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Eurofighter Typhoon Ready for Japan

Eurofighter Typhoon Ready for Japan

BAE Systems, with the full support of the UK Government, the Eurofighter partner companies and nations together with the Sumitomo Corporation, has today submitted a response to Japan’s requirement for a new fighter aircraft to the Japanese Ministry of Defence […]


HC-130J arrival brings promise of improved personnel recovery

HC-130J arrival brings promise of improved personnel recovery

Air Combat Command officials received its first HC-130J Combat King II after Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz flew the aircraft here and officiated an arrival ceremony Sept. 24. The delivery of the new C-130 model from Georgia […]


Sustainment Soldiers practice supporting ‘fast, furious’ light infantry

Sustainment Soldiers practice supporting ‘fast, furious’ light infantry

Light infantry troops are like little birds. They get up into the highest mountains, and they say, “Feed me, feed me,” according to one sustainment officer in the 82nd Airborne Division involved in supply-by-air training here Sept. 6-11. “As a […]


Most USAF Aircraft Operating Costs Are Unknown

Most USAF Aircraft Operating Costs Are Unknown

A common characteristic of a system that is handling too much money is that it neither knows nor cares how much money it is spending on its own major assets. The U.S. Air Force does not keep complete records on […]


F-22 fleet to resume flight operations

F-22 fleet to resume flight operations

The Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz have recently approved an implementation plan developed by Air Combat Command officials that will allow the F-22 Raptor to resume flight operations after a four-month […]


F-22 fighters allowed back in the air: US Air Force

F-22 fighters allowed back in the air: US Air Force

The US Air Force said Monday its fleet of F-22 fighter jets will be allowed back in the air after officials grounded the planes over concerns about the aircraft’s oxygen system. The F-22 Raptors, the most advanced combat aircraft in […]


US Air Force vows to spare F-35 from budget cuts

US Air Force vows to spare F-35 from budget cuts

The US Air Force vowed Monday to “protect” costly weapons programs despite budget pressures, saying the country needed the F-35 fighter jet, a long-range bomber and other aircraft. While acknowledging the need for reductions to the defense budget, Air Force […]


Embraer KC-390 Suppliers List Grows

Embraer KC-390 Suppliers List Grows

Embraer just announced the selection of Elbit Systems’ Brazilian subsidiary Aeroelectronica (AEL) Sistemas to provide the mission computer system for the KC-390 Airlifter, currently under development for the Brazilian Air Force. In addition, a joint venture has been formalized between […]


Boeing Receives US Air Force F-22 Mission Planning System Contract

Boeing Receives US Air Force F-22 Mission Planning System Contract

Boeing has received a contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide mission planning support for the F-22 Raptor. The order, valued at up to $24 million if all options are exercised, was awarded under the Air Force’s Mission Planning […]


 
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