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Pakistan wants to buy Chinese stealth aircraft: Minister

The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has expressed interest in procuring fourth generation stealth fighter aircraft FC-31 from China. Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain told Dawn.com on Friday the matter was being discussed...

Seoul to delay decision on aerial tanker

South Korea is unlikely to choose a new aerial refueling tanker this year. The delay is due to bidders’ failure to meet offset requirements. …read more Source:: Alert5 (Air)

F-35B’s noise level comparable to F/A-18

Data released by the F-35 Joint Program Office indicate the B-model’s noise level is comparable to or lower than the F/A-18. During take-off, the noise level is two decibels higher than the F/A-18. But...

Pentagon finalises F-35 LRIP 8 contract

Key Points The Pentagon has finalised a deal with Lockheed Martin for 43 F-35 airframes: 29 for the United States and 14 for international sales The unit price of each of the three variants...

Operation Atlantic Resolve

Two C-130Hs from the 165th Airlift Wing are in Poland for Operation Atlantic Resolve. During this period, airmen from the Georgia Air National Guard will be helping their Polish C-130 counterparts in enhancing their...

RMAF to move Hawks to East Malaysian airbase

The Royal Malaysian Air Force expects to have half a squadron of 6-8 BAE Systems Hawks at RMAF Labuan airbase by the first quarter of 2015, service chief General Roslan Saad said on 24...

EDA and Eurocontrol join forces on SESAR

The European Defence Agency (EDA) and Eurocontrol, the international air traffic control organisation in Brussels, have agreed to collaborate to implement the military side of the EU’s massive air traffic management (ATM) modernisation programme...

UK orders first operational F-35 combat aircraft

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed for its first four operational Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft as part of the Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP 8) production lot,...

Ghana to get Super Tucanos

The Ghanaian Air Force will receive Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano turboprop aircraft and additional Mil Mi-17 helicopters, President John Dramani Mahama revealed when he inaugurated a new hangar at the Accra air force base....

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