Category: Air

Hollande: France Carries Out First Air Strike in Iraq

French jets carried out their first air strike against Islamic State militants in Iraq Friday, successfully destroying their target, President Francois Hollande announced, vowing that more operations would follow. …read more Source:: Defense News...

Portuguese army uses indigenous UAVs in Kosovo

The Portuguese army is nearing the end of a NATO deployment in Kosovo using its indigenously-built Tekever unmanned air vehicles. …read more Source:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

USAF looks to micro-UAV for SAR operations

The US Air Force has contracted CyPhy Works to develop and test a micro unmanned air vehicle for search and rescue operations. …read more Source:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

Israel canceled sale of UAVs to Ukraine

Israel has decided against the sale of unmanned aircraft to Ukraine out of fear that the export of UAVs would anger Russia. Israel’s Channel 2 reported Monday that a Ukrainian delegation had visited Israel...

Algeria could miss chance to buy C-17s

Boeing has warned Algeria that the African nation risks missing the chance to acquire some of 10 unsold C-17s that have yet to find a customer. Paul Oliver, Boeing’s vice-president for business development in...

A-Darter to start flight testing on Gripen NG soon

With the Brazilian Air Force’s selection of the Gripen E, Denel Dynamics sense an opportunity to sell the A-Darter air-to-air missile to the former again. The company plans to start pre-qualification flight testing on...

Spain to send Patriot battery to Turkey

Spain will send a Patriot air defense battery to Turkey, replacing the Dutch unit that is withdrawing from Adana in January 2015. …read more Source:: Alert5 (Air)

Arrow 2 interceptor missed target in test

After analyzing data for almost a week, Israel concluded that its latest Arrow 2 interception test failed. The interceptor successfully acquired and tracked its target but failed to destroy it. …read more Source:: Alert5...

MQ-4C Triton completes first cross country flight

The U.S. Navy’s MQ-4C Triton unmanned aerial vehicle has landed at Naval Air Station Patuxent River on Sept. 18 after completing an approximately 11-hour ferry flight from Northrop Grumman’s California facility. U.S. Navy photo...

AAD: Paramount confident of AHRLAC sales

Load pic Barcode: 1621290 Caption: AHRLAC made its first public flight when it flew into Waterkloof Airbase during AAD and was then on static display for the rest of the show. Credit: IHS/Patrick Allen...

Thai Navy orders EC645 helicopters

The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) has signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters to purchase five EC645 T2 medium multirole helicopters, industry and RTN officials confirmed to IHS Jane’s on 19 September. The contract, which...

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