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B-21 bomber passes critical design review

The developmental Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider bomber passed its critical design review (CDR) in late November, the US Air Force (USAF) announced on 10 December. The CDR, which took place from 28 to 30...

Nigerian Air Force to get more AW109 helicopters

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) is to receive six Leonardo AW109 helicopters, Nigerian Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar said during a visit to Kano Air Base on 8 December. The delivery...

DroneShield partners Thales in Spain

Australian firm DroneShield has entered a teaming agreement with Thales through which the French group will promote its products in Spain, it was announced on 11 December. DroneShield said in a press release that...

Russia deploys two Tu-160 strategic bombers to Venezuela

Two Russian Tupolev Tu-160 strategic bombers, an Antonov An-124 Ruslan heavy military transport plane and an Ilyushin Il-62 plane arrived in Venezuela, the Russian defense ministry said on Monday. “Two Tu-160 strategic bombers, an...

Brazil court suspends Boeing-Embraer tie-up

A Brazilian federal court on Thursday suspended a proposed $4.75 billion tie-up between US aerospace giant Boeing and the civilian business of Brazilian plane-maker Embraer pending the government of president-elect Jair Bolsonaro taking office....

USAF clears production of nuclear bomb tail-kits

The US Air Force (USAF) is to begin production of a new guided tail-kit assembly (TKA) for the B61-12 nuclear gravity bomb, the service announced on 7 December. The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center...

Lockheed Martin shows off different realities at I/ITSEC

Lockheed Martin Training and Logistics Solutions revealed some of its new research on integrating different forms of reality at the 2018 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando in November. The tactical...

RAF flies Meteor BVRAAM on Typhoon for first time

The MBDA Meteor beyond visual range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) is now operational aboard UK Royal Air Force (RAF) Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 10 December. According to the...

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