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Category: Air

Brazil court suspends Boeing-Embraer tie-up

A Brazilian federal court on Thursday suspended a proposed $4.75 billion tie-up between US aerospace giant Boeing and the civilian business of Brazilian plane-maker Embraer pending the government of president-elect Jair Bolsonaro taking office....

Honduran armed forces receive donated aircraft

The Honduran Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Hondureña: FAH) has received five aircraft that will be used for security and relief operations in the Central American country, the Ministry of Defence announced on 6 December....

Philippines selects Black Hawk for combat-utility requirement

The Philippine Air Force (PAF) has selected the Sikorsky S-70 Black Hawk for its combat-utility helicopter (CUH) programme, Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana confirmed on 7 December. Lorenzana said the proposed procurement, valued at USD240...

RAF flies Meteor BVRAAM on Typhoon for first time

The MBDA Meteor beyond visual range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) is now operational aboard UK Royal Air Force (RAF) Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 10 December. According to the...

Lockheed Martin shows off different realities at I/ITSEC

Lockheed Martin Training and Logistics Solutions revealed some of its new research on integrating different forms of reality at the 2018 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando in November. The tactical...

USAF clears production of nuclear bomb tail-kits

The US Air Force (USAF) is to begin production of a new guided tail-kit assembly (TKA) for the B61-12 nuclear gravity bomb, the service announced on 7 December. The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center...

First F-35As arrive in Australia

Australia has received its first operational Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft. The first two aircraft (AU-1 and AU-2) arrived at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Williamtown in New...

U.S. Air Force conducts massive airlift exercise

The U.S. Air Force conducted an extraordinary exercise to evaluate their ability to deploy a large aircraft formation. Up to 30 C-130 Hercules and almost 10 C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft with and other...

Space Force now soliciting uniform concepts from industry

Two months ago, President Donald Trump announced the creation of a new branch of military service within the Department of Defense, the U.S. Space Force. A recently released Pentagon report revealed that, almost immediately...

Russia has decided not to export Bal-E to Azerbaijan

Kommersant has found out that Russia has reversed its decision to sell its Bal-E coastal mobile anti-ship missile system to Azerbaijan due to concerns from its own military. Pliskin [CC0] The newspaper says Russia...

Japan sending more JASDF aircraft to Pacific island nations

The Yomiuri Shimbun says Japan intends to send more Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) planes to Pacific island nations to promote exchanges with locals in those countries. 航空自衛隊 [GJSTUv1], via Wikimedia Commons For the...

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