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Sultan of Brunei to view KAI FA-50

Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah will view KAI’s FA-50 at Gimhae International Airport, Busan, South Korea today. Joining him will be Philippine President Benigno Aquino III. Both leaders are in South Korea to attend a...

No major deals signed off in Putin’s Delhi visit

Russian president Vladimir Putin’s day-long visit to India on 11 December reinforced bilateral strategic and defence ties between Moscow and New Delhi, but failed to produce any major announcements. The only defence-related agreement of...

South Africa issues RfP for patrol vessels

The South African arms procurement agency Armscor issued two separate requests for proposals (RfPs) on 3 December for three ‘multimission’ offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) and three ‘multimission’ inshore patrol vessels (IPVs). Both tenders close...

Israeli missile found in Syria after airstrikes

Key Points The discovery of a Popeye missile in Syria confirms Damascus’ claim that Israel carried out strikes on 7 December The discovery of the stand-off missile also confirms that Israeli aircraft are not...

Poland agrees JASSM purchase

Key Points Poland has agreed to buy the JASSM in order to increase its long-range strike capabilities The programme will also include upgrades to allow Poland’s F-16C/D Block 52 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft to...

First Algerian MEKO A-200 frigate undocked

Key Points The first of two new MEKO A-200 frigates for the Algerian Naval Forces has been floated out A contract was signed in March 2012 for the delivery of two vessels The first...

Mexican sources refute Iranian UAV export claims

Iran’s FARS news agency reported on 8 December that Mexico has expressed interest in procuring Iranian unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), but sources told IHS Jane’s this claim is inaccurate. Mexican sources told IHS Jane’s...

F-35 Program Announces European Sustainment Plan

The Pentagon announced how it plans to spend hundreds of billions of dollars over the next 40 to 50 years sustaining and maintaining the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter in Europe for decades after it...

Air Force Delays NROL-35 Launch To Friday

The Air Force pushed Thursday’s NROL-35 payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) to Friday due to weather, according to launch provider United Launch Alliance (ULA). Launch will take place at 10:13 p.m. EST...

Italy, Turkey will lead F-35 maintenance in Europe

​The US Defense Department has chosen the European nations to which it will assign heavy airframe and engine maintenance for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military...

JASSMs To Equip Polish F-16s

Poland’s Ministry of Defense has signed a deal with Lockheed Martin to acquire AGM-158 joint air-to-surface standoff missiles (JASSMs) for its fleet of 48 F-16 fighter jets. The contract is worth about US $250...

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