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China launches second Kuaizhou mobile SLV

China launched its second Kuaizhou (fast boat) mobile, solid-fuel, space launch vehicle (SLV) on 21 November, according to state media reports. The Kuaizhou-2 launch – from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center (JSLC) – is...

Indian Air Force Heron crashed

The Indian Air Force lost an Israeli-made Heron unmanned aerial vehicle near Bhuj town in Gujarat’s Kutch district on Nov. 26. …read more Source:: Alert5 (Air)

Cleanup of Kodiak Launch Facility continues

Three months after a rocket carrying the U.S. Army’s Advanced Hypersonic Weapon self-destruct at Kodiak Launch Facility, Alaska, clean of the site continues and might continue into next year. Workers have been removing metal...

NATO starts search for aerial refueling tanker

NATO Support Organisation and the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR) has started the aquisition process to buy a fleet of aerial tankers. Netherlands will lead the project with Norway as a participant. Belgium...

Peru opts for second batch of C-27Js

The Peruvian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has released funds to procure a second batch of two Alenia C-27J Spartan medium transports for the Peruvian Air Force (FAP), according to local press reports on 25...

AVIC subsidiary sells shares to boost expansion

AVIC Electromechanical Systems, a subsidiary of the state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) that is involved in systems development for Chinese military and commercial aircraft, has announced plans to raise CNY2.6 billion (USD424...

Pakistan in Talks to Buy China’s FC-31 Stealth Fighter

Pakistani officials have reportedly begun talks with their Chinese counterparts to buy the FC-31 stealth fighter jet, according to a news report. Pakistani Defense Production Minister Rana Tanveer Hussain confirmed the discussions were underway,...

Iraq – C-130E-J Sustainment

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq for C-130E/J sustainment and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $800 million. The...

Rolls Signs Two-Year Deal on V-22 Engines

Engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce will continue to provide support for the Pentagon’s fleets of V-22 Osprey aircraft under a two-year agreement, the company announced. …read more Source:: Defense News (Air)

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