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Kamov to create high-speed helicopter using Ka-52

CEO of Zhukovsky Central Aero-Hydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI) Kirill Sypalo told TASS that Kamov’s chief designer Sergei Mikheyev will soon start work on building a high-speed helicopter that is based on the Ka-52. Mil.ru [CC...

PICTURE: First Il-112V transport nears debut sortie

A first example of the Ilyushin Il-112V light transport has emerged from the VASO manufacturing plant in Voronezh, as the United Aircraft (UAC) product advances towards its debut flight. …read more Read more here::...

UK did not fly Wedgetail rivals, MoD reveals

UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) procurement officials did not carry out test flights in rival Swedish or Israeli products before selecting the Boeing E-7 Wedgetail airborne early warning (AEW) aircraft, according to a document...

Saudi Arabia has signed letter of offer for THAAD

A U.S. State Department spokesperson confirmed to CNBC that Saudi Arabia has signed a letter of offer and acceptance with the United States for Lockheed Martin’s THAAD air defense missile system. A Terminal High...

US flies Crimea surveillance missions

US aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have flown daily surveillance missions around the Crimean peninsula since the incident on 25 November in the contested Kerch Strait involving Russian and Ukrainian naval forces. Open...

New S-400 battery to be deployed to Crimea

A new S-400 air-defence system (ADS) battery has completed trials and will soon be deployed to Crimea, Russia’s Southern Military District (SMD) announced in a press release on 27 November. The battery will be...

RSK MiG completes manufacture of first MiG-35 fighters

The first batch of Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-35 multirole combat aircraft (MCA) will soon be delivered to the Russian military, Ilya Tarasenko, Director General of United Aircraft Corporation subsidiary Russian Aircraft Corporation (RSK MiG), said at...

Philippines edges towards T129 procurement

The Philippines Department of National Defense (DND) has edged closer to a decision to procure the Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) T129 ATAK multirole combat helicopter to meet a long-standing requirement in the Philippine Air...

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