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Category: Air

Australian official confirms Taranis test location

​A senior Royal Australian Air Force official has confirmed that flight testing of the BAE Systems-led Taranis unmanned combat air system demonstrator took place at the nation’s Woomera test range, removing a classification status...

First Dutch F-35 squadron established

​The Royal Netherlands Air Force on 4 November changed the command of its Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II detachment at Eglin AFB, Florida to 323 Sqn. The unit had been officially disbanded on 31...

​DARPA seeks information on manned UAV mothership

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is seeking information from industry on the existing technologies that would facilitate the deployment of small unmanned air vehicles from large manned aircraft. …read more Source::...

​RAF Reaper performs first Hellfire strike in Iraq

The UK Royal Air Force has conducted the first air strike using one of its General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9 Reaper unmanned air vehicles against Islamic State insurgents in Iraq, following the type’s deployment...

DARPA exploring “aircraft carrier in the sky” concept

DARPA has invited the industry to submit their ideas on how to enable existing large aircraft to carry, launch and recover multiple unmanned air systems. Respondents must prove that their solution require minimal modification...

Iraqi F-16s diverted to Tucson ANG

Turmoil at home has forced Iraq to divert its brand new F-16s to Tucson Air National Guard base instead of sending them to Balad air base. The first three jets are scheduled to arrive...

Nigerian Air force helicopter crash

The Nigerian Air force confirmed that one of its helicopter, call sign “Shark 23″, crash after take-off from Yola airport on Nov. 10. No one was hurt in the crash. Eye witnesses said there...

Rosoboronexport: RD-93 to power FC-31

Rosoboronexport’s Air Force Equipment Export Department Head Sergey Kornev told RIA Novosti that China’s FC-31 fighter will be powered by RD-93 engines. …read more Source:: Alert5 (Air)

LRSAM successfully flight tested in Israel

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has successfully flight tested the Long Range Surface to Air Missile (LRSAM) against a target at a range in Israel. The test was observed by DRDO scientists and officials of...

PLAN commissions first ASW variant Type 056 corvette

Key Points China has inducted its first Type 056 Jingdao-class platform dedicated primarily to submarine prosecution At least four of the class could be fitted with towed array variable-depth sonar systems The People’s Liberation...

UK Reaper UAV conducts first Iraqi strike mission

The UK has used its General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in a strike role over Iraq for the first time, the government announced on 10 November. A Royal Air Force (RAF)...

UK Reaper bombs IS militants in Iraq

A UK Royal Air Force’s (RAF) MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted air system (RPAS) has launched the first air strike against the Islamic State (IS) fighters in Iraq. …read more Source:: Air Force technologie (Air)

New ballistic targets needed to simulate ICBM threats

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is conducting market research on proposed Ballistic Missile (BM) targets capable of flying ranges varying from 5,500-10,000 km, simulating intercontinental ballistic missile threats. These targets must be able to...

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