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Saab pulls Gripen E from Swiss flight evaluations

Saab will not present its Gripen E to Switzerland for flight trials, although it will still offer the combat aircraft for the country’s Air2030 requirement. The Swedish company announced on 13 June that the...

HAL posts record turnover

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) achieved an “all-time high turnover” of INR197.05 billion (USD2.83 billion) in fiscal year (FY) 2018–19, registering year-on-year growth of 7.8%, the state-owned Indian company has announced. HAL said in a...

New Zealand progresses P-8A procurement

The New Zealand government has said it has made progress in its programme to procure Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) from the US government. New Zealand agreed to procure four P-8A aircraft...

MV-22B and CH-53E Elephant Walk

Twenty seven MV-22B Ospreys and 16 CH-53E Super Stallions with Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), line up as part of the mass flight at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar,...

Sikorsky to build six LRIP VH-92As

Sikorsky has received a $542 million contract to build six low-rate initial production VH-92A presidential helicopters. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Hunter Helis [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Work is expected to be...

Rafael integrating SAR to Litening 5 and Reccelite XR pods

Jane’s reports that Rafael Advanced Defence Systems will be adding a synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery intelligence payload to the Litening 5 and Reccelite XR all-weather stand-off airborne electro-optic (EO) targeting pods. This will...

Draken International to test Snecma Atar engines at Lakeland

Draken International has announced that it will commence testing the Snecma Atar afterburning turbojet engines for its F-1 fleet starting from today at Lakeland Linder International Airport. Photo: Draken International Over the next eight...

Bulgaria resumes Mi-17 operations

The Bulgarian Air Force (BuAF) posted a photo of an Mi-17 on its Facebook page on 4 June after it resumed operations with the transport helicopter and it returned to the 24th Air Base...

US Navy rotates European-based BMD warships

More capable warships will be deployed to Europe by the US Navy (USN) to replace four Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers that have been based in Spain since 2014. The four ships of the Forward...

Kazakhstan to locally produce Airbus H145M helicopter

Kazakhstan is to produce locally H145M helicopters under a joint venture (JV) formed between Airbus Helicopters and Kazakhstan Engineering (KE) in 2011. The government of Kazakhstan said the JV will mark the first time...

Chilean Navy to replace ageing JetRanger helos

The Chilean Navy issued a call for tenders on 9 June to replace its ageing Bell 206 (SH-57 in national service) JetRanger utility helicopters. The service is looking for five new single-engined light-helicopters under...

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