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Danger in the skies as Russia, NATO play cat-and-mouse

Danger in the skies as Russia, NATO play cat-and-mouse

Recent close shaves between Russian fighters and civilian aircraft highlight the dangers of the cat-and-mouse game being played out between Moscow and the West in European skies amid the crisis in Ukraine, analysts say. In the latest incident, Sweden said […]


Greece to Buy CH-47D Chinook Helicopters

Greece to Buy CH-47D Chinook Helicopters

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Greece for CH-47D Chinook helicopters and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $150 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the […]


First Storm Shadow Missile Release from a Eurofighter Typhoon

First Storm Shadow Missile Release from a Eurofighter Typhoon

The Italian aerospace and defence company Alenia Aermacchi, working closely with its Eurofighter partners, has successfully conducted the first release of a Storm Shadow missile from a Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft as part of its missile integration program. The trials took […]


Saab Receives FMV Order to Extend Gripen Lease in the Czech Republic

Saab Receives FMV Order to Extend Gripen Lease in the Czech Republic

Defence and security company Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) for the extended lease of Gripen from Sweden to the Czech Republic. This agreement provides for the continuing support and upgrade of the Czech […]


F-35 European Maintenance Sites Announced

F-35 European Maintenance Sites Announced

The F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter program office announced today the European locations for heavy engine and heavy air frame maintenance, repair, overhaul and upgrade facilities. “In the European region, F-35 initial air frame MROU capability will be provided […]


Australia’s Heron Mission Ends In Afghanistan

Australia’s Heron Mission Ends In Afghanistan

Australia’s Heron Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) detachment in Afghanistan flew its final mission for Operation SLIPPER from Kandahar Air Field on 30 November 2014. Heron aircraft have completed more than 27,000 mission hours during Operation SLIPPER providing high resolution intelligence, […]


Russia Delivers New Batch of Mi-171Sh Helicopters to Peru

Russia Delivers New Batch of Mi-171Sh Helicopters to Peru

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) has delivered the first batch of four Mi-171Sh military transport helicopters, made by Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, to the Ministry of Defence of Peru. The Mi-171Sh are being delivered to Peru a month ahead […]


Pakistan adds home-made fighter jets to airforce

Pakistan adds home-made fighter jets to airforce

The head of Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) said Tuesday that Pakistan had introduced 50 home-assembled multi-role JF-17 Thunder fight jets into its airforce. Air Marshal Javed Ahmed, chief of the state-owned Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC), said the Pakistan Air Force […]


Israel Airforce Details F-35 Plans

Israel Airforce Details F-35 Plans

The establishment of a second F-35 stealth fighters squadron was approved by the Israeli government earlier this week, after a two-year long process. In addition, the government approved the acquisition of precision-guided munitions. The first of the 14 stealth fighters […]


 
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