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Category: Air

Bangladesh keen on buying AH-64s

Bangladesh is said to be interested in acquiring the AH-64 attack helicopter, news reports from the country suggest. Photo: Mr. William C. Beach, Audiovisual Production Specialist, Test Documentation Team, U.S. Army Operational Test Command...

South Korea cleared to buy extended-range AMRAAM

South Korea has been cleared to buy the extended-range Raytheon AIM-120C-8 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) as part of a wider package that includes the AIM-120C-7 it already fields. The US Defense Security...

Romanian helicopters begin MINUSMA operations

A Romanian Air Force (RoAF) detachment of four IAR-330L Puma helicopters and about 120 personnel began participating in the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) on 15 October, the Romanian Ministry of...

Iranian jet trainer takes first flight

Iran’s indigenously developed Yasin jet trainer has taken its first flight, the Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL) announced on 17 October. The event was attended by Minister of Defence Brigadier General...

#FighterFriday

Members of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force wave at a 35th Fighter Wing F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, during an aviation training relocation at Komatsu Air Base, Japan, Oct. 3, 2019. JASDF members remained on...

#FighterFriday

Members of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force wave at a 35th Fighter Wing F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, during an aviation training relocation at Komatsu Air Base, Japan, Oct. 3, 2019. JASDF members remained on...

Bell offers its new helicopter as ideal military trainer

Textron subsidiary Bell is promoting its new light helicopter as an ideal military trainer, according to a company news release. The world’s largest manufacturer of helicopter training aircraft is offering Bell 505 as a...

Dream Chaser to undergo final assembly

The first Dream Chaser cargo spacecraft to go into space has been delivered to Sierra Nevada Corporation for final assembly and testing. Photo: SNC It was built by Lockheed Martin. The spacecraft’s two wings...

Russian Navy MiG-29s conduct deck-landing training in Crimea

Russian Naval Aviation MiG-29 fighters have deployed to Crimea for deck-landing training at the service’s purpose-built Nazyemniy Ispitateiniy Treynirovochniy Kompleks Aviatsii (NITKA) or Ground Test Aviation Training Complex carrier operations facility. The landing training...

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