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Russian Naval Aviation to form new combat headquarters

Two new air division headquarters are to be formed by the Russian Naval Aviation in the Kaliningrad and Crimea regions. The new headquarters, dubbed ‘combat hubs’ by Russian Navy sources, will control air operations...

Northrop Grumman begins testing of SEWIP Block 3 hardware

Northrop Grumman has revealed that it has begun testing of engineering development model (EDM) hardware developed under the US Navy’s (USN’s) Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block 3 programme. The company said it...

Dutch receive first operationally-assigned F-35A

The first operationally-assigned Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter for the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) arrived in-country on 31 October. Aircraft F-009 flew into Leeuwarden Air Base (AB), one of the...

Mitsubishi, Kawasaki see defence orders decline

Japan’s biggest defence contractors – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) – have posted half-year profit gains against a backdrop of falling orders for defence equipment. MHI said on 31 October...

Russia has suspended delivery of VVIP Superjet to Zambia

Russia’s Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov told TASS recently that the delivery of a Superjet in VVIP configuration for the Zambian government has been suspended. SuperJet International [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons...

Israeli F-15 shot down UAV over Gaza Strip

Israeli F-15s were scramble to shot down an unmanned air vehicle flying over the Gaza Strip on Oct. 29. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Lee Osberry [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons For...

Japan intends to lift grounding of AH-64 next month

Japan has intentions to let its AH-64 attack helicopters resuming flying next month, following a deadly crash in 2018. By Los688 [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons For more information, hit the Source below Source …read...

Rheinmetall announces large air defence contract

Rheinmetall announced on 30 October that it had been awarded a EUR210 million (USD234.3 million) contract to supply its latest short-range air defence systems to an international customer. The contract covers the Skymaster command-and-control...

Safran announces Q3 organic sales growth

French aircraft component and aero-engine manufacturer Safran posted a 9.8% year-on-year organic sales increase in the third quarter (Q3) of 2019, and confirmed its outlook for the full year. Consolidated sales of EUR6.18 billion...

Croatia cleared to buy Black Hawks

Croatia has been cleared to buy two Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk utility helicopters to add to the two already set to be donated by the US government. The US State Department approval, announced on...

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