Category: Air Power

U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter 0

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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USAF F-16 Downs Drone With Rocket for Cruise Missile Defense Test

An Air Force F-16 recently shot down a targeting drone with an AGR-20A Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System rocket queued by the Viper’s targeting pod for the first time in a demonstration of future...

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Iranian Air Force conduct test flight of Yasin trainer jet

The Iranian Air Force has conducted a test-flight of the Yasin jet trainer, a locally-produced aircraft. On October 17, 2019, Iran showed off the jet trainer, referred to as Yasin, at a ceremony at...

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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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Sikorsky Receives Contract To Build US VH-92A Presidential Helicopters

Sikorsky VH-92A helicopters to be built at Connecticut and New York plants; Deliveries begin in 2021.     Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, (NYSE: LMT) will build six production VH-92A Presidential Helicopters under a contract...

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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...

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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...