Aero-News Network: The aviation and aerospace world's daily/real-time news and information service
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Hide/Show Archive Navigation.

All News

August 23, 2023

Air Force Aims to Keep Aviators with Demo FY23 Retention Program

Pilots Remain in High Demand, but is $50,000 Enough for Another Contract?

The US Air Force has published its 2023 Rated Officer Retention Demonstration Program, which could provide up to $50,000 a year for “select aviators” with service commitments expiring in fiscal year 24/25 when they re-up. The National Defense Reauthorization Act directed the USAF to put a demo program into place in a modest effort to retain some of the military’s most expensive, trained talent before cutting them loose to considerable profit in the civilian world. The result, is a tiered monetary incentive available to those under Undergraduate Flying Training Active Duty Service Commitments expiring in fiscal year 2024 or 2025 the opportunity to sign a con

Read More

General Atomics Snags Dutch Contract for More MQ-9As

While Long in the Tooth, the MQ-9A Remains a Contender in the Military UAV Market

General Atomics made a sale to the Royal Netherlands Air Force, inking a deal to double the number of aircraft destined to join the country. The sale will add another 4 aircraft, bringing the total to 8 in all. The first bolus of new MQ-9s was delivered last year, accompanied by their ground control terminals. The aircraft were quickly pressed into service with the RNLAF, who evidently found them a good fit for their patrol and ISR missions.

Read More





© 2007 - 2024 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC