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China buys 4 Mi-171Es at MAKS 2017

Rosoboronexport disclosed that China has ordered four Mi-171E helicopters during the MAKS 2017 airshow and these rotorcraft will be delivered in 2018. By Dmitriy Pichugin [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons The...

MQ-25A will be a mission tanker

The U.S. Navy has issued a new draft request for proposals for its MQ-25A Stingray unmanned aerial refueling tanker and one of its two key performance parameters (KPP) is to do mission tanking. Graphic:...

​KC-390 wraps world tour

Embraer s KC-390 wrapped its 40-day demonstration tour this week after stops in 18 countries throughout Europe, Africa and Asia. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

Angola might take over final 6 Su-30Ks

A report by Kommersant on Jul. 21 said Angola is negotiating to buy the six unsold Su-30K fighters. The African country had bought twelve former Indian Air Force Su-30Ks back in 2013. Source unknown...

Australia to sign MoU for MQ-4C in March 2018

Inside Defense has obtained a selected acquisition report which mentions the signing of a memorandum of understanding with Australia in March for seven MQ-4Cs. By Alex Evers (http://www.flickr.com/photos/usnavy/8906719846/) [Public domain or CC BY 2.0],...

OPINION: Will Franco-German fighter be a winner?

Only a month ago, the suggestion of fierce fighter manufacturing rivals France and Germany joining formation to develop a successor to the Dassault Rafale and Eurofighter Typhoon felt like industry kite-flying. …read more Read...

Railgun fires multi-shot salvos

The U.S. Navy’s electromagnetic railgun has successfully demonstrated the capability of firing multiple salvos. …read more Read more here:: Alert5 (Air)

KAI’s CEO offers to resign

The CEO of Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd (KAI), Ha Sung-yong, has offered to step down amidst the Surion utility helicopter scandal. Last week, state procecutors raided KAI’s headquarters to gather evidence of wrongdoing. KAI...

Leonardo to develop vehicle-mounted C-UAS for US Army

The US Army has awarded Leonardo DRS a USD16 million contract to develop a vehicle-mounted counter-unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS) capability as an urgent operational need. Under the terms of the contract, Leonardo’s DRS Land...

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