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NSF Deveselu established in Romania

The Aegis Ashore facility in Romania has been commissioned as Naval Support Facility (NSF) Deveselu on Oct. 10. …read more Source:: Alert5 (Air)

India issues fresh RFP for 20 Hawk AJTs

India has issued a new Request for Proposal (RFP) to buy 20 Hawk jet trainers for the Surya Kiran Aerobatic Team. The procurement was delayed after the original file related to the tender went...

Embraer delivers Legacy 500 to launch customer

​Embraer has completed delivery of the first Legacy 500 business jet to an undisclosed Brazilian launch customer, concluding a six year-long process to introduce the first fly-by-wire aircraft in the midsize category. …read more...

FAA Hints US Drone Approval Deadline May Fly By

WASHINGTON: Those hyperventilating at the specter of drones flooding U.S. skies because Congress has told the Federal Aviation Administration to achieve “the safe integration of civil unmanned aircraft systems into the national airspace system...

Canadian Jet Extension Plan Will Delay F-35 Buys

Canada plans to conduct yet another modernization of its CF-18 fighter jets, an effort that will further delay purchases of the F-35 joint strike fighter. …read more Source:: Defense News (Air)

1st Airbus A400M for Germany leaves the paintshop

The first Airbus A400M new generation airlifter for the German Air Force has now been painted in its new colours at the Airbus Defence and Space facility in Seville, Spain. The dark, matte tone...

Afghan G222s scrapped for pennies on the dollar

​The majority of a fleet of transport aircraft purchased by the US Air Force on behalf of the Afghan National Army Air Corps (ANAAC) has been scrapped for a fraction of their original price...

Airbus Atlante seeks EASA certification

​Airbus Defence & Space has launched the process of seeking civil certification for its Atlante unmanned air vehicle from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). …read more Source:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

Israel reveals SpyLite use over Gaza

Israel has confirmed the use of an additional unmanned air system to its usual air force and land force assets during its “Brother’s Keeper” and “Protective Edge” operations earlier this year. …read more Source::...

US-led air war a boon for defense contractors

The US-led air campaign in Iraq and Syria is proving a boon to weapons makers, sending their share prices soaring and bolstering political support for higher defense spending. The open-ended air war against the...

Russia to Develop New AEW Aircraft

The new Ilyushin Il-76MD-90A military cargo plane just entering series production in Ulyanovsk has completed its maiden flight. It will become the platform for a future long-range radar detection and control prototype plane, A-100....

Modi government won’t blacklist Rolls-Royce

The new Indian government has decided not to blacklist Rolls-Royce else the Air Force’s Jaguar fighter fleet will be affected. Rolls-Royce got into trouble after it emerged that the company had broke rules and...

VMX-22 receives first F-35B

The U.S. Marine Corps’ sole test and evaluation squadron has received its first F-35B at Edwards Air Force Base. Photo By: Cpl. Owen Kimbrel The arrival of the stealth fighter on Oct. 9 also...

MBDA details MM 40 Block 3 orders

European missile house MBDA has revealed that it has now secured orders for approximately 400 MM 40 Block 3 Exocet anti-ship missiles and more than 50 firing installations from nine customers worldwide. The latest...

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