Qatar Air Academy Military Training Centre Earns ISO 9001 Certification

January 23, 2017 @ 12:16 PM

Qatar Air Academy has been awarded ISO 9001 certification by British Standards Institution (BSI), thus becoming the first military training centre to be certified in the Middle East. Défense Conseil International Group (DCI), the reference operator of the French ministry of defence for the international transfer of French military know-how, said...

CAE Wins Simulation Products, Training Services Contracts Worth $134M

January 17, 2017 @ 01:47 PM

CAE has won C$175 million defense contracts to provide new simulation products, simulator upgrades and training support services for global military customers. Key contracts awarded during the third quarter of CAE's fiscal year 2017 include Babcock France to support pilot training for the French Air Force; Airbus Defence & Space ordering...

Doss Aviation Wins USAF Initial Flight Training Contract

January 14, 2017 @ 12:28 PM

Doss Aviation has won a $290 million contract from US Air Force for initial flight training. The contractor will provide ground training and flying training for pilots, combat systems officers (CSO), remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) pilots and international military students in preparation for specialized undergraduate pilot training, undergraduate CSO training, and...

US Army Seeks Proposals For Biodegradable Ammo For Training Purposes

January 11, 2017 @ 01:36 PM

The US Army has sought proposals for biodegradable ammunition to be used for training purposes. According to the

Five In Fray For USAF T-X Program

January 6, 2017 @ 04:22 PM

Defense contractors Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and Sierra Nevada have been put into competition against each other to build the US Air Forces $16.3 billion T-X trainer

Babcock, Dassault Partner For French FOMEDEC Training Contract

January 6, 2017 @ 12:15 AM

Babcock France and Dassault Aviation have signed a partnership which would initially materialize in the delivery of the French "FOMEDEC" training contract with the creation of a joint company under Babcock France. Following a competitive bid process, the France's Direction Générale de l'Armement (DGA) has awarded Babcock France with the FOMEDEC contract to provide and maintain a training platform and related services for the French Air Force (Armée de l'Air), the company said in a statement Thursday

Pilatus Sells 17 PC-21 Trainers To French Air Force

January 4, 2017 @ 01:05 PM

Pilatus Aircraft has signed 300 million Swiss francs (US$292.2 million) contract to sell 21 PC-21 advanced trainers, of which 17 are for the French Air Force and two each for the Royal Jordanian Air Force and QinetiQ

Indonesia Suspends Military Co-operation With Australia

January 4, 2017 @ 11:05 AM

Indonesia has suspended all military cooperation with Australia reportedly over offensive materials displayed at an Australian military base where its troops were training. “The suspension is effective immediately as there are "ups and downs in every cooperation between two national forces," Maj

USAF Issues RFP For $16 Billion Program To Replace T-38 Trainer Jet

January 3, 2017 @ 02:37 PM

The US Air Force has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for a $16.3 billion program that seeks to build a new trainer jet for the replacement of T-38 aircraft and train pilots of F-22 and F-35 fighter jets

Leonardo-Finmeccanica's Aermacchi M-345 Jet Trainer Achieves First Flight

December 30, 2016 @ 06:01 PM

Leonardo-Finmeccanica's Aermacchi M-345HET (High Efficiency Trainer) two-seat basic jet trainer has completed its first flight Thursday The test flight of the prototype was taken from Venegono Superiore airfield (Varese, Italy) on December 29. The aircraft was flown by Quirino Bucci and Giacomo Iannelli

Australian Farmers Oppose Singapore Army's Training Site In Queensland

December 29, 2016 @ 10:10 AM

Australian farmers are opposed to selling their land for proposed Singapore Armys military training site in northern Queensland. The planned site, which will increase the presence of Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) soldiers training in Australia, will involve the sale of 200,000ha of farmland by 23 farmers, said a report in The Sunday Times

India's Sitara Trainer To Undergo Crucial Spin Test

December 28, 2016 @ 10:02 AM

India has decided to put its indigenously developed Sitara Intermediate Jet Trainer through fresh wind tunnel tests following upgrade of its design. “The plan is to put the trainer aircraft through the crucial Spin Test - in which the plane is deliberately allowed to stall midair and recovered as part of the training process within the next six months