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U-2 ‘Dragon Lady’ deploys to Nellis Air Force Base

The Lockheed U-2 high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft, also called the ‘Dragon Lady’, was deployed to Nellis Air Force Base to take part in the Weapons School Integration (WSINT). According to 99th Air Base Wing Public...

Analysis: Israeli strike on Syria confirmed

Analysis Israel has carried out what was effectively its first confirmed strike on Syria since Russia transferred S-300 long-range air-defence systems to Syria. The official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported on 25 December...

Armed Hurkus-C successfully completes flight and firing trials

An example of Turkey’s locally developed Hurkus-C basic trainer/light attack aircraft with electronic warfare systems installed has successfully completed flight and firing trials, Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) announced on Twitter on 29 December. This...

Rafael and Aeronautics team to co-develop UAVs

Rafael has agreed to co-develop unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) developed by Aeronautics in a new five-year deal signed between the two Israeli defence companies. The agreement will result in the two firms co-developing the...

DRC air force An-26 crashes

An Antonov An-26 transport aircraft belonging to the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) crashed on 24 December after overshooting the runway at Beni Airport in North Kivu province, local media...

IAI considering Aeronautics acquisition

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is considering the acquisition of fellow unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) manufacturer Aeronautics, it has been revealed. In a Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) notification, Aeronautics claimed that IAI is in...

Colombia receives Dauphin helicopters

The Colombian Navy is set to receive two recently purchased Airbus AS365N3 Dauphin helicopters. The Dauphins have already been assembled at Guaymaral civil airport in Bogotá, painted in Colombian colours with serial numbers ARC...

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