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China developing TBCC engine

A turbine-based combined cycle (TBCC) engine designed by China’s Chengdu Aircraft Research and Design Institute and intended for use in hypersonic vehicles has completed its development phase, the Chinese state-owned Global Times newspaper reported...

Serbia resumes G-4 Super Galeb upgrade

Serbian Defence Minister Aleksandar Vulin told media on 29 December that work has resumed on the upgrade of the Soko G-4 Super Galeb single-engine advanced training and light attack aircraft. No further details were...

Turkey reaches USD2 billion defence export target

Turkey reached its target of generating USD2 billion in defence and aerospace exports in 2018, representing a year-on-year (y/y) increase of 17%. The government was vocal of its aim to reach this target throughout...

ANALYSIS: How Gripen became prize Thai fighter

Last year brought twin milestones for the Royal Thai Air Force s fleet of Saab Gripen C/Ds, with the service having marked a decade since ordering the Swedish-built fighter, and completed its first 10,000...

Raytheon UK awarded 11-year Shadow support contract

Raytheon UK has been awarded a 250 million ($315 million) contract to support operations with the Royal Air Force’s Beechcraft King Air 350CER-derived Shadow R1 surveillance fleet until 2030. …read more Read more here::...

‘Global Zero’ Double Standard For Nuclear Weapons

In the coming clash between President Trump’s $750 billion defense budget and House Democrats’ desire to cut Pentagon spending, especially on nuclear weapons, there will be tremendous fiscal pressure to shortchange the almost $30...

Sale of Israeli F-16s to Croatia has failed

Israeli media outlets are reporting that the sale of surplus F-16s to Croatia has failed to get clearance from the United States and senior officials will travel to Central Europe this week to inform...

Japan to retire its RF-4E by end of next March

501st Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, Japan’s sole tactical reconnaissance squadron, will give up its RF-4Es by end of fiscal year 2019, Yomiuri Shimbun reports. 航空自衛隊 [GJSTUv1], via Wikimedia Commons Source …read more Read more here::...

Indian Air Force to build 108 new hangars

The Indian Air Force (IAF) will imminently begin constructing 108 Next-Generation Hardened Aircraft Shelters (NGHASs) for its fighter fleet at several of its bases in northeastern India, close to the country’s border with China....

Spain to upgrade CH-47D Chinooks to CH-47F standard

Spain is to upgrade its 17 Boeing CH-47D Chinook heavy-lift helicopters to the latest CH-47F standard, the manufacturer announced in early January. The work will see the CH-47Ds (designated HT.17 in national service), which...

China’s SZMID highlights handheld C-UAV system

Shen Zhou Ming Da High Technology Co Ltd (SZMID), a Beijing-based company specialising in radio frequency (RF) detection and jamming technology for counter unmanned aerial vehicle (C-UAV) applications, is eyeing export opportunities for its...

Russia plans to close Monino museum

A plan by the Russian Ministry of Defense to close the Central Air Force Museum in Monino has been leaked online. English: Aleksandr MarkinРусский: Александр Маркин [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons Some of...

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