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FARNBOROUGH: UK gets headstart on Poseidon

Although the UK’s first Boeing P-8A Poseidon is only in the early stages of production, the Royal Air Force is already making major strides with gaining experience on the maritime patrol and anti-submarine warfare...

Pakistan Navy receives first of two ATR-72 MPAs

The Pakistan Navy (PN) received the first of two ATR-72 twin-engine turboprops converted into maritime patrol aircraft (MPAs) in the second quarter of 2018, Aerodata, a company involved in the process, announced in a...

Exercise Malabar 2019 to be held in Japanese waters

The Malabar trilateral naval exercise will likely take place in Japanese waters next year, the Financial Express reports. By U.S. Navy [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons The news report says a high level delegation...

RCAF Cyclone helicopter makes operational debut

A Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CH-148 Cyclone helicopter deployed operationally for the first time by boarding a Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) frigate as part of Operation ‘Reassurance’. The Cyclone helicopter, developed by Sikorsky,...

Farnborough 2018: Elbit Systems targets growth in UK

Elbit Systems is targeting further growth through the leveraging of its experience in other major markets, the company has told Jane’s , and is considering a UK acquisition in the near future. “An acquisition...

Laos receives four repaired Mi-17 helicopters

Russian Helicopters, part of state corporation Rostec, has delivered a batch of four repaired Mi-17 helicopters to the Lao People’s Liberation Army Air Force (LPLAAF), the company announced in a 12 July statement. The...

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