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UK deploys Reaper drones to fight IS militants

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is deploying MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) to the Middle East, in an effort to better combat the Islamic State (IS) fighters in the region. …read...

MD 530F Cayuse Warrior Helicopter

The MD 530F Cayuse Warrior will be an armed variant of the OH-6 Cayuse light observation helicopter built by MD Helicopters. …read more Source:: Air Force technologie (Air)

US Navy declares first E-2D squadron operational

The US Navy on 10 October announced the initial operating capability of its Northrop Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning (AEW) aircraft. …read more Source:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

Northrop Grumman flies second MQ-4C prototype

​The US Navy has flown the second Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS), a maritime-focused derivative of the high-altitude, long-endurance RQ-4 Global Hawk. …read more Source:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

UK To Add Reapers to Air Power Operating in Iraq

Britain is adding Reaper remotely piloted aircraft to its forces deployed to fight Islamic State militants in Iraq, the government announced Thursday. …read more Source:: Defense News (Air)

Jordan picks Robinson R44 as MD500 replacement

​Jordan has selected the Robinson R44 Raven II to replace its fleet of aged MD Helicopters MD500Ds which have been in service since 1981. …read more Source:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

RAF Reapers to operate over Iraq

​The UK government has confirmed that it is in the process of redeploying some of its ten General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper unmanned air vehicles to support the USA-led coalition’s air strikes against Islamic State...

Italian air force continues AW149 evaluations

​Italy’s air force is continuing operational evaluations of the AgustaWestland AW149 super-medium helicopter as it weighs up an order for the 8.3t rotorcraft. …read more Source:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

Russia to base MiG-31s in Artic

Russia will have MiG-31 interceptors in the Artic once reconstruction of Tiksi airfield is completed in 2017. …read more Source:: Alert5 (Air)

RAF Voyager refuels USMC Harriers

For the first time, the RAF Voyager aerial refueling tanker has refueled U.S. Marine Corps AV-8Bs in support of US-led air strikes against ISIL. The Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft passed fuel to...

Two Killed in Bolivian Military Plane Crash

Two airmen died when their small military plane crashed while rehearsing stunts for the anniversary of the Bolivian air force, a local television station said Wednesday. …read more Source:: Defense News (Air)

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