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Brazilian study recommends procuring Siroco LPD

A Brazilian Navy (MB) evaluation commission from the General Directorate of Naval Material recommended procurement of the French Navy Siroco (L 9012) Foudre-class landing platform dock (LPD) in late January, according to local reports....

Chad takes fight against Boko Haram into Nigeria

Significance A large Chadian force has crossed into Nigeria from Cameroon to fight Boko Haram A second Chadian force is reportedly massing on the Niger-Nigerian border The Nigerian authorities are reluctant to explain the...

Peru offered FA-50 fighters by South Korea

South Korea has offered Peru the sale of 24 Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) FA-50 Golden Eagle light fighters as part of ongoing efforts to further bi-lateral defence cooperation between the two nations. According to...

KC-390 airlifter makes maiden flight

The Embraer KC-390 transport aircraft made its maiden flight from the company’s Gavião Peixoto production facility, north of São Paulo, on 3 February. The flight of the first of two prototype platforms lasted for...

HEICO takes control of Harter Aerospace

HEICO Corporation has announced that it has acquired an 80.1% stake in component maintenance, repair, and overhaul services provider Harter Aerospace for an undisclosed sum. The transaction – conducted through HEICO’s Florida-based Flight Support...

Japan, Indonesia prepare defence trade MoU

Indonesia and Japan are preparing a defence co-operation agreement that will facilitate defence trade and potential industrial collaboration, according to the Indonesian government’s top envoy in Japan. Speaking to Indonesia’s state-run news agency on...

Pilatus PC-7 Turbo Trainer

The two-seat light trainer aircraft Pilatus PC-7 turbo was built by Pilatus Aircraft in Switzerland. It can perform various functions, including aerobatics and tactical and night flying. …read more Read more here:: Air Force...

Pakistan test-fires Hatf 8 cruise missile

Pakistan conducted a successful flight test of its indigenously developed Hatf 8 (Ra’ad) air-launched cruise missile on 2 February. The launch was witnessed by Lieutenant General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, the director general of the...

Forbes: Ukriane and ISIS Put Pacific Re-balance at Risk

The chairman of the powerful House Seapower and Projection Forces subcommittee is concerned that current emerging global threats and conflicts will slow down the implementation of the Pentagon’s much-discussed Pacific rebalance. Rep. Randy Forbes,...

High resolution photos of KC-390 first flight

Embraer’s KC-390 made its first flight on Feb. 3 with test pilots Mozart Louzada and Marcos Salgado de Oliveira Lima at the controls along with flight test engineers Raphael Lima and Roberto Becker. Click...

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