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Aviation

The latest news from the world of military aviation

Russian Helicopters is taking part in the Vth International Exhibition of defence technology, weapons and natural disaster protection systems SITDEF 2015 between the 14th and 17th May, in Lima, Peru. The holding company will show South American operators the multifunctional Ka-32A11BC helicopter and one of the most keenly awaited new...
On Thursday, the NH90 Sea Lion naval multi-role helicopter took off on its on-schedule maiden flight at Airbus Helicopters in Donauwörth. Wolfgang Schoder, CEO of Airbus Helicopters Deutschland; Ralph Herzog, Director in the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) and Vice Admiral Andreas Krause,...
Russian Su-27 fighter jet entered Finnish airspace without permission or radio response flying over Finland. A possible violation of Finnish airspace by a Russian SU-27 fighter has been detected in the Gulf of Finland south of Porvoo on Thursday October 6th at about 16.43 pm. The suspected violation of Finnish airspace...
Russia claims that one small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) discovered near the Black Sea in the vicinity of Anapa. "On Sunday, in the region of the Blagoveshchenskaya spit near the coast was discovered and raised by  Airbus Direct Target drone. Currently installed its origin, purpose and circumstances of the fall in the...
Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, and its PZL Mielec affiliate will launch a two-month, 13-city tour across seven Caribbean and Latin American countries in early 2017 to demonstrate the short take-off and landing capabilities of the M-28 twin turboprop aircraft. That was reported by www.xairforces.com. Flight and ground demonstrations starting mid-March in Trinidad and Tobago will...
Holding Russian Helicopters has supplied to China a heavy transport helicopter Mi-26TS. The machine is purchased for Shandong province, where works to save and to enlarge forestry are made. The helicopter will be used for fires control, transportation of equipment and oversized cargo. "Cooperation with Chinese companies has great meaning...
Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) recently delivered two KC-130J Super Hercules aerial refuelers to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to be operated by Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) crews. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the 16th country to operate the C-130J Super Hercules to meet its refueling and airlift needs....
The board of directors of Airbus Group met last week at the plant in San Pablo in Seville and the visit of the leadership of the company has transcended information of great significance for the future of its main program in Spain and Andalusia, the the A400M military transport...

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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Saudi Arabia orders 300 Chinese strike-capable reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicles

Saudi Arabia has signed a contract for the acquisition of 300 of the newest Chinese strike-capable reconnaissance unmanned aerial long-haul vehicles Wing Loong II...

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...