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The latest news from the world of military aviation

A Irish Coast Guard helicopter is reported to have crashed into the sea off County Mayo in Ireland. Search operations are being conducted. The Coast Guard has confirmed at the end of the day the death of the pilot Captain Dara Fitzpatrick, recovered 6 hours after the crash. Three others...
Airmen and aircraft from Kadena's 67th Fighter Squadron, 909th Air Refueling Squadron, 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron, and 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron returned to Kadena after participating in the 88th iteration of Exercise Cope North. The exercise was held at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Exercise Cope North Guam aims...
India and Russia may stop co-develop of new Multi-role Transport Aircraft Ltd (MTAL) medium-airlift military transport aircraft. That was reported by The Hindu. According to The Hindu, the Indo-Russian Transport Aircraft project to jointly design a transport aircraft for militaries of both nations has been grounded since a year. It may now be just...
The South Korea's Air Force is currently conducting a large-scale combat exercise aimed at striking North Korea's key nuclear and missile facilities. That was reported by The Korea Times. Soaring Eagle, a week-long drill that began last Friday, involves 50 aircraft including F-15Ks, KF-16s and FA-50s fighter jets as well as 500...
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Russia is sending more special Iveco LMV tactical armoured vehicles to Syria. That was reported military officials in Moscow. The next batch of Italian-made light multirole vehicle will deploy in Syria for Russian mine-clearing group to demining the ancient monuments and infrastructure in Palmyra. The Russian version of LMV is named Rys' and produced by Iveco and...
Iranian armed forces officially unveiled its newest Karrar main battle tank. The Karrar is an upgraded version of T-72S Shilden tank. The layout of the Karrar seems to be similar to the Russian-made T-90MS but with some specific features. Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Ground Force Brigadier General Kioumars Heidari announced that his forces...
China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp, the nation's largest missile-maker, has begun to develop military drones that can evade radar and anti-aircraft weapons. The company is focusing on the development of a long-endurance stealth drone and a near-space drone, said Wei Yiyin, CASIC deputy general manager and a member of...
The Airbus A400M Atlas military transport aircraft was spotted at Vnukovo international airport located 28 kilometres (17 mi) southwest of the centre of Moscow, Russia. Turkish A400M (14-0028 TUAF904) military transport aircraft arrived in Russia before Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to visit Russia for high-level talks. According to Anadolu Agency, Tayyip Erdogan will pay...

Military company Blackwater’s founder plans to build new bases in China

Military company Blackwater's founder plans to build new bases in China, a move to support the One Belt and One Road initiative. Frontier Services Group...

Security Service of Ukraine received first SandCat Armored Vehicles

The Security Service of Ukraine has received and operationalised a first SandCat Armored Vehicles developed by Israek's Plasan defence company. The first SandCat Armored Vehicle was spotted during festivities...

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Ukraine to develop new light strike aircraft

On 15 March Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko announced that Ukraine's defense enterprises would soon create a new light strike aircraft to replace the Soviet-made...