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Thailand orders four more H225M helos

Thailand has ordered four more H225M (previously designated EC725) multirole helicopters to augment the eight already procured, Airbus Helicopters announced on 20 September. The order comes on the back of the initial order for...

Rheinmetall demonstrates Skyranger counter-UAV capabilities

Key Points Skyranger shot down jet UAVs with its 35 mm gun firing AHEAD air burst munition The demonstration illustrated the “Patriot and Below Concept”, which also includes NASAMS Rheinmetall demonstrated its Skyranger system’s...

Vietnam’s has the R-77 air-to-air missile

A recent television report by Vietnam’s Ministry of Defense own television channel has disclosed the presence of the R-77 air-to-air missile in the country. The missile briefly appeared on a Su-30MK2. Previously, Vietnam has...

MiG-31 supersonic interceptor aircraft crashed in Russia

MiG-31 supersonic interceptor crashed in the Nizhny Novgorod near the town of Kulebaki, on Wednesday. Russian emergency services have already confirmed that the MiG-31 aircraft crashed in a marshy area near the village of...

Russian MiG-31 crashes, crew ejects

A Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) MiG-31 ?Foxhound’ interceptor crashed in the central Nizhny Novgorod region of the country on 19 September, state media reported. The twin-seat combat aircraft came down not long after take-off,...

Qatar makes first payment against Typhoon buy

Qatar’s programme to acquire 24 Eurofighter Typhoons and nine BAE Systems Hawk advanced jet trainers has come into effect, after Doha made its first financial commitment against the deal. …read more Read more here::...

USAF B-52 conducts Arctic flight

A US Air Force (USAF) B-52H nuclear-capable bomber has flown a long-range mission along Russia’s Arctic region as both countries continue to make shows of strength around each other’s coasts. The 1950s vintage bomber,...

IAI eyes UK AEW&C opportunity

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has expressed hope that the United Kingdom will launch an open tender for a new airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft for the Royal Air Force (RAF), Jane’s was...

​RAAF combat squadron receives first F-35A

The Royal Australian Air Force s No. 3 squadron has received its first Lockheed Martin F-35A, the first RAAF aircraft not earmarked for the Luke AFB International Pilot Training Centre. …read more Read more...

Insitu unveils Integrator Extended Range

Insitu unveiled its Integrator Extended Range at the Air Force Association’s annual Air, Space and Cyber Conference on Sept. 17. The SATCOM-enabled small UAS can now remain 10 hours time on station at 200...

T-6A from 12th Flying Training Wing crashes

A T-6A assigned to the 12th Flying Wing crashed near Rolling Oaks Mall, Texas on Sept. 18. The wing reported that both crew members ejected and are safe with minor injuries. Source …read more...

USAF auto-lands MQ-9 Block 5 Reaper for first time

The US Air Force made its first-ever automated landing of a General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9 Block 5 unmanned air vehicle on 7 August. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

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