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Mexican army helicopter EC725 shot at in drug cartel attack

Three soldiers were killed Friday in the western Mexican state of Jalisco when shots fired by armed assailants brought down their helicopter, while three other troops are reported missing, authorities said. The soldiers, who were...

Qatar Air Force to Buy 24 Rafale Multirole Jets

The contract between the State of Qatar and Dassault Aviation is to be signed on Monday, May 4 in Doha in the presence of Mr. Fransois Hollande, President of the French Republic. Dassault Aviation, its...

First Bell 407GX delivered to Mexican Air Force

The Mexican Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Mexicana - FAM) has received its first Bell Helicopter 407GX aircraft, a company spokesperson confirmed to Shephard. It is the first aircraft to be delivered out of a total...

First Yak-130 for Bangladesh makes maiden flight

The first Yak-130 for the Bangladesh Air Force made its maiden flight on Apr. 29. The aircraft’s serial number is 130.12.02-0101. Delivery is expected to be in June and eight out of 16 aircraft...

Cameroon Air Force Z-9 crashed while landing at Douala airport

Cameroon Air Force Z-9 crashed while landing at Douala airport on Apr. 23. Two pilots on board were hospitalized for two days. The aircraft was taking part in a rehearsal for a parade to be...

2 Russian nuclear-capable bombers entered US airspace near Alaska

Two Russian nuclear-capable bombers intruded into the U.S. air defense zone near Alaska last week in the latest saber rattling by Moscow, defense officials said. The Tu-95 Bear H bombers flew into the Alaska zone...

Luna X 2000 tactical UAV recovered by Houtis near Saudi border

Luna X 2000 tactical UAV recovered by Houtis near Saudi border. Luna X 2000 is a German unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in service with the Bundeswehr (German Army) and produced by EMT Penzberg of...

US Company Participate in VPAF L-39 Upgrade

The company Aero Vodochody aircraft and company Draken International (USA) has launched the upgrade package combat training aircraft L-39 jet. Journal Airrecognition said aircraft manufacturer Aero Vodochody of the Czech Republic and the US company...

Egypt received new Protivnik-GE 3D surveillance radar

The Egyptian Ministry of Defence has received into service the new 59N6E Protivnik-GE 3D early warning surveillance radar from Russia. The 59N6E Protivnik-GE 3D early warning...

Belgium parades new Fox Rapid Reaction Vehicle

The Belgian Armed Forces publicly displayed its recently received Fox Rapid Reaction Vehicle during a military parade on 21 Jule. The Fox Rapid Reaction Vehicle (RRV)...