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Category: Air

Parrikar defends Dhruv helo after Ecuador crash

Key Points Indian defence minister Manohar Parrikar has defended the HAL Dhruv helicopter after the fourth of seven sold to Ecuador crashed Parrikar said the helicopter was a ‘good platform’ and that HAL was...

RB – Parrikar defends Dhruv helo after Ecuador crash

Key Points Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has defended the HAL Dhruv helicopter after the fourth of seven sold to Ecuador crashed Parrikar said the helicopter was a ‘good platform’ and that HAL was...

Netherlands to send crews to US for training on MQ-9 Reaper

The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) is about to dispatch military personnel to the United States to be trained on the General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), IHS Jane’s...

Esterline completes Barco unit acquisition

US-based Esterline announced on 2 February that it had completed the acquisition of the aerospace and defence display business of Netherlands-based Barco. The deal was closed for EUR150 million (USD169 million) in cash, primarily...

Bulgaria plans to acquire new multi-role fighter aircraft

The Bulgarian Government is reportedly planning to acquire new fighter aircraft for use by its air force, the country’s defence minister Nikolai Nenchev has revealed. …read more Read more here:: Air Force technologie (Air)

Turkey’s Anka Block B UAV completes maiden flight

Turkey completed the maiden flight of its Anka Block B unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) on 30 January, Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has announced. According to TAI the first flight included a wide degree of...

UPDATE: SEPI completes acquisition of Alestis Aerospace stake

Spanish state-owned holding group Sociedad Estatal de Participaciones Industriales (SEPI) has completed its purchase of a 24% stake in leading aircraft parts supplier Alestis Aerospace, SEPI announced on 1 February. The announcement marks the...

China, France sign technology co-operation agreements

China and France have signed agreements to foster collaboration across a range of hi-tech sectors with many linked to defence. According to official statements on 30 January, the two countries will pursue co-operation programmes...

Canister launch of Agni V ICBM successful

Indian has successfully launched a Agvi V ICBM from a sealed canister on Jan. 31. Protected by a hermetically sealed environment, the missile can last longer and require less maintenance. …read more Read more...

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