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The latest news from the world of military aviation

U.S. Marines with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 conducted aviation delivered ground refueling with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121 at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, April 11, 2017. That was reported by Lance Cpl. Joseph Abrego (Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni). The ADGR marked the first evolution of...
India has fitted at least 18 of brand new Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jets with already-used and secondhand AL-31FP engines, compromising safety and capability of the country's frontline fighter aircraft besides posing risk to the life of pilots. "It was noticed while checking the records…that AL 31FP engines fitted in certain...
The Challenger Airspace Group has unveiled the design of a new Stingray hybrid vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aircraft system. According to Challenger Aerospace Group CEO LeRoy Aday, the new Stingray is a battlefield advanced targeting and attack platform. The unmanned aircraft is designed to strike missions, shipborne protection, coastal patrol and standard...
The U.S. Air Force plans to deploy five RQ-4 Global Hawks and approximately 105 personnel, currently based at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to Yokota Air Base, Japan, from May to October 2017. Summer Global Hawk operations from Guam are adversely impacted by the frequency of inclement weather, including typhoon...
Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121 conducted hot-reload exercises at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, April 6, 2017. That was reported by Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni. This signified the first time the squadron loaded ordnance onto a running F-35B Lightning II aircraft at the air station in order...
MBDA has successfully conducted air carriage and jettison trials of its cutting-edge Sea Venom/ANL anti-ship missile on board the Lynx Mk 8 naval helicopter. The trials have validated that the missile can be integrated onto the Lynx and Super Lynx helicopters, which remain in frontline service with many customers worldwide. Sea...
Textron Systems plans to offer its unique Aerosonde HQ unmanned, multi-rotor, tilt-rotor aircraft that combines vertical takeoff and landing capabilities with the speed and efficiency of a small fixed-wing unmanned aircraft systemа for US Coast Guard. That was reported by  SEAPOWER magazine. The vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) version of its Aerosonde small unmanned...
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The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) has received the 20th T129 ATAK helicopter on Sunday in a ceremony attended by Turkish National Defense Minister Fikri Işık and Commander of the Ground Forces Gen. Zeki Çolak. According to ensonhaber.com, the ATAK helicopter, which was made in Turkey, test fired at targets in...

Russian MiG-31 supersonic interceptor aircraft crashes in Buryatia

Russian MiG-31 supersonic interceptor aircraft has crashed in the Russian Republic of Buryatia, western Siberia. Both pilots managed to eject, the Russian Defense Ministry...

U.S. troops in South Korea began installing the equipment of THAAD...

U.S. troops in South Korea began installing the equipment of an advanced missile defense system at a site in a southeastern region of the...

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North Korea displays its mobile coastal defence missile systems

North Korea has displayed version of the mobile coastal defence missile systems integrated onto all-terrain tracked vehicles during a massive military parade in the capital, Pyongyang. South Korean...

North Korea conducts largest-ever artillery firing drill

North Korea has staged its largest-ever artillery firing drill to mark the anniversary of the founding of its military, according to reports. South Korea's Yonhap...