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Russia to form Aerospace Forces next year

Russia will stand up an Aerospace Forces next year comprising of aviation, air defense, space and missile defense units. …read more Read more here:: Alert5 (Air)

Canada confirms 5th C-17

Canada’s Defence Minister Rob Nicholson has formally announced the decision to buy a fifth C-17 for the RCAF. Nicholson made the announcement at Canadian Forces Base Trenton, home of Canada’s C-17s, on Dec. 19....

South Carolina ANG F-16s train with CVW-1

South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing deployed its F-16s to Naval Air Station Fallon to train with Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1). …read more Read more here:: Alert5 (Air)

Army, Guard Set On Collision Course For 2015

WASHINGTON: A major battle is brewing between the regular Army and National Guard. While Congress has frozen the planned transfer of the Guard’s Apache gunships to active-duty units the Army is already taking steps...

Canada will purchase fifth C-17

​Canada officially has plans to purchase a fifth Boeing C-17 strategic airlifter, a move that will extend the overall service life of the fleet by at least seven years. …read more Read more here::...

PICTURES: MQ-8B Fire Scout flies off USCG cutter

​A recent trial saw the Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned air vehicle demonstrate its ability to operate from a US Coast Guard vessel during a flight test on-board the USCGC Bertholf cutter. …read...

NATO trio could pool A330 tanker fleet

​A consortium of NATO nations could acquire a four-strong fleet of Airbus A330 multi-role tanker/transports, the European Defence Agency has announced. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

Russian air force takes first modernised Tupolev bombers

​Russia’s air force has today received the first examples of a number of modernised strategic bombers – a Tu-160M and Tu-95MSs – following upgrade work performed by manufacturer Tupolev. …read more Read more here::...

Embraer KC-390 will fly in January

​Embraer has scheduled the first flight of the KC-390 aerial refueling tanker for early January. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

Germany Takes Delivery of its 1st Airbus A400M

Seville – Airbus Defence and Space has formally delivered the first Airbus A400M military transport ordered by Germany. A total of nine aircraft have now been delivered and the aircraft is in service with...

LM Demos Continued Commitment To Air Force OMS Vision

In a series of U-2 flight tests, Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] integrated multiple Air Force Open Mission Systems (OMS) payloads using the Skunk Works(r) Enterprise Open Systems Architecture (E-OSA), demonstrating the ability to rapidly...

Danger in the skies as Russia, NATO play cat-and-mouse

Recent close shaves between Russian fighters and civilian aircraft highlight the dangers of the cat-and-mouse game being played out between Moscow and the West in European skies amid the crisis in Ukraine, analysts say....

Arrow 3 test aborted

Israel aborted a Arrow 3 interceptor test on Dec. 16 after the target missile was launched towards Israeli airspace. The Defense Ministry said conditions were ‘not ripe’ in order to fire the interceptor at...

Boeing says no C-17 delivered to Algeria

Boeing has denied that a C-17 has been delivered to Algeria. The aircraft that was spotted at Algiers Houari Boumediene airport on Dec. 10 could have been from Qatar. …read more Read more here::...

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