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Airbus offers C295 tanker fit after H225M test success

Airbus Defence & Space has begun offering its C295W transport with an in-flight refuelling system modification, after completing a fresh series of trials with a medium rotorcraft. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global...

Polish firm updates Mi-24 for Senegal

Poland s Lodz-based WZL-1 has completed the modernisation of a Mil Mi-24V attack helicopter for the Senegal air force. The secondhand rotorcraft is understood to have been acquired from a former Soviet-era operator. …read...

OPINION: Sales are not the only metric of success

As Leonardo chief executive Mauro Moretti notes, the bulk of the company s core defence and helicopter activities are concentrated in its twin-pillar domestic markets of Italy and the UK. …read more Read more...

Republic of Serbia Orders Nine H145M Helicopters

The Republic of Serbia will acquire nine H145M helicopters from Airbus. The contract for procurement, associated services and related industrial cooperation was signed in Belgrade between Airbus, the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry...

AUDS achieves TRL 9, deploys with US forces

An undisclosed number of Anti-UAV Defence Systems (AUDS) have been supplied to US forces and are now in operational service. The AUDS has been developed in a collaborative effort by a UK defence consortium...

ECOWAS forces gear up for Gambia intervention

Forces from at least three of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) are preparing to launch a military intervention to oust The Gambia’s former president Yahya Jammeh after he rejected a 19...

Turkey and Russia begin to co-ordinate Syria strikes

Russian and Turkish aircraft carried out their first co-ordinated air strikes in northwest Syria on 18 January, Russia announced, as part of intensifying attacks on Islamic State forces defending the town of Al-Bab. A...

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