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Greece requests P-3B Orion MPA modernisation

Greece has requested approval for the overhaul and modernisation of its Lockheed Martin P-3B Orion maritime patrol aircraft (MPA), the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) disclosed on 6 October. According to Greek Ministry...

French Navy receives first upgraded Rafale F3

The French Navy (Marine Nationale) has received the first of its Dassault Rafale M carrier-borne fighter aircraft modernised from the F1 to the F3 standard, the French defence procurement agency (Direction Générale de l’Armement...

Yabhon Smart Eye Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

Yabhon Smart Eye is a medium altitude long endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designed and manufactured by ADCOM Systems, a company based in the UAE. …read more Source:: Air Force technologie (Air)

RAAF bombs first ISIL target in Iraq

The Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) Air Task Group has launched its first airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants in Iraq. …read more Source:: Air Force technologie (Air)

Stored Rafale M completes F3 upgrade

​One of the French navy’s first Dassault Rafale M combat aircraft has been returned to the nation’s DGA defence procurement agency, following the completion of an upgrade activity to bring it to the latest...

F-15 crashes, pilot safe on ground

An F-15D Eagle from the 48th Fighter Wing at Royal Air Force Station Lakenheath, England crashed at approximately 3:28 p.m. (10:28 a.m. EST) today, while conducting a combat training mission. One person was on...

US Air Force F-15 crashes in England

A F-15 fighter from the 48th Fighter Wing operating out of the Lakenheath base in eastern England has crashed into a field near Spalding, Lincolnshire, at around 3:40 p.m. local time Wednesday. …read more...

USAF pilot escapes UK F-15 crash

​A US Air Force Boeing F-15 has crashed near RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, England, the service has confirmed. …read more Source:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

Global Defence Technology: Issue 44

In this issue: The Putin effect on land defence modernisation in Eastern Europe, the rise and fall of the Humvee, BAE’s new soldier power system, the first fully robotic remote weapon station for utility...

Russia’s re-engined Il-76MD makes flight debut

​Russia’s air force remains on track to receive its first Ilyushin Il-76MD-90A airlifter before the end of this year, after the type completed a 4h 20min flight debut from the Aviastar SP production site...

Greece looks to reactivate P-3 Orion fleet

​Greece has moved a step closer to reactivating its Lockheed Martin P-3 Orion maritime surveillance aircraft, with the US State Department having on 7 October approved a requested $500 million modernisation deal. …read more...

Managing The Chaos Of Electronic Warfare

WASHINGTON: If you know both the enemy and yourself, you will not be defeated in a hundred….ducks? “We’ve got twenty shotgun shells and a hundred ducks” in the electronic warfare world today, lamented Strategic...

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