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Russia details ‘Vostok 2018’ exercise

On 12 September Russia’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) gave partial details of the types of units and equipment involved in the ‘Vostok (East) 2018′ exercise, which is taking place in eastern Russia on 11-15...

Zambian Hermes 450 UAV spotted

The Zambian Air Force (ZAF) is operating at least one Elbit Systems Hermes 450 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), a photograph released on an internet forum has confirmed. The photograph showed the Hermes 450 inside...

DIU posts specs for rugged short-range recon drone

The Pentagon s Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) posted desired performance specs for a newly proposed short-range vertical takeoff and landing reconnaissance drone for which it plans to solicit proposals in the second quarter of...

Aiming The Army’s Thousand-Mile Missiles

WASHINGTON: The Army wants new long-range missiles that can shoot a thousand miles. But first it has to figure out how to use them. That requires training a new cadre of Army targeteers to...

​Japan cleared to buy nine additional E-2Ds

The US government has cleared Tokyo to obtain nine additional Northrop Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning & control (AEW&C) aircraft. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

USAF awards Boeing $2.9 billion for 18 more KC-46As

The US Air Force awarded Boeing a $2.9 billion contract for 18 additional KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft, spares, support equipment, spare engines and wing air refueling pod kits. …read more Read more here:: Flight...

Japan cleared to buy another 9 E-2Ds

The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress on a potential sale of nine E-2Ds to Japan. Photo by Lance Cpl. Gabriela Garcia-Herrera The estimated cost is $3.135 billion. The package includes 28...

Ecuadorian Army takes delivery of M28

PZL Mielec has delivered a M28 short takeoff and landing (STOL) aircraft to the Ecuadorian Army. Ecuadorian Army troops greet the Sikorsky-PZL M28 twin engine turboprop aircraft in Shell Mera following a 13,500 km...

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