BAE Systems is likely to axe more than 1,000 jobs this week following reducing orders for its flagship fighter jet, the Eurofighter Typhoon.
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
Philippines plans to boost its army and police commando numbers by 35000-40000 personnel besides increasing the quality and quantity of their equipment, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday. “I would need about 35,000 to 40,000 to meet the future threats coming our way from within and outside the country and I will start also to rearm,” the President was quoted as saying by update
Over 100 investigators raided premises of the Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) today looking for evidence to prove charges of inflating research and development (R & D) cost of a defence project and swindling funds. The Seoul Central District Prosecutors Office conducted the raid on the headquarters of KAI, located in Sacheon, South Gyeongsang Province, and its Seoul branch to seize materials for evidence such as hard disks and documents
The US Navy intends to add a water separator in the T-45's Onboard Oxygen Generation System, or OBOGS among several solutions to the cockpit air problems being experienced by pilots of the trainer aircraft. The water separator is a component common in high-performance jets but not found in the training aircraft
The latest development in a 3-year old corruption scandal involving the US Navy officers for selling military secrets to an Asian defense contractor, has come to attention again with the arrest of an official on Tuesday. Bruce Loveless, who recently retired, became the second admiral charged in the investigation, increasing the number of current and former officials charged to 20 in one of the Navy's worst corruption scandals, AP reported Tuesday
Chinas Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) plans to end all commercial activities such as livestock production, house renting and medical services in three years, as part of the on-going military reform. Governments in provincial-level regions, including Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Chongqing and Guangdong, have set up interdepartmental teams to work with military authorities to push forward the efforts, Xinhua News Agency reports, adding that the Supreme People's Court has also established a panel to help the military deal with related legal and judiciary affairs
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
Indias defense ministry approved a new liberalised blacklisting policy on Monday where armament companies suspected of corruption will be blacklisted for one year at a time, instead of the existing norm of 10 years at a go. The defence acquisitions council (DAC), chaired by defence minister Manohar Parrikar, approved the new guidelines for suspension or banning of business dealings with arms companies, which will be made public in the next few days, Economic Times reports
Two Russians and a US citizen have been arrested for exporting sensitive U.S
Pakistan Chief of Army Staff Gen Raheel Sharif has been urged to stage a coup and impose martial law in the country. A little-known political party, ‘Move on Pakistan has put up banners across 13 cities in the country requesting the army chief to reconsider his retirement due in November
Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) has been chosen as one of ‘Indias Top 500 Companies at the Dun & Bradstreet Corporate Awards 2016 function held in Mumbai recently. Mr M M Pandey, GM (Navi Mumbai), BEL, received the award for BEL from Dr Bibek Debroy, Member, NITI Aayog, Government of India, the chief guest
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