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Canada rates F-35A rivals equal on most missions

​A new Canadian government report suggests other fighter jets are just as capable as the Lockheed Martin F-35A at fulfilling the nation’s most likely mission needs, potentially opening the door to a competitive acquisition...

Israeli $800M V-22 Deal Not Dead: Just Hovering

Reports that Israel’s plan to buy a dozen V-22 Osprey tiltrotor troop transports is dead are — as Mark Twain said after reading his own incorrect obituary — premature. A U.S. Letter of Agreement...

French army receives first two HAD Block 2 Tigers

​Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first two upgraded Tiger attack helicopters in the HAD Block 2 configuration to the French army. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

Typhoon undergoes Storm Shadow drop tests

​An MBDA Storm Shadow missile was successfully deployed from a Eurofighter Typhoon during a series of trials led by Alenia Aermacchi in November. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

Osprey Fleet Reaches Quarter of a Million Flight Hours

Bell Helicopter , a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the revolutionary Bell Boeing V-22 fleet of tiltrotor aircraft has recently passed the 250,000 flight hour milestone. The V-22 Osprey has been continuously...

UK CAA urges for more large UAV testing

The UK Civil Aviation Authority’s unmanned air vehicle lead has expressed disappointment at the lack of UAV operators and developers that are coming forward to test larger systems in UK airspace. …read more Read...

Russia to Deliver New Su-30MK2V Fighter Jets to Vietnam

Russia will deliver new batch of Sukhoi Su-30MK2V fighter aircraft under a recent contract 2013 worth about $600 million. United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) will deliver 4 Su-30MK2 fighters to Vietnam. Two Su-30MK2 jets manufactured...

Taiwan’s shows mini-UAV to media

Taiwan’s Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology showcased two UAVs to the media on Dec. 9 in Taichung. The Cardinal mini-UAV on display has attracted interest from the RoC Navy, program officials said. The...

VP-8 takes delivery of first P-8A

VP-8 has taken delivery of its first P-8A maritime patrol aircraft from Boeing on Nov. 20. …read more Read more here:: Alert5 (Air)

Czechs sign for continued Gripen upgrades and support

The Czech Republic has signed an SEK576 million (USD77 million) deal with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) for the continued support and upgrade of its Saab Gripen fighter aircraft for a further 12...

First Algerian MEKO A-200 frigate undocked

Key Points The first of two new MEKO A-200 frigates for the Algerian Naval Forces has been floated out A contract was signed in March 2012 for the delivery of two vessels The first...

US Army to run UAV-only airbase

A new 150-acre airbase to be used exclusively by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is being built for the US Army at Fort Bliss, Texas. The high-security UAV launch and recovery complex will be used...

Russia launches Il-76MDM upgrade programme

Russia’s Ilyushin has started to upgrade a first Russian Air Force (VVS) Ilyushin Il-76MD ‘Candid’ military transport aircraft to Il-76MDM standard, company officials have told IHS Jane’s . The main features of the upgrade...

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