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JAS-39 Gripen of Royal Thai Air Force crashes during air show, pilot killed

A JAS-39 Gripen fighter jet of Royal Thai Air Force crashed during a Children's Day air show in Hat Yai, Songkhla province, on Saturday. The pilot was killed. That was reported by bangkokpost.com. Families were gathered at the airport...

Ukrainian tactical aviation brigade conducts first flight training in 2017

The 7th Petro Franko Tactical Aviation Brigade of Ukrainian Air Force conducted their first flight training in 2017. That was reported by press service of MoD of Ukraine. The commander of the brigade military pilot first...

Military expert: Azerbaijan ready to purchase JF-17 Thunder?

Expert-Adviser of Baku based Center for Strategic Studies under the President of Azerbaijan Republic Fuad Shahbazov told Defence Blog that Azerbaijan ready or not to purchase JF-17 Thunder fighter jets from Pakistan. Azerbaijan and Pakistan have a unique history of...

Thales to equip the French forces with Spy’Ranger mini reconnaissance UAVs

Thales’s latest-generation Spy’Ranger mini surveillance and reconnaissance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) has been chosen by the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) to equip the French forces. Up to 70 mini-UAV reconnaissance systems (SMDR) will...

China’s Air Force accepts first JL-10 advanced jet trainers

The People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) has accepted into service the first two JL-10 advanced jet trainers developed by Hongdu Aviation Industry Corporation. The first squadron of the two JL-10 advanced jet trainers left from its...

Lockheed Martin unveils wing-body tanker concept for refuel stealth aircraft

Lockheed Martin has unveiled its concept of next-generation wing-body tanker aircraft for refuel fighters like the F-22 and F-35. That was reported by Graham Warwick. The concept of new stealth tanker aircraft was displayed for...

Nigeria to buy first three JF-17 Thunder fighter jets

Nigeria’s military has inked an agreement with Chengdu Aerospace Corporation and Pakistan Aeronautical Complex to purchase JF-17 Thunder fighter jets. According to Nigeria's federal budget approved for 2016 fiscal year, Nigerian Air Force signed a deal to...

Poland looks at AW101 Merlin helicopters for search and rescue missions

The Ministry of National Defence Republic of Poland is looking to order AW101 Merlin multi-role helicopters for search and rescue (SAR), airborne mine countermeasures and ship-based utility missions. The AW101 Merlin is a long range,...

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Russia unveils new T-90M «Proryv-3» main battle tank

Russia has unveiled the latest version of the Russian T-90 main battle tank called T-90M «Proryv-3». That was reported Russian military expert Alexei Khlopotov. The T-90M...

Lockheed Martin unveils wing-body tanker concept for refuel stealth aircraft

Lockheed Martin has unveiled its concept of next-generation wing-body tanker aircraft for refuel fighters like the F-22 and F-35. That was reported by Graham...

Leonardo to develop new attack helicopter for Italian Army

Italy defence technologies group Leonardo-Finmeccanica has announced the agreement of the develop and produce a replacement for the Italian Army’s A129 attack helicopters. The multiyear contract for...