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Meteor firing trials go active with Typhoon

​Fresh live firing trials with MBDA’s Meteor beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile have been conducted in the UK using a development example of the Eurofighter Typhoon. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

Global Defence Technology: Issue 46

In this issue: The strategic thinking behind US-Vietnam reconciliation, boosting simulation technology with an open-source approach, the problem of regulating private militaries, the market potential of Textron AirLand’s Scorpion budget fighter, how … …read...

GERMAN DOUBTS OVER A400M

Exactly four weeks ago , all seemed well for the Airbus A400M in Germany, as the first German aircraft took first took the skies. But now, reports in well known German media cast doubt...

PLAAF DACT with JASDF F-2 in mind

PLAAF fighters from the southern part of China recently conducted a dissimilar air combat training exercise and the enemy being simulated was the Mitsubishi F-2. …read more Read more here:: Alert5 (Air)

NATO Intercepts Russian Bombers Over Baltic Sea

NATO warplanes intercepted a ‘significant’ force of six Russian nuclear-capable bombers over the Baltic Sea, the alliance said in the latest such encounter amid tensions with Moscow over Ukraine. …read more Read more here::...

RTAF getting three Superjet 100s for VIP duties

The Royal Thai Air Force has bought three Sukhoi Superjet 100s for VIP duties. The purchase was announced by Russian trade commissioner to Thailand Oleg Maslennikov. …read more Read more here:: Alert5 (Air)

Mexico keen on getting UAVs from Iran

Chairman of the Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi said during his visit to Mexico recently, the Mexican government had expressed an interest in getting UAVs from Iran. …read more...

Northrop hands over fourth AEHF payload to Lockheed

Lockheed Martin has taken delivery of the fourth advanced extremely high frequency (AEHF) protected military communications satellite payload from Northrop Grumman. …read more Read more here:: Air Force technologie (Air)

US Congress agrees to USD554bn defence appropriations bill

Key Points The bill includes USD490.2 billion in base funding and USD64 in wartime supplemental funding If enacted, the legislation would mainly support acquisition programmes and military operations Congressional appropriators late on 9 December...

Iraqi MoD denies Iranian airstrikes

The Iraqi Ministry of Defence (MoD) released a statement on 6 December refuting reports that Iranian aircraft were supporting operations against the Islamic State in the eastern province of Diyala, but more evidence to...

Peru continues to rejuvenate its naval capability

Key Points The Peruvian Navy is continuing to develop a range of new capabilities A number of key programme milestones are set to be reached before the end of 2014 The Peruvian Navy (Mariña...

UK to deploy upgraded Puma helos to Afghanistan

Three Westland/Aerospatiale SA 330E Puma HC.2 medium transport helicopters are to be deployed to Afghanistan next year in the recently upgraded type’s first combat mission. The helicopters from the Royal Air Force’s (RAF’s) only...

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