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USAF T-X to herald more cost-conscious acquisitions

Key Points T-X is to be the first USAF acquisition under an experimental plan to speed procurement and reign in cost The USAF wants industry to present cost-capability tradeoff options early in process The...

Analysis: Cameroon defence budget gets only modest increase

Information obtained by IHS Jane’s shows Cameroon’s defence budget will only get a modest real-terms boost in 2015, despite increased procurement and operational costs. The Ministry of Defence’s (MoD’s) budget will grow from CFA198.5...

IAI to restructure ahead of 2016 IPO

State-controlled Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is to consolidate its commercial aircraft maintenance and business jet engineering operations within a single civilian unit ahead of a proposed partial initial public offering (IPO) in 2016, the...

Slovakia considering US Black Hawk offer

The Slovak Ministry of Defence (MoD) is seriously considering an offer proposed by the US government to procure nine Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk medium transport helicopters worth EUR300 million (USD353 million) from the US...

Philippines reinvites bids for flight simulator programme

The Philippines Department of National Defense (DND) is inviting companies to offer bids in support of the procurement of full-motion flight simulators for the Philippine Air Force (PAF). An invitation to bid document published...

Belspetsvneshtechnika proposes Strela-10BM2 upgrade

Belarus-based GVTUP Belspetsvneshtechnika has developed an upgraded version of the 9K35M/M2 Strela-10M2/3 (SA-13 ‘Gopher’) mobile short-range air defence. The scheme is intended to improve the system’s day and night capability and improve its combat...

Northrop Grumman Wins $964 Million Contract for ICBM Support

The Air Force awarded Northrop Grumman [NOC] a $964 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) ground subsystems support, the Defense Department said on Wednesday. The support work is to include sustainment engineering,...

Navy to Buy Ospreys for Carrier Deliveries

In a major boost for military tilt-rotor aircraft, the Navy has a preliminary agreement to buy MV-22 Ospreys to replace the aging C-2A Greyhound fixed-wing turboprops for the delivery of supplies and personnel to...

RAF Typhoons arrive for Red Flag test

​A squadron-strength detachment of Royal Air Force Eurofighter Typhoons has arrived at Nellis AFB in Nevada, ahead of their participation in a three-week Red Flag-series exercise to be conducted from late this month. …read...

Japan defence budget calls for 20 P-1s, 5 V-22s

Japan’s parliament has approved a Y4.98 trillion ($42 billion) defence budget for FY2015, with a strong emphasis on new airpower capabilities. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

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