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China firing flares at Philippine military aircraft

From January to June this year, Philippine military aircraft flying patrols in the South China Sea have encountered flares being fired by China. By United States Navy [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Deputy Chief...

Norway declares F-35A initial operational capability

Key Points Norway declared IOC for its F-35As on 6 November It becomes the third European nation to declare initial capability after the UK and Italy On 6 November Norway declared initial operational capability...

Saab’s new Arexis jamming pod has flown

Saab’s Arexis family of electronic warfare systems has a new member, the Electronic Attack Jammer Pod (EAJP) was flown for the first time on Nov. 4. Photo: Saab The pod’s hardware and software were...

British Army releases RFI for weapon locating radar

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) released an initial request for information (RFI) on 31 October for new weapon locating radar systems being procured under the Project Serpens programme. Formerly the Next Generation Weapon...

J-11B images fuel speculation about AESA radar upgrade

Images have emerged in Chinese state-owned media showing at least two People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) Shenyang Aircraft Corporation J-11B multirole combat aircraft featuring light-grey radomes instead of the usual black ones, prompting...

Ugandan air force improves pilot training facilities

The Ugandan People’s Defence Force – Air Force (UPDF-AF) has upgraded its training facilities at Gulu Air Base in the Northern region, it was revealed when President Yoweri Museveni visited for the graduation of...

Subaru boosts aerospace sales

The Subaru Corporation has announced strong gains in the first half of fiscal year (FY) 2019–20, partly supported through growth in its aerospace sector. The Japanese company said on 6 November that its revenue...

Airbus lifts lid on secret LOUT UAV

Airbus has revealed for the first time a secret unmanned aircraft it has developed as a stealth-testbed for the German government. The Low Observable UAV Testbed (LOUT), as the airframe is called, has been...

Airbus lifts lid on secret LOUT UAV

Airbus has revealed for the first time a secret unmanned aircraft it has developed as a stealth-testbed for the German government. The Low Observable UAV Testbed (LOUT), as the airframe is called, has been...

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