Military

USAF calls time on E-8C JSTARS Middle East ops

US Air Force calls time on Middle East operations for the E-8C Joint STARS after 18 years of operating in the region - the second longest deployment in the air arm's history.

SAAB's new Electronic Attack Jammer Pod takes flight

SAAB has successfully carried out the first flight tests with its Electronic Attack Jammer Pod (EAJP), marking an important milestone in the system's development.

'Wolfhound' replacement considered

US AIR FORCE Special Operations Command (AFSOC) has reportedly shown interest in acquiring a replacement aircraft for its fleet of non-standard Fairchild Dornier 328 turboprops.

HH-60W production approved

THE DEPARTMENT OF Defense (DoD) gave its approval for the Sikorsky HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) to enter low-rate initial production (LRIP) on September 24.

Super Hornets and Growlers achieve readiness goal

WHILE THE USAF struggled to meet the October 1 deadline to achieve an 80 per cent mission-capable (MC) readiness rate for its fighter aircraft, on September 24 the Commander Naval Air Forces (CNAF) announced that F/A-18E/F and EA-18G fleets had achieved that goal.

USAF considers new role for C-5M

THE USAF IS considering modifications for its C-5M fleet that would allow the Super Galaxy to support large-scale aeromedical evacuation missions.

ADVERSARY ‘CHECKERBOARD’

During a recent deployment from MCAS Beaufort, North Carolina, to Tulsa International Airport, Oklahoma, VMFA-312 ‘Checkerboards’ showcased F/A-18C Hornet BuNo 164274.

South Korea unveils its KF-X mock-up

NEARLY FOUR YEARS after South Korea’s KF-X project officially kicked off, a mock-up of the new fighter was unveiled at Seoul ADEX 2019, which was held from October 15-20.

Roulettes fly first PC-21 display

THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN Air Force’s (RAAF’s) Roulettes aerobatic display team conducted its first public display since transitioning from the Pilatus PC-9/A to the more capable PC-21 at RAAF Base Point Cook in Melbourne on October 3.

Latest Norwegian Lightning IIs

THE ROYAL NORWEGIAN Air Force welcomed three additional F-35As to Ørland Main Air Station on September 12.