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Italian Army, Navy eying AW609

In the time it took Boeing and the US Marines to develop and put into service the Osprey tilt-rotor helicopter, Italy’s AgustaWestland has lingered over development of its own, smaller tilt-rotor, prompting questions about...

Mass production of T-50 fighters to start in 2016

Russia may start mass production of fifth-generation T-50 fighter (PAK FA) jets in 2016, Russian Deputy Defence Minister Yuri Borisov said Monday. “We have plans to deliver the first series of fifth-generation fighter jets...

U.S. Navy TH-57C hard landing

A U.S. Navy TH-57C landed hard at Navy Outlying Landing Field Site 8 in Florida on Mar. 27 and the helicopter subsequently rolled on its right side. Photos of the scene is in the...

Laws may have been broken in Philippine’s procurement of 21 UH-1Ds

The Manila Times has obtained documents suggesting that Department of National Defense officials may have broken laws in the purchase of 21 UH-1D helicopters. “UH-1N-3” by PH2 BALLARD – http://www.dodmedia.osd.mil/DVIC_View/Still_Details.cfm?SDAN=DNST8207722&JPGPath=/Assets/Still/1982/Navy/DN-ST-82-07722.JPG. Licensed under Public Domain...

Raytheon, MESKO sign LoI on precision munitions

Raytheon has signed a letter of intent (LoI) with Polish company MESKO S.A. for joint production of precision guided artillery projectiles and air-launched rockets, the company announced. MESKO, a part of Polski Holding Obronny...

Huneed to locally produce Airbus missile launch detectors

Airbus is to transfer technologies to South Korean company Huneed, enabling localised production of parts for the European group’s AN/AAR 60 Missile Launch Detection System (MILDS), Airbus confirmed to IHS Jane’s on 27 March....

Mikoyan, ATSC team for Malaysian MiG-29 upgrades

Malaysian company Aerospace Technology Systems Corporation (ATSC) has teamed with the Russian aircraft group Mikoyan to bid to upgrade the Royal Malaysian Air Force’s (RMAF’s) fleet of MiG-29N ‘Fulcrum’ fighter aircraft, ATSC’s chief executive...

Angola to receive Su-30K fighters from Russia in 2015

Russia is to supply Angola with Sukhoi Su-30K ‘Flanker-D’ fighter aircraft later in the year, a military-diplomatic source told IHS Jane’s . The 558th Aviation Repairing Plant located at Baranovichi in Belarus is upgrading...

US Shadow UAVs operating over Iraq

The US military is conducting tactical intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) in Iraq using the Textron RQ-7 Shadow unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), it was revealed on 27 March. The disclosure was made in a...

KAI named as preferred KFX bidder

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has been named as preferred bidder in the USD8 billion programme to complete development of the Korean Fighter Experimental (KFX) aircraft. South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced the...

USAF signs for Lot 3 of QF-16 drones

The US Air Force (USAF) has awarded Boeing a USD28.5 million contract for the Lot 3 procurement of the QF-16 optionally-manned target drone. The contract, which was announced by the Department of Defense (DoD)...

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