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A-10s Strike Targets In Iraq, But Not Syria

WASHINGTON: The armored and inimitable A-10 Warthog is being used to destroy ISIL targets in Iraq — but not Syria. “They’ve been flying for a few weeks and have conducted multiple strikes in central...

Final flight of the A-7

The last U.S. Navy A-7 Corsair aircraft retired from service in Greece on Oct. 17, after 39 years of flying with the Hellenic Air Force (HAF) – the final operator of the aircraft. The...

'No Test' Declared for Arrow-3 Interceptor

An Israeli Defense Ministry official on Wednesday characterized a test conducted the previous day of the new Arrow-3 as a ‘no test,’ given that ‘conditions did not allow for’ actual launch of the intercepting...

Italian Reaper Drones To Be Used for Crowd Monitoring

As their deployment to Afghanistan comes to an end, unarmed Italian Reaper UAVs are to be used to monitor soccer games and demonstrations in Italy’s cities, following a deal struck between the Italian Air...

India, Russia Take Small Steps on Fighter Deal

India and Russia have agreed to settle their differences over the Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) program, which the countries are co-producing. …read more Read more here:: Defense News (Air)

Seoul finalises $657 million Global Hawk purchase

​Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract worth more than $657 million to provide South Korea with a surveillance fleet of RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned air vehicles. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global...

Korea Buys Four RQ-4B Block 30 Global Hawk Air Vehicles

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, California, has been awarded a $657,400,000 hybrid contract including firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-incentive-fee and cost-plus-fixed-fee undefinitized contract action for aircraft for the Republic of Korea. Contractor will provide four RQ-4B...

Airbus continues support for Germany’s EC135 helos

Airbus Helicopters has won the support contract to maintain, overhaul and ensure the availability of the German Army Aviation School’s fleet of EC135 training helicopters, it was announced on Monday 15 December .This extends...

South Korea picks Heron 1 for UAS requirement

​South Korea is to purchase an undisclosed number of Israel Aerospace Industries Heron 1 unmanned air systems, following a decision taken by the nation’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration. …read more Read more here:: Flight...

USAF missile crews getting new 4WD

U.S. Air Force airmen working in the missile fields across north and central Montana now have new vehicles to haul people and equipment to and from the silos. F.E. Warren, Minot and Malmstrom Air...

Griffin B successfully fired from V-22

Bell Helicopter and Raytheon have successfully fired two Griffin B missiles from the V-22 at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona. Bell flight test crews launched the missiles from both hover mode and during conversion mode...

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