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Germany to go ahead with MEADS

German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung says Berlin has decided to purchase with the Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS). However, the German defense ministry declined to comment on the report, saying a decision would be...

USN declares IOC for RAM Block 2

The U.S. Navy has declared Initial Operational Capability (IOC) for the Block 2 version of the Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) on May 15. By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Larry...

H145M certified by EASA

Airbus Helicopters’ H145M has been certified by the European EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) airworthiness authority, clearing the way for the military type approval and initial deliveries. Its first customer is the Bundeswehr (German...

P-8A Poseidon Completes AAR Ground Test

The P-8A Poseidon Integrated Test Team (ITT) conducts air-to-air refueling (AAR) ground testing with the aircraft at a level pitch and flight pitch to simulate the various stages of AAR. The team successfully completed...

Poland begins evaluation tests of H225M Caracal

​Poland has commenced performance verification tests of the Airbus Helicopters H225M Caracal as part of its effort to acquire a total of 50 new rotorcraft for all three branches of its armed forces. …read...

Students from USAF TPS evaluate Scorpion, AT-6

Five students and three instructors from the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School traveled to Textron Aviation’s Wichita, Kansas facilities to evaluate the Scorpion jet and AT-6 light attack aircraft. Photo: Business Wire A...

Lost USMC Huey wreckage found in Nepal

The wreckage of a US Marine Corps Bell Helicopter UH-1Y Huey rotorcraft that went missing after a second earthquake hit Nepal on 12 May has been found 12km (8 miles) north of Charikot, Nepal,...

Airbus Helicopters gains approval for H145M

​Airbus Helicopters has gained European Aviation Safety Agency certification for the military variant of its H145 medium twin-engined helicopter. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

OPINION: Airbus hit hard by A400M tragedy

​Disaster struck the A400M programme on 9 May, when an aircraft due to be delivered to the Turkish air force in June crashed shortly after starting its first flight from Airbus’s final assembly site...

A400M Accident: Update Number 2

Following the accident to an Airbus A400M on Saturday 9 May, Airbus Defence and Space technical advisors are providing full assistance to the official committee that is in charge of the investigation. The investigating...

3-17 Cavalry flew last OH-58D training flight

The U.S. Army’s 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment flew its final OH-58D flight With the mission now complete, if anyone is interested in sharing pictures or videos of the Final Flight of the OH-58D,...

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