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BAE to support the Hawk fleet in the UAE to 2020

We have signed an agreement with AMMROC (Advanced Military Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Center) LLC to provide continued support to the Hawk aircraft fleet in the United Arab Emirates. This agreement will run to...

Luftwaffe, USAF crew chief exchange at Blue Flag 17

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Noah Luis Rivera, left, 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, shows a German air force crew chief, right, how he prepares a F-16C Fighting Falcon assigned to the...

UAE to upgrade Mirage 2000 fleet

Maj. Gen. Ishaq Al Balushi from the UAE Air Force says his service intends to pursue an upgrade program for its Mirage 200 fleet. By Staff Sgt. Aaron Allmon, USAF [Public domain], via Wikimedia...

Canada to provide 200 peacekeepers, aircraft to UN

The Canadian government announced it will offer armed helicopters, transport aircraft, and up to 200 soldiers for UN peacekeeping missions but has not yet agreed on where those capabilities will be deployed. The 200...

Denmark seeks precision rifles

The Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) announced two separate requests for bids on 3 November, one for a short range Precision Sniper Rifle (PSR) and the other for a medium range Precision...

Antonov test flies new UAS

The Ukrainian state-owned aircraft manufacturer Antonov has tested its new AN-BK-1 Horlytsia (Turtledove) multirole tactical unmanned aerial system (UAS), UkrOboronProm announced on 8 November. Horlytsia was first revealed in August 2016. The catapult-launched unmanned...

Dubai Airshow 2017: Kuwait to procure UAVs

The Kuwaiti Air Force is considering the procurement of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to enhance its reconnaissance and operational capabilities, and to protect the country’s border regions, the service chief told Jane’s on 13...

Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey Fleet Tops 400,000 Flight Hours

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. [NYSE: TXT] company announced today the Bell Boeing V-22 fleet of tiltrotor aircraft, including both CV-22 and MV-22 variants, has surpassed the 400,000 flight hour milestone....

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