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Category: Air

German Typhoons not subject to Russian aggression

The German Air Force (GAF) is not seeing a more confrontational attitude from Russian pilots it is intercepting over the Baltic region, despite concerns being raised by Western leaders of increased aggression over recent...

Netherlands commits to first operational F-35s

The Netherlands announced on 15 December that it will sign a contract in April 2015 for an initial eight Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters (JSFs). In total the Netherlands is planning...

Boost for Australian Defence and Aerospace Industries

Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston today welcomed the announcement by the US Department of Defense that Australia has been selected to provide support to Joint Strike Fighters (F-35) in the Asia Pacific Region....

Indian MoD delays decision on MTA again

Key Points The Indian Ministry of Defence has again delayed a decision on whether to approve the Medium Transport Aircraft programme to replace the air force’s Avro 748Ms The programme was touted as the...

Indian defence minister details AW101 contract termination

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar provided confirmation and more details of the termination of India’s contract with AgustaWestland for 12 AW101 helicopters on 16 December. Parrikar said in a written parliamentary reply that the Indian...

Japan cleared to receive AIM-120C-7

The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Japan of AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM), at an estimated cost of USD33 million. On 12 December, the US Defense...

Australia seeks comment on new defence export laws

The Australian Department of Defence released a draft copy of proposed amendments to the country’s Defence Trade Controls Act 2012 on 17 December, with the government seeking industry comments on the proposed changes throughout...

Russia plans to receive 55 PAK-FAs by 2020

The Russian Air Force (VVS) will have received 55 Sukhoi PAK-FA (T-50) fighter aircraft by 2020, according to Vladislav Goncharenko, the deputy director of the United Aircraft Corporation’s (UAC’s) combat aircraft department. The first...

No C-17 delivered to Algeria, Boeing confirms

Algeria has not received into service a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III strategic airlifter, the manufacturer confirmed to IHS Jane’s on 17 December. A C-17 in Algerian Air Force (al Quwwat al Jawwiya al Jaza’eriya)...

USN studies radars and rockets for Fire Scout UAVs

Key Points A competition for a maritime search radar for the MQ-8C could open next year Fire Scout’s existing EO/IR sensors provide targeting, but USN also needs a radar for broader searches The US...

South Korea orders RQ-4B and Heron 1

South Korea has simultaneously placed orders for four RQ-4B Global Hawk and an undisclosed number of Heron 1 UAVs. …read more Read more here:: Alert5 (Air)

'No Test' Declared for Arrow-3 Interceptor

An Israeli Defense Ministry official on Wednesday characterized a test conducted the previous day of the new Arrow-3 as a ‘no test,’ given that ‘conditions did not allow for’ actual launch of the intercepting...

Pentagon Sets up F-35 Maintenance Plan in Asia

The Pentagon’s F-35 program announced plans for the program’s maintenance and sustainment of the aircraft in the Asia Pacific — identifying Japan and Australia as locations for aircraft and engine work. The regional alignments,...

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