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Meanwhile, the big ‘Make in India’ contract for 56 airlifters should be signed by mid-year, according to the IAF chief.
The new government in Ottowa will evaluate competing fighters, rather than automatically buying F-35s per previous plans.
The service expects to make a contract award this year for the $16.3 billion acquisition of a new jet trainer and ground-based training system.
The service expects to award a contract for the JStars Recapitalization program engineering and manufacturing development phase in FY2018.
The Russian defense ministry has promised to release the findings of the December 25 crash once the investigation is completed.
The 37-year old Tu-154 crashed in the Black Sea, killing all 92 people on board.
The US Air Force retired the classic jet with the final flight of a QF-4 that was serving as an unmanned aerial target.
The single-engine jet made its maiden flight from St. Louis as industry teams awaited imminent release of the T-X request for proposals.
Tactical capabilities have been extended, and a new support contract signed. But helicopter refueling remains a problem.
Four ATR 72 600s with radar, EO and ESM sensors are replacing the air force’s Breguet Atlantics