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Report: Iran Drone Crashes West of Tikrit

A Kurdish newspaper is reporting that an Iranian drone crashed west of Tirkit, Iraq, where Iranian Quds Forces are working with Iraq soldiers to retake Tikrit from ISIS militants. Iran has flown drones over...

Correction

In the Feb. 26 issue, Defense Daily incorrectly reported that the Air Force delayed its Space Fence initial operational capability (IOC) goal to fiscal year 2019. FY ’19 was the service’s original IOC goal....

RQ-4B soars past 10,000 flying hours

SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFNS) — An RQ-4B Global Hawk embarked on an Operation Inherent Resolve mission March 7, which sent the aircraft soaring past the 10,000 flying-hour milestone at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia....

USAF wants small, fully integrated JSTARS replacement

​The US air force will consider both US and international airframers to replace the Northrop Grumman E-8C JSTARS fleet, according to documents released on 5 March. The service also has confirmed its preference for...

Exelis expands market for new wide-area airborne sensor

Exelis is preparing to transfer testing of its new infrared-capable airborne wide area surveillance sensor to Europe in an effort to promote the capability of the wide-range camera to potential new markets. …read more...

EASA seeks route through new general aviation roadmap

EASA executive director Patrick Ky has conceded that the agency may need additional resources to oversee the safety of remotely piloted air systems (RPAS), a fast-growing aviation sector included under general aviation in EASA’s...

EASA outlines new GA roadmap

EASA executive director Patrick Ky has conceded that the agency may need additional resources to oversee the safety of remotely piloted air systems (RPAS), a fast-growing aviation sector included under general aviation in EASA’s...

Ka-52K naval attack helicopter makes its fisrt flight

Russian Ka-52K ‘Hokum B’ naval attack helicopters for the Russian Navy’s Mistral-class landing helicopter dock (LHD) vessels makes its fisrt flight. Russian Naval Aviation will need no fewer than 40 Ka-52Ks, the first of...

nEUROn: success for test campaign in France

With the completion of its 100th flight in February, the nEUROn UCAV technology demonstrator has completed its test campaign in France. Throughout this entire campaign, the nEUROn and associated equipment demonstrated exemplary availability and...

Malaysia takes delivery of its first Airbus A400M

Airbus Defence and Space has formally delivered the first of four Airbus A400M military transport ordered by the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF). The handover also marks the first delivery of an A400M to...

PICTURES: ​Malaysia receives first A400M

Malaysia has taken delivery of its first Airbus A400M tactical transport, making it the first country to receive the type beyond the aircraft’s launch nations. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military News...

PICTURES: ​Malaysia recieves first A400M

Malaysia has taken delivery of its first Airbus Military A400M tactical transport aircraft, making it the first country to receive the type beyond the aircraft’s launch nations. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global...

Jane’s: Columbia found Chinese missile warheads bound for Cuba

Jane’s reported that during an inspection of a Chinese-flagged merchant vessel on Mar. 3, local authorities found 99 Chinese-built missile warheads on board. “Wolchow.na.stanowisku“. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons. Jane’s believes these...

Lockheed Martin P-3 Orion wing line restarted

Lockheed Martin has restarted the wing production line for the P-3 Orion Mid-Life Upgrade (MLU) program for Canada and Chile on Mar. 4. Photo: Lockheed Martin The MLU replaces the outer wings, center wing,...

nEUROn completes test campaign in France

Dassault announced on Mar. 9 that its nEUROn UCAV technology demonstrator has completed its test campaign in France. © Dassault Aviation – G. Gosset The unmanned aircraft will now move to Italy and later...

RMAF takes delivery of A400M

The Royal Malaysian Air Force has taken delivery of its first Airbus A400M military transport in Spain on Mar. 9. Photo: RMAF …read more Read more here:: Alert5 (Air)

​Australia gears up for A330 MRTT boom capability

Australia has removed the Airbus Military A330 multi-role tanker transport (MRTT) from its ‘Projects of Concern’ list following remediation work related to the type’s aerial refuelling boom. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global...

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