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Airshow China 2018: Norinco presents UAV swarm concept

The China North Industries Corporation (Norinco) presented a concept for the use of strike-capable, multi-rotor unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) flying in a swarm at the 6–11 November Airshow China 2018 defence exhibition in Zhuhai....

Spain sets out European MALE RPAS procurement plan

The Spanish Air Force (Ejército del Aire Español: EdAE) has said it is to acquire 15 of the new European medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) remotely piloted air systems (RPASs) being developed by a pan-European consortium....

Philippines’ first AW-159 has commence flight testing

The first AW-159 naval helicopter for Philippine Navy has started its flight trials in Britain, the Philippine Department of Defense has confirm. Photo: LA(Phot) Iggy Roberts/MOD [OGL], via Wikimedia Commons The country is getting...

Boeing has lost the contract to upgrade E-3’s radar

Bloomberg has reported that Boeing has lost the $76 million contract to upgrade the radar for the U.S. Air Force’s E-3 airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft. By Staff Sergeant Michael Battles, U.S....

The Old Revolving Door Still Swings: Does It Matter?

WASHINGTON: One of the time-honored tenets of many Pentagon observers is that senior officials should not benefit from their experience working for or with the military when they leave government service because it’s unethical,...

Third MILGEM corvette delivered to Turkish navy

Burgazada, Turkey’s third corvette built as part of the MILGEM (National Vessel) project, was delivered to the Turkish Naval Forces Command on 4 November. Completion of Kinaliada, the fourth and last MILGEM Ada-class corvette...

Airshow China 2018: CASC testing TL-4 ATGW

The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) is testing its newest TL-4 anti-tank guided weapon (ATGW) system, a company representative told Jane’s at the 6–11 November Airshow China 2018 defence exhibition in Zhuhai....

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