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Another Super Herc Heads South to Moody AFB

A U.S. Air Force crew ferries an HC-130J Combat King II personnel recovery tanker from the Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] production facility located here to its new home with the 347th Rescue Group at...

Army Helo Cuts Save $176M A Year Over Guard Plan: CAPE

WASHINGTON: The Pentagon’s hardest-nosed accountants have endorsed the Army’s Aviation Restructure Initiative. ARI is a controversial cost-cutting plan which would retire the Vietnam-vintage OH-58 Kiowa scout helicopters and replace them with AH-64 Apache gunships...

India picks Ka-226T as RSH rotorcraft

​The decision taken by New Delhi’s Defence Acquisition Council on 13 May to manufacture Russia’s Kamov Ka-226T “Sergei” light helicopter in India brings to a close a long and torturous saga to procure 197...

Spain suspends pre-delivery flights of A400M

​Airbus Defence & Space resumed flight testing of the A400M tactical transport on 12 May, just days after four of its personnel were killed in the first accident to involve the type since its...

India approves C295W offer for Avro replacement

​Airbus Defence & Space has moved closer to securing a contract for 56 C295W tactical transports to replace the Indian air force’s obsolete Hindustan Aeronautics-built HS 748s. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global...

Oto Melara hones tactical transport gunship offer

​Finmeccanica used the IDEF exhibition in Istanbul earlier this month to unveil its 20mm palletised air-to-ground gun system, which it has designed for installation aboard transport platforms. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global...

PICTURE: TAI’s Hurkus trainer gains winglets

​Turkish Aerospace Industries has begun work an a winglet design for its Hurkus single-engined trainer, and has installed the modification on both of its current test examples. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global...

RAF Typhoons Intercept Russian Aircraft Near Estonia

RAF Typhoon jets operating as part of NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission have intercepted Russian military aircraft near Baltic airspace. The jets, which deployed to the region on 1 May, identified and escorted a...

PAC-3 deployed in Taiwan

Taiwan has revealed the deployment of the PAC-3 air defense system and the battalion taking care of the weapon system. Photo: Youth Daily News The government-owed Youth Daily News published the report on May....

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