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Brazil places order for RBS 70

The Brazilian Army has placed another order for Saab’s RBS 70 VSHORAD (Very Short Range Air Defence) system. Photo: Saab Deliveries will take place during 2018-2019, Saab said in a statement. …read more Read...

Airbus reports inaccuracies in US arms export filings

Airbus has alerted US authorities about certain inaccuracies made in filings with the US State Department that cover commissions and political contributions in international arms exports. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military...

Airbus details latest charge against delayed A400M

Airbus incurred a fresh charge of 80 million ($93 million) against its A400M programme in the third quarter of this year, as the company remains in discussion with its European customers over delays to...

UK extends support helicopter training deal

The UK Ministry of Defence has signed an eight-year contract extension to its long-standing support helicopter synthetic training deal with CAE, ensuring training continuity until at least October 2025. …read more Read more here::...

USAF estimates F-22 updates could cost $1.7 billion

The US Air Force estimates it would cost more than $1.7 billion to update 34 Lockheed Martin F-22s from a training configuration to a fully modernized, operational status, according to a USAF report sent...

Belgian industry pact key to Eurofighter sales campaign

BAE Systems has stepped up its campaign to sell Typhoon combat aircraft to Belgium, with the company and its Eurofighter consortium partners pledging to establish new innovation centres with local industry if the type...

Saab Receives Order for Gripen Maintenance Operations

The defence and security company Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) on behalf of the Swedish Armed Forces to provide support and maintenance services for Gripen C/D in...

Slovakia receives first C-27J Spartan

Slovakia has received the first of two Leonardo Aircraft C-27J Spartan medium transports, with the initial aircraft arriving in Kuchyni on 24 October. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

Supersonic test keeps Gripen E on target

Saab’s Gripen E remains on track for delivery to the Swedish and Brazilian air forces from 2019, with the Swedish company’s first prototype having recently passed a significant performance milestone. …read more Read more...

Technical fault behind crash of RMAF Hawk 108

Investigations into the crash of a Royal Malaysia Air Force (RMAF) Hawk 108 on Jun. 15 have determined that the cause was due to technical fault. Photo: TUDM The crash had killed two instructor...

Norway’s F-35As set to arrive home on Nov. 2

Three of Norway’s F-35A fighters will arrive home on Nov. 2 if weather permits, NRK reports. Kaszynzki, Lockheed Martin [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons The jets – flown by American pilots – are...

Turkmenistan parades ground vehicles for special forces

Turkmenistan has displayed several recently acquired foreign-made ground vehicles for its special forces in a parade to mark the country’s Independence Day on 27 October. Among the equipment shown in the capital Ashgabat were...

Indonesia orders NASAMS air defence system

The Indonesian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed a USD77 million contract with Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace for the procurement of a National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS). The Norwegian company said in a...

Airbus defence businesses post weak third-quarter profits

Pan-European defence and aviation company Airbus released its third-quarter results on 31 October, showing total revenue of EUR14.2 billion (USD16.5 billion) for the period. This represents a 2.1% rise on the same period in...

Slovakia receives first Spartan airlifter

Slovakia officially inducted into its inventory the first of two Alenia Aermacchi C-27J Spartan tactical transport aircraft on 31 October. The twin-engined turboprop, which actually arrived in-country the previous week, was welcomed into service...

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