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Concern Over Speed of Air Force Process

The US Air Force’s top general said he wants to figure out the balance between the active, Guard and reserve components for the vast majority of his service’s programs in time to drive fiscal...

Turkey Delivers Upgraded F-16s to Pakistan

Turkey has delivered the last four F-16 fighter aircraft it upgraded for the Pakistani Air Force, the company tasked with the work said Sept. 2. …read more Source:: Defense News (Air)

Iran Unveils New Missile, Radar Systems

Iran unveiled a new surface-to-air missile Tuesday and two radar systems it said would improve its defenses against ‘enemies.’ …read more Source:: Defense News (Air)

US Targets Shebab Leader In Somalia Airstrike

US forces have carried out airstrikes against the leader of Somalia’s al-Qaida-linked Shebab rebels, with casualties reported but uncertainty hanging over the fate of the main target, officials said Tuesday. …read more Source:: Defense...

Officials: US To Move Drone Base To Northern Niger

The US military will shift its drone flights in Niger from Niamey to a base further north, allowing Washington to better track Islamist fighters in the region, a defense official said Tuesday. …read more...

Royal Air Force A400M Makes Its Maiden Flight

The Royal Air Force’s first Airbus A400M has made it’s maiden flight moving Britain closer to becoming the third operator of the new European airlifter. …read more Source:: Defense News (Air)

1st Royal Air Force A400M Makes its Maiden Flight

The first Airbus A400M new generation airlifter ordered by the Royal Air Force has made its maiden flight, marking a key milestone towards its delivery. The aircraft, known as MSN15, took off from Seville,...

IAI Tests Fly-By-Wire Boom for New Tanker

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) recently performed successful test-flights on a B767-300ER aircraft, equipped with an advanced Fly-by-Wire (FBW) boom system. The new added FBW boom capability, for this specific type of aircraft, joins and...

First Consignment of Upgraded Mi-8AMTSh Delivered to Russia

Russian Helicopters has delivered the first consignment of four upgraded Mi-8AMTSh transport helicopters to Russia’s Defence Ministry. The helicopters were built at Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (UUAP), a Russian Helicopters company, as part of the...

RAF Pass on Baltic Air Policing Role

Royal Air Force No 135 Expeditionary Air Wing (EAW) has formally handed over the role of supporting nation in the Baltic Air Policing (BAP) mission to the Royal Canadian Air Force. The handover ceremony...

Iraq Airstrikes Are Strategic, Not Humanitarian

[CORRECTED number of Mt. Sinjar airdrops] The Obama administration and the mainstream media can make the airstrikes in Iraq sound like a humanitarian war, a New Age operation driven not by realpolitik but by...

Pentagon: Iraq Ops Cost $7.5 Million a Day

The U.S. Defense Department since mid-June has spent about $7.5 million a day on military operations to combat Islamic extremists in northern Iraq. …read more Source:: DoD Buzz (Air)

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