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Author: DFNS

Tejas completed cold weather testing last month

HAL’s Tejas fighter cleared its cold weather testing at Leh last month. “The aircraft made three consecutive starts using indigenous gas turbine starter at minus 15 degrees Celsius with 85 per cent charged battery...

AC-130J shaking too much during tests

A report from the Pentagon DOT&E said testing of the AC-130J gunship has found the aircraft shaking too much in flight. The problem is acute enough to prevent the crew from aiming their sensors...

Brazilian study recommends procuring Siroco LPD

A Brazilian Navy (MB) evaluation commission from the General Directorate of Naval Material recommended procurement of the French Navy Siroco (L 9012) Foudre-class landing platform dock (LPD) in late January, according to local reports....

Chad takes fight against Boko Haram into Nigeria

Significance A large Chadian force has crossed into Nigeria from Cameroon to fight Boko Haram A second Chadian force is reportedly massing on the Niger-Nigerian border The Nigerian authorities are reluctant to explain the...

Peru offered FA-50 fighters by South Korea

South Korea has offered Peru the sale of 24 Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) FA-50 Golden Eagle light fighters as part of ongoing efforts to further bi-lateral defence cooperation between the two nations. According to...

KC-390 airlifter makes maiden flight

The Embraer KC-390 transport aircraft made its maiden flight from the company’s Gavião Peixoto production facility, north of São Paulo, on 3 February. The flight of the first of two prototype platforms lasted for...

HEICO takes control of Harter Aerospace

HEICO Corporation has announced that it has acquired an 80.1% stake in component maintenance, repair, and overhaul services provider Harter Aerospace for an undisclosed sum. The transaction – conducted through HEICO’s Florida-based Flight Support...

Japan, Indonesia prepare defence trade MoU

Indonesia and Japan are preparing a defence co-operation agreement that will facilitate defence trade and potential industrial collaboration, according to the Indonesian government’s top envoy in Japan. Speaking to Indonesia’s state-run news agency on...

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