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Australia expanding its activities in space

Air Marshal Leo Davies, head of the Royal Australian Air Force, predicted that his service will be making “significant investment” in space activities over the next twenty years. artq55 [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia...

F-22 pilot from Australia

Royal Australian Air Force Flight Lt. Paul Anderton is an F-22 Raptor pilot with the 90th Fighter Squadron of the U.S. Air Force. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sergio A. Gamboa The...

K-8 jet trainer seen with Angolan Air Force markings

A photograph circulating on the Chinese blogging site Weibo has indicated that Angola is in the process of acquiring Hongdu K-8 jet trainer aircraft. The photograph showed Luo Ronghuai, president of the Aviation Industry...

BQM-177A SSAT target achieves IOC

The US Navy’s (USN’s) new BQM-177A Subsonic Aerial Target (SSAT) has achieved Initial Operational Capability (IOC), the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) announced on 28 February. Designed to initially augment, and eventually replace, the...

Colombia and Spain to develop new UAV

The governments of Colombia and Spain signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in mid-February to jointly manufacture an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that will be utilised by the armed forces of both nations by...

RMAF Hawks mark 25 years of service

The Royal Malaysian Air Force is celebrating 25 years of operating the BAE Systems Hawk 108 and 208 this year. Photo: British High Commission in Malaysia Two aircraft, a 108 and a 208, have...

First F-35A forward refueling exercise

The F-35A has carried out its first forward refueling exercise. U.S. Air Force photo by Micah Garbarino The exercise took place at Cannon Air Force Base on Feb. 27.An MC-130J Commando II from the...

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