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Category: Air

Air Force revamps air expeditionary force

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force will deploy Agile Combat Support Airmen under its redesigned air expeditionary force construct October 1. The primary purpose of the redesign was to look at ways to deploy...

Fix Decided on For F-16 Cracks

The US Air Force and Lockheed Martin have reached agreement on a fix for a series of cracks impacting F-16B and D fleets around the world. …read more Source:: Defense News (Air)

V-22 To Participate in NATO Exercises

NATO intends to use US V-22 Ospreys in upcoming exercises across the alliance, which could lead to increased interest in the aircraft by European countries, a top commander said on Friday. …read more Source::...

Iraqi MoD confirms delivery of first Mi-28s

Iraq’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) released a video on 30 August confirming that it has received some of the Mil Mi-28NE Night Hunter attack helicopters it ordered from Russia in 2012. The footage showed...

Osprey to Fly in NATO Exercises

A U.S. Air Force commander assigned to NATO said the alliance plans to fly V-22 Ospreys in upcoming exercises. …read more Source:: DoD Buzz (Air)

How To Defeat ISIL: It’s All About The Strategy

As the NATO alliance’s panjandrums meet in Wales and debate the best ways to destroy ISIL and make Vladimir Putin’s Russia stop doing whatever it wants in Ukraine, we offer this schemata for defeating...

Singapore inaugurates M-346 training unit

​The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) formally inaugurated its 150 Sqn training unit at Cazaux air base in France on 3 September, some three months after completing its first 1,000 flight hours with...

USAF ends four years of MC-12W ops in southern Afghanistan

The US Air Force (USAF) has withdrawn its Beechcraft MC-12W Liberty special mission aircraft from southern Afghanistan after four years in theatre, it announced on 4 September. The final mission of the intelligence, surveillance,...

Romania gives green light to NATO fighter force

Romania has given the green light to NATO to base fighters there as the crisis in neighboring Ukraine deepens, its president said Wednesday. “These planes will be part of the NATO integrated defence system...

Singapore officially inducts M-346 jet trainer aircraft

The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) has officially stood up its Alenia Aermacchi M-346 Master advanced jet trainer aircraft-equipped training squadron based in France. The ceremony, which occurred on 3 September, saw Singapore’s...

Israeli air support gets closer

Key Points Improved command-and-control allowed the IAF to provide far closer air support to ground forces during Operation ‘Protective Edge’ than in previous conflicts. The IDF still made extensive use of artillery and mortars...

Serbia’s MiG-29s return to flight ops

Serbia’s fleet of three MiG-29 ‘Fulcrum’ fighters returned to flight operations on 2 September after an urgent delivery of batteries from Russia ended a three-month grounding. Speaking on 31 August, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar...

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