Indian Air Force has stressed for a decision from Defense Ministry over the $2 billion acquisition of six Airbus 330 Mid Air Refuelling Aircraft or tankers. The IAF wants the A-330 MRTT deal to be inked at the earliest to boost strategic reach of its fighters and bombers
The European Air Transport Command (EATC) has integrated 31 fixed wing air transport aircraft from Italian Air Force, the command centre announced Tuesday. EATC based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, will now have operational control over these transferred Italian transport and tanker assets, including four Boeing KC 767A, twenty Lockheed C-130 J Hercules II and seven Alenia C-27 J Spartan
France has ordered additional eight A330 Multi-role Tanker Transport Aircraft from Airbus. The French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) has placed the order
Spains decision to restructure the delivery of 27 Airbus A400M military transport aircraft has been welcomed by Airbus Defense and Space. Spain intends to postpone delivery of 13 A400M military transport aircraft beyond 2024 out of the 27 it ordered
Germany will back France in Syria and Iraq by deploying Tornado reconnaissance jets, frigate and refueling planes to fight the Islamic State. "Germany will be a more active contributor than it has been until now," Henning Otte, defense expert for the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) was quoted as saying by Todayszaman news website in a statement on Thursday
Cobham Mission Systems accepted the first 908E Air-to-Air Refuelling (AAR) pod structures assembled by Tata Advanced Systems Limited in Hyderabad, India. The AAR pods are designed to be used on the Airbus A400M military tanker
The Indian Air Force is likely to issue a request for proposal (RFP) to upgrade its large transport fleet of Ilyushin IL-76 aircraft with new avionics, engines besides other changes. The upgrade plans also include the Phalcon AWACS fleet of three which is based on the Il-76 platform
Airbus has decided not to bid for the Japanese air-to-air refueling tanker aircraft contract worth over a billion dollars citing terms of tender favor its rival, Boeing. “The RFP allowed Japan to buy tankers under the US government's foreign military sale mechanism, which involves the two governments negotiating the contract directly,” Airbus was quoted as saying in a statement by Reuters Tuesday
China displayed the Type 99A battle tanks, PGZ-07 self-propelled anti-aircraft gun and ZBD-07 8×8 wheeled infantry fighting vehicle during the military parade today, held to mark the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing today. The Type 99 is a third-generation main battle tank (MBT) fielded by the Chinese People's Liberation Army
Lockheed Martin has delivered an additional MC-130J Commando II aircraft assigned to the US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). Crews from the US Air Force ferried the aircraft to Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, from the Lockheed Martin facility in Marietta, the company said in a statement Thursday
Israel is working to convert a Boeing 767 into a refuelling tanker with the intention of bringing Iranian targets within striking range of its fighter aircraft. Initially, Israel had planned to replace its converted Boeing 707 with the KC-46A Pegasus but changed its plans because of the company put the date back by another eight months and the price increased by half a billion dollars
Japanese ministry of defense (MoD) plans to spend more than 5 trillion yen ($40.3 billion) for fiscal 2016 to buy new airborne refueling aircraft and continue building an Aegis destroyer
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