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Marines from SPMAGTF train with Spanish Army CH-47

U.S. Marines assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response – Africa had the opportunity to learn how to externally sling load heavy equipment using a Spanish Army CH-47 last week. The...

China readies indigenous special mission aircraft production

Chinese state-owned defence equipment firm China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC) revealed that it has entered into an agreement with Austrian light aircraft constructor Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH to indigenously develop and manufacture special...

Czech Republic seeks new transport aircraft

The Czech Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced plans to buy one or two medium-sized tactical transport aircraft. Currently, the Army of the Czech Republic (ACR) operates four Airbus Military C295 medium tactical transport...

Colombia takes delivery of Hermes 900

The Colombian Air Force (FAC) took delivery of an Elbit Hermes 900 medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial system (UAS) in early November during a public event in Colombia, according to local press reporting on...

Europe kick-starts tanker procurement project

Europe has formally begun the acquisition process for a new aerial refuelling capability under the Multinational MultiRole Tanker Transport (MRTT) Fleet (MMF) project, it was announced on 21 November. With the European Defence Agency...

Boeing delivers sixth P-8I aircraft to Indian Navy

Boeing has delivered the sixth P-8I Neptune long-range maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) to the Indian Navy, the company announced in a statement on 25 November. The aircraft was said to have arrived at Indian...

Updated: Israel orders upgraded JDAM kits

Israel is to receive 3,000 upgraded Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) tail-kits under a USD82.6 million contract announced by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on 24 November. The contract will see Boeing deliver...

Samsung sells stake in defence businesses to Hanwha

The Samsung Group has announced plans to sell its stake in defence firm Samsung Techwin to fellow South Korean conglomerate Hanwha as part of continuing corporate restructuring. Samsung said in a notice to the...

Army aviation restructuring moves forward

​The US Army has started executing a plan that will lead to a historic reshaping and downsizing of a war-weary aviation branch even as it attempts to upgrade its capabilities at the same time...

41 total-force Airmen selected as KC-46 aircrew

Forty-one officers and enlisted members from active duty, Air Force Reserve and the Air National Guard have been selected as KC-46 Pegasus initial operational test and evaluation aircrew, Air Force Personnel Center officials said...

France Suspends Mistral Warship Delivery to Russia

French President François Hollande has placed a hold on the delivery of the first Mistral helicopter carrier to Russia in view of the deadly conflict in east Ukraine, the president’s office said on Tuesday....

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