The US State Department approved a possible Foreign Military Sale worth $1.06 billion for pilot and maintenance training, contractor logistical support (CLS) for trainer aircraft, and base support for Iraqi Air Force personnel
Australian arms supplier NIOA has delivered its first LVS2 Next Generation Fire Control Simulation Training System for MK47 Light Weight Automatic Grenade Launcher to the Australian Army. The Lightweight Video Sight (LVS2) system provides an advanced, virtual reality training solution that is compact, easily transportable and deployable, providing low cost, but highly effective, training for Defence
The US Navy has grounded its fleet of T-45 trainer jets on Wednesday following instructor pilots refusal to fly, raising concerns about the oxygen systems' efficiency as the aviators are experiencing light-headedness and blackouts. “We take the concerns of our air crew seriously and have directed a two-day safety pause for the T-45 community to allow time for naval aviation leadership to engage with the pilots, hear their concerns and discuss the risk mitigations, as well as the efforts that are ongoing to correct this issue,” Cmdr
Rheinmetall has won a several million euros contract from Thailand Navy to supply a turnkey system known as the Naval Warfare Training Simulator (NWTS). The order includes construction of a new building, including infrastructure, the company announced today
Vietnam Peoples Air Force (VPAF) has plans to set up a new division dedicated to supersonic fighter pilot training. Plans are afoot to purchase trainer jet aircraft for the purpose such as the Yak-152 combt-trainer and the Yak-130 basic trainer
Esterline will deliver two visual systems into the Eurofighter Typhoon simulator facilities at RAF Lossiemouth, in Scotland, UK, by the end of this year. The new systems will provide air force pilots with high performance, high fidelity visual systems as they prepare for operational deployments around the globe, BAE Systems said in a statement Tuesday
Argentina is buying 12 Beechraft Texan aircraft to replace 24 Embraer EMB-312 Tucano to train its military pilots. Plans to buy warplanes from abroad, including from Brazil's Embraer or Mig fighters from Russia are unlikely to happen in the immediate future
The US Navy awarded Rockwell Collins a contract worth $142 million to procure Tactical Combat Training System. “Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a $142,356,338 cost-plus-incentive-fee, fixed-price-incentive, firm-fixed-price contract for procurement of the Tactical Combat Training System Increment II (TCTS Inc II) environment improvement of the air combat training with rangeless air combat and secure air-to-air and air-to-ground data link,” the US Department of Defense announced Tuesday
Russian Defense Ministry will receive the first batch of eight Mi-28UB new combat training helicopters this year. "The supplies of eight serial helicopters for the aerospace Forces is being planned within the framework of the state defense order for 201," Nikolai Pavlenko, the deputy head of the Russian Helicopters company was quoted as saying by
Thales delivers an FNPT II (Flight and Navigation Procedures Trainer) simulator to the Royal Malaysian Air Force for the purposes of initial pilot training. The simulator, delivered to the company Gading Kasturi, has been in operation since December
New Zealand's navy has received combat system trainer from Lockheed Martin Canada under the country's planned ANZAC Frigate System Upgrade project. Chief of Navy Rear Admiral John Martin opened the combat system trainer at the Maritime Warfare Training Centre at the New Zealand Navy base in Devonport on February 16, 2017
Indian Navy has responded, asking to send proposal following the request of Myanmar Navy delegations to provide training facilties. The request was made during a visit of Myanmar Navy delegations, who were on a four-day official visit to Kochi from February 26 to March 2, Press Trust of India reported Wednesday
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