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Equipment from Brazil’s Mectron can go into Yak-130

Russia’s Rostec could use equipment from Brazilian defense contractor Mectron in the Yak-130. By Aleksandr Medvedev (http://russianplanes.net/id78099) [GFDL or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons Sergei Goreslavsky, deputy head of Rostec unit Rosoboronexport, said the move...

Brazilian prosecutors to investigate Gripen NG deal

A Brazilian prosecutor has been assigned to investigate the country’s purchase of 36 Gripen NG fighters. By Ministério da Defesa [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons The investigation is required as the price of...

Nigerian Air Force Super Puma crashed

A Nigerian Air Force Super Puma helicopter taxing to the apron crashed when its hydraulic systems failed. The incident happened on Apr. 10. No one was hurt in the incident at Lagos. …read more...

Corroded rivet was causing C-130 crew illness

C-130 crews from the U.S. Air Force suffered from physiological problems when the aircraft’s pressurization system failed and could not be controlled effective. The cause remained unknown until recently. By U.S. Air Force photo...

Australia orders two more C-17s

The Royal Australian Air Force will get its seventh and eight C-17 strategic transport. By Robert Frola [GFDL or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons Both aircraft will be delivered within sixteen months of placing the...

Air Mission Planning Conference

In its 6th annuals, this ground-breaking event will look at the theoretical and pragmatic aspect of Mission Flight Management and Mission Support Systems. It will provide the attendees with the knowledge to plan and...

India to buy 60+ Rafale jets off the shelf

India is likely to buy about 60 Rafale combat jets from Dassault Aviation instead of 126 aircraft proposed in the original request for proposal meant to be procured in under the process that began...

Dutch F-16s supported Iraqi troops in Tikrit

Dutch F-16s based in Jordan has supported Iraqi troops to drive out ISIL from Tikrit several times. By RAF-YYC from Calgary, Canada (RNLAFUploaded by russavia) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons …read more Read...

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