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Belgian F-16 carried out strike in Iraq

A Belgian F-16 dropped a GPS-guided bomb on a ISIL target in Iraq on Oct. 5. The two fighters were on their first mission over Iraq when the call for air support came from...

CF-18 Hornets to deploy in Kuwait

The first wave of RCAF airmen have arrived in Kuwait as they prepare for the arrival of six CF-18s. From there, the warplanes will bomb targets in Iraq held by ISIL. …read more Source::...

Greece to reactivate, overhaul P-3Bs

Greece has decided to reactivate two P-3Bs and overhaul five more existing airframes. The proposed sale by the U.S. government would include structural Mid Life Upgrades (MLU), Phased Depot Maintenance (PDM), Mission Integration and...

Peru details C-27J production process, new unit

The Peruvian Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced that its two Alenia C-27J Spartan transport aircraft have moved into the fourth phase of its production programme. The fourth phase includes installation of cockpit equipment, engines,...

Russia’s RSK eyes Peruvian MiG-35 sale

Russia’s RSK-MiG is seeking to sign a contract with Peru for “more than 10” of the MiG-29-series fighter aircraft’s most modern derivative, according to company officials. The MiG-35C-9.61 is similar to aircraft that are...

Argentina announces SARA UAV first flight

The Sistema Aéreo Robótico Argentino (Argentine Air Robotics System: SARA) initial Technology Evaluation Model (MET 1) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) undertook its first flight, according to data published by San Martin University on 29...

Somali militant stronghold falls without a fight

Ugandan soldiers serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the Somali National Army (SNA) entered the coastal town of Baraawe on 5 October in what AMISOM described as “a historic event”...

First series production Tejas takes flight in Bangalore

India’s first series-built Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Mk I completed its maiden 25-minute safety audit flight on 30 September in Bangalore. Four such flights – conducted under the supervision of LCA consultant Airbus...

Austrian defence minister announces major cuts programme

Austrian minister of defence Gerald Klug presented a wide-ranging restructuring package for the Austrian Federal Army (Bundesheer) on 3 October to enable the service to cope with more spending cuts. With defence spending set...

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