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Airbus reports flat defence sales

Airbus Group has reported improved sales and earnings for the first nine months of the year, although defence-derived sales remained flat. The pan-European group said on 14 November that it achieved sales of EUR40.5...

Rolls-Royce receives AE 2100 engine contract from USAF

Rolls-Royce has been awarded a contract by the US Air Force (USAF) for procurement of spare engines and parts for its C-130J Super Hercules tactical transport aircraft fleet. …read more Source:: Air Force technologie...

GD Canada wins Mercury Global project contracts

General Dynamics (GD) Canada has been awarded two contracts to support the Mercury Global project, which represents the country’s contribution to the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) military communications satellite system. …read more Source:: Air...

Colombia trials SPIKE missiles from AH-60L Arpia IV

The Colombian Air Force (FAC) has successfully integrated the Rafael SPIKE non-line-of-sight anti-tank missile into its Sikorsky AH-60L Arpia IV helicopter, according to local reports. The FAC is understood to have conducted trials with...

Venezuelan orders mark return to Western sources

A group of six Venezuelan instructor pilots have been undergoing training on the Diamond DA40NG and DA42VI at the Diamond Aviation Centre in Wiener Neustadt, Austria, since mid-October, the Venezuelan Bolivarian Military Aviation (AMB)...

US approves sale of APKWS ‘smart rockets’ to Iraq

The US State Department has approved the possible sale to Iraq of the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon Systems (APKWS): a semi-active laser guidance kit for 70 mm ground-to-air rocket that will increase the ability...

US Forces Carry Out Most Strikes Against Islamic State

US forces have carried out the overwhelming majority of airstrikes against Islamic State jihadists since August, with American warplanes conducting about 85 percent of the raids, the Pentagon said Wednesday. …read more Source:: Defense...

Textron readies Scorpion jet for production

​Textron AirLand has started making preliminary decisions ahead of launching the production phase of the light attack and reconnaissance Scorpion jet. …read more Source:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

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