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India puts out RfI for recce, surveillance helo

India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) dispatched a request for information (RfI) on 29 September to local vendors for reconnaissance and surveillance helicopters for the Army Aviation Corps (AAC) and the Indian Air Force (IAF)....

USN to base F-35C at NAS Lemoore

Key Points The US Navy plans to base 100 Lockheed Martin F-35C combat aircraft at Naval Air Station Lemoore in California from 2016 The navy was also considering NAF El Centro for F-35C home-basing...

Italian Army Aviation receives first ICH-47F

The Italian Army received its first ICH-47F Chinook from manufacturer AgustaWestland in an official ceremony on 2 October. The aircraft was received by the 1st ‘Antares’ Regiment, based at Viterbo, home of the Army...

German Eurofighters facing serviceability issues

German equipment inventories are suffering from serviceability issues, a report on the current state of service and availability of equipment ordered by Germany’s Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen has revealed. Von der Leyen...

US attack helicopters strike in Iraq

US attack helicopters have carried out their first air strikes against Islamic State fighters to the west of Baghdad. The intervention of US Army attack helicopters was part of a co-ordinated air operation involving...

Germany could revive Euro Hawk

Germany is keen to restart the Euro Hawk project after consulting firm KPMG recommended in a report that gaps in the country’s surveillance capabilities be remedied by an unmanned aircraft. …read more Source:: Alert5...

Russia to reopen Crimea missile warning station

A disused missile early warning radar station in Sevastopol, Crimea, could be refurbished and reactivated. Russia’s Space Forces commander Lt. Gen. Aleksandr Golovko said new equipment would be added and the station could come...

Nigerian Air Force pilot beheaded by Boko Haram

The missing pilot of a Nigerian Air Force Alpha Jet is believed to have been executed by Boko Haram. A video of his beheading was obtained by The Associated Press. The whereabouts of the...

CV-22s could be stationed at Yokota Air Base

The U.S. Air Force may deploy 12 CV-22s to Yokota Air Base instead of Kadena Air Base in Okinawa. If approved, the aircraft would arrive in July next year. …read more Source:: Alert5 (Air)

China Touts Anti-stealth Radar

America’s most advanced stealth fighter poses a great risk to China’s air defense network – and the military is going to great lengths to learn how to shoot one down. …read more Source:: Defense...

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