'

DFNS.net Air Blog

Congress looks to delay US Army aviation restructure

Congress has drafted a measure that would allow the active-duty US Army to begin implementing its aviation restructure plan to absorb Boeing AH-64 Apache attack helicopters from Army National Guard units, but would delay...

Australia concludes Afghan Heron deployment

The Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF’s) Heron medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) detachment in Afghanistan concluded operations on 30 November, the Department of Defence (DoD) announced on 3 December. The DoD said...

NDAA: US Army Apache Consolidation Blocked Until 2016

Congress would authorize the active-duty Army to begin to absorb the Army National Guard AH-64 Apaches as part of the Army’s aviation restructuring proposal, but not until 2016, according to compromise National Defense Authorization...

Lawmakers Agree to Block Retirement of A-10 Fleet

Lawmakers on key defense panels have reached a deal on the annual defense authorization bill that would block the Pentagon from retiring the A-10 fleet. Sen. Carl Levin, the retiring chairman of the Senate...

Four VTOL UAVs delivered to Bulgarian armed forces

​Four UAV Solutions Phoenix 30 vertical take-off and landing unmanned air vehicles have been delivered to the Bulgarian national military forces, under a foreign military sale agreement with the US government. …read more Read...

RN establishes UAV squadron

The Royal Navy has established its first unmanned air vehicle squadron to oversee the deployment of the Insitu ScanEagle that has been in operation for some 12 months. …read more Read more here:: Flight...

Lawmakers Aim to End RD-180 Use by 2019

If US lawmakers have their way, the Russian-built RD-180 engine will cease being used on military launches by 2019. …read more Read more here:: Defense News (Air)

​Iran believed to have joined air battle against IS

Iran has reportedly joined the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq, targeting insurgents in the eastern part of the country with its McDonnell Douglas Phantom F-4 fighter. …read more Read more here:: Flight...

In-flight collision between U.S. C-130H and C-27J

Officials from Fort Bragg say a C-130H from 440th Airlift Wing and a C-27J from Special Operations Command had an in-flight incident near the Army base on Dec. 1 at approximately 8:30 p.m. …read...

U.S. Army’s Top Gun course

The U.S. Army has a six-week Top Gun program whereby soldiers are trained to operate their Air Defense Artillery systems with more confidence. The challenging program was initiated shortly after Operation Iraqi Freedom. Senior...

Taiwan Develops New Missiles To Counter China's Threat

Taiwan arms developers said Tuesday that new surface-to-air missiles would defend its airspace for ‘up to 20 years’ as it aims to update weaponry to counter a perceived military threat from China. …read more...

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close