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Japan researching on Kawasaki P-1 based AEW platform

Japan is to embark on a research program to develop an indigenous airborne early warning aircraft based on the Kawasaki P-1 maritime patrol aircraft. Yomiuri Shimbun said the JSDF hopes to field an aircraft...

40 AGM-158As for Poland

Poland has been cleared to purchase 40 AGM-158A Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles (JASSM). Also included in the package is the Operational Flight Plan upgrade to M6.5 tape for the Polish F-16C/D Block 52 aircraft...

USAF looks to micro-UAV for SAR operations

CyPhy Works has been given a contract by the U.S. Air Force to develop and test a micro-unmanned air vehicle (UAV) for search and rescue operations. …read more Source:: Alert5 (Air)

Lebanon cleared for 18 UH-1

The Obama administration has cleared the sale of 18 UH-1 helicopters to Lebanon. The estimated cost is around $180 million. …read more Source:: Alert5 (Air)

Italian Army activates Special Forces Command

The new Italian Army Special Forces Command (Comando Forze Speciali dell’Esercito – COMFOSE) was officially activated on 19 September at the ‘Gamerra’ barracks in Pisa, home of Italian Airborne troops and the Army Parachute...

US reaffirms Apache delivery to Egypt

The United States has reaffirmed its commitment to supply Egypt with 10 Boeing AH-64 Apache attack helicopters that have been withheld since the military took control of the country in July 2013. With the...

Lebanon to receive additional Huey II helicopters

The sale of 18 Bell UH-1H ‘Huey’ II helicopters to Lebanon has been approved by the US State Department, it was disclosed on 19 September. Valued at USD180 million, including parts, support, and training,...

US and Canada intercept eight Russian jets near Alaska

US and Canadian fighter jets have reportedly intercepted eight Russian aircraft and refuelling tankers off the coast of Alaska and Canada in two incidents over the past week. …read more Source:: Air Force technologie...

Report: Japan Wants Its Own Early-Warning Planes

Japan’s Defence Ministry wants to develop its own early-warning aircraft, replacing US-made planes as the Chinese and Russian air forces grow more assertive, a report said Sunday. …read more Source:: Defense News (Air)

Egypt military aircraft crash kills six

CAIRO – An Egyptian military aircraft crashed on a training mission on Sunday after a technical failure, killing six soldiers, the army said. The aircraft came down about 100 kilometres (60 miles) south of...

Source: Israel drone crashes inside Lebanon

An Israeli drone crashed inside Lebanon on Saturday, coming down close to the demarcation line with the Jewish state, a military source. …read more Source:: Defense News (Air)

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