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Bell Unveils New 'Valor' Tiltrotor

Bell Helicopter on Monday unveiled a full-scale model of its V-280 Valor – the next generation in tiltrotor aircraft – at the Association of the United States Army annual meeting here. …read more Source::...

JLENS undergoes command and control integration testing

​Raytheon has completed software integration testing of the US Army’s new aerostat-based radar system with the necessary command and control (C2) systems that will be required during its first deployment above Washington, DC towards...

RAF Voyager

Feature on the new Royal Air Force Voyager tanker transports in the forthcoming December issue of CAM. …read more Read more here:: Key Aero Military

Four killed in Turkish Seahawk crash

​The four-man crew of a Turkish navy-operated Sikorsky S-70B Seahawk were killed when their helicopter crashed on 12 October. …read more Source:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

Turkish S-70B crashed

A Turkish military helicopter, believed to be a S-70B, has crashed on Oct. 12 and killed all four on board. The rotorcraft took off from Cengiz Topel airbase at 12:18pm and contact was lost...

Danish AW101 crash landed in Afghanistan

A Royal Danish Air Force AW101 was badly damaged after it made a crash landing in Afghanistan. Fortunately, all six on board did not suffer any serious injuries. …read more Source:: Alert5 (Air)

New pictures of J-10B revealed

A new batch of mass-produced Chengdu J-10B fighters are undergoing flight and taxi tests, Chinese media has reported saying that the aircraft will enter service “soon”. The J-10B is an improved variant of the...

USS America commissioned

USS America (LHA 6) was commissioned during a formal ceremony at Pier 30/32 during San Francisco Fleet Week, Oct. 11. America is the first ship of its class and the fourth ship named “America.”...

Turkish S-70B crashes, killing four

A Turkish Navy Sikorsky S-70B Sea Hawk helicopter crashed on 12 October in western Turkey, killing four on board, according to the Turkish General Staff (TGS). The helicopter had taken-off from Kartepe Cengiz Topel...

UN documents shed light on African defence procurement

The UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) recently released two documents that provide additional details of African defence procurement in 2013, including the numbers for some of the acquisitions that countries are known to...

Danish AW101 damaged in Afghan mishap

​One of Denmark’s AgustaWestland AW101 transport helicopters has been damaged in a landing incident in Afghanistan, the nation’s defence ministry has confirmed. …read more Source:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

Germany’s first A400M leaves paint shop

​Germany’s first A400M tactical transport has moved a step closer to its delivery later this year, with the aircraft having received the Luftwaffe’s service markings. …read more Source:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

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