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U.S. Army withdrawing 24 Apaches from Germany

Over the next two years, the U.S. Army will gradually shift 24 AH-64 attach helicopters out of Germany and move them to Alaska. By Tim Felce (Airwolfhound) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons …read...

USMC wants sea-based UAVs

As the U.S. Marine Corps shifts away from operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and towards the Pacific, the service recognizes the need to have large unmanned aircraft capable of operating from ships. By U. S....

Pakistan takes an interest in KAI T-50

Defense News reported that Pakistan is evaluating the KAI T-50 supersonic jet trainer for its needs. By Republic of Korea Air Force, Korea Aerospace Industries [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons …read more Read...

Brazilian companies begin looking to Zambian market

Brazil’s defence industry is looking at ways to make further inroads into the southern African defence market, with one manufacturer considering the establishment of an assembly plant in Zambia. According to Zambian press reports...

India launches first-of-class Project 15B destroyer

Mazagon Dockyard Limited launched Vishakhapatnam , the first of four 7,300-tonne Project 15B guided missile destroyers being built for the Indian Navy (IN), in Mumbai on 20 April. IN officials said it would be...

Philippines terminates Huey contract

The Philippines Department of National Defense (DND) has terminated a contract with a US supplier over its provision of 21 refurbished UH-1 Huey utility helicopters to the Philippine Air Force (PAF). The DND’s official...

Belarus begins receiving Yak-130 aircraft from Russia

Belarus has begun receiving the four Yakovlev Yak-130 ‘Mitten’ advanced jet trainer/light-attack aircraft it ordered in 2012, national media reported on 16 April. At least one of the aircraft was photographed aboard an Ilyushin...

AVIC to merge aero-engine companies

The Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) is planning to merge several subsidiaries involved in aero-engine manufacturing in a bid to spur capability advancements. State-owned Chinese news agencies reported on 17 April that eight...

Exelis supplies additional GPS OCX encryptors to Raytheon

Exelis has handed over additional enhanced ground encryptors to Raytheon for use with the US Air Force’s (USAF) Global Positioning System III satellite’s next-generation operational control system (GPS OCX). …read more Read more here::...

RAF in talks to replenish stocks of Paveway IV

The British military is in talks with Raytheon UK for a new oder of Paveway IV bombs in order to replenish the stocks used in Iraq. By Defence Imagery (defenceimagery.mod.uk) [OGL], via Wikimedia Commons...

New vice commander for ACC

Maj. Gen. Jerry D. Harris Jr. has been selected as the new vice commander for Air Combat Command. An F-16 pilot with more than 3,000 hours, Harris also flew the MiG-21 and MiG-29. Photo:...

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