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The latest news from the world of military aviation

The Rotary-Bat (R-Bat)
Northrop Grumman and Yamaha Motor Corp., are working jointly to develop and market a small, unmanned and autonomous helicopter based on Yamaha’s existing product RMAX. In addition to RMAX’s use in agriculture, the new helicopter to be called ‘Rotary Bat’ (R-Bat) merges the RMAX’s proven airframe produced by Yamaha,...
The MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is set to undergo testing to ensure it can safely operate within intense electromagnetic environments in preparation for ship-board flights later in 2014 with the US Navy. The Fire Scout uses specially designed Faraday cages to protect sensitive equipment on the UAV...
Poland has sent four of its RAC MiG-29A fighters to Šiauliai air base in Lithuania for a planned period of Baltic air policing duty, while heightened tensions between NATO members and Russia have seen additional nations send combat aircraft to eastern Europe. Deployed from an air base in Malbork on...
Five British service personnel have been killed in a UK helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan. Four of those on board, three soldiers and an airman, were stationed at RAF Odiham in Hampshire. The fifth, an Army reservist, was based in London. The Ministry of Defence said the crash near Kandahar air...
According to the RIA Novosti report with reference to the factory director, Alexandra Logvinova, the latest radio-electronic warfare station Himalaya for the T-50 will soon deliver the Stavropol Radio Factory Signal, which is a part of  Concern Radio-Electronic Technologies. According to the news agency, the serial supplies of the fifth-generation...
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This story is sourced from Flightglobal.com a day ago The crew of a Taiwanese army Boeing AH-64E Apache attack helicopter were seriously injured when their aircraft crashed during a training flight on 25 April. Flightglobal’s Ascend Online advisory service says the aircraft was involved in a forced landing after its crew...
VPAF Mi-8 helicopter
Russia is hoping to be involved in upgrading Mi-8/17 helicopters in Southeast Asia by electronic jamming systems new. In the framework of the DSA 2014 defense exhibition last, Science and Research Institute of Radio Technology (KNIRTI) named Russia's Kaluga has introduced a system of electronic warfare (EW) L187AE with new...
Mi-17
Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, signed contracts with countries across Latin America in 2013 for 41 helicopters to be delivered in 2014-2016. The Latin American market is one of the largest and fastest growing anywhere in the world, and Russian Helicopters sees it...

Orbital ATK receives $76 million order for .50 caliber ammunition from...

Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announced that it has received orders totaling $76 million for .50 caliber ammunition from...

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...

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UkrOboronProm shows off the firepower of its BTR-4 armoured personnel carriers

Ukroboronprom defence industry concern demonstrated successful test of modern BTR-4 armoured personnel carriers. SE «Kharkiv Morozov Machine-Building Design Bureau», which is part of Ukrainian state-run...

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...