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Google targets low-cost ADS-B Out avionics market

Google’s quest to introduce small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into low altitude airspace within a “few years” has driven the company to launch an unexpected foray into the avionics market, says Dave Vos, head...

Australia is also a prospective customer for V-22

Bell Helicopters believe that Australia is a prospective customer for the V-22 and Japan might order more than 17 tiltrotors. By Peter Gronemann (Flickr: V22-Osprey) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons Richard Harris, Bell’s...

Netherlands cleared to buy 17 CH-47Fs

Netherlands has been approved to buy 17 CH-47F helicopters, with customer unique post-modifications, by the U.S. State Department. By Alf van Beem (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said...

‘Type 093T’ sub design breaks cover

A computer-generated image of a Chinese nuclear-powered submarine (SSN) has recently appeared on both news and social media websites. It illustrates a variant of the Type 093/Shang-class SSN carrying a docking hangar for a...

India defence minister admits Su-30 serviceability issues

The Indian Air Force’s (IAF’s) Su-30MKI multirole fighter fleet is plagued by frequent “engine failure-in-air and engine-related problems” and poor operational serviceability, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar told parliament on 17 March. Five twin-engine Su-30MKIs...

USAF releases requirements for T-X trainer programme

The US Air Force (USAF) has issued requirements for the T-X trainer aircraft programme that is scheduled to replace the service’s ageing T-38 Talon aircraft fleet. …read more Read more here:: Air Force technologie...

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