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Category: Air

Philippines Air Force chooses Turkish-made T129 attack helicopter

Philippines Department of Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana confirmed that the Philippines Air Force selected the Turkish-made T129 Advanced Attack and Tactical Reconnaissance (ATAK) helicopters. Speaking to reporters Friday, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said that...

VFA-101 will be deactivated next year

The U.S. Navy has decided to deactivate VFA-101 next year. The squadron is based at Eglin Air Force Base as the service’s initial F-35C fleet replacement squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King...

Philippine to buy Black Hawks and T129s

Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has confirmed that Manila will be buying the T129 attack helicopter. Lorenzana says the country has budget for only eight rotorcraft. He also confirmed that the country will be...

U.S. blocking sale of Israeli F-16s to Croatia

The United States is blocking Israel’s sale of its F-16s to Croatia, Channel 10 news reported. By U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Lee Osberry [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons The report says...

Austria’s Freedom Party wants to buy the Saab Gripen

Two parties within Austria’s coalition government are split over whether to keep flying the Eurofighter or buy new Gripen fighters instead. Johannes Jansson/norden.org [CC BY 2.5 dk] The far-right Freedom Party prefers to buy...

Boeing gets order for Japan’s second KC-46A

The U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center has ordered a second KC-46A with Boeing on behalf of Japan. Photo: Boeing The contract is worth $158 million and work will be completed by Jun....

OPINION: Lockheed pact fuels Airbus tanker ambitions

Tradition states that after tasting the disappointment of defeat, one should try and try again. For Airbus, this means for the third time promoting its A330 multi-role tanker/transport to the US Air Force –...

ANALYSIS: UK on a roll after F-35B carrier trials

After more than a decade of study, experimentation, modelling and simulation, the UK has successfully completed first trials of a shipborne rolling vertical landing (SRVL) manoeuvre for the Lockheed Martin F-35B on board the...

F-35 programme starts formal operational testing

The Pentagon announced on 6 December that the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) programme has started initial operational test and evaluation (IOT&E). IOT&E will measure the effectiveness, suitability, lethality, survivability,...

Duterte names new Philippine Air Force chief

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has named Lt. Gen. Rozzano Briguez as the new chief of the Philippine Air Force. He will replace Lt. Gen. Galileo Gerard Kintanar Jr., who is not due to retire...

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