UK-based Sub-contractor Accused of Fund-misuse In Afghanistan Training Contract

August 10, 2017 @ 09:45 AM

A US Senator has accused a UK-based sub-contractor of misusing funds meant for training intelligence officers in Afghanistan by spending on luxury vehicles and six-figure salaries to employees' 'significant others.' Senator Claire McCaskill on the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs committee blew the whistle on a federal contract following an...

General Dynamics To Provide Training For US, UK Fire Control System and...

July 27, 2017 @ 04:50 AM

General Dynamics was awarded $8 million contract modification for sustainment of the US and UK SSBN fire control system and the US SSGN attack weapon control system (AWCS) to include training and support equipment. Also included is missile fire control for the US Columbia-class and UK Dreadnought-class common missile compartment...

India Not Extending Maintenance Deal For Pilatus PC-7 Turbo Trainers

July 21, 2017 @ 04:54 PM

Indian government has decided to not extend the contract to maintain the Air Forces 75 PC-7 Turbo Trainers which was expired in December 2016. Manufactured by Pilatus Aircraft of Switzerland, the aircraft were acquired in 2012

Aero Begins Assembly of L-39NG Jet Trainer

July 21, 2017 @ 03:56 PM

Aero Vodochody has commenced prototype and pre-serial production of its L-39NG jet trainer and light-attack platform. The assembly of the first four L-39NGs had begun “in recent weeks”, comprising three prototype and one pre-serial production model, the Czech company announced Thursday

CAE Wins $138M Contracts To Provide Training, Simulation Support To Canadian, US...

July 18, 2017 @ 04:05 PM

CAE has won multiple defence contracts valued at more than C$175 million to provide simulation products, training services and in-service support for global military customers. These contracts, awarded during CAE's first quarter of fiscal year 2018, involve programs that highlight CAE's position on major platforms and its Training Systems Integrator strategy

Explotrain Develops Functional Drone Based IED Simulation and Training System

July 13, 2017 @ 10:47 AM

Explotrain, a US-based company has developed a functional drone based IED simulation and training system. Asymmetric warfare by its very nature leads combatants on all sides to develop new weapons and defenses

Embraer Delivers Phenom 100 Jet For UK's Military Flight Training

July 5, 2017 @ 08:46 AM

Embraer has delivered today the first of five Phenom 100 business jet to Affinity Flight Training Services for the UK military's pilot training program. The aircraft has been selected to provide Multi-Engine Pilot Training to UK Armed Forces as part of the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence´s Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) programme

Lockheed Martin To Train Saudi Arabian National Guard In $55 Million Contract

July 1, 2017 @ 08:07 AM

Lockheed Martin Corp has won a $55.5 million US foreign military sales contract for the design, development, testing, managing, documenting, installing, and providing hardware, software, spares, and training for Saudi Arabian Ministry National Guard live fire ranges

USAF Selects Lockheed Martin's Simulator For 5th Gen Fighter Aircrew Training

June 21, 2017 @ 12:25 PM

Lockheed Martin has won a $104 million contract from US Air Force to develop, produce and field a threat simulator for future combat aircrew training. The program, known as the Advanced Radar Threat System Variant 2 (ARTS-V2), will use radar threat emitters to simulate advanced medium-range surface-to-air missiles (SAM) to support legacy and 5th generation combat aircrew training requirements

Japan conducts Patriot Missile Interceptor Training

June 15, 2017 @ 09:40 AM

Japan has started training its troops Thursday to use Patriot air-and-missile defense systems against a threat from North Korea. "The one-hour exercise took place at the Komaki base in the Aichi prefecture

US Approves $750M Military Education, Training Support Deal To Saudi Arabia

June 6, 2017 @ 09:14 AM

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a possible foreign military sale estimated $750 million to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for an air force blanket order training program. The training for the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) and other Saudi forces will include such subjects as civilian casualty avoidance, the law of armed conflict, human rights command and control, and targeting via MTTs and/or broader Programs of Instruction (POIs), DSCA said in a press release

China Ends Production of JL-9 Fighter Trainer Jet

June 5, 2017 @ 11:55 AM

China's Guizhou JL-9 jet trainer that was developed for the country's air forces has rolled off the assembly line for the last time Monday. The JL-9, also known as the FTC-2000 Mountain Eagle (Shanying), is a two-seat fighter-trainer developed by the Guizhou Aviation Industry Import/Export Company (GAIEC) for the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) and the People's Liberation Army Naval Air Force (PLANAF)