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 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...
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
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 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,”...
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 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 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
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
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 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
Ukrainian armorers have built 105 tanks and armored vehicles, almost 3,000 rockets, 605 missile and artillery systems, 459 radio communication, electronic jamming and navigation units since January this year. It is 36 times more than what they did during last year, the countrys top arms maker announced on Wednesday