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Saab pitches A26 to Thailand

Sweden’s Saab has offered its A26 submarine to the Royal Thai Navy (RTN), military and industry officials have confirmed to IHS Jane’s . The offer was made in early April before the RTN officially...

Northrop Grumman to test U-2 sensors on Global Hawk

Key Points A universal payload adaptor would allow the RQ-4 to carry approximately 3,000-4,000 lbs (1360-1814 kg) of sensors Critical U-2 sensors weigh approximately 1,500 lbs (680 kg) Northrop Grumman has nearly completed integration...

Iranian gunboats seize container ship

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Navy (IRGC) forced a container ship to divert as it transited through the Strait of Hormuz on 28 April, the US Department of Defense (DoD) confirmed later that day....

House Rebuffs Move to Cut F-35 Procurement

The House Armed Services Committee on April 29 shut down an attempt to cut funding for six F-35As from the fiscal year 2016 defense authorization bill. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) offered an amendment to...

Russia to resume production of Tu-160

During his tour of the Kazan Aviation Plant, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced that production of the Tu-160 bomber will resume. By Alex Beltyukov – RuSpotters Team [CC BY-SA 3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0...

Peru accepts first locally-assembled KT-1P trainer

​Peruvian company Seman has delivered its first locally-­assembled example of the Korea Aerospace Industries KT-1 trainer to the Latin American ­nation’s air force. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

ShinMaywa US-2 involved in major accident at sea

A ShinMaywa US-2 amphibious aircraft operated by the Japan Maritime Self Defence Force was involved in a major accident off the coast of the nation’s Kochi province. A news report on social media shows...

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