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Chinese company unveiled model of new trainer aircraft

CETC Wuhu Diamond Aircraft Manufacture Co.,Ltd showed the model of the new two-seat military turboprop trainer. The new aircraft is powered by a 495 hp (369 kW) Ivchenko-Progress Motor Sich AI-450S turboprop engine. The new trainer aircraft developed primarily for the Chinese People's...

Russia tests new sensor for 976 SKIP special aircraft to support missile exercises

Vega Radio Engineering Corporation JSC has tested the experimental sensor for 976 SKIP special aircraft to support missile exercises. According to the CAST Centre, the 976 SKIP special aircraft (registration 76455, serial number 54-02) was spotted at the...

Mi-17V-5 helicopter equipped with President-S onboard defence system spotted in Egypt

The Mi-17V-5 medium transport helicopter of Egyptian Air Force, equipped with the President-S defence system, was spotted during military exercise Bright Star 2017. The Mi-17V-5 is the new version of the Mi-8/17 military transport helicopter. The helicopters carried...

Russia to receive a “digital” Tu-160 strategic bomber after upgrade

In the Soviet past, over several thousand engineers worked on the design of the world's largest supersonic bomber Tu-160 for over a decade. Today, in the framework of the program for the aircraft modernization,...

US State Department approves F-16V fighter jets sale to Bahrain

The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Bahrain for F-16V fighter jets with support, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced on 8 September. The estimated cost for...

29th Combat Aviation Brigade receives CH-47F helicopters

The Army's CH-47F helicopter is officially known as the "Chinook." Unofficially, some refer to the CH-47F as "freedom's workhorse." When the 29th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) saw CH-47F helicopters arriving at Taji Military Complex,...

France is set to review its defense posture in the world

On October 4, the Defense Council of France will be reunited in order to discuss the new defense posture of the V Republic. The President Emmanuel Macron will pronounce on his ambitions regarding the...

H145M completes first flight with HForce weapon system

At the end of August, the H145M performed its first flight with a complete HForce weapon system in Donauwörth. Thanks to this modular weapon system designed by Airbus, the H145M can be equipped with...