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Category: Air

Second-hand F-16s a challenge to CATIC

Ma Zhiping, the general manager of China National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corporation, said in an article in China Aviation News that as F-16s are being decommissioned world wide, refurbished Fighting Falcons could be...

South Korea agrees to buy F-35s

South Korea has approved a deal to acquire 40 Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighters for about KRW7.3 trillion (USD7.1 billion). The Defense Acquisition Program Executive Committee headed by Minister of National Defense Han...

UPDATE: US leads air strikes against IS in Syria

The United States has struck Islamic State (IS) targets in Syria for the first time, the Department of Defense (DoD) has announced on 23 September. The overnight strikes were conducted using a mix of...

Details emerge of Brazilian tanker offset programme

Details of offset obligations implemented as part of the procurement of three Boeing/IAI 767-300ER MMTT tankers by the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) have emerged in Brazilian newspaper Valor Economico . The FAB’s USD300 million...

India extends deadline for MTA bids again

India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has extended the deadline for overseas vendors to submit bids for the Indian Air Force’s (IAF’s) Medium Transport Aircraft (MTA) requirement, official sources said. The decision to extend the...

Boeing opens Singaporean cyber analytics centre

Boeing announced on 22 September that it had opened a Cyber Analytics Centre in Singapore: the company’s first outside the United States., The centre will perform advanced analytics for customers in Singapore and throughout...

Video: Pentagon Releases Islamic State Strike Footage

U.S. Central Command released combat footage of Monday night’s airstrikes targeting strategic Islamic State positions. The first video below shows an Islamic State vehicle staging ground in Abu Kamal, which was struck by U.S....

F-22 Sees First Combat Action

The Air Force’s F-22 fighter jet this week saw its first combat action nearly nine years after initial operational capability was declared. The Defense Department said Tuesday the F-22 deployed Global Positioning System- (GPS)...

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