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Spirit of Ostra Brama transferred to Poland

A Dakota C-47 that ferried Polish World War Two Commander-in-Chief Gen. Kazimierz Sosnkowski has been transferred from Canada to Poland. Photo: Polish Consul General in Toronto The Spirit of Ostra Brama will later go...

USMC requesting for three MQ-9s

The U.S. Marine Corps has requested to buy three MQ-9 unmanned aerial vehicles in the fiscal year 2020 budget request. Syracuse, NY – A remotely piloted MQ-9 Reaper operated by the New York Air...

CAMM integrated into U.S. IBCS

Northrop Grumman and MBDA have successfully integrated the latter’s Common Anti-air Modular Missile (CAMM) family into the Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS). CAMM is the first non-U.S. missile system...

Romania to buy additional F-16s

Romania has launched the procedure for the acquisition of an additional 36 F-16 fighters to replace its obsolete MiG-21 Lancer fleet, Defence Minister Gabriel Les told national television station TVR 1 on 6 March....

Argentine Army receives new equipment

The Argentine Army received new equipment on 7 March as part of a process to reinforce control of the country’s northern border against illegal activities, mainly drug trafficking. The new equipment included Elbit radios...

US Air Force to buy handful of light attack aircraft

Key Points The US Air Force will buy two to three aircraft from each of its previous Light Attack Experiment participants The service was previously non-committal on procuring aircraft The US Air Force (USAF)...

Shoigu details Russian rearmament

The proportion of modern equipment in service with the Russian military has reached 61.5%, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu told the Duma defence committee on 11 March. “Since 2012, the armed forces have received 109...

Romanian MoD details upcoming deployment to Mali

The Romanian armed forces are to deploy a helicopter unit comprising four IAR 330L Puma aircraft to Gao, Mali, under the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), the Romanian Ministry of...

Refurbishment of IAF’s Mi-26 helicopters faces delay

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is facing delays in its plans to overhaul its fleet of three Mil Mi-26 ‘Halo’ heavy-lift helicopters and extend the platforms’ total technical life (TTL). Official sources told Jane’s...

BEL-led team unveils new airborne weapon prototypes

A collaborative Indian industry team led by Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) has unveiled an array of new air-launched precision-guided weapons and lightweight cruise missiles. The team disclosed the development of a family of three...

Indonesia leans towards Iver Huitfeldt class for frigate acquisition

Key Points A variant of Denmark’s Iver Huitfeldt class has emerged as a front-runner in Indonesia’s USD720 million two-frigate acquisition programme Development follows a defence industry co-operation agreement signed between Denmark’s Odense Maritime Technology,...

PICTURES: US Marine Corps retires final Prowlers

The US Marine Corps (USMC) retired its last Northrop Grumman EA-6B electronic warfare aircraft on 8 March, marking an end to operations with the venerable “Prowler”. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military...

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