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X-47B Demonstrates Airworthiness

X-47B Demonstrates Airworthiness

With the support of Team Edwards, the United States Navy came one step closer to seamlessly integrating the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator into aircraft carrier operations. The first test phase, which validated the X-47B’s airworthiness, wrapped up May […]


Norway Fires First Ground-Based Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile

Norway Fires First Ground-Based Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile

The Royal Norwegian Air Force successfully fired a Raytheon Company Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile from a National Advanced Surface-to-Air-Missile System (NASAMS). During the first-of-its-kind test at the Andoya Rocket Range in Northern Norway, the ESSM intercepted and destroyed an air […]


Morocco Orders AIM-9X Sidewinder Missile

Morocco Orders AIM-9X Sidewinder Missile

The Kingdom of Morocco and the U.S. government executed a letter of offer and acceptance (LOA) to purchase Raytheon’s AIM-9X Block II missile. The Royal Moroccan Air Force (RMAF) is the world’s 10th country to employ the AIM-9X Sidewinder infrared-guided, […]


Japan buys F-35 stealth jets despite price rise

Japan buys F-35 stealth jets despite price rise

Japan will buy four US-made F-35 stealth jets despite a sharply higher price tag, it said Friday, in Tokyo’s first confirmed order for the next-generation aircraft which has been plagued by delays. An official from the defence ministry said Japan […]


Lockheed Provides Italian MoD with ISR Aircraft

Lockheed Provides Italian MoD with ISR Aircraft

Italian MoD to Use Lockheed Martin Airborne Multi-INT Lab in Operations An innovative Airborne Multi-Intelligence Laboratory (AML) developed by Lockheed Martin for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) is now being used by the Italian Air Force in a live operational […]


Russia May Deploy First S-500 Missiles in 2013 – Air Force

Russia May Deploy First S-500 Missiles in 2013 – Air Force

Russia’s Armed Forces could receive the first of its next-generation S-500 air defense missile systems as early as in 2013, Air Force commander Maj.Gen. Viktor Bondarev said on Wednesday. “I think that as soon as next year we will get […]


Airforce top engineers give tips on saving energy, money

A view of solar panels recently installed on the roof of Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Headquarters, Old Town Complex

Summer is officially under way. While it means fun in the sun for Airmen and their families, it can be an expensive, wasteful time of year for the Air Force. Utility bills on installations often rise drastically as air conditioning […]


Boeing Delivers 6th C-17 Airlifter to UAE Air Force

Boeing Delivers 6th C-17 Airlifter to UAE Air Force

Boeing delivered the sixth United Arab Emirates (UAE) C-17 Globemaster III to the UAE Air Force and Air Defence earlier this month at the company’s final assembly facility in Long Beach. The delivery completes an agreement announced on Jan. 6, […]


Denel Delivers Final Cheetah Planes to Ecuador

Denel Delivers Final Cheetah Planes to Ecuador

All 12 of the South African Cheetah supersonic fighters sold to Ecuador have successfully completed their test flights and are now ready for deployment by the Ecuadorian air force. Riaz Saloojee, the Group Chief Executive of Denel, says the sale […]


 
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