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UK receives 20th Atlas as testing continues

The UK Royal Air Force has received its 20th of an eventual 22 A400M Atlas transports from Airbus Defence & Space, while test flights of additional capabilities continue. …read more Read more here:: Flight...

Taiwan’s Army to adopt TC-2 missile for air defense

Up Media reports on Jul. 13 that the Republic of China Army will adopt the Sky Sword 2 (TC-2) air-to-air missile for its mobile air defense needs. Photo: 國家中山科學研究院 Code-named Project Chin Nu, the...

NSM, SSM-12 test-fired at RIMPAC 2018

A sinking exercise (SINKEX) on Jul. 12 off the coast of Hawaii saw Japan and the U.S. Army firing anti-ship missiles at decommissioned ex-USS Racine (LST-1191). 180712-N-HO130-2002 PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE FACILITY BARKING SANDS, Hawaii...

Pakistan, Turkey finalizes contract for 30 T129s

The Turkish Defense Industries Undersecretariat announced that it has finalized talks with Pakistan for 30 T129 attack helicopters. By MilborneOne (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons The press statement added that this...

Poland encounter problems with its Piorun MANPADS

Poland has run into problems with its first batch of Piorun Man-portable air-defense system (MANPADS). By Ministerstwo Obrony Narodowej (http://mon.gov.pl/pl/galeria/1931) [Attribution], via Wikimedia Commons It has now been revealed that one missile exploded in...

IAI adds sonobuoy and MAD to Heron

On the eve of the Farnborough air show, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced that it intends to improve the maritime capbilites of its Heron unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) by adding sonobuoy and Magnetic Detector...

Armed drones in service with Belarus army

Belarus armed forces showed two Burevestnik-MB fixed-wing unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV), that were carried on MAZ-6317-family trucks. This UAV features twin-boom design and has a range of flight of up to 290 km,...

Pakistan orders 30 T129 attack helicopters

Pakistan has concluded a long-awaited deal with Turkish Aerospace Industries for the latter’s T129 ATAK attack helicopter. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

Leonardo receives Italian order for ATR 72MP

Italy’s Guardia di Finanza customs body has ordered an ATR 72-600 for maritime patrol missions, to be outfitted by prime contractor Leonardo. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

Canada confirms spy planes acquisition plan

The Department of National Defence (DND), Canadian government department responsible for defending Canada’s interests and values at home and abroad, has confirmed plans to procure the three new Beechcraft King Air 350ER aircraft to...

ANALYSIS: UK industry awaits defence review decisions

With the biggest players from its defence industry showcasing their products at the Farnborough air show, this year’s main aerospace event could offer an ideal platform for the UK government to outline its equipment...

Japan seeking to buy newest US-made unmanned helicopter

The Northrop Grumman’s representative said that Japan could be the first export customer for the newest MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter. Japan is considering an acquisition of MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter developed by...

RSAF Tornado crashes

A Royal Saudi Air Force Tornado fighter-bomber has crashed during a training flight on Jul. 12 at 4:41 a.m. local time. By by SPC Randall R. Anderson, DS-F-114-07. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Both...

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