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US Approves $1.4Bn Sale of Six C-130Js to Germany

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Germany of three (3) C-130J-30 aircraft and three (3) KC-130J aircraft for an estimated cost of $1.40 billion. The Defense...

Taiwan grounds the F-5 as kids were having exams

Northrop F-5s assigned to Taitung airbase in Taiwan were recently grounded and the defense ministry explained that it was due to high school exams. By 玄史生 [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], from Wikimedia Commons...

Ka-52 went down in Syria

A Russia Ka-52 attack helicopter went down in Syria on May 7, both crew members aboard did not survive. By Alex Beltyukov [CC BY-SA 3.0GFDL 1.2, CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia...

Skylock counter-UAV system books new orders

Tar Ideal Concepts’ Skylock counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system has now been sold to more than 30 clients – air forces and ministries of defence around the world – in the past year, a...

Dutch MoD gives shopping list to parliament

Key Points The Dutch MoD plans to replace warships and their equipment, and upgrade attack helicopters The Dutch Army will receive new CBRN vehicles, personal equipment, and mobile simulators The Dutch Ministry of Defence...

Strata and Dema sign co-operation agreement

Strata and Dema have signed a co-operation agreement to work together on manufacturing service exchange and knowledge transfer relating to aerospace systems. The two companies will develop a roadmap to work on these technologies,...

Turkmenistan showcased M-346, C-27J aircraft

Turkmenistan has showcased the Alenia M-346 Master advanced jet trainer and C-27J Spartan tactical airlifter, state media revealed on 3 May. The president of the former Soviet republic, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, was shown by state...

MBDA discloses European Modular Missile development

MBDA has disclosed detail of a revival in Franco-German co-operation in the guided-missile sector through the joint development of a lightweight air-to-ground missile solution for the Airbus Helicopters Tiger attack helicopter. Intended as an...

German Hercules buy approved

The US government has approved the sale of six Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules aircraft for an estimated USD1.4 billion to Germany. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on 4 May that the State...

Russian Ka-52 helicopter crashed in Syria

A Russian Ka-52 attack helicopter has crashed during a routine flight in eastern Syria, both its pilots were killed during the incident, Russia’s Defence Ministry has said. That was reported by TASS. The incident...

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