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US approves possible Chinook sale to Royal Air Force

The UK’s long-expected procurement of additional Boeing CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopters has taken a major step forward with US approval granted for a possible 16-unit acquisition. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military...

US, China back military air rules to avoid mishaps

The United States, China and several other countries on Saturday agreed in principle to guidelines on preventing unplanned warplane encounters, the latest effort to avoid military confrontations in Asia. Risks of chance encounters between...

Taiwan receives first F-16Vs, Chinese media reports

Taiwan has begun receiving the first of its upgraded Lockheed Martin F-16V Fighting Falcon combat aircraft, Chinese state media reported on 20 October. The first of 142 F-16A/B aircraft that are to be retrofitted...

AVIC readies Wing Loong I-D prototype for maiden flight

State-owned aerospace and defence prime Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) is on track to perform the maiden flight of its new strike-capable Wing Loong I-D reconnaissance medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (MALE UAV)...

UMS Skeldar to launch production line in Finland

UMS Skeldar has signed an agreement with Scanfil to develop a new production line for the manufacture of the V-200B unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Under the new agreement announced on 22 October, Scanfil will...

Taiwan takes delivery of first F-16V aircraft

Taiwan has taken delivery of the first Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon multirole combat aircraft to be upgraded to the latest F-16V configuration. The F-16V was delivered to the Republic of China Air Force...

Raytheon advances to ‘Extended Range’ TOW

The US Army has awarded Raytheon Missile Systems a USD21 million contract, via the Defense Ordnance Technology Consortium (DOTC) mechanism, to develop a new insensitive munition (IM)-compliant rocket motor for the BGM-71 Tube-Launched, Optically-tracked...

USN stood up first UAS test and evaluation squadron

The U.S. Navy’s first Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) test and evaluation squadron was ‘stood up” at Patuxent River’s Webster Outlying Field on Oct. 18. U.S. Navy photo UX-24 has 23 fixed and rotary wing...