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Czech Air Force Mil Mi-24V
Czech Defense Minister Martin Stropnicky has announced the Czech Republic is in talks to sell Russian-built Mil Mi-24 helicopters to the Iraqi Defense Ministry. “They have shown interest in the helicopters,” Stropnicky told local daily Mlada fronta DNES. Currently, the Czech Air Force operates 17 Mi-24 helos. Of these, seven aircraft...
India is closely tracking Russia's move to directly supply Mi-35 attack helicopters to Pakistan by lifting an informal arms embargo. But officials here also say that Russian arms have in any case been surreptitiously finding their way to Pakistan through China for years now. "Yes, there is some...
AW139 Armed Forces of Malta
The Armed Forces of Malta are expecting to take delivery of a brand new Augusta AW139 helicopter at the end of the month. A first picture of the helicopter was issued today. It will be the first time in the history of the AFM that it would be taking...
The first of a number of expected US B-52 bombers touched down today at an RAF base in Gloucestershire. The long-range bomber, expected to be involved in any conflict with Iraq, is the first of around nine believed to be arriving at RAF Fairford, although the Ministry of Defence has...
MiG-29 Bulgarian Air Force
Bulgaria's Government will decide on the future of the project for buying new fighter planes for the air forces in June, said Defense Minister Angel Naydenov. During the opening of the defense exhibition “Hemus” in Plovdiv on Wednesday, Naydenov said that in the next 30 days the Government will...
4x more Mi35Ms arrived last week in Iraq
Iraq has received new shipment of Russian Mi-35 attack helicopters. Russia is successfully fulfilling the contract for supply of Mi-35 helicopters to Iraq. Four Mi-35Ms batch has last week been delivered. The first four Mi-35 helicopters were delivered to Iraq last October. The Mi-35M is a multi-role combat...
RC-135W ZZ664 seen here on delivery to RAF Waddington © Gordon Jones – globalaviationresource.com
After spending six months on the ground at RAF Waddington following its delivery, the RAF’s first, and currently only, RC-135W Rivet Joint took to the skies today for the first time as an RAF aircraft. Gordon Jones reports for GAR. When ZZ664 took off today it marked a major...
combat helicopter Mi-28
The only official especial exporter Rosoboronexport announced that the supplying of the Mi-28NE beginning to the foreign partners. It became known at the VII International Exhibition of Helicopter Industry HeliRussia-2014. In the exposition of Rosoboronexport are presented: the Mi-28NE, the military transport helicopter Mi-171Sh, the transport helicopter Mi-35M, the...

Russia will take part in four specialized military exhibitions in Latin...

Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) is stepping up its marketing strategy in Latin America. For the first time ever, the company will...

Orbital ATK to showcase defense products and capabilities at LAAD Defence...

Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, will feature its defense products and services during LAAD Defence and Security...

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China holds live-fire drills near Myanmar border

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA)forces on Tuesday staged an air-ground live-fire drill in south China, close to the border with Myanmar, military sources...

New Russian anti-sabotage boat with Chinese diesel engines broke down during...

The new Russian Grachonok Project 21980 anti-sabotage boat with Chinese TBD620V12 diesel engines broke down during the first test. According to the fontanka.ru, the Chinese...