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Brunei seeks C-130J aircraft from US

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of C-130J Super Hercules aircraft and associated equipment to Brunei. …read more Source:: Air Force technologie (Air)

Opinion: A Better Plan For Army Aviation

The active component Army is working to implement a plan that will erode the National Guard, and they are doing it under the guise of ‘ …read more Source:: Defense News (Air)

US airstrikes in Afghanistan hit two-year high

As the US approaches the end of major combat operations in Afghanistan, the number of airstrikes there hit their highest point in two years in August. …read more Source:: Defense News (Air)

Global Strike Looking at AFSOC Acquisition Model

The head of Air Force Global Strike Command wants to modernize his fleets at a rapid pace, and he believes Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) may be the model to follow. …read more...

BAE To Cut 440 Management Jobs

BAE Systems is to ax up to 440 management jobs at its Military Air and Information (MAI) business in the UK, the company said Thursday. …read more Source:: Defense News (Air)

Questions Ahead for JSTARS Replacement

The service’s joint surveillance target attack radar system (JSTARS) aircraft fleet is due for a replacement, but questions remain whether the program is viewed as a large enough priority in Congress to secure funding....

1st SB-16 Flight By Operational Squadron

Aircrew from 7th Bomb Wing flying squadrons took part in the first flight of a B-1B Lancer upgraded with the Sustainment-Block 16 upgrade outside of operational testing, here Oct. 2. A pilot and weapons...

Saab Grintek Defence to Develop EW System for Gripen NG

Saab’s local South African company, Saab Grintek Defence (Pty) Ltd., has been chosen to develop and manufacture parts for the Electronic Warfare (EW) System for Gripen E for Sweden. Development work, including prototype manufacturing,...

Greece Requests P-3B Aircraft Overhaul and Upgrade

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Greece for P-3B aircraft overhaul and upgrade as well as associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated...

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