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UK Royal Air Force receives first A400M Atlas aircraft

The Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation-Executive Administration (OCCAR-EA) has handed over the first A400M Atlas aircraft to the UK Royal Air Force (RAF). …read more Source:: Air Force technologie (Air)

France Orders 12 A330 Tanker Transport Aircraft

France has signed a €3 billion (US $3.8 billion) contract for 12 Airbus A330 multirole tanker transport aircraft, Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told a high-level conference on the French nuclear deterrent Thursday. …read...

NATO Reports 400 Intercepts of Russian Aircraft in 2014

NATO said Thursday there have been around 400 intercepts of Russian military flights near its member countries this year, amid heightened tension between Moscow and the West over the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source::...

NATO Reports 400 Intercepts of Russian Aircraft in 2014

NATO said Thursday there have been around 400 intercepts of Russian military flights near its member countries this year, amid heightened tension between Moscow and the West over the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source::...

France To Buy 12 Airbus Tankers Worth €3B

France’s defence ministry announced on Thursday the purchase of 12 Airbus refueling tankers worth around €3 billion ($3.8 billion). …read more Source:: Defense News (Air)

France To Buy 12 Airbus Tankers Worth €3B

France’s defence ministry announced on Thursday the purchase of 12 Airbus refueling tankers worth around €3 billion ($3.8 billion). …read more Source:: Defense News (Air)

France confirms A330 tanker selection

​Paris has confirmed its selection of the Airbus A330 multi-role tanker transport (MRTT), with 12 of the type to replace its Boeing C/KC-135s from late this decade. …read more Source:: Flight Global Military News...

Brazil begins flight training on Gripen

The first two Brazilian pilots to undergo training for the Saab Gripen NG multirole fighter have completed their first flight on the type: a 50min training sortie conducted over the Baltic Sea on 19...

India resumes Su-30MKI flights following safety checks

​The Indian air force has resumed flying activities with its Sukhoi Su-30MKI combat aircraft, after removing a grounding order imposed after an uncommanded ejection involving the type on 21 October. …read more Source:: Flight...

Eurofighter unveils 1 billion-euro radar upgrade

Europe’s Eurofighter consortium committed Wednesday to a 1.0-billion-euro ($1.25-billion) upgrade to equip Typhoon combat jets with a more advanced type of radar. It said defence ministers from the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and Spain...

Boeing has tight schedule to deliver KC-46A

Lt. Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, the U.S. Air Force’s top acquisition official, told reporters that she expects Boeing to meet its deadline to deliver 18 new KC-46As in August 2017. However, recent events in...

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