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Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian Air Force (TNI-AU) wants more sophisticated fighter jets, such as Russias Sukhoi SU-35s, to replace its F-5 Tigers, Chief of the Air Force Vice Marshall Agus Supriatna has said. He added that the Russian-made Sukhoi SU-35 meets the requirements of TNI-AUs weaponry system,...
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February 4, 2015 marks the start of bladed ground testing, a major milestone, for the S-97 RAIDER™ program. During the ground runs phase, the S-97 RAIDER team is testing the first of two aircraft prototypes as a completed system for the first time. The team will perform initial ground...
According to russian media, Russian Helicopters JSC is developing a 5th generation stealth helicopter. “Two of the major designing offices in the country, Mil and Kamov have two different versions of it: Mil is proposing an one-rotor craft while Kamov a two-rotor version”, commented Mr. Shibitov (Executive Counselor). While details have...
U.S. Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade take off in an AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopter while conducting flight operations during exercise Allied Spirit at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, Jan. 27, 2015. Exercise Allied Spirit includes more than 2,000 participants from...
In Romania, presented the project of new advanced trainer aircraft IAR-99 TD (Technology Demonstrator). The first prototype of IAR-99 TD is expected to be ready for testing in 2016, reported defence-blog.com. IAR-99 TD is a key-stage in the long-term strategy ol developing a next generation trainer aircraft. The technology...
Israel'sAeronautics Defense Systems is in the process of integrating a maritime version of its Dominator XP unmanned aircraft for a client, reported www.flightglobal.com. Aeronautics has previously supplied one Dominator XP to Mexico, where it is in service with the nation's law enforcement bodies. The company also has been offering the...
The first of four Airbus Defence and Space A400M new generation airlifters ordered by the Royal Malaysian Air Force has made its successful maiden flight, marking a key milestone towards delivery. The aircraft, known as MSN22, took off from Seville, Spain, on 30 January at 17:30 local time (GMT+1)...
(Reuters) - French military aircraft are carrying out surveillance missions to help countries bordering Nigeria tackle Boko Haram militants, officials said on Tuesday, amid efforts by African countries to coordinate a response to the threat posed by the group. The African Union (AU) has authorized a force of 7,500 troops...

Military company Blackwater’s founder plans to build new bases in China

Military company Blackwater's founder plans to build new bases in China, a move to support the One Belt and One Road initiative. Frontier Services Group...

Security Service of Ukraine received first SandCat Armored Vehicles

The Security Service of Ukraine has received and operationalised a first SandCat Armored Vehicles developed by Israek's Plasan defence company. The first SandCat Armored Vehicle was spotted during festivities...

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Saudi Arabia orders 300 Chinese strike-capable reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicles

Saudi Arabia has signed a contract for the acquisition of 300 of the newest Chinese strike-capable reconnaissance unmanned aerial long-haul vehicles Wing Loong II...

Ukraine to develop new light strike aircraft

On 15 March Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko announced that Ukraine's defense enterprises would soon create a new light strike aircraft to replace the Soviet-made...