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Portugal receives first Koala helicopters

The Força Aérea Portuguesa (Portuguese Air Force, FAP) formally took delivery of its first two AW119Kx Koala single-engine light utility helicopters on 18 February. Five helicopters worth EUR20.49 million (USD23.16 million) were ordered from...

IAI announces new Mini Harpy loitering munition

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced a new tactical loitering munition called Mini Harpy on 18 February. The system combines capabilities from IAI’s two previous flagship loitering munitions, the Harop and Harpy, bringing together the...

Bulgaria to overhaul, upgrade two L-39ZAs

On 18 February, the Bulgarian Ministry of Defence (MoD) launched a BGN8.3 million (USD4.8 million) tender for the overhaul, life extension, and upgrade of two L-39ZA armed jet trainers. The tender calls for a...

Australia receives all MRH-90 Taipan helos

The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) recently confirmed to Jane’s the receipt of all 47 NHIndustries NH90 helicopters (known locally as the MRH-90 Taipan). The Multi-Role Helicopter (MRH) programme was designed with a plan...

Australia auctions surplus Kiowa helicopters

Australia is auctioning off 22 Bell OH-58 Kiowa training and light utility helicopters it recently retired from service. The military derivatives of the single-engined Bell 206B JetRanger have been offered for sale in an...

Argentine Air Force receives first two Pampa IIIs

The Argentine Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Argentina: FAA) has received into service its first two Fadea IA-63 Pampa III trainer and light attack jets. The aircraft were received on 15 February during a ceremony...

First ex-Australian F/A-18A Hornets arrived in Canada

According to a statement released by the Canadian Armed Forces, first two ex-Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18A Hornets arrived in Canada to replace the ageing CF-18 fleet. Canada is procuring 18 fighter aircraft and...

TAI’s twin-engine Anka-2

TAI has unveiled its Anka-2 unmanned aerial vehicle that is powered by two engines. …read more Read more here:: Alert5 (Air)

DPRK Il-62 flew to Hanoi in December

North Korea’s Chammae-1, a Il-62 that ferries the country’s leaders, made a flight to Hanoi in December, South Korean media are reporting. Source …read more Read more here:: Alert5 (Air)

U.S. lawmaker suggests arming the Mark VI with LRASM

U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher has suggested that Mark VI patrol boat be modified to carry the AGM-158C LRASM (Long Range Anti-Ship Missile). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Scott [Public...

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