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Category: Air

Brazil begins flight training on Gripen

The first two Brazilian pilots to undergo training for the Saab Gripen NG multirole fighter have completed their first flight on the type: a 50min training sortie conducted over the Baltic Sea on 19...

India resumes Su-30MKI flights following safety checks

​The Indian air force has resumed flying activities with its Sukhoi Su-30MKI combat aircraft, after removing a grounding order imposed after an uncommanded ejection involving the type on 21 October. …read more Source:: Flight...

Eurofighter unveils 1 billion-euro radar upgrade

Europe’s Eurofighter consortium committed Wednesday to a 1.0-billion-euro ($1.25-billion) upgrade to equip Typhoon combat jets with a more advanced type of radar. It said defence ministers from the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and Spain...

Boeing has tight schedule to deliver KC-46A

Lt. Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, the U.S. Air Force’s top acquisition official, told reporters that she expects Boeing to meet its deadline to deliver 18 new KC-46As in August 2017. However, recent events in...

Did Russia put a satellite killer into orbit?

A Russian satellite put into orbit almost a year ago has been observed making approaches to the Briz-KM rocket stage that launched it. Scientists believe Kosmos 2499 mission objective could be testing itself as...

NGJ flew first time last month

Raytheon and the U.S. Navy recently flew the Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) pod on a Gulfstream jet over the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake on Oct. 16. During the test flight, the jammer...

Estonian JTACs take lead in historic training

For the first time during a joint exercise between the Estonian and U.S. Air Forces, Estonian JTACs took the lead in coordinating airstrikes for U.S. pilots. …read more Source:: Alert5 (Air)

Australia decommissions last Balikpapan-class LCHs

The last three of the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN’s) 45 m Balikpapan-class heavy landing craft (LCH) were decommissioned in Cairns on 20 November. The 364-tonne vessels – HMAS Brunei , HMAS Labuan , and...

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