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The latest news from the world of military aviation

The Air Forces of Finland, Norway and Sweden today launched the third edition of multinational Arctic Challenge exercise. That was reported by www.forsvarsmakten.se. More than one hundred aircraft from eleven nations participates in the air exercise carried out in the airspace over the northern areas of the host countries. This year’s Arctic...
Adcom Systems with Belarus's firm Indela is showcasing for the first time at the MILEX 2017exibition its newly developed Belar Ys-Ex unmanned aerial vehicle. The Belar Ys-Ex is a new version of Yabhon Flash-20 unmanned aerial vehicle. The UAVs have 1.5 tonnes maximum take-off weight. It can fly for 60-70 hours and carries a gimbaled camera platform. The...
United Engine Corporation (a part of Rostec Corporation) has displayed engines for aircraft and helicopters at SITDEF 2017 exhibition in Peru. United Engine Corporation revealed technical specifications of a new helicopter engine VK-2500PS and the engine digital control system BARK-88 for upgrading of RD-33 engines. In addition to that, UEC will...
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Two Russian Su-24M attack jets made extremely close passes on a the HNLMS Evertsen, a Dutch air defense frigate, on Tuesday, according to the Dutch navy. The Russian jets got within 200 meters of the ship, though it's not immediately clear if they were armed. The Dutch frigate has advanced...
China's home-made attack helicopter Z-19E completes its maiden flight in the northeastern city of Harbin Thursday morning. That was reported by China Xinhua News. The new Z-19E is an export version of Chinese attack helicopter Z-19 and developed by Harbin Aircraft Industrial Corporation. The helicopter can provide offensive air support and destroy the armored vehicles of any...
Turkish aeroplanes and helicopters illegally entered Greece’s airspace 141 times yesterday (15 May), the Hellenic National Defence General Staff reported. According to Greek press reports, 20 Turkish F-16, 5 CN-235 maritime surveillance aircraft and 19 helicopters entered the Athens flight information region (FIR) without submitting a flight plan. In all cases,...
The first Eurofighter Typhoon and Hawk advanced jet trainer aircraft for the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) have been formally presented to the customer in a ceremony held at BAE Systems’ Military Air & Information business in the UK. An invited audience of more than 100 delegates witnessed the...
The Australian Army has achieved a major milestone with its Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) flying 2000 hours on serial number #001, the first of any Tiger in the global fleet. Under the command of LTCOL Dave Lynch CSC, a highly experienced pilot and instructor, ARH Tiger 001reached the...

UkrOboronProm announces delivery plan for next batch of Oplot tanks to...

The Ukroboronprom state concern has announced that the next batch of Oplot main battle tanks will be supplied under the contract to Thailand next week. "Next week...

Ukraine’s military to conduct sea trials of new high-speed patrol boats

Ministry of Defense of Ukraine in the near future to conduct sea trials of a series of fast high-speed military boats developed by company...

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Belarus develops upgrade package for T-72 tanks

Belarus's "140 repair plant" has developed an upgrade package for the main battle tanks (MBTs). The new upgraded T-72BME main battle tank was displayed the...