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Author: DFNS

Wheeled-version of Nishant UAV to fly soon

A wheeled version of India’s Nishant unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is currently undergoing taxi tests and the first flight could happen soon. The UAV was renamed Panchi by the Defence Research and Development Organisation...

Boeing may concede fighter market to Lockheed Martin

Chris Chadwick, head of Boeing Defense, Space and Security, is preparing to concede the fighter market to rival Lockheed Martin as funds dry up and production lines close. …read more Source:: Alert5 (Air)

New Book Details History of Predator Drone

The man who brought you the book on the V-22 Osprey helicopter-plane is out with another on the MQ-1 Predator drone. Richard Whittle, a fellow at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., and the...

Report: Boeing Plans for Post-Fighter Future

Boeing Co. is planning for an era in which in no longer builds fighter jets, even as they’re flown to fight Islamic militants in Iraq, according to a news report. …read more Source:: DoD...

NATO report highlights UAV limitations

NATO’s Joint Air Power Competence Centre (JAPCC) has released a study into the vulnerabilities that the alliance’s in-use unmanned air vehicles have, claiming that the nature of UAV operations to date may have limited...

Boeing promotes 737-derived C-40A in Africa

As Boeing C-17 production winds down next year, company officials have revived a global marketing campaign to sell a military version of the 737-based Boeing Business Jet that can haul passengers and cargo. …read...

Hollande: France Carries Out First Air Strike in Iraq

French jets carried out their first air strike against Islamic State militants in Iraq Friday, successfully destroying their target, President Francois Hollande announced, vowing that more operations would follow. …read more Source:: Defense News...

Portuguese army uses indigenous UAVs in Kosovo

The Portuguese army is nearing the end of a NATO deployment in Kosovo using its indigenously-built Tekever unmanned air vehicles. …read more Source:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

USAF looks to micro-UAV for SAR operations

The US Air Force has contracted CyPhy Works to develop and test a micro unmanned air vehicle for search and rescue operations. …read more Source:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

Israel canceled sale of UAVs to Ukraine

Israel has decided against the sale of unmanned aircraft to Ukraine out of fear that the export of UAVs would anger Russia. Israel’s Channel 2 reported Monday that a Ukrainian delegation had visited Israel...

Algeria could miss chance to buy C-17s

Boeing has warned Algeria that the African nation risks missing the chance to acquire some of 10 unsold C-17s that have yet to find a customer. Paul Oliver, Boeing’s vice-president for business development in...

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