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US Navy begins JAGM flight-testing on AH-1Z Viper

The US Navy (USN) on 5 December 2017 conducted the first flight test of the Lockheed Martin Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) on a US Marine Corps (USMC) AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter at Naval Air...

Indonesia, Turkey set to co-develop MALE UAV

PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) and Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) are close to formalising an agreement to collaborate on developing an armed medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for the Indonesian Air Force (Tentara...

NAVAIR plans to install ACAS Xu on MQ-4C fleet

Northrop Grumman will prepare to modify the MQ-4C Triton unmanned air system with an emerging technology that can be used to help the maritime surveillance aircraft sense and avoid other objects in flight. …read...

​Air Force snubs A-10 re-winging effort: POGO

The US Air Force is letting its close air support workhorse die a slow death by shelving plans to replace the remaining wings on the rest of its Fairchild-Republic A-10C fleet, according to a...

A400M deliveries hit new high in 2017

Airbus Defence & Space delivered its first A400M of the new year on 12 January, taking its total output of Atlas tactical transports to 56 units so far. …read more Read more here:: Flight...

France Takes Delivery of First C-130J Super Hercules

Florence Parly, France’s minister of the Armed Forces, officially welcomed the country’s first C-130J Super Hercules aircraft to the Armée de l’Air’s 62st Transport Wing with a ceremony at Orléans-Bricy Air Base today. Government...

Poland wishes to buy another eight M-346s

Poland has approached Leonardo to commence negotiations for another M-346 advanced jet trainers. Photo: Leonardo Four of the jets are firm orders for delivery by 2020 while Poland has the option to buy another...

US Army chief eyes ‘leap-ahead’ technologies

US Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley wants “10x capability improvements” in a range of areas and noted that some, such as lightweight armour, do not yet exist and may take years, but...

Sixth Project 22160 corvette laid down in Zelenodolsk

Zelenodolsk Shipyard laid the keel for the Russian Navy’s sixth Bykov-class (Project 22160) corvette, Nikolay Sipyagin , on 13 January. Designed by Severnoye design bureau, the new class is primarily intended for maritime security...

Bulgaria grounds Su-25s, to be followed by L-39s

The Bulgarian Air Force’s fleet of Sukhoi Su-25 twin-engine ground attack aircraft ceased operations from Bezmer because of a lack of resources to overhaul them, the aeropress-bg web portal of the Bulgarian aviation magazine...

Chinese navy commissions another Type 056A corvette

China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) commissioned its latest Jiangdao-class (Type 056/056A) corvette on 15 January, according to a report published on the PLA’s 81.cn website. Named Wuhai (with pennant number 540), the 89...

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