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France Orders Additional Eight A330 MRTT Aircraft

December 16, 2015 @ 02:33 PM

France has ordered additional eight A330 Multi-role Tanker Transport Aircraft from Airbus. The French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) has placed the order

Airbus Welcomes Spanish Decision To Restructure A400M Delivery Schedule

December 4, 2015 @ 12:51 PM

Spains decision to restructure the delivery of 27 Airbus A400M military transport aircraft has been welcomed by Airbus Defense and Space. Spain intends to postpone delivery of 13 A400M military transport aircraft beyond 2024 out of the 27 it ordered

Germany’s Tornados, Frigate And Refueling Planes To Back France To Fight ISIS...

November 26, 2015 @ 07:43 PM

Germany will back France in Syria and Iraq by deploying Tornado reconnaissance jets, frigate and refueling planes to fight the Islamic State. "Germany will be a more active contributor than it has been until now," Henning Otte, defense expert for the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) was quoted as saying by Todayszaman...

India’s Tata Group Assembles Air-to-air Refuelling Pod for Airbus A400M

October 7, 2015 @ 12:31 PM

Cobham Mission Systems accepted the first 908E Air-to-Air Refuelling (AAR) pod structures assembled by Tata Advanced Systems Limited in Hyderabad, India. The AAR pods are designed to be used on the Airbus A400M military tanker

RFP likely for Indian Il-76 Upgrade

September 24, 2015 @ 03:13 PM

The Indian Air Force is likely to issue a request for proposal (RFP) to upgrade its large transport fleet of Ilyushin IL-76 aircraft with new avionics, engines besides other changes. The upgrade plans also include the Phalcon AWACS fleet of three which is based on the Il-76 platform

Airbus Withdraws From Japanese Tanker Aircraft Tender Citing Terms Favor Boeing

September 8, 2015 @ 04:09 PM

Airbus has decided not to bid for the Japanese air-to-air refueling tanker aircraft contract worth over a billion dollars citing terms of tender favor its rival, Boeing. “The RFP allowed Japan to buy tankers under the US government's foreign military sale mechanism, which involves the two governments negotiating the contract directly,” Airbus was quoted as saying in a statement by Reuters Tuesday

China Displays Tanks, Armored Vehicles and Howitzers In Military Parade

September 3, 2015 @ 10:58 AM

China displayed the Type 99A battle tanks, PGZ-07 self-propelled anti-aircraft gun and ZBD-07 8×8 wheeled infantry fighting vehicle during the military parade today, held to mark the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing today. The Type 99 is a third-generation main battle tank (MBT) fielded by the Chinese People's Liberation Army

Lockheed Martin Delivers Additional MC-130J Commando II To US Air Force

August 28, 2015 @ 10:25 AM

Lockheed Martin has delivered an additional MC-130J Commando II aircraft assigned to the US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). Crews from the US Air Force ferried the aircraft to Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, from the Lockheed Martin facility in Marietta, the company said in a statement Thursday

Israel Likely To Transform Boeing 767 Into Refuelling tanker

August 11, 2015 @ 03:45 PM

Israel is working to convert a Boeing 767 into a refuelling tanker with the intention of bringing Iranian targets within striking range of its fighter aircraft. Initially, Israel had planned to replace its converted Boeing 707 with the KC-46A Pegasus but changed its plans because of the company put the date back by another eight months and the price increased by half a billion dollars

MRTT, Aegis Destroyer In Japan’s $40 Billion Defense Budget For 2016

August 3, 2015 @ 02:14 PM

Japanese ministry of defense (MoD) plans to spend more than 5 trillion yen ($40.3 billion) for fiscal 2016 to buy new airborne refueling aircraft and continue building an Aegis destroyer

Embraer Delays Two-Year For KC-390 Certification

July 30, 2015 @ 02:54 PM

Embraers certification for the KC-390 tanker-transport has delayed to the second half of 2017. Further, Embraer is planning to deliver the first KC-390 cargo jets in the first half of 2018, extending a deadline originally set for the end of 2016

Iran Has Ordered 100 Russian Refueling Aircraft, Claims DEBKAfile

July 22, 2015 @ 03:00 PM

Iran has ordered 100 Russian IL78 MKI Tanker Aircraft to extend its air forces range up to 7,300 km, DEBKAfile, an Israel based Intelligence website has claimed. DEBKAfile intelligence and security news service reported today that the move is in opposition to international arms sanctions

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