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LAAD 2015: KC-390 prepared for flight test campaign

Given that Embraer’s KC-390 tanker transport is the largest and most ambitious military aircraft project that South America has ever seen, news of the programme was unexpectedly hard to find at this year’s LAAD....

Peruvian Navy orders Twin Otter follow-on batch

The Peruvian Navy (MGP) has ordered three new Viking Air Twin Otter 400 series short take-off and landing (STOL) transports, according to local reports published 15 April. The deal between the MGP and Viking...

India to halve size of new mountain corps

Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on 15 April that a financial crunch was forcing him to halve to 35,000 soldiers the strength of the Indian Army’s new 17 Mountain Strike Corps. Parrikar told...

Work begins on first Egyptian Gowind corvette

French company DCNS announced on 15 April that it had begun work on the first of four Gowind 2500 corvettes for Egypt. “Delivery of the first vessel is scheduled in 2017, less than four...

Indonesian pilot survives F-16 blaze at Jakarta airport

An Indonesian Air Force (Tentera Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Udara, or TNI-AU) Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon combat aircraft caught fire during an attempt to take-off from the Halim Perdana Kusuma airport in Jakarta...

Israel to get first F-35s in 2016

Two Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters will arrive in Israel in December 2016, making the Israeli Air Force (IAF) the first outside of the United States to receive the fifth-generation combat...

Cyclone Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC)

The Cyclone 4×4 armoured personnel carrier (APC) was developed and manufactured by STREIT Group, and unveiled at the AUSA annual meeting and exposition held at Washington DC, US, in December 2013. …read more Read...

Xian Y-20 Heavy Military Transport Aircraft

China’s first indigenously-developed heavy military transport aircraft, Y-20, is being built by Xi’an Aircraft Industry (Group), a part of Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), for the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF). …read...

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