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Kazakhstan orders additional C295 transport aircraft

The European aerospace giant Airbus has announced that Kazakhstan ordered additional C295 transport aircraft. The aerospace giant reported the Border Service of the Republic of Kazakhstan has signed a firm order for one C295...

Russian helicopters receive new NVG system

Russia’s military rotary-wing aircraft fleet has been fully refitted with new night vision goggles (NVG), a source from the country’s aerospace industry has told Jane’s . “Following an incident on 12 April 2016, when...

Bolivian Air Force to upgrade UH-1H helicopters

The Bolivian government has authorised a budgetary increase of BOB47.7 million (USD6.8 million) to upgrade the air force’s Bell UH-1H ‘Huey’ helicopters for counter-narcotics operations. The funding, which was approved on 19 March, is...

UK signs for E-7 AEW&C aircraft

The UK has signed for five Boeing E-7 Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft for USD1.98 billion, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 22 March. The E-7 (also known as the E-737)...

Defiant makes maiden flight

The Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 Defiant co-axial compound helicopter made its maiden flight on 21 March. The flight, which took place at Sikorsky’s West Palm Beach facility in Florida, came some three months after the aircraft...

SB>1 Defiant Takes Flight: Can It Catch Bell?

The thing that delayed Defiant, it turns out, is the same thing that makes it really attractive to the Army. …read more Read more here:: 1 Defiant Takes Flight: Can It Catch Bell?” rel=nofollow>Breaking...

Anglo-French cruise missile project hits latest target

MBDA has cleared a key milestone on its path to developing an Anglo-French successor for its current Storm Shadow/SCALP-EG cruise missile and AM39 Exocet anti-ship weapon, with the receipt of bilateral approval to advance...

C295 purchase to bolster Kazakhstan defences

Airbus Defence & Space has been awarded a contract to produce a single C295 medium transport for Kazakhstan’s border service. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

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