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1st Airbus A400M Airlifter for Malaysia Takes Shape

The first Airbus A400M new generation airlifter for the Royal Malaysian Air Force is rapidly taking shape at the Airbus Defence and Space final assembly line in Seville, Spain. All the fully equipped major...

Finland gets second batch of Orbiter UAVs

​Aeronautics Defense Systems is in the process of supplying a second batch of Orbiter 2B unmanned air systems to the Finnish army. …read more Source:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

Second-hand F-16s a challenge to CATIC

Ma Zhiping, the general manager of China National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corporation, said in an article in China Aviation News that as F-16s are being decommissioned world wide, refurbished Fighting Falcons could be...

South Korea agrees to buy F-35s

South Korea has approved a deal to acquire 40 Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighters for about KRW7.3 trillion (USD7.1 billion). The Defense Acquisition Program Executive Committee headed by Minister of National Defense Han...

India extends deadline for MTA bids again

India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has extended the deadline for overseas vendors to submit bids for the Indian Air Force’s (IAF’s) Medium Transport Aircraft (MTA) requirement, official sources said. The decision to extend the...

Boeing opens Singaporean cyber analytics centre

Boeing announced on 22 September that it had opened a Cyber Analytics Centre in Singapore: the company’s first outside the United States., The centre will perform advanced analytics for customers in Singapore and throughout...

Details emerge of Brazilian tanker offset programme

Details of offset obligations implemented as part of the procurement of three Boeing/IAI 767-300ER MMTT tankers by the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) have emerged in Brazilian newspaper Valor Economico . The FAB’s USD300 million...

UPDATE: US leads air strikes against IS in Syria

The United States has struck Islamic State (IS) targets in Syria for the first time, the Department of Defense (DoD) has announced on 23 September. The overnight strikes were conducted using a mix of...

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