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Airbus Defence and Space Delivers 1st A400M to RAF

Airbus Defence and Space has delivered the first Airbus A400M new generation airlifter to the Royal Air Force, beginning the next stage of the transformation of the United Kingdom´s air mobility fleet. The aircraft...

Contract to Prepare Integration of APEX Ammunition

The Nammo Group has signed a contract with the Norwegian Armed Forces to provide services and supplies to prepare the integration of the 25 mm APEX next-generation multi-role ammunition for the F-35A APEX –...

Lockheed proposed optionally manned U-2 variant

Lockheed Martin is proposing a modification to the U-2 to convert it into an optionally manned aircraft that gives it the endurance of the RQ-4 but better payload capability and higher operating altitude. …read...

Dutch NH90 training in West Cornwall

Three Dutch NH90 helicopters from 7 (NL) Squadron are currently at RNAS Culdrose for three weeks of training in West Cornwall. The Dutch will participate in joint training with Fleet Air Arm’s Merlin Mk2s....

Samsung sold off defense units

Samsung has sold its Samsung Techwin unit and shares in Samsung Thales to conglomerate Hanwha. Samsung Techwin makes the engines for the KAI T-50 while Samsung Thales supplies components for air defense system. …read...

A-10s deployed to Iraq for combat rescue mission

The 122nd Fighter Wing is deploying its A-10 attack jets to Iraq under the 163rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron. A U.S. Air Force spokeswoman said the jets are there to fulfill a need for combat...

Iranian fighter programme remains on drawing board

Add pic: 1568617 Caption: The design of Iran’s indigenous Shafaq fighter/light combat aircraft as it appeared around 2006. The design has now been revised, but the programme is still nowhere near the prototype stage....

Brazil selects MBDA Sea Ceptor for new corvettes

Brazil has chosen the MBDA Sea Ceptor shipborne local area air-defence system to equip the Brazilian Navy’s new Tamandaré-class corvettes, it was announced on 28 November. Brazil is planning to build four of the...

RAN commissions first-of-class Canberra

The sealift capability of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has been dramatically increased by the commissioning of the 27,800-tonne landing helicopter dock (LHD) HMAS Canberra in Sydney on 28 November. Based on the design...

UK MoD officially unveils first A400M Atlas aircraft

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has officially unveiled the Royal Air Force’s (RAF) first A400M Atlas next-generation military transport aircraft at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire. …read more Source:: Air Force technologie (Air)

China’s CSSC issues bonds for more than USD800m

The China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) has issued interbank bonds worth CNY5 billion (USD813 million) to become the latest Chinese defence enterprise to seek to fund expansion through investment mechanisms. CSSC said on 24...

UK RAF welcomes first A400M to Brize Norton

​The UK Royal Air Force has welcomed its first Airbus A400M tactical transport for training use, as the service makes preparations to stand up its first operational squadron with the type early next year....

PICTURE: First flight of new Airbus Helicopters EC645 T2

​Airbus Helicopters has performed the maiden flight of the EC645 T2 military utility rotorcraft at its facility in Donauwörth in Germany in front of representatives of the nation’s armed forces. …read more Source:: Flight...

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