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Category: Air

Armenia Could Purchase Swedish Multirole Fighter Aircraft

Armenia’s possible acquisition JAS-39 Gripen fighter aircraft manufactured by the Swedish aerospace company Saab is currently under discussion, the Defense Ministry told PanARMENIAN.Net According to the Ministry, Armenia is also considering the purchase of...

Rockwell Collins to fit DIGAR to U.S. F-16s

Rockwell Collins has secured a contract to supply its Digital GPS Anti-Jam Receiver (DIGAR) to the U.S. Air Force. Graphic: Rockwell Collins The service intends to fit them on Air National Guard and Reserve...

Boeing Awarded $70 Million Minuteman III Contract Modification

Boeing [BA] has been awarded a $70.5 million contract modification for the Air Force’s Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) flight test, telemetry and termination program, the Defense Department said Nov. 13. The modification...

Beyond INF: Countering Russia, Countering China (Analysis)

WASHINGTON: What long-range weapons should the Army buy if President Trump keeps his promise to end the 1987 INF Treaty? The Intermediate Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces accord, despite its name, bans all ground-launched cruise and...

China’s CASC quietly rolls out AR-1B precision missile

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) has completed the development of a new air-launched precision-guided munition (PGM) designed specifically for use by armed reconnaissance and combat unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), Jane’s has learnt...

Thailand interested in acquiring L-39NG training aircraft

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis announced on 10 November that the Thai Ministry of Defence (MoD) has expressed interest in acquiring an undisclosed number of Aero Vodochody L-39NG jet trainers/light-attack aircraft. “They [the Thais]...

UPDATE: US Navy F/A-18 crashes in Philippine Sea

A US Navy (USN) Boeing F/A-18 Hornet fighter assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 crashed into the Philippine Sea on 12 November. The crew was performing routine operations when the aircraft experienced a...

DGA qualifies Rafale F3R standard

The Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA), the French procurement agency, on 9 November announced that it had qualified the new-generation F3R standard for the Rafale combat aircraft on 31 October, in line with the...

Germany gives green light for heavy transport helicopter

Germany’s final 2019 defence budget approved by the Bundestag (parliament) budget committee on 9 November includes an authorisation commitment of EUR5.6 billion (USD6.3 billion) for the Luftwaffe’s future Schwerer Transporthubschrauber (heavy transport helicopter: STH)....

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