The Philippine Navy is planning to lease five retired Japanese training aircraft for patrolling missions in the disputed South China Sea. According to a Japanese daily Yomiuri Shimbun, the Philippines is eyeing Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force Beechcraft TC-90 aircraft
Turkey eyeing to buy a batch of reconnaissance aircraft to augment its militarys fight against outlawed Kurdistan workers party (PKK) targets. “The recent incidents of violence and clashes [with the PKK] has both boosted and given pace to this requirement,” an unnamed defense procurement official was quoted as saying by Hurriyet news daily today
Japan is considering donating three Beechcraft TC-90 King Air planes fitted with air surveillance radar to the Philippines for conducting patrols in the South China Sea. Japan may donate the planes as an alternative to more sophisticated Lockheed Martin P3-C aircraft that Manila wants to buy to track Chinese submarine activity, they added, Reuters reported quoting unnamed sources
In the past five years, defense shows and exhibitions around the world have ballooned owing to the surge in demand for military technology and arms in growing markets. This surge is credited to an influx of new defense and aerospace exhibitions launched around the world
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
Transport and business aircraft equipped with weapons and sensors could be emerging as low-cost alternatives to fighter planes as recent procurements have shown. Boeing announced today at AAD 2014 that it moving forward with its Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA), with ground and flight testing underway
Beechcraft Corporation has delivered two T-6C+ military trainers ordered earlier this year to the Mexican Navy Secretaría de Marina (SEMAR), as well as one King Air 350ER. “Being chosen by the Mexican Navy for this modernization program shows a superior level of confidence not only in Beechcraft products to fill its mission requirements, but in the product support well provide as part of the agreement,” said Russ Bartlett, president, Beechcraft Defense Company
The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq for Beechcraft AT-6C Texan II aircraft and associated equipment worth $790 million. The Government of Iraq has requested a possible sale of 24 AT-6C Texan II aircraft, 2 spare PT-6A-68 turboprop engines, 2 spare ALE-47 Counter-Measure Dispensing Systems and/or 2 spare AAR-47 Missile Launch Detection Systems, non-SAASM global positioning systems with CMA-4124, spare and repair parts, maintenance, support equipment, publications and technical documentation, tanker support, ferry services, personnel training and training equipment, U
The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has signed a contract worth $127 million to buy 11 Beechcraft T-6Cs to meet its requirement for an advanced pilot training capability, and includes simulators and classroom- and computer-based training packages. New Zealand requires an intermediate trainer with a glass cockpit that will be able to take students from the Pacific Aerospace CT-4E Airtrainer to the Lockheed Martin P-3K2 Orion maritime patrol aircraft, Boeing 757 and upgraded Lockheed C-130H transports, plus the AgustaWestland AW109, NH Industries NH90 and future Kaman SH-2G(I) Seasprite helicopters, according to Flight Global
Beechcraft Corporation announced today that Textron Inc. has agreed to acquire its parent, Beech Holdings, LLC
Beechcraft Corporation today announced a follow-on sale of its Beechcraft T-6C+ military trainer to the Mexican Air Force (FAM). The T-6C+, an enhanced version of the T-6 military trainer aircraft, is capable of carrying external stores and delivering practice weapons for training purposes
Beechcraft Corporation today announced that it has been awarded a 28-month contract extension for contractor logistics support for the Iraq Air Force King Air fleet at the Paris Air show. The Beechcraft Special Mission King Air 350ER platform was selected by the Iraq Air Force in 2006 and the company delivered six King Air 350 aircraft (five King Air 350ER and one King Air 350) via a Foreign Military Sale in 2007 and 2008
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