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Saudi Arabia takes delivery of Saab Erieye aircraft

A photograph emerged on social media on 16 December apparently showing a Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) ceremony to mark the arrival of a Saab 2000 aircraft equipped with the Swedish company’s Erieye airborne...

German Typhoons not subject to Russian aggression

The German Air Force (GAF) is not seeing a more confrontational attitude from Russian pilots it is intercepting over the Baltic region, despite concerns being raised by Western leaders of increased aggression over recent...

Alcoa acquires TITAL

US metals manufacturer Alcoa announced on 15 December that it had acquired German metal fabrication and manufacturing company TITAL. Financial details of the acquisition were not released. TITAL manufactures a range of components for...

DAPA proposes Lockheed Martin to upgrade F-16 fleet

South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has proposed changing from BAE Systems to Lockheed Martin in order to upgrade the Republic of Korea Air Force (RoKAF) F-16 fighter aircraft. A statement by the...

Analysis: Hamas displays long-range rockets

The Palestinian militant group Hamas provided an insight into its rocket manufacturing programme on 14 December when it paraded its longer-range models for the first time through Gaza city. The rockets on display included...

Mexico to get five more UH-60M Black Hawk helos

Key Points The Mexican Navy is to receive five more UH-60Ms Mexico’s navy, air force and federal police all operate the UH-60M Sikorsky Aircraft has been awarded a USD56.4 million contract modification for five...

Radar ‘Blimps’ to Monitor Washington-area Skies

The first of two radar-detecting blimps is slated to rise up over Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland on Friday as part of a three-year exercise testing the integration of an Army air surveillance system...

India, Russia Take Small Steps on Fighter Deal

India and Russia have agreed to settle their differences over the Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) program, which the countries are co-producing. …read more Read more here:: Defense News (Air)

Marines fly radio-equipped Raytheon MALD-J decoy

The US Marine Corps has completed the first flight test of the Raytheon miniature air-launched decoy jammer (MALD-J) equipped with a radio datalink, which expands the operator’s situational awareness and allows for in-flight targeting...

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