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Airbus tops up A330 tanker backlog

Airbus closed 2017 with the formal receipt of an order for five A330-200s to be adapted to the multirole tanker/transport (MRTT) configuration to equip a future pooled European fleet. …read more Read more here::...

A second S-400 unit is now operational in Crimea

Russia has declared that the 12th Anti-Aircraft Missile Regiment in Crimea is now operational with the S-400 air defense missile system. The unit joins the 18th Guard Anti-Aircraft Missile Sevastopol-Feodosia Regiment which was the...

Five more PAC Super Mushshaks delivered to Nigeria

Nigeria has taken delivery of five more Super Mushshaks from Pakistan on Jan. 14. The aircraft were delivered to Kaduna air base using a Il-76. By Mztourist (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia...

Ohio ANG deploys 12 F-16s to Estonia

Ohio Air National Guard has deployed 12 F-16s along with 300 airmen to Amari Air Base, Estonia on Jan. 14. F-16s from the 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, park on the ramp...

Iranian Su-24 returns to service

Iran has managed to restore a Su-24 fighter-bomber back to service after many years of grounding at Shiraz air base. By Shahram Sharifi (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons The...

Czech MoD pursues UCAV procurement

The announcement by the Czech Ministry of Defence (MoD) in late November 2017 concerning the future procurement of unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs) for the Army of the Czech Republic (ACR) will mark a...

Airbus updates on Taiwan, Typhoon legal cases

European aerospace and defence conglomerate Airbus provided an update on two unrelated legacy legal cases on 13 January. In an announcement, the company said it had reached an arbitration agreement related to a commercial...

South Korean military exports climb 25%

Key Points South Korean defence exports reach USD3.19 billion in 2017 European successes demonstrate growing competitiveness, says DAPA South Korea’s defence industry achieved exports of USD3.19 billion in 2017, representing a 25% jump over...

Vietnam restructures military communications firm

Vietnam’s state-run Military Telecommunication General Corporation (Viettel) has been restructured and renamed with its expanding focus on defence programmes officially recognised by Hanoi. Under government decree No 05/2018/ND-CP – announced by the Ministry of...

Airbus ordered to pay $126 million to Taiwan

Airbus acknowledged on Jan. 13 that its subsidiary Matra Défense S.A.S. has been ordered to pay an arbitral award of $126 million to Taiwan for breach of contract in the supply of missiles to...

Belgium’s NH90 NFHs have defective radars

Belgium’s Air Force has disclosed that three of the four NH90 NFH naval helicopters have defective radars that need to be fixed. By Alan Wilson from Stilton, Peterborough, Cambs, UK (NH Industries NH90-NFH ‘RN-02′)...

Russian fighters to practice operating from highway

Russia’s Southern Military District has started its first training exercise for 2018 at the Kuban and Rostov regional airports and a spokesperson said fighters will land on a stretch of the Rostov Region highway...

Boeing unveils its ‘son of Blackbird’ concept

Boeing showed its concept for a Mach 5 hypersonic demonstrator at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics SciTech forum and Guy Norris of Aviation Week has the details. By TSgt. Michael Haggerty, USAF...

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