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Royal Moroccan Air Force F1 crashes

A Royal Moroccan Air Force F1 fighter has crashed in the Taunat region on Jan. 21. The pilot was on a training flight and survived by ejecting. Source …read more Read more here:: Alert5...

RAF brings back fast jet training on Hawk T1

A continuing shortage of capacity in its flying training organisation has led the UK’s Royal Air Force (RAF) to return to training pilots on Hawk T1 aircraft, three years after it retired the analog...

Saudi-led coalition identifies Yemeni attack UAV

The Saudi-led coalition has revealed the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that it said was involved in an attempted attack on a Yemeni government delegation heading for a ceasefire meeting on 11 January. Yemeni Minister...

China’s FL-1 MALE UAV performs maiden flight

Zhong Tian Guide Control Technology Company (ZT Guide), a Xi’an-based manufacturer of electronic and industrial equipment, announced on 20 January that it has successfully completed the maiden flight of its Fei Long-1 (Flying Dragon-1...

Brazilian Army seeks new helicopters

The Brazilian Army is considering a number of proven attack and medium-sized multirole helicopters as possible candidates to meet two separate requirements of its Army Aviation Strategic Programme (Prg EE Av Ex). Testing of...

Bell-Boeing awarded $144m contract for V-22 support

Pentagon has contracted a joint venture of Boeing and Bell Helicopter to provide support for the V-22 platform. The Bell Boeing Joint Program Office has been awarded an estimated $143,863,184 firm-fixed-price requirements contract for...

Ivory Coast orders one C295 medium transport aircraft

Airbus has announced on 21 January that the Ministry of Defense of Ivory Coast has signed a firm order for one C295 medium transport aircraft. The aircraft, in transport configuration, will enhance the capabilities...

Tyndall Air Force Base hit by tornado

A tornado struck the southern, support side of Tyndall Air Force Base at around 6:30 pm local time on Jan. 22. U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 325th Civil Engineering Squadron remove a...

Côte d’Ivoire signs for C295 airlifter

Côte d’Ivoire has signed for a single Airbus Defence and Space C295 tactical transport aircraft, the manufacturer announced on 21 January. The Côte d’Ivoire Air Force (Force Aérienne de la Côte d’Ivoire) is acquiring...

RNLAF Reaper operators train in US

The first two Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) MQ-9 Reaper medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle crews are being trained at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, the Dutch Ministry of Defence (MoD) reported...

Netherlands reforms artillery unit

The Royal Netherlands Army began to regain its independent fire-support capabilities by standing up the independent 41 Artillery Detachment in Oldenroek on 18 January, the Dutch Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on its website....

Image emerges of Z-8G helicopter variant

A photograph circulating online showing the underside of a Chinese military helicopter gives the clearest indication to date that a variant of the Changhe Aircraft Industry Group Z-8G medium-lift rotorcraft has been developed for...

France inaugurates defence industry council

France held the inaugural meeting of the country’s new defence industrial policy council on 16 January. The council is a new initiative under the reorganisation of the Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA), which was...

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