Turkey announced new tax measures aimed at boosting defense spending, the finance minister said on Thursday. "The tax raises will be transferred directly to the defense industry fund as the fund is not a part of central government budget," Naci Agbal said in a speech at the Istanbul Financial Summit
The senior leaders of the United States Air Force discussed alternative methods of aviator training and requirement initiatives to address shortage of over 1500 pilots in its aircrew units that has left Americas aerial warfighting branch scrambling to find a way to stop decline in skilled aviators. The 2017 Aircrew Summit held on September 22 at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, had air force senior leaders from the headquarters, major commands and other experts discussed strategies, plans and initiatives falling under the ACTFs seven lines of effort: requirements, accessions, production, absorption, retention, sortie production and industry collaboration
Russias T-50 (PAK FA) fifth-generation stealth fighter jet has received the serial index designation of 'Su-57' from the Russian Aerospace Forces, its Commander-in-Chief Colonel General Viktor Bondarev said. The nomenclacure change indicates that the development phase is nearing completion and that the aircraft is soon to enter serial production
South Korea's defense ministry has sought a record 43.7 trillion won ($38
The US Air Force nuclear sniffer aircraft was dispatched Thursday towards the east sea of Korean Peninsula amid speculations about North Koreas imminent bomb test. Thursday's flight appears to be meant for checking whether the secretive communist nation has detonated a nuclear bomb, Yonhap reports
The Indian Army which is now operating two regiments of the indigenously-developed truck-mounted Pinaka multi-barrel rocket launcher (MBRL) systems, is eyeing to induct another eight by 2022. The army is looking at raising the number to 22 within a decade to add firepower to its artillery, an official was quoted as saying by
The Indian Air Force is modifying its medical norms for pilots and new applicants by striking off a number of abnormalities or ailments from the list that deemed pilots to be medically unfit for flying. Speaking on the sidelines of the 64th International Congress of Aviation and Space Medicine on Monday, Air Marshal Pawan Kapoor, Director General Medical Services (Air), said no evidence was found that spinal deformities like Schmorl's nodes affect flying, though it was earlier thought that it may lead to fracture in case of ejection or other such situations, PTI reports
The current batch of Indian Air Force woman trainees have been qualified as transport and helicopter pilots. "In the current batch of cadets undergoing training, women trainees have not qualified for being inducted as fighter pilots but have succeeded in training as transport and helicopter pilots," an IAF official was quoted as saying by
The India Air Force formally commissioned its first three women fighter pilots at the Air Force Academy at Dundigal on the outskirts of Hyderabad on June 18. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, who was chief guest at the combined graduation ceremony at Air Force Academy, Dundigal on the city outskirts, termed the event as a “milestone” wherein for the first time three women pilots are commissioned in combat role
Indias Ministry of Defence has decided to appoint a committee to suggest reforms in the armed forces. The purpose of setting up a committee is to bring in major structural changes in the Army, IAF and the Navy and to do away with posts that may have become redundant and ensuring modernization or addition of new equipment shouldnt mean a corresponding rise in numbers for the forces,
The US Department of Defense has awarded a $975 million US Air Force contract to 15 companies for counter narcotics and global threats operations and logistics support. The winners are: Atlantic Diving Supply Inc
The US Air Force has awarded a $272 million contract to Sallyport Global Holdings in Virginia to run security and life support operations at Balad Air Base in Iraq over the next year. Work is expected to be completed by January 31, 2017, the US Department of Defense announced Friday
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