A U.S. Air Force commander assigned to NATO said the alliance plans to fly V-22 Ospreys in upcoming exercises.
Air warfare and procurement of air combat weapons systems
Boeing has received a $245 million contract to buy parts and other long lead items for 24 of the helicopters for Saudi Arabia.
The U.S. Defense Department since mid-June has spent about $7.5 million a day on military operations to combat Islamic extremists in northern Iraq.
The bulk of the estimated price tag actually comes from intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions, not strike sorties, according to a defense budget analyst.
The U.S. Defense Department may need to modify next year’s budget to pay for airstrikes targeting Islamic militants in Iraq, officials said.
The U.S. Air Force’s grounding of more than half its fleet of F-16D fighter jets highlights the need for ongoing structural upgrades of the aging aircraft.
The service selected a Sikorsky-Boeing team and a Bell-Lockheed team to build prototypes for the first phase of the Joint Multi-Role helicopter program.
As U.S. warplanes launched airstrikes against Islamic extremists in northern Iraq, CNN reported the fighters were in possession of U.S.-made M1 Abrams tanks.
The Air Force is extending the service life of its fleet of C-130 combat delivery aircraft by replacing center wing boxes on some of the planes and adding new electronics.
The U.S. Air Force’s top officer cautioned against an “alarmist” reaction to last month’s F-35 engine fire that resulted in a temporary fleet-wide grounding of the fighter jet.
A longtime defense analyst and critic of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program says taxpayers next year will pay between $148 million and $337 million per jet, depending on the model.
The surprise disclosure of a wiring flaw on the Air Force’s new KC-46A refueling tanker made by Boeing Co. may not be the end of the program’s development challenges.
The costly Iron Dome missile defense system is proving its worth and the need for laser missile defense systems.
The Chinese sent an electronic surveillance ship to the edge of the region of the Rim of the Pacific 2014 exercise.
The U.S. subsidiary of the British defense giant BAE Systems Plc expects the Army to begin buying its guidance kits to convert unguided rockets into “smart” heat-seeking missiles.
All four Congressional defense committees have aligned to support an increase in Tomahawk missile production in 2015 and beyond.
Airbus Defense and Space is preparing for a massive increase in production of A400M strategic and tactical military airlifter.
The British Royal Air Force plans to finish upgrades to as many as 59 Tornado aircraft by 2016.
BAE wants to challenge Lockheed in competitions to upgrade F-16s in Asia, Europe and especially the Middle East — a slice of the global defense market estimated at $10 billion over the next decade.
The Pentagon announced it has lifted the fleet-wide grounding of the F-35, dramatically raising hopes that the fifth-generation stealth fighter will make its international debut this week at the Farnborough International Air Show.