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Russia, Pakistan close in on Mi-35 deal

Russia has “politically approved” a deal for Moscow to sell a batch of Mil Mi-35 ‘Hind E’ heavy attack helicopters to Pakistan, Russia’s ambassador told Radio Pakistan, the state owned broadcaster, on 12 November....

Rosoboronexport reveals more Mi-17 sales to Thailand

Russia has secured an order from Thailand to supply two additional Mil Mi-17V-5 multimission helicopters, Russian export agency Rosoboronexport has told IHS Jane’s . The two helicopters, scheduled for delivery in 2016, will join...

Myanmar and Belarus sign military-technical agreement

Myanmar and Belarus have agreed to establish a committee to oversee military-technical co-operation between the two countries, both governments have announced. The bilateral agreement was signed during Myanmar Armed Forces commander-in-chief Senior General Min...

France completes Operation Tudelle in northern Mali

Key Points France is continuing to conduct active military operations in Mali, despite efforts for the Malian armed forces and MINUSMA to take over responsibility for operations The French military’s main base at Gao...

Armenian Mi-24 helicopter shot down by Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan shot down an Armenian Mil Mi-24 ‘Hind’ combat helicopter in the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, reportedly killing at least two crew members and drawing a promise of retaliation from Armenia. The helicopter was...

Algerian ‘Foxbat’ fighter lost in training accident

An Algerian Air Force MiG-25 ‘Foxbat’ combat aircraft crashed during a training exercise on 11 November, national media reported. The single-seat Soviet-era fighter came down near a live-fire range at Hassi Bahbah in the...

Airshow China 2014: CASIC unveils QW-19 MANPADS

The China Aerospace Science Industrial Corporation (CASIC) is showing the newest in its line of man-portable air defence systems (MANPADS) at Air Show China 2014. The QW-19 appears outwardly to be very similar to...

Airshow China 2014: Norinco debuts Battle Robot UGV

China North Industries Corporation (Norinco) unveiled a new unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) designed for operations in confined environments at AirshowChina 2014 in Zhuhai (11-16 November). Called the Battle Robot, the UGV is a tracked...

Airshow China 2014: AVIC unveils FC-31 export fighter concept

State-owned aircraft research and development firm Shenyang Aviation Company (SAC) showcased its FC-31 twin-engined, medium multirole stealth fighter design at Airshow China 2014 in Zhuhai. SAC, a subsidiary of Aviation Industry Corporation of China...

Australia – C-17 Globemaster III Aircraft

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Australia for C-17 Globemaster III aircraft and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $1.609 billion....

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