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IAI teams up with local firm to build Bird-Eye UAS in India

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has signed an agreement with India’s Alpha Design Technologies for the production and marketing of mini unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in India. Under this agreement, Alpha will undertake the production...

Egypt orders Rafale fighter aircraft

Dassault Aviation announced the sale of 24 Rafale fighter aircraft to Egypt on 12 February. The deal marks the first completed export agreement for the aircraft, and is a major boon for its manufacturer....

Ultra awarded UK Merlin helicopter sonobuoy contract

Key Points UK Ministry of Defence has awarded a GBP18 million contract to Ultra Electronics’ Sonar Systems to supply and support Merlin HM.2 helicopter sonobuoys The two-year contract includes options for a two-year extension...

USAF deploys A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft in Europe

The US Air Force (USAF) has deployed 12 A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft to Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, to improve interoperability with its Nato allies. …read more Read more here:: Air Force technologie (Air)

Indonesia and Boeing look for Chinook co-operation

Indonesia and Boeing are exploring co-operation in relation to the company’s CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopter, the Indonesian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has stated. Indonesian defence minister Ryamizard Ryacudu and Yeong-Tae Pak, Boeing vice-president for...

AFA 2015: USAF prepares to unveil T-X requirements

Key Points The USAF is preparing to release requirements for its Northrop T-38C Talon combat aircraft trainer replacement programme Although the service’s FY 2016 budget request includes funding for the T-X as an aggressor...

AFA 2015: USAF contemplates A-10 follow-on

Key Points The USAF will discuss CAS needs, including a possible follow-on to the A-10, with other US military officials next month The news comes at a time when the USAF is still locked...

F-22 anchor of airstrike sorties in Syria

Air Combat Command chief Gen. Hawk Carlisle said at the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium that the F-22’s advanced capabilities made it an important asset in Operation Inherent Resolve. The ability of the...

Egypt to buy 24 Rafales

It is not confirmed that Egypt will buy 24 Dassault Rafale fighters. The news was first announce by the office of French President Francois Hollande. The contract will be signed on Feb. 16. …read...

24th Super Galaxy Ferried

A U.S. Air Force crew ferried the 24th C-5M Super Galaxy from the Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] facilities here today. Aircraft 86-0022 was ferried by a U.S. Air Force crew from Travis Air Force...

New Navy Ship-Radar Completes Target Track Simulation

The Navy and Raytheon have completed simulated target tracking with a new, more-sensitive radar slated to deploy on destroyers by 2023. Early versions of the Navy’s new Air and Missile Defense Radar, or AMDR,...

HAV receives UK funding to bring airship back to flight

​Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) has received additional funding from the UK government to further develop its Airlander hybrid airship, as it move towards an anticipated return to flight. …read more Read more here:: Flight...

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