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F-35A Heads To Alaska For Cold-Weather Tests

A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II arrived at Eielson Air Force Base near Fairbanks, Alaska, last week to demonstrate two key cold-weather capabilities over the next few months. The conventional-takeoff-and-landing (CTOL) fighter jet,...

5 Things to Start Your Week

Here are five news stories and events to start your week, from the editors at Military.com. …read more Read more here:: Military.com (Air)

Afghan Air Force Gets Its Own Black Hawk Choppers

Parked at a military runway in Afghanistan near other aircraft used in the fight against the Taliban, the grey-green helicopter appears unremarkable at first blush. A second look at the UH-60 Black Hawk reveals...

New Zealand will soon decide on C-130 replacement

A new government in New Zealand will evaluate the business case for the replacement of the RNZAF C-130 by end of this year. By New Zealand Defence Force from Wellington, New Zealand (AK 09-0440-007.jpg)...

First Mi-26T2 for Jordan?

A photo posted online suggest Russia is ready to deliver the first of four Mi-26T2 helicopters ordered by Jordan in 2016. …read more Read more here:: Alert5 (Air)

UK MoD makes SME awards for CBRN UAVs

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a number of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) funding to develop autonomous technology required to investigate chemical and biological hazards. Announced by defence secretary Michael Fallon...

India to sell off stake in helicopter services company

The Indian government has announced the sale of its controlling stake in state-owned helicopter service company Pawan Hans. The invitation for expressions of interest (EIO), published on 13 October, outlines the sale of the...

Chezara develops new ROWS

Ukraine’s JSC Chezara unveiled a new remotely operated weapon station (ROWS) at the Arms and Security Exhibition 2017, in Kiev. The company’s IVA ROWS was shown integrated on board a Varta 4×4 vehicle and...

ADEX 2017: South Korea showcases unmanned solutions

South Korean defence contractors have put unmanned aircraft systems (UASs)/unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) at the forefront of their exhibits at this year’s Seoul International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition (ADEX), as they look to showcase...