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Leonardo awarded contract to deliver support and training services for AW159 Wildcat helicopters

Leonardo has been awarded a £271 million (approximately €320 million) contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to deliver support and training services for their fleet of 62 AW159 Wildcat helicopters operated by...

UkrOboronProm repaired and modernized more than two dozen military helicopters in 2016

UkrOboronProm State enterprise “Konotop Aircraft Repair Plant” Aviakon ” in 2016 repaired and modernized more than two dozen military helicopters for Ukrainian army. That was reported by press-service of concern UkrOboronProm. Among those modernization of Mi-24PU1, equipped with...

Vanilla Aircraft claims world record with 56-hour flight

Vanilla Aircraft, LLC announced that on December 2, their VA001 unmanned aircraft system (UAS) completed a non-stop, unrefueled 56-hour flight. The flight was submitted for a world duration record for combustion-powered unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)...

Ukrainian Armed Forces receives 50 BTR-3 armored vehicles

Ukraine's state-owned defense contractor UkrOboronProm has transferred over 50 new BTR-3 armored personnel carriers to the country's armed forces. That was reported by press-service of concern UkrOboronProm. These new armored vehicles – equipped with modern combat modules with...

U.S. Army places $142 million new year order for JCB machines

JCB has started 2017 by winning one of the biggest single orders in its 71-year history – a $142-million deal to supply the United States Army with a massive fleet of machines. The company announced...

France receives 17 Pilatus PC-21 training aircraft

Pilatus Aircraft Ltd is delighted to announce the signing of three PC-21 fleet orders by end of December 2016, for a total of 21 PC-21s, of which 17 are for the French Air Force...

The top 10 US Army modernization efforts of 2016

Supporting the fight around the globe means providing Soldiers with the most advanced technology available. The right technology can ensure overmatch against future adversaries in an increasingly complex and dangerous world, where the threat is...

New Zealand looks to buy Japanese P-1 maritime patrol plane and C-2 transport aircraft

Japan is in negotiations with New Zealand to export the Self-Defense Forces' patrol and transport aircraft, in hopes of beating out U.S. and European competition to score its first large-scale arms contract. That was reported...

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Russia unveils new T-90M «Proryv-3» main battle tank

Russia has unveiled the latest version of the Russian T-90 main battle tank called T-90M «Proryv-3». That was reported Russian military expert Alexei Khlopotov. The T-90M...

Lockheed Martin unveils wing-body tanker concept for refuel stealth aircraft

Lockheed Martin has unveiled its concept of next-generation wing-body tanker aircraft for refuel fighters like the F-22 and F-35. That was reported by Graham...

Leonardo to develop new attack helicopter for Italian Army

Italy defence technologies group Leonardo-Finmeccanica has announced the agreement of the develop and produce a replacement for the Italian Army’s A129 attack helicopters. The multiyear contract for...