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Category: Air

23 and Counting

A U.S. Air Force crew ferried the 23nd C-5M Super Galaxy from the Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] facilities here today. Aircraft 87-0034 was ferried by a crew led by Brig. Gen. Derek P. Rydholm...

Model shows possible Algerian frigate armament

More details of the frigates that German company ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) is building for Algeria have emerged over the last month that suggest they will be very heavily armed. IHS Jane’s reported on...

Indodefence 2014: Indonesia confirms AS565 MBe Panther buy

The Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) is to receive 11 AS565 MBe Panther shipborne helicopters for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) missions, Airbus Helicopters confirmed on 5 November. The contract, negotiated through PT Dirgantara Indonesia, marks the first...

MQ-8C Fire Scout readied for upcoming ship-trials

The US Navy (USN) has undertaken land-based flight tests of the Northrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in preparation of seat-trials later in the year, the company disclosed on 23 October....

Russia exercises its strategic nuclear ‘triad’

Since 28 October Moscow has tested and exercised all three components of its nuclear arsenal, including the firing of submarine-launched and land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles (SLBMs and ICBMs) as well as extensive long-range strategic...

Russia exercises its strategic nuclear ‘triad’

Since 28 October Moscow has tested and exercised all three components of its nuclear arsenal, including the firing of submarine-launched and land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles (SLBMs and ICBMs) as well as extensive long-range strategic...

Teradyne acquires avionics test equipment firm

US-based testing equipment manufacturer Teradyne announced on 4 November that it had acquired avionics testing equipment manufacturer Avionics Interface Technologies (AIT). Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Nebraska-based AIT is to operate as...

France and Saudi finalise $3 bn arms deal for Lebanon

Key Points The Lebanese military’s massive Saudi-funded rearmament programme has been finalised The LAF is also lining up three Super Tucano and a third Cessna 208 light attack aircraft Saudi Arabia and France signed...

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