]

First RAAF C-27J Spartan Arrives in Australia

C-27J Spartan

Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Geoff Brown, AO, welcomed the first RAAF C-27J Spartan battlefield airlift aircraft in Australia at a ceremony at RAAF Base Richmond today. The acquisition of the C-27J Spartan will fill a gap in Australia’s […]

US Air Force Uses Web-Based Remotely Piloted Aircraft Application

Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems

Using existing technology, a team of Air Force intelligence experts have developed a new Web-based program that saves lives and money, while enhancing the “eyes in the sky,” the centerpiece of the $80 billion remotely piloted aircraft industry. On June […]

India To Retire Three MiG 21, MiG 27 Squadrons This Year

India To Retire Three MiG 21, MiG 27 Squadrons This Year

Three squadrons of the aging MiG 21 and MiG 27 fighter jets are set to be phased out this year even as Indian Air Force focuses on cannibalization to keep the serviceability rate of its aircraft high. Top defence sources […]

31st TES F-35s Take On Green Flag 15-08

An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., waits off the wing of a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 927th Air Refueling Wing, MacDill AFB, Fla., after refueling during a Green Flag 15-08 training sortie in the skies over the National Training Center, Calif., June 10, 2015.

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE: F-35A Lightning IIs from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron played the U.S. Army’s primary close air support platform during the latest iteration of the Green Flag exercise, GF 15-08, as the Air Force’s program works […]

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