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NATO, Allies Launch Arctic Aerial Drills

NATO, Allies Launch Arctic Aerial Drills

NATO members and partners have begun large-scale aerial drills in northern Europe. The exercises take place against the backdrop of terse language between the western allliance and Russia over Ukraine’s conflict. Several NATO members and their allies are taking part […]


Wedgetail Aircraft Achieves Final Operational Capability

Wedgetail Aircraft Achieves Final Operational Capability

Australia now has the most advanced air battle space management capability in the world, with the Royal Australian Air Force‚Äôs E-7A Wedgetail aircraft achieving Final Operational Capability. The fleet of six Wedgetail aircraft reached the milestone this month with the […]


Indian MoD Okays Deals Worth Over $3bn to Buy 15 Chinook, 22 Apache Copters

Indian MoD Okays Deals Worth Over $3bn to Buy 15 Chinook, 22 Apache Copters

The defence ministry has cleared two crucial deals worth more than $3.1 billion to equip the Indian Air Force with US-built attack and heavy-lift helicopters. Defence minister Manohar Parrikar has sent the proposals to buy 22 AH-64D Apache Longbow attack […]


China Jams US Spy Drones Over Disputed South China Sea Islands

China Jams US Spy Drones Over Disputed South China Sea Islands

China tried to electronically jam US drone flights over the disputed South China Sea in order to prevent surveillance on man-made islands Beijing is constructing as a part of an aggressive land reclamation initiative, US officials said. Global Hawk long-range […]


Russia Launches Production of Upgraded Mi-26T2 Helicopter

Mi-26T2 Helicopter

Russian Helicopters has launched series production on the heavy Mi-26T2 helicopter at Rostvertol. The Mi-26T2 is a modernised version of the Mi-26T, equipped with the latest avionics, making it possible to cut the number of crew required and also to […]


India to Investigate Su-30 Fleet After Sixth Crash

Su-30MKI Fighter Aircraft

he Indian Air Force (IAF) doesn`t intend to ground its fleet of Sukhoi SU-30MKI combat jets despite a sixth plane crashing in six years, says Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar even as concerns over the frontline fighter continue. The SU-30 fleet […]


Pentagon’s Mysterious X-37B Space Drone Heads Back Into Orbit

Pentagon’s Mysterious X-37B Space Drone Heads Back Into Orbit

The US Air Force is preparing to launch its super-secretive space drone into orbit again, and this time NASA will use the flight to see how 100 or so “materials of interest” hold up in space’s harsh zero-gravity environment. No […]


Airbus warns of bug that could affect A400M engines

Airbus A400M

Airbus on Tuesday warned of a technical bug potentially affecting the engines of its A400M that was discovered during an internal test after one of the military planes crashed in Spain. The company said in a statement it had sent […]


Russian Drone Development Program Through 2025

Russian Drone Development Program Through 2025

United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (UIMC) has developed a proposal for an Interagency Task Program for Drone Development. Its implementation will enable Russian law enforcement agencies to receive a few hundred drones of various classes and purposes by 2025. The Interagency […]


 
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