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Russia says Iskander-M proved effective in Syria

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov says the Iskander-M mobile short-range ballistic missile system has proven its effectiveness in Syria. Mil.ru [CC BY 4.0] Source …read more Read more here:: Alert5 (Air)

UK releases Modernising Defence Programme

UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson presented the long-awaited Modernising Defence Programme (MDP) to the House of Commons on 18 December. The report is entitled ‘Mobilising, Modernising & Transforming Defence’, reflecting its three priorities, which...

New CH-4 UAV variant to feature kerosene-burning engine

A new variant of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) Cai Hong 4 (Rainbow 4, or CH-4) strike-capable, medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) will be fitted with a kerosene-burning engine,...

Geländewagen: Mercedes-Benz’s G-Class at 40

Mercedes-Benz’s stalwart off-roader, the Geländewagen, turns 40 this year. Shaun Connors delves into the history of this light utility ‘evergreen’ and explores a popularity that shows no sign of waning In February 2019 Mercedes-Benz’s...

US building new hangars at Djibouti UAV base

The US has awarded a contract to build new hangars at Chabelley Airfield in Djibouti, according to a notice published on the US Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website on 13 December. The contract covers...

Thales teams with MSubs to develop UUV capabilities

Thales has signed an agreement with MSubs to develop autonomous underwater capabilities, the first teaming related to a new facility that the former opened in Plymouth, UK, in October. The GBP1 million (USD1.3 million)...

Airbus flies first serial production H160 helo

Airbus Helicopters has flown the first serial production H160 to roll off the line at Marignane in southern France, the company announced on 18 December. The event, which took place on 14 December, marked...

Canada retires Sea King after 55 years

The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) has retired the last of its Sikorsky SH-3A (CH-124 in national service) Sea King helicopters after 55 years of operations. A final flypast of the anti-submarine warfare (ASW)...

Boeing and Embraer agree on terms for planned tie-up

Boeing and Embraer have agreed the terms of their planned joint venture under which the US manufacturer is set to take control of Embraer s commercial aircraft activities in 2019. …read more Read more...

​JF-17 breaks cover at Myanmar air force party

The Chengdu/Pakistan Aeronautical Complex JF-17 Thunder has appeared at a celebration to mark the 71st anniversary of Myanmar s air force. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

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