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​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...

USMC shopping for MQ-9 class UAV

The U.S. Marine Corps has finally decided that it will need a medium- to high-altitude UAV similar in performance to the MQ-9. The service currently relies on hand-launched or small UAVs for its surveillance...

Greenert: USN looking at getting more Growlers

Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert said the U.S. Navy is looking at getting more EA-18Gs. But he did not elaborate on whether the new orders will be included in the fiscal 2016...

US Coast Guard receives first C-27J aircraft

The US Coast Guard (USCG) has received the first of 14 Alenia Aermacchi C-27J Spartan transport aircraft to be transferred from the US Air Force (USAF), it was announced on 14 November. Designated HC-27J,...

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