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Cirrus Aircraft to Join French Air Force Trainer Fleet

Cirrus Aircraft won a tender set by EADS for the supply of a fleet of training aircraft supporting pilot training for the French Air Force and Navy.

Florida Based Company Obtain New Zealand’s Remaining A-4s to Support Military...

Draken International has signed an agreement with the New Zealand government to purchase eight Douglas A-4K Skyhawk strike fighters formerly used by the Royal new Zealand Air Force. Draken has already received the necessary approval from the US State Department and expects to have the aircraft operational by the first quarter of 2013.

Indonesia Receives Four A-29 Super Tocanos

Embraer Defense and Security has today delivered four light attack and tactical training A-29 Super Tucano aircraft to Indonesia’s Air Force at a ceremony held in its facility in Gavião Peixoto, São Paulo, Brazil. Indonesia is the first operator of Super Tucano in the Asia-Pacific region.

Qatar Emiri Air Force Picks PC-21 for Pilot Training

Pilatus Aircraft announced today the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) has awarded a contract to Pilatus for the procurement of a complete PC-21 Training System, consisting of a fleet of 24 PC-21 trainer aircraft and Ground Based Training System. The first aircraft will arrive in Qatar by mid 2014, training will start mid-2015.

Israel, Italy Exchange Multi-Billion Dollar Defense Contracts

The Italian defense group Finmeccanica announced yesterday it has signed contracts worth approximately $850 million under a collaboration agreement between the Italian government and...

Italy Expands Airborne C4ISR Capabilities

The ministries of defense Israel and Italy have signed today two agreements formalizing several defense acquisition packages worth over two billion US$. The Government-to-Govenrment...

Philippines Orders South Korean TA-50 Jets

With new territorial challenges facing the Philippines and an antiquated military force riddled with inefficiencies, the Philippine Air Force (PAF) has decided to acquire twelve South Korean TA-50 trainer/fighter jets.

Upgraded AMX A-1M Marks First Flight in Brazil

The prototype of the upgraded AMX, designated A-1M flew today for the first time. The first flight was the kickoff mark for the aircraft’s...

Embarked on Flight Training, F-35A Aborts First Flight after 15 Minutes

The F-35A was taken yesterday on a 90 minute check flight that marked the first training sortie of the new fighter. However, the flight was aborted 15 minutes after takeoff due to ‘fuel leak’ warning.

Civilian Pilot Killed on a Kfir C-2 Crash in Nevada

A pilot for the Airborne Tactical Advantage Co.was killed after his F-21 Kfir fighter jet crashed at Fallon Naval Air Station in northern Nevada, USA. The aircraft built by the Israel Aerospace Industries was supporting naval aviation training at the base, where the defense contractor provided adversary simulation and target towing for U.S. Navy fighter pilots.

US Air Force Aborts Super-Tocano LAS Selection

The US Air Force is moving to cancel the disputed $355 million Light Air Support (LAS) contract awarded in December 2011 to Sierra Nevada Corp., (SNC). This contract awarded SNC to 20 Brazilian AT-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft made by Embraer Defence. The Afghan Air Force slated these aircraft for light strike operation.

Israel to buy 30 M346 jet trainers from Italy for $1B

Israels Ministry of Defense (IMOD) has reached a preliminary agreement with Italy for the procurement of 30 M346 military training jets, built by the...

Singapore Airshow 2012 Live Reporting – Flight Display

Flight display collection singapore Airshow 15/2/2012     Republic of Singapore Air Force F-15SG and F-16C Combined display. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update        

Royal Australian Air Force Super Hornets to Receive New Air Combat...

Cubic Defense Applications has received a new contract valued at more than $11 million to provide the P5 Tactical Combat Training System (P5TCTS) to the Royal...

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