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The Netherlands To Buy MQ-9 Reapers

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Netherlands for MQ-9 Reapers and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $339 million. The...

China H-6M carrying two AKD20 missiles

AKD20 is the first generation of modern long range ALCM in the same class of American AGM-86 and Russian Kh-55, designed to attack a variety of fixed, high-value targets, reported defence-blog.com. Its configuration features...

Iran unveils indigenous supersonic fighter jet

Iran’s Defense Ministry has unveiled a new domestically-built advanced supersonic trainer fighter jet, named Saeqeh 2 (Thunderbolt 2). The double-cockpit supersonic Saeqeh 2 fighter jet has been designed and manufactured by experts and engineers...

IAI Introduces a New Business-Jet based Maritime Patrol Aircraft

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) introduces the new generation ELI-3360 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) based on a modified Bombardier Global 5000 business-jet platform. Designed by IAI’s ELTA Group to provide maritime domain situational awareness and...

German AF Takes Delivery of A400M FFS

The German Air Force (GAF) has taken delivery of a Full Flight Simulator (FFS) for the A400M aircraft provided by Airbus Defence and Space. The training device entered service at Wunstorf Air Base, where...

Joint Strike Fighter Regional Support in Australia

Defence Minister Kevin Andrews today congratulated both BAE Systems Australia and TAE on securing regional maintenance, repair, overhaul and upgrade responsibilities for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter airframe and engine. Mr Andrews said BAE...

Cyprus won’t lease air and naval bases to Russia

Cyprus has rejected news reports that the island is ready to allow Russia to lease its air and naval bases. Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides dismissed the leasing claim, saying “there has never been any...

F-15 back at Langley AFB

Langley Air Force Base has welcome back an F-15, after the last operational jet left the base in September 2010. F-15, tail number 0055, won’t be flying however. Its new role will be the...

IRIS-T SL test firings concluded

IRIS-T Surface Launched (IRIS-T SL) missile has completed its last test firing at the Overberg Test Range in South Africa in January. Three tests were carried out, with increasing difficulty. The first test was...

KF-X bidding fails as only one bid received

South Korea’s plan of building its own indigenous fighter has stumbled after only one bid was received by Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) in the tender that closed on Feb. 9. Only Korea Aerospace...

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