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U.S. military attache has left Pakistan

A U.S. military attache in Pakistan has managed to leave the country after he was initially barred from leaving. Col. Joseph Hall was involved in a fatal road accident in Islamabad on Apr. 11...

India wants to arm Tejas Mark 1A with Meteor AAM

A report from India Today says New Delhi plans to arm the Tejas Mark 1A fighter with the Meteor air-to-air missile. By ILA-boy [Public domain or Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons “The request for...

Taliban launch attack on Farah City

Afghan and US forces conducted air strikes against Taliban positions around the capital of Afghanistan’s western Farah Province on 15 May after the militant group launched an attack on the city earlier that day....

Saab expands work for Finnish facility

Saab has revealed that a facility it established in Tampere, Finland, in 2017 will extend its capability from electronic warfare to development of the next generation of RBS15 air-to-surface/surface-to-surface missile. The Saab Technology Centre...

Airbus positions C295 MPA for South Korea

Airbus is to offer its C295 maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) to the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN), the company confirmed to Jane’s on 15 May. In bidding for the USD1.8 billion programme, Airbus is...

Derivatsiya-PVO SPAAG to enter state trials in 2018

The Derivatsiya-PVO self-propelled anti-aircraft gun (SPAAG) will enter state trials later this year, a Russian defence industry source has told Jane’s. He added that a prototype of the newest 57 mm SPAAG developed by...

New UAVs completing Russian state testing

Russia is testing and may soon procure four new types of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), including its first heavy strike UAV, according to Deputy Defence Minister Yury Borisov. Borisov, who is believed to be...

Airmen, F-35 Jets Return from Japan Deployment

Airmen and F-35A aircraft from the active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing returned here May 4-5 following a six-month deployment to Kadena Air Base, Japan. Families gathered on the flightline...

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