South Korea, US to hold talks on splitting USFK costs in December

November 19, 2018 @ 10:33 AM

US and South Korean officials fail to reach consensus on splitting the bill of the American soldiers stationed on the peninsula during the ninth round of bargaining, a government official stated on Monday. Senior diplomats of the two sides had three-day talks on the Special Measures Agreement (SMA) to set the...

New Zealand Air Force signs contract for CAE NH90 Helicopter FTD

August 9, 2018 @ 01:29 PM

CAE today announced that it has been awarded a $38.4 million contract to provide the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) with a CAE 700MR Series NH90 helicopter flight training device (FTD)

HAL Chairman Co-pilots LCA Tejas, Experiences Simulated Missile Launch

August 9, 2018 @ 10:06 AM

Hindustan Aeronautics Limiteds Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) T Suvarna Raju, flew the locally-made Light Combat Aircraft Tejas from HAL Airport in Bangalore today. The twin seat variant of LCA (PV5) was piloted by Group Captain KK Venugopal, VM (Retd) HALs Chief Test Pilot

Chinese J-16 Fighter Jet Combat Ready To 'Target Taiwan'

August 5, 2018 @ 07:33 AM

Chinas air force has announced that its J-16 fighter jet, developed to 'target Taiwan,' will be combat ready soon. The air force said a squadron of J-16s – described as 4

Air Exercise Pitch Black takes off in Darwin, Australia

August 2, 2018 @ 04:48 PM

Exercise Pitch Black 18 kicked off in Darwin, Australia on Monday with more than 60 aircraft from eight nations taking to the skies in under 90 minutes. Aircraft from Australia, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, France and the United States took off for the first week of the exercise, known...

S Korean Jets Chase Chinese Reconnaissance Aircraft from Disputed Air Zone

July 28, 2018 @ 10:07 AM

South Korea scrambled F-15K fighter jets to intercept a Chinese reconnaissance plane when it entered the Korea Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) at around 7:10 a.m on friday, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said in a statement

Leonardo To Set Up New Pilot Training Initiative For Italian Air Force

July 18, 2018 @ 09:27 AM

Leonardo signed a collaboration agreement with Italy to strengthen the training services already offered by the Italian Air Forces 61st Wing and will establish an all new “International Flight Training School” (IFTS) to support military pilot training. Leonardos CEO, Alessandro Profumo, and the Italian Air Force Chief of Staff, Lt

US Airbase In Qatar To Be Expanded

January 31, 2018 @ 08:51 AM

Qatar will reportedly expand the US airbase located in southwest of Doha, that currently houses about 10,000 US military personnel, the countrys Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence Affairs H E Dr. Khalid bin Mohamed Al Attiyah said during his visit to Washington, DC, this week

Russia Begins Establishment Of Permanent Military Bases In Syria

December 27, 2017 @ 03:49 PM

Russia is extending its military presence in Syria by upgrading the bases in Tartus and Khmeimim into permanent military centers, Moscows defense ministry said Tuesday. Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu was quoted as saying by local media on Tuesday that the ministry has started forming a permanent grouping of forces at the Tartus naval facility and the Hmeymim airbase in Syria

Pakistan Air Force Inaugurates Main Operating Base In Sindh Province

December 26, 2017 @ 12:28 PM

Pakistans Air Force on Monday formally inaugurated its newly built main operating base (MOB), in Thatta District in Sindh, northeast of Karachi. In his inauguration speech on December 25, the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Chief of Air Staff (CAS) Air Chief Marshal (ACM) Sohail Aman stated that the new base would enable the PAF to support the Pakistan Army “more efficiently”, local media reports “Indeed, PAF Base Bholari is a project of strategic significance for capacity enhancement of Pakistan Air Force in operational domain both overland as well as at sea

Iranian Warplanes Practice Night ‘Carpet-bombing’ During Drill

November 1, 2017 @ 08:45 AM

Warplanes of the Iranian Air Force have conducted ‘carpet-bombing of mock enemy positions amid the aerial maneuvers in the central province of Isfahan. Flying at low altitude, Irans Sukhoi-24 and Phantom aircraft practiced the bombardment technique, which features dropping a large number of bombs on enemy targets in an area with the aim of causing 'uniform' destruction

Three IAF Women Pilots To Fly Su-30 In Dec, Three More To...

October 3, 2017 @ 10:27 AM

Indian Air Forces first female combat fighter pilots will likely be flying Sukhoi Su-30MKI aircraft by year end, an air official told