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F3-R-standard Rafale gains French approval

Dassault has achieved French military qualification for the F3-R-standard variant of the Rafale combat aircraft. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

MBDA kicks off MICA NG missile development

MBDA has been awarded a contract from the French DGA defence procurement body to develop a next-generation version of its MICA air-to-air missile. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornet crashes into Philippine Sea

On 12 November, a U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet crashed during a routine training mission into the Philippine Sea. U.S. Navy F/A-18 spokesman said the F/A-18 from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 experienced...

Beijing has a new HQ-9 site

HT to DY Lu again. China has started to convert an old SA-2 surface-to-air missile site in Qidaohe village in Huairou district, north of Beijing into a HQ-9 facility. The site was abandoned sometime...

Saab announces first Meteor firing from Gripen E

Saab announced the first launch of the MBDA Meteor beyond visual range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) from its Gripen E fighter on 12 November. During the test, which took place in October, two missiles were...

Russian Helicopters to open Chinese MRO facility

Russian Helicopters and United Aviation Technology have agreed to establish a maintenance and repair facility for Ka-32A11VS and Mi-171 rotorcraft in Shenzhen, China. The contract for the facility is expected to be signed by...

BSVT rolls out production ready Berserk combat UGV

Belarussian firm Belspetsvneshtechnika (BSVT) has demonstrated the production-ready version of its Centaur unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) prototype at the 174th training ground of the country’s Air Force and Air Defence Forces in early October,...

BSVT rolls out production ready Berserk combat UGV

Belarussian firm Belspetsvneshtechnika (BSVT) has demonstrated the production-ready version of its Centaur unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) prototype at the 174th training ground of the country’s Air Force and Air Defence Forces in early October,...

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