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US Coast Guard begins testing MH-65E helicopters

The US Coast Guard commenced low-rate initial production of its service life extension and avionics upgrade programme for its Eurocopter HH-65 Dolphin short range recovery helicopters. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military...

Brazilian Army eyes fixed-wing aircraft

The Brazilian Army is considering two fixed-wing tactical transport aircraft to increase its personnel and cargo airlift capabilities in remote land border areas of the country. The Sikorsky/PZL Mielec M28 and Viking Air DHC-6T...

Canada receives first surplus Hornets from Australia

Canada has received the first of 18 surplus Boeing F/A-18A/B Hornet combat aircraft from Australia, the Department of National Defence (DND) announced on 17 February. The pair of single-seat F/A-18As arrived at Cold Lake...

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...

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