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Aviation

The latest news from the world of military aviation

The Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) successfully conducted a test of engines of new AG600 amphibious flying boat. An AVIC official says the first flight is planned for the first half of 2017 (probably in March). This is two years after the originally-planned 2015, but there have been developmental...
Throughout Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, the armed services used unmanned aerial equipment to capture imagery of battlespaces, execute reconnaissance and conduct airstrikes on enemy targets. These devices proved indispensable in their abilities to move quickly and clandestinely. A team of four Marines with Task Force Southwest practiced...
The Surface Deployment and Distribution Command received and staged the first set of the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade's Chinook, Black Hawk, and Apache helicopters on Feb. 11, here. Over the next two weeks, the SDDC and the 16th Sustainment Brigade will facilitate the reception, staging, onward movement, and integration of...
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Asia’s largest aerospace and defence major emerged as a show stopper during the inaugural day of the 11th edition of Aero India inaugurated by the Defence Minister Mr. Manohar Parrikar at Yelahanka. That was reported by indiandefencereview.com. Mr Parrikar unveiled the full scale mock-up of Indian Mutli Role...
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) with partners unveiled a new Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) mock-up at the Aero India 2017 in Bangalore, India. The new concept of AMCA has are some changes like a bigger wing, bigger horizontal stabilizer and air intake. AMCA is an Indian programme of a fifth-generation fighter aircraft. It...
SFTE “SpetsTechnoExport”, the part of SC “Ukroboronprom”, unveiled a more than 20 types of aviation technologies at the International show on Aero India 2017 exhibition in Bangalore, India. That was reported by press service of SpetsTechnoExport. Ukrainian delegation presents in India the models of Antonov military-transport aircrafts, including the new An-132...
The Challenger Airspace Group has launched a programme to develop a heavy lift unmanned aerial vehicle. The new unmanned aerial vehicle is a is a heavy lift, gas/electric hybrid-powered platform and called BH-77 (BloodHound 77). This aircraft can carry a wide variety of payload configurations and offers extended flight times. The BH-77, is...
The Ukraine’s military aims to modernize its fleet of combat aircraft and helicopters. In 2017, Ministry of Defence of Ukraine is planning to upgrade and repair 60 combat aircraft and helicopters. That was reported by the speaker of Ministry of Defenсe of Ukraine Dmytro Gutsulyak at a news briefing at the...

Photo Report: IDEX 2017 Defence Show in Abu Dhabi

The IDEX defence show takes place in Abu Dhabi from 19 to 23 February 2017, the most important event of its kind in the...

Remdizel Unveils K-53949 Armoured Personnel Carrier at IDEX 2017

Russian defence company JSC “Remdizel” unveiled its new K-53949 all-terrain mine resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicle at this year's IDEX exhibition. The K-53949 is a modular armoured vehicle able to be airdropped and...

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China Promotes VT4 Main Battle Tank in Middle East

China's military group NORINCO has announced plans to market the VT4 main battle tank internationally beginning in the Middle East. The arms exporter expects potential buyers...

Russia Deploys Air Defence Systems to Russia-Finland Border

The new Russian Pantsyr-S1 (NATO designation SA-22 Greyhound) short-range air defense systems were spotted near Vyborg, city is located near the Russia's border with Finland. In Russian...