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February 12, 2013

Botswana Defense Force Takes Delivery Of Pilatus PC-7 MKII

Formal Ceremony Held Last Week In Gaborone

A formal handover ceremony for the Botswana Defence Force PC-7 MkII Turbo Trainer Aircraft took place on Friday in Gaborone, Botswana. His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Botswana and Commander-in-Chief, Lieutenant General Seretse Khama Ian Khama attended the event hosted by the Botswana Defence Force Commander Lt. Gen. Galebotswe.

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USAF Awards Rolls-Royce $97.3 Million Services Contract

Will Cover Sustainment Services For C-130J Fleet

The U.S. Air Force has awarded a contract worth $97.3 million to Rolls-Royce for support of the USAF's C-130J transport fleet in 2013. The MissionCare contract covers sustainment services for the Rolls-Royce AE 2100 engines as well as the nacelles and propellers on the US Air Force C-130J fleet.

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Sequestration May Keep USAF Away From Paris Air Show

Part Of The Service's Plan Should Congress Fail To Reach A Budget Agreement By March 1

If sequestration happens on March 1, there is a long list of cuts that will have to be made by the U.S. military. The Air Force says that among the items on the sequestration chopping block is participation in the Paris Air Show.

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Iranian Stealth Jet Said To Be A 'Laughable Fake'

Analysts Say It 'Looks Like A Toy' And Would Be Unable To Fly

There seems to be no shortage of braggadocio coming from the Iranian press of late. They have recently claimed to have shot a monkey into space, which has been questioned by the U.S. State Department, and now they say they have a stealth fighter nearly comparable to western 5th generation aircraft. But analysts who have looked at photos of the plane call it a "laughable fake."

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