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Pentagon clears Global Hawk for upgrades

Key Points The DoD has granted a Milestone C decision for the Global Hawk UAV The decision allows the USAF to proceed with upgrades outlined in its FY 2016 budget request The US Air...

Indian parliament slams MoD for delays to army procurement

Key Points The Indian parliament’s defence committee has said army modernisation is hindered by shortage of funds, limited local production, and bureaucratic delays to procurement The committee highlighted delays to body armour acquisition that...

US approves V-22 sale to Japan

The US State Department has approved the possible sale of 17 Bell-Boeing V-22B Block C Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft to Japan, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on 5 May. The sale is...

Egypt to step up defence co-operation with China

Egyptian Defence Minister Sedki Sobhi signed contracts for new weapons and military equipment during a recent visit to China, the Egyptian daily Al-Ahram reported on 5 May. No further details of the contracts were...

USAF to overhaul F-16 Block 40 to 50 wings

The US Department of Defense (DoD) has issued a request for information (RfI) to overhaul the wings of its Block 40 to 50 Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon combat aircraft. The RfI was issued...

Rooivalk 2 under consideration

South Africa’s Denel group is studying the possibility of bringing the Rooivalk attack helicopter back into production in an updated variant. Denel COO Jan Wessels outlined the company’s thinking to IHS Jane’s , saying...

IDEF 2015: FNSS unveils Pars 4×4 vehicle

FNSS unveiled its Pars 4×4 armoured combat vehicle at the IDEF 2015 defence exhibition in Istanbul on 5 May. The vehicle is the first-ever 4×4 developed by FNSS and has been designed as a...

AUVSI: Army outlines plans to re-engine RQ-7

​Weaponising the Textron Systems RQ-7 Shadow is not a priority for US Army, but it will start the process of acquiring a new engine in late 2017. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global...

AUVSI: Global Hawk achieves USAF milestone

Northrop Grumman’s RQ-4B Global Hawk programme has received Milestone C approval from the US Air Force, nearly 15 years after the service began purchasing the large, unmanned surveillance aircraft. …read more Read more here::...

CPI to deliver antenna products for UAV platform

Communications and Power Industries (CPI) Malibu Division has received a production contract worth more than $3.5m to deliver advanced antenna products. …read more Read more here:: Air Force technologie (Air)

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