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Lao bought 10 Yak-130s

Kommersant says Laos had bought a total of 10 Yak-130s and so far four have been delivered. The contract was signed on Aug. 26, 2017. The deal is reported to be worth $300 million....

Spanish defence budget to rise 1.6%

Spain’s defence spending is set to rise by 1.6% to EUR8.53 billion (USD9.76 billion) in 2019 as part of the overall government budget presented to parliament by Treasury Minister María Jesús Montero on 14...

General Atomics builds Belgian industrial team

US unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) manufacturer General Atomics announced the teaming with five Belgian organisations on 15 January as part of the sale of MQ-9B SkyGuardian UAVs to the country. Memoranda of understanding (MOU)...

Azerbaijan, Aselsan to produce communications equipment

Turkey’s Aselsan has signed an agreement with the Baku-based Jihaz Production Association to jointly manufacture military communications equipment in Azerbaijan. The Ministry of Defence Industry of the Azerbaijani Republic (MODIAR) made the announcement on...

Number of PLA Navy carrier pilot recruits may double

Almost twice as many potential carrier aircraft pilot recruits have passed the People’s Liberation Army Navy Air Force (PLANAF) initial selection test during the 2019 annual recruitment campaign compared with the previous year, according...

South Korea launches ‘smart defence’ group

South Korea’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) has established a forum to promote the integration of 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies into the Republic of Korea (RoK) Armed Forces. The MND said on 16...

Singapore vows restraint in maritime row with Malaysia

Key Points Singapore’s navy and coastguard have been ordered to exercise restraint in the maritime dispute with Malaysia The stance was taken to avoid jeopardising ongoing efforts by the foreign ministries of both countries...

ULA Sets New Date for Delta IV Launch of NRO Payload

United Launch Alliance on Tuesday announced it had rescheduled a Delta IV Heavy launch carrying a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office for Jan. 19. The launch, dubbed NROL-71, was previously scheduled to...

ULA Sets New Date for Delta IV Launch of NRO Payload

United Launch Alliance on Tuesday announced it had rescheduled a Delta IV Heavy launch carrying a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office for Jan. 19. The launch, dubbed NROL-71, was previously scheduled to...

Austria allocates funding for helicopter fleet upgrade

Austria’s government has committed funding for the acquisition of a total of 15 new helicopters in the coming years as it renews its rotorcraft capabilities. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military News...

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