The Singapore Air Force's (RSAF) has taken delivery new Advanced Jet Trainer, the Alenia Aermacchi M-346 aircraft, into 150 Squadron at Cazaux Air Base in France, according to an official statement. Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen, said, "It allows our trainee pilots to be able to be exposed to air combat environments within the cockpit - they can be simulated, as in handling electronic warfare systems, multi-mode radar and Beyond Visual Range missiles, early in their training
Swedish Defence Minister Karin Enström has demanded an explanation from the general director of the state-run FOI defence research institute, over an alleged weapon's co-operation with China, according to Radio Sweden."Sweden should not get around the weapon's embargo on China and therefore I have called on the general director to clarify that there is no substance in this," Enström told Swedish Radio News
The Italian Air Force began carrying out aerial Search And Rescue missions using its new aircraft, the HH-139A, to discharge its national and international responsibilities. The new helicopter replaces the HH-3F Pelican, which has been operated by 15th Stormo (wing) for over 30 years, and which will shortly end its operational career with the Italian air force and be retired
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South Koreas projects to develop indigenous fighters and purchase stealth warplanes have gained momentum as Seoul reportedly plans to approve crucial administrative steps at the national defense acquisition program committee in September, according to Korea Herald. According to the report, top defense officials will approve the bidding plan for the “KFX project” to develop home-built fighters, and the result of negotiations for the FX stealth fighter procurement project will be reported
Turkish Aerospace Industries has modernized the last four Pakistans F-16 fighter jets, completing a five-year contract, according to reports. The company, known by the acronym TUSAS, signed a contract with Pakistans Ministry of Defense in 2009
The US Navy's X-47B completed its final test aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Aug. 24 and returned to its home base at Naval Air Station Patuxent River after eight days at sea
Airbus Defence and Space has announced that the Zephyr 7 High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS) has just completed its most demanding mission to date and thus set a new benchmark in persistent, year-round operations for this class of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). The test consisted of over 11 days of non-stop flight, in winter weather conditions with a new primary payload, including flight controlled through satellite communications – three more benchmarks reached by Zephyr 7, acccording to an official statement
Russia and India are reportedly planning on signing a contract to supply India with A-50 airborne early warning and control aircraft, according to Beriev Aircraft Company General Director-General Designer Igor Garivadsky. “We plan on signing a deal with the Republic of India to deliver the A-50 aircraft,” Garivadsky was quoted as saying
China may supply components required for Russias defence industry following US and EU sanctions against Russia. Although Russia does not buy many weapons from foreign sources it does procure a lot of electronic and mechanical components to be used in its weapons systems
The US Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast announced the first task order from a $240 million indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) multiple award design-build construction contract Aug 26. Carothers Construction Inc
China's military drones participated in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) anti-terror drills in Inner Mongolia for the first time on Tuesday, according to Xinhua News Agency. Participating in the live fire drills, the drone, whos model was unidentified, shot off several missiles during the rehearsal, Shen Jinke, spokesman of China Air force was quoted as saying
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