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Iridium Announces First New Satellite Launch Date

Iridium Communications Inc. [IRDM] announced the date for the first launch of its next global satellite constellation, Iridium NEXT, as Dec. 16, 2016, pending Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval, the company said Dec. 1....

Elta, Airbus offer C295 operators AEW conversion

Current operators of the Airbus Defence & Space C295 are being given the option to convert some of their aircraft into an airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) configuration developed with Israel Aerospace Industries’...

UK allocates funding to Protector programme

The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded 100 million ($126 million) to General Atomics Aeronautical Systems to kick off the Royal Air Force s Protector unmanned air vehicle programme. …read more Read more here::...

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Mobile Deployable Communications Conference

Our 10th annual Mobile Deployable Communications conference will take place in Warsaw, Poland on 2nd-3rd February 2017 with the full support of the Polish Armed Forces. With growing external threats to national and regional...

US F/A-18 fighter jet crashes off southwestern Japan

Officials of the Japanese Defense Ministry say a US F/A-18 fighter jet has crashed off the coast of the southwestern prefecture of Kochi. That was reported www3.nhk.or.jp. The accident took place at around 6...

South Korea launches 23,000-ton combat support ship

South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) launched on 29 November the first 23,000-ton combat support ship on order for the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) at the company’s Ulsan dockyard, HHI said in...

EIMOS mortar system trialled in new vehicle configuration

Spain’s Expal has demonstrated its EIMOS mortar system integrated on a four-seat URO VAMTAC ST5 light utility vehicle. During the live-fire exercise EIMOS operated alongside Expal’s wider battle management and surveillance systems. The demonstration...

Chile signs for Black Hawk helos

Chile has signed for six Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawk helicopters to be delivered in 2018, the manufacturer announced on 7 December. The contract signing followed a type selection made by the Chilean Air Force...

US approves $156m sale of F/A-18 upgrades to Finland

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential $156m foreign military sale of F/A-18 mid-life upgrade programme to Finland. …read more Read more here:: Air Force technologie (Air)

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