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Nigeria wants to procure Scorpion ISR and light attack jet

Nigeria is considering acquiring the Textron AirLand Scorpion light strike and surveillance jet as it looks to combat Islamist militants operating within its borders, a senior air force official disclosed on 18 November. Speaking...

European Defence Agency launches raw materials study

Europe needs to collectively identify the raw materials critical for its defence sector and secure the supply of these materials against disruption, according to the European Defence Agency (EDA). Seeking a new study into...

​Brazilian Navy restarts KC-2 Turbo Trader contract

A contract amendment signed on 7 November by the Brazilian navy’s directorate of aeronautics and Marsh Aviation revives a long-delayed programme to refurbish and re-engine four ex-US Navy Grumman S-2 Trackers. …read more Source::...

RAF Takes Delivery of First A400M Atlas

The Royal Air Force has officially taken delivery of its first Airbus A400M Atlas airlifter with the aircraft landing at the Brize Norton airbase Monday. …read more Source:: Defense News (Air)

Italy describes desires for upgraded Reaper fleet

​The Italian air force has confirmed that it is in the process of acquiring the Rafael Reccelite reconnaissance pod and has its sights sets on the Selex ES Seaspray 7500E radar to upgrade its...

S. Korea Moving Closer To Lockheed F-16 Deal

South Korean officials are expected to approve a plan this week paving the way for Lockheed Martin to take over its F-16 upgrade program. …read more Source:: Defense News (Air)

German A400Ms to get J-Music DIRCM

German air force Airbus A400M transports are to be equipped with Elbit Systems’ J-Music …read more Source:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

UAV-Killing Iron Dome Eyed as Cheaper Option to Patriot

Israel has a generational commitment to its Patriot force, cemented by growing interoperability with sister systems from US European Command and significant support elements for US batteries stocked here and available to Israel in...

Israeli C-130Js stretch legs for air force

​The Israeli air force is adding the newly introduced Lockheed Martin C-130J to its long-range operational capabilities, having recently performed a proving flight that helped to develop its tactics for using the “Samson”. …read...

HAL’s third LCH prototype conducts maiden flight

Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) has conducted the maiden flight of the third test aircraft in the Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) programme, with the company confident of attaining initial operational capability by September 2015. …read more...

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