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EDA contracts Aertec Solutions for DIRCM effort

The European Defence Agency (EDA) has awarded Spanish company Aertec Solutions a contract to develop a prototype laser countermeasure system for integration on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The agency is studying critical components for...

Japan, US look to smooth FMS procurement

Defence officials from Japan and the United States have met in Tokyo to smooth the administrative processes behind the Japan Self-Defense Forces’ (JSDF’s) efforts to modernise through the US Foreign Military Sales (FMS) mechanism....

Air Force’s First KC-46A Tanker Takes First Flight

Boeing [BA] has begun flight-testing the first KC-46A Pegasus refueling plane that it plans to deliver to the U.S. Air Force, the company announced late Dec. 5. During the tanker’s first flight, the 767...

Spirit AeroSystems unveils $1bn Wichita expansion

Spirit AeroSystems plans add 1,000 jobs and invest $1 billion over the next five years in Wichita, Kansas, as the aerostructures firm prepares for rising commercial aircraft production rates and growth in the company...

PAK FA flies with new engine

The turbofan engine designed specifically for the Sukhoi PAK FA fighter has made its first flight on the stealth jet on Dec. 5. Video and photos of the flight shows the engine mounted on...

T-6A operational pause at Vance AFB lifted

The 71st Flying Training Wing at Vance Air Force Base has lifted the operational pause of the T-6A. Students and instructors are back flying on Dec. 5. By Cory W. Watts from Madison, Wisconsin,...

USN rounds out leadership team

The US Navy (USN) filled in top leadership spots this week with Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer swearing in both a new undersecretary and an assistant secretary for research, development, and acquisition. Thomas...

Mexico receives final Panther helo

The Mexican Navy has received into service its tenth and final AS565 MBe Panther helicopter during a delivery ceremony at Airbus Helicopters in Marignane on 6 December, the manufacturer announced. The final two helicopters...

India successfully tests Akash SAM with locally developed seeker

India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully tested on 5 December an Akash surface-to-air missile (SAM) fitted with an indigenously designed radio-frequency seeker. Fired from the Integrated Test Range in Chandipur against a...

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