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KC-30 being cleared to refuel F-22

A KC-30 aerial refueling tanker was in California from August to September for aerial refueling trials with the F-22. Photo: RAAF A total of eight test flights were conducted and data are being analyzed...

Japan interested in getting Avenger to monitor China

The Yomiuri Shimbun reported that Tokyo is interested in procuring the General Atomics Avenger to monitor Chinese warships. By MC1 Peter D. Lawlor [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons The unmanned combat air vehicle will...

Details emerged on MICA NG

MBDA has provided more details on what improvements are being made to the MICA NG air-to-air missile in a press release on Nov. 9. By David Monniaux [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC BY-SA 2.0 fr],...

Rafale F3-R standard qualified by the DGA

Dassault announced on Nov.9 that the F3-R standard of the Rafale was qualified by the French defense procurement agency (DGA) on Oct. 31. Photo: Dassault The company added that it will be initiate feasibility...

DARPA asks for counter-hypersonic weapons proposals

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is asking companies to submit ideas for counter-hypersonic weapons as part of its Glide Breaker programme. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

KLJ-7A 3-aerial AESA radar has 300° FOV

China Electronics Technology Company’s (CETC) No. 14 Research Institute said in a press statement on Nov. 9 that its KLJ-7A 3-aerial AESA fire control radar has a 300° field of view (FOV). This allows...

OCCAR formally invites Airbus to lead European MALE RPAS project

The Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR) European procurement agency has issued Airbus with a formal invitation to tender as the prime contractor for the European medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) remotely piloted air system (RPAS),...

RAAF C-130J crew train at MHAFB

A Royal Australian Air Force C-130J was at Mountain Home Air Force Base from Oct. 24 – Nov. 1, 2018 for training in Idaho’s unique environment. A Royal Australian Air Force C-130J Super Hercules...

Chile to modernise F-16s, procure additional aircraft

Chile is to modernise its fighter fleet as a matter of urgency, senior air force officials told Jane’s on 8 November. The service’s new commander, General Arturo Merino, has instructed that the upgrade of...

US donates Patrol boats to Panama’s SENAN

Panama’s National Naval-Air Service (Servicio Nacional Aeronaval: SENAN) received two Boston Whaler patrol boats donated by the United States for patrol and coastguard operations, SENAN confirmed on 1 November. The US also donated 15...

US donates Patrol boats to Panama’s SENAN

Panama’s National Naval-Air Service (Servicio Nacional Aeronaval: SENAN) received two Boston Whaler patrol boats donated by the United States for patrol and coastguard operations, SENAN confirmed on 1 November. The US also donated 15...

Dutch airborne troops opt for G-Class for AASLT requirement

The Dutch Ministry of Defence (MoD) is poised to sign a contract with Mercedes-Benz Cars Netherlands for 515 Mercedes-Benz G-Class-based 12 kN AASLT (Air Assault Vehicles). Subject to Dutch parliamentary approval, the actual contract...

First new Saudi corvette set for delivery in 2021

The timetable for the delivery of five corvettes ordered for the Saudi Arabian Navy in July is to start in October 2021, the president of Spain’s state holding group has told parliament. The remaining...

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