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AW139 Armed Forces of Malta

AFM set to receive first brand new helicopter

The Armed Forces of Malta are expecting to take delivery of a brand new Augusta AW139 helicopter at the end of the month. A first picture of the helicopter was issued today. It will...

US B-52 Bombers Touched Down Today at an RAF Base in Gloucestershire

The first of a number of expected US B-52 bombers touched down today at an RAF base in Gloucestershire. The long-range bomber, expected to be involved in any conflict with Iraq, is the first of...
MiG-29 Bulgarian Air Force

Bulgaria’s Government to Decide on New Fighter Planes in June

Bulgaria's Government will decide on the future of the project for buying new fighter planes for the air forces in June, said Defense Minister Angel Naydenov. During the opening of the defense exhibition “Hemus”...
4x more Mi35Ms arrived last week in Iraq

Iraq has received new shipment of Russian Mi-35 attack helicopters

Iraq has received new shipment of Russian Mi-35 attack helicopters. Russia is successfully fulfilling the contract for supply of Mi-35 helicopters to Iraq. Four Mi-35Ms batch has last week been delivered. The...
RC-135W ZZ664 seen here on delivery to RAF Waddington © Gordon Jones – globalaviationresource.com

The RAF’s RC-135 Rivet Joint takes to the sky

After spending six months on the ground at RAF Waddington following its delivery, the RAF’s first, and currently only, RC-135W Rivet Joint took to the skies today for the first time as an RAF...
combat helicopter Mi-28

Rosoboronexport Is Starting to Supply the Mi-28NE Abroad

The only official especial exporter Rosoboronexport announced that the supplying of the Mi-28NE beginning to the foreign partners. It became known at the VII International Exhibition of Helicopter Industry HeliRussia-2014. In the exposition of...
Airbus' VTOL Quancruiser UAV

Airbus’ VTOL Quancruiser UAV successfully transitions to fixed-wing flight

A proof-of-concept unmanned aerial vehicle that combines fixed-wing and helicopter capabilities is being tested by the Airbus Group. The electric-powered Quadcruiser is a joint effort of Airbus Group Innovations and Airbus Defense, with the...
final assembly line of the KC-390 military transport aircraft

Final assembly of KC-390 aircaft is planned to begin in June

Brazilian Embraer Defense and Security (EDS) held the opening cerimony of the final assembly line of the KC-390 military transport aircraft. The event occurred at EDS plant in Gavião Peixoto, State of São Paulo....