While last week’s US defense budget preview was dominated by news of what was being cut, one bright spot remains – the US Air Force’s long-range bomber program.
When France sent an infantry fighting vehicle to Britain for a Jan.
In the week between Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s unveiling of the broad outlines of the Pentagon’s 2015 budget request and the full rollout of the numbers on March 4, the Army’s chief of staff was largely out of the country.
BAE Systems is preparing to leapfrog over Lockheed Martin and gobble up international F-16 upgrade contracts should the US Air Force drop funding for its fighter jet radar upgrade program.
When US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel previewed the Pentagon’s budget Feb. 24, he confirmed what has long been speculated: Two major Air Force programs will be retired over the next five years.
With a substantial contract under its belt to upgrade South Korea’s fleet of Lockheed Martin F-16s, BAE Systems is now looking to extend its activities in the market for modifying other nations’ aircraft by looking at Boeing’s F-15 and F/A-18 jets.
Brazil has ordered the Saab RBS 70 very short-range air defense system and plans to deploy it in time for the World Cup soccer competition due to kick off this summer.
Turkey’s procurement authorities have launched a new program for the purchase of four utility helicopters for the country’s Coast Guard, with an option to buy two more, the procurement agency said.
There’s still two weeks to go before the Pentagon’s 2015 budget proposal becomes public, but Congress already may be gearing up for a fight over the future of the Air Force’s Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) program.
One lasting impact of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts has been the growth of the Pentagon’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance efforts.
India’s anti-fraud agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), has begun a probe into alleged corruption charges against UK-based Rolls Royce in the supply of engines to state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd.
General Dynamics has lined up the US arm of Canadian simulation giant CAE to provide training solutions for its offering for the US Air Force’s next-generation trainer.