Category: Europe

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Science SEOSAT-Ingenio’s lost promise for Earth observation

Spain’s satellite, the SEOSAT-Ingenio, was billed as the latest in high resolution land imaging technology. Originally, we presented what it would have done. But its launch vehicle, a Vega rocket called VV17, failed. The...

USAF Capt Wesley Reid prepares for a mission at Andravida AB in Greece 0

Want to be a fighter pilot? Here’s what you’ll need on your application

In this video, US Air Force Maj. Justin “Hasard” Lee breaks down what requirements you’ll need to meet in order to pursue a career as a fighter pilot in jets like the F-15 Eagle,...

German Aerospace Center Dassault DLR IS­TAR re­search air­craft 20 February 2020. 0

Flight experiments for the air transport system of the future – New DLR IS­TAR re­search air­craft ar­rives in Braun­schweig

Handover in the hangar of DLR’s Flight Experiments facility in Braunschweig together with representatives from science, industry, government and the media. Commissioning with first flight tests and further development of ISTAR begins. ISTAR joins...

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Air Force Technology’s 2019 year in review

The world’s Air Forces in 2019 began to try and get a firm grasp on space, while contracts were handed to make missiles faster and of course the F-35 continued to make headlines. DIA...

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Greek Air Force to upgrade its fleet of Mirage 2000-5 Fighter aircrafts

Greece’s Defence Ministry announced the signing of an agreement with three French companies for the upgrading of the Hellenic Air Force’s fleet of Mirage 2000-5 warplanes. The agreement was signed between Dassault Aviation, Thales...

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UK Orders Five Boeing E-7 AEW&C in $2 Billion Deal

The Wedgetail is an Airborne Early Warning & Control aircraft with maritime search capabilities, the ability to control unmanned aircraft and intelligence gathering capabilities. The Wedgetail is based on a Boeing 737-700, with the...

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Raytheon Set to Offer Retrofits for Boeing’s F-15 Jet Fleet

Raytheon Company RTN recently secured a $15-million modification contract for retrofitting  F-15 jet fleet with Mode 5 capable Identify Friend or Foe units. The deal was awarded by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center,...

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Thousands turn out to see event in Lielvarde marking Latvian Air Force’s 100th anniversary

Thousands of people turned out to see an event at Lielvarde Air Base yesterday marking the 100th anniversary of the Latvian Air Force, LETA observed. The event opened with a concert in the morning,...

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Leonardo’s BriteCloud decoy flies toward service on RAF Typhoons

Leonardo will support UK MOD trials with its BriteCloud Expendable Active Decoy in the UK and US. The decoy is expected to go into service on Typhoon later in 2019 BriteCloud is a drinks-can...

Royal Canadian Air Force CF-188 Hornet (787) with AlphaJet (072) 0

Top Aces sees expanded role for red air as Air Force training evolves

The federal government’s request for proposals for a next-generation fighter jet may be delayed until July, but the company that provides aggressor or “red air” training for the fighter fleet is already preparing for...