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H145M completes first flight with HForce weapon system

At the end of August, the H145M performed its first flight with a complete HForce weapon system in Donauwörth. Thanks to this modular weapon system designed by Airbus, the H145M can be equipped with...

France’s first Phenix multi-role tanker transport completes maiden flight

The first Phenix (Phoenix) multi-role tanker transport (MRTT), designed by Airbus Defence for France’s Armée de L’air (Air Force) made its maiden flight on September 7 from the company’s Getafe conversion centre near Madrid in...

Belgian F-16 fighters intercepted two Russian Air Force Su-27 jets and a cargo aircraft...

Belgian F-16 fighters intercepted two Russian Air Force Su-27 jets and a cargo aircraft over the Baltic Sea during an air-policing mission, NATO said on Wednesday. On the afternoon of September 5, 2017, a NATO...

Mali Air Force to receive new Y-12 military transport aircraft from China

The Mali Air Force is to receive the new Harbin Y-12 high wing twin-engine turboprop military aircraft. The new Y-12 aircraft of Mali Air Force was spotted at the Harbin Aircraft Industry Group (HAIG) facility in Heilongjiang province, China. Currently, Air Force of Mali is...

Rustom-II MALE will make its first flight in November

Rustom-II MALE UAV is the latest addition to the Rustom series of UAVs, which also include Rustom-I, Rustom-H and Rustom-C. It is intended for use by the Indian Armed Forces including army, navy and...

Lithuanian company LiTak-Tak to unveil new radar at MSPO 2017

The Lithuanian company LiTak-Tak in cooperation with the Polish company Altimus-Tech will be showcased the new AMBER-1800 Ground-based mobile VHF-band radar at the 25th International Defence Industry Exhibition MSPO in Poland. The upcoming, jubilee MSPO is held from...

US considering rotational deployment of stealth jets to Korea

The United States is considering a rotational deployment of its stealth jets to South Korea in response to North Korea's evolving nuclear and missile threats, government sources said Sunday. South Korea and the U.S. are...

U.S. Marine Corps awards contract to Lockheed Martin to begin CH-53K helicopter production

Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, has awarded Lockheed Martin a Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Lot 1 contract to build two production CH-53K King Stallionhelicopters. This contract follows the April 4, 2017, Milestone C decision...