MARIETTA, Ga. --- The Italian Air Force has achieved 75,000 flight hours with its fleet of Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules transport aircraft, amassing an impressive record that includes the first combat missions flown in the C-130J and the delivery of humanitarian relief supplies
Indian Air Force's (IAF) 126 multi-role combat aircraft, planned to be procured around 2012, would not only be lethal, but environment-friendly as well.>> IAF has specifically stated in its Request for Proposal (RFP) that aircraft should be free of ozone depleting substances (ODS) like Halon gas, which is widely used as a fire extinguisher in aircraft and other military applications
Switzerland's air force may have to train over neighbouring countries to reduce noise in popular tourist regions, defence officials said on Monday.>> At a roundtable meeting with canton officials from Lucerne, Bern, Vaud and Valais areas with military airstrips Defence Minister Samuel Schmid discussed ways to allow the air force the 22,000 take-offs and landings it needs to do each year
The Velos system is the air defence backbone of the Hellenic Air Force. In 2006 Rheinmetall Defence subsidiary Oerlikon Contraves finalized a contract to overhaul and upgrade the system so as to assure logistical support for the system in future, to train troops with advanced technology and simulators, and thanks to Ahead 35 mm ammunition to provide the Greek military with a unique capability against small targets such as cruise missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles and high-speed anti-radiation missiles
VENEGONO, Italy --- In late September, Alenia Aermacchi test-flew the first MB-339CD upgraded to Batch 2 standard. Over the following days the aircraft completed its company test flights and is now ready to be submitted to the Italian Air Force for its official acceptance
The Air Force received its last batch of three F-15K fighters Wednesday from Boeing in the United States under the 40-plane first-phase F-X program to introduce 120 high-end multi-role combat aircraft, Air Force officials said.>> With this latest addition the Air Force has a total of 39 F-15K aircraft, since a unit crashed in the waters off Pohang, some 320 kilometers southeast of Seoul, during a night mission in June 2006
WASHINGTON --- The nuclear enterprise, cyber organization, end strength, force shaping, and command and control of Air Force operations were just some of the topics discussed when Air Force senior leaders met at CORONA on Oct. 1-3 at the U
UK RAF Tornado GR4 aircraft will join Gripen fighters from the Swedish Air Force for the air component of the largest military exercise in Europe this month.>> Exercise Crown Condor takes place at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire from 6 16 October and aims to train around 1,000 RAF personnel to conduct military operations overseas
LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. --- Air Combat Command maintenance Airmen will begin an immediate inspection of all A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft with thin-skinned wings for cracking following a Time Compliance Technical Order issued to ACC A-10 units on Oct
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --- The Lockheed Martin F-35A successfully flew from Fort Worth, Texas, to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif
OGMA has been awarded a new maintenance contract for the French Air Forces fleet of 14 C-130 aircraft.>> This new contract has a ten-year duration and comprises maintenance, logistical engineering support and fleet management services
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --- Air Force Research Laboratory officials here recently partnered with NASA to conduct materials experiments aboard the International Space Station.>> The project incorporates 500 materials samples into two suitcase-like containers attached to the exterior of the International Space Station
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