The Australian Government has begun the process of purchasing two additional C-17A Globemaster strategic airlift aircraft, Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston announced today. Senator Johnston said should the Government elect to exercise this option the two extra Globemasters would significantly enhance the Royal Australian Air Forces capacity for operational tasks, disaster relief and humanitarian assistance in our region and around the world
The United States has lifted a 40-year ban on weapons sales to Vietnam now allowing the latter to procure P-3 Orion maritime patrol aircraft, part of the U.S
Germany has suspended Eurofighter delivers after it was "established, in the context of quality controls that a manufacturing defect has caused a large number of small holes in the rear fuselage of aircraft". The reasons for this are inadequate finishing by the manufacturer BAE Systems, according to a statement issued by the German Ministry of Defense
AeroVironment today announced it received three firm fixed-price orders from the United States Army totaling $27 million for RQ-11B Raven and RQ-20A Puma AE unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) spare parts. The company received two orders on August 29, 2014 and one on September 18, 2014
Lebanon is reportedly in talks with Russia to buy weaponry and special equipment sponsored by Saudi Arabia, Lebanese Interior and Municipalities Minister Nouhad Machnouk told International Information Agency Rossiya Segodnya. "There are talks on buying Russian arms and special equipment by Lebanon … there will be a lot of positions
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited's Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas built to series production standard successfully completed its maiden flight Tuesday, according to an official statement. “This could be achieved within nine months after receiving the IOC certification in December 2013 and within one year after receiving the build standard documents”, said Dr
Russia plans to launch the Yak 152 a light aircraft with trainer and combat roles to compete with the Embraer Super Tucano, Pilatus and Beechcraft planes. Taking advantage of the growing market for light trainer aircraft which have been adapted to reconnaissance and combat roles such as the Super Tucano , the Pilatus PC-7 and PC-9, Russias Irkutsk Aviation Plant has announced plans to launch two samples of the light Yak-152 trainer in 2015
The French defence procurement agency (DGA) has awarded Thales a technology study contract for the next generation of active phased array radars, including modular processors and multifunction panel technologies. These new technologies will ultimately equip the Rafale combat aircraft and will be suitable for future unmanned combat air vehicles (UCAVs)
The Pakistani F-16 fighter aircraft will soon have Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare System (AIDEWS), according to a press statement by Exelis. Exelis announced that it has received official certification for its AN/ALQ-211(V)9 AIDEWS to fly on board Pakistani F-16 fighter aircraft
Northrop Grumman is developing new, advanced unmanned systems to support the Department of Defense's capability to deploy global persistent intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR) and strike capabilities in a faster and more cost-effective way. The next-generation Tactical Exploited Reconnaissance Node (Tern) program is one example of several in progress focused on addressing various customer challenges
Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group Canada has been subcontracted by Cascade Aerospace in relation to the Royal Canadian Air Forces (RCAFs) CC130 Avionics Optimised Weapons System Management (AVS OWSM) program.The AVS OWSM program is one of three contracts planned by Canada's Department of National Defence (DND) to support the RCAF's CC130 Hercules legacy transport fleet
Arms deals that come with hefty price tags are being cancelled in growing numbers with governments preferring to procure weapons for lower costs or develop them indigenously. Earlier this year, India cancelled a $650 million deal with BAE Systems for the procurement of M-777 howitzers
Locally-made PD-14 Engine for Russian MC-21 Airliner Enters Serial Production
CAE Mission Trainer for Operators of MQ-9 Predator
Oshkosh Receives $346.4M to Modernize US Army's Heavy Tactical Vehicles
Pentagon Taps General Electric to Supply 48 F/A-18 Engines
Chinese Military Docs Develop Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccine
China Replaces Russian Engine in J-10C Jet With Locally-made WS-10 Taihang
Russia’s Buk-M3 Air Defense System to Debut at Victory Day Parade
Syria Destroys 6 Turkish Combat Drones, Turkish F-16s Down 2 Syrian Su-24
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