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Category: Air

Swedes Snub Danish Search for F-35 Alternative

The Swedish defence export agency FXM announced that the Saab Gripen will not be entered for Denmark’s new fighter competition. Denmark has issued an 800-page “Request for Binding Information” (RBI) on alternatives to the...

Bell Applying 525 Technology to V-280

Bell Helicopter is applying systems designed for its 525 Relentless commercial medium twin to the V-280 Valor third-generation tiltrotor technology demonstrator it is developing for the U.S. Army as part of its Joint Multi-Role...

Busy Farnborough Airshow Breaks Order Records

The 2014 Farnborough International Airshow (July 14-20) was a dynamic and captivating edition of the long-running biennial event–packed with high-octane sales activity, novelty and a touch of controversy. As of press time, the show...

India’s Avro Replacement Could Be Problematic

The new Indian government has re-issued the request for proposal (RFP) for 56 transport aircraft worth an estimated $2 billion, to replace the Indian Air Force’s aging Hawker Siddeley 748M twin turboprops, known as...

UK carrier floats out

Just to update our coverage of the Royal Navy’s CVF-class aircraft carrier programme, here’s a shot of the 65,000t HMS Queen Elizabeth floating out at Rosyth on 17 July. This followed hot on the...

Scorpion in the UK

The F-35B may not have made it to RIAT and Farnborough, but the Textron Airland Scorpion was there. …read more Read more here:: Key Aero Military

MH17 Wreckage Photo Shows Evidence of Shrapnel

The Financial Times posted a photo of what appears to be wreckage from the Malaysian Airlines jetliner peppered with shrapnel damage from an anti-aircraft missile. The international community has pressed for an investigation into...

Chinese Spy Ship Arrives Near RIMPAC

The Chinese sent an electronic surveillance ship to the edge of the region of the Rim of the Pacific 2014 exercise. …read more Source:: DoD Buzz (Air)

MH17 Evidence Lays Blame on Pro-Russia Militia

A mounting body of visible evidence, plus reports from those on the ground, intercepted communications and preliminary analysis of electronic emissions, suggest that Russian-backed separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine were responsible for shooting down...

AW149 Achieves Military Certification

Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that the new generation AW149 multirole military helicopter has been issued with military certification by the Italian Directorate of Air Armaments (ARMAEREO). The Type Certificate was signed...

Admire Unmanned Aircraft First Produced by Vietnam

Military Institute of Science and Technology PK-KQ Force recently announced that it has successfully built an unmanned aircraft with outstanding combat features. Technical Institute of Military Non-Air Force (PK-KQ) of the Air PK-KQ has...

BAE Brings 3-D Printing to Warplanes

FARNBOROUGH, England — While 3-D printed guns and homes are already here, 3-D printed drones and fighter jets are still far from reality. But that hasn’t stopped British defense giant BAE Systems Plc and...

BAE ‘Bullish’ Army Will Buy Missile Guidance Kits

The U.S. subsidiary of the British defense giant BAE Systems Plc expects the Army to begin buying its guidance kits to convert unguided rockets into “smart” heat-seeking missiles. …read more Source:: DoD Buzz (Air)

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