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India moves forward on contest for 114 fighter jets

The Indian Air Force has finalised the Air Staff Quality Requirements (ASQR) for the fighter program to buy 114 aircraft, according to The Print. The service is now waiting for the Acceptance of Necessity...

Brimstone 3 test success fires MBDA ambitions

The latest iteration of MBDA’s combat-proven Brimstone precision-strike weapon has undergone a successful first test firing. Conducted at the Vidsel range in Sweden, the telemetry unit-equipped Brimstone 3 was deployed from a surface launcher...

​LIMA: Malaysia bolsters Su-30MKM support

A Malaysian aerospace group has successfully completed a 10-year service inspection of a Sukhoi Su-30MKM fighter. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

​LIMA: Hawk celebrates 25 years in RMAF service

The BAE Systems Hawk has celebrated 25 years in Malaysian service, with the company highlighting the industrial benefit derived from the 1990s acquisition. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

Russia to Get First Upgraded Il-76MD-90A Transport Plane

The Russian Defense Ministry will get the first serial Il-76MD-90A military transport plane next week, Russian aircraft manufacturer and design bureau Ilyushin said on Thursday. “The first serial plane is fully ready. It is...

US approves $3.8 billion F-16 sale to Morocco

The United States on Monday approved the sale of 25 F-16 fighter aircraft to Morocco for $3.8 billion, the State Department announced. Besides the new Block 70/72 F-16s, equipped with state of the art...

UK Orders Five Boeing E-7 Wedgetail AEW&C Aircraft

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has signed a $1.98Bn deal to purchase five E-7 early warning radar aircraft. The E-7 fleet will replace the current Sentry aircraft and ensure the continued delivery of the UK’s...

UK Orders Five Boeing E-7 Wedgetail AEW&C Aircraft

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has signed a $1.98Bn deal to purchase five E-7 early warning radar aircraft. The E-7 fleet will replace the current Sentry aircraft and ensure the continued delivery of the UK’s...

USCG highlights need for OPCs and polar security cutters

The US Coast Guard (USCG) fiscal year 2020 (FY 2020) budget proposal underscores the importance of the service’s offshore patrol cutter (OPC) and heavy polar security cutter (PSC) acquisition programmes. “Our planned program of...

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