Air Force in Europe Gets Big Boost Under Budget Plan

Reading Time: 2 minutes The U.S. Air Force is slated to get a more than 150 percent boost of $600 million in the Pentagon’s proposed 2018 budget for operations in Europe, the sharpest increase among the services as the military seeks to intensify efforts aimed at countering Russia. Under the European Reassurance Initiative (ERI), the U.S. Army in Europe […]

NATO, Russia Agree on Transponders Use on Flights Over Baltics

Reading Time: < 1 minute Russia and NATO have had certain success in resolving disagreements over the use of transponders during military flights over the Baltic Sea, Russian envoy to NATO Alexander Grushko said. “Have you heard anything about transponders over the past month? Nobody hears anything anymore because agreements allowing partial settlement of these problems have been achieved within […]

Boeing Begins Digital Flight Deck Upgrades to NATO Fleet

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing delivered to NATO the first of fourteen E-3A Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft with cockpit upgrades that improve mission-readiness, decrease customer costs and reaffirm Boeing’s overall commitment to the fleet. The Communication Navigation Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) digital flight deck and avionics enhancements ensure compliance with current and future air traffic control […]

US Air Force Jets to Begin Policing Bulgarian Airspace

Reading Time: < 1 minute Two NATO jets will commence air policing over Bulgarian airspace in September. Two US Air Force F-15 fighter jets will begin conducting joint air policing measures over Bulgarian airspace next month at the request of Bulgarian authorities, NATO said in a press release on Wednesday. “The US Air Force and the Bulgarian Air Force will […]

Boeing To Provide C-17 Training To NATO

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC) program will soon train C-17 aircrews at Boeing’s C-17 International Training Centre (ITC) in the United Kingdom under a new $8 million contract. SAC is comprised of ten NATO countries and two NATO Partnership for Peace countries. The program will begin training its multinational aircrews early this year. Prior to […]