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  • Australia to Upgrade Malaysian F/A-18D Hornet fleet
    Australia to Upgrade Malaysian F/A-18D Hornet fleet February 19 2020
    Australia will upgrade Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) eight Boeing F/A-18D Hornet multirole fighters. The works will be undertaken by Boeing Australia. The aircraft will also undergo improvements in the cockpit displays, installing a new tactical data link, and improvements on its existing hardware. The works would be undertaken in batches of 2 aircraft and will start this year and complete the works on all 8 aircraft by 2024. Upon completion, the RMAF F/A-18Ds...
  • New Corvette for Pakistan Navy
    New Corvette for Pakistan Navy February 17 2020
    Pakistan added the Yarmook class F-271 PNS Yarmook corvette to its inventory. The ship, called the PNS Yarmook (F-271) will be the first of its class, and is based on Damen’s Offshore Patrol Vessel OPV 1900 design. The ship was built in Damen’s shipyard in Galati, Romania. The Yarmook-class displaces at around 2,300 tons and were described as multirole platforms capable of performing a variety of maritime operations. They were ordered in June 2017. PNS Tabuk, the second ship of th...
  • The First Two Su-30SM Delivered To Armenia
    The First Two Su-30SM Delivered To Armenia December 28 2019
    The first pair of Russian-made Su-30SM multirole fighters purchased by Armenia at the beginning of 2019 landed at an aerodrome in Armenia. Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced the arrival on his Facebook page with "Our most important acquisition this year," demonstrating the delivered aircraft to his subscribers. The Armenian authorities announced in early 2019 that they had acquired four Su-30SM multirole fighters from Russia.
  • Su-57 Crashed During Test Flight
    Su-57 Crashed During Test Flight December 24 2019
    A Su-57 fifth-generation multirole fighter jet crashed in a forest area in Russia’s Far Eastern Khabarovsk Territory on Tuesday, Komsomolsk-on-Amur city administration source told TASS. The pilot was not injured in the accident. The corporation confirmed that a Su-57 fighter jet had crashed today in Komsomolsk-on-Amur during a test flight 111 km away from the base airfield. A special commission has been established to investigate the causes of the Su-57 fighter jet c...
  • Nuclear Submarine Test Started
    Nuclear Submarine Test Started December 6 2019
    Designed by the Russian-based Malakhit Marine Engineering Bureau, the latest Project Yasen-M multirole nuclear-powered submarine Kazan, test-fired torpedo weapons from its submerged position in the White Sea. According to the Russian Northern Fleet, the torpedo test-fire passed successfully. Tested in the White Sea, torpedoes successfully destroyed the underwater target. The fleet also announced that they would continue to test Kazan in the White Sea in the coming days. It was laid ou...
  • Bundeswehr orders Spike launchers and 1500 missiles
    Bundeswehr orders Spike launchers and 1500 missiles November 19 2019
    Rafael Advanced Defence Systems has signed a contract to sell Spike missiles and launchers to the German Army through a joint venture (JV). Germany's Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support, (Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr /BAAINBw) ordered 1,500 Spike missiles and hundreds of Integrated Control Launch Unit (ICLU) dismounted missile launchers from Eurospike for the German Army in early Novem...
  • Su-30SM Delivered
    Su-30SM Delivered November 13 2019
    Belarus received the first two of its 12 Su-30SM multi-generation combat aircraft today. "Under the defence procurement plan, Su-30SM multirole fighters will be delivered. Two fighters are expected to land at the Baranovichi aerodrome tomorrow afternoon." Belarusian Defence Minister Andrei Ravkov was quoted by the BelTA news agency, on Tuesday. The agreement for the dozen Sukhoi jets to replace old MiG-29 fighters was signed in 2017. Two more jets are expected to be shipped to the c...
  • Allegedly Already Use AESA radar, Questions for J-11B
    Allegedly Already Use AESA radar, Questions for J-11B November 10 2019
    Images have emerged in Chinese state-owned media showing J-11B (NATO: Flanker-L ) multirole combat aircraft featuring light-grey radom instead of the usual black one. This alteration causes speculation that fighter may have been upgraded with a locally built Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar system. On 5 November, the state-owned Global Times newspaper quoted Wang Ya'nan, chief editor of Aerospace Knowledge magazine, as saying that the possible new radar "is ...
  • French Navy Receives First Two Upgraded ATL2s
    French Navy Receives First Two Upgraded ATL2s October 30 2019
    The French procurement agency Direction Générale de l'Armement (DGA) has authorised the transfer of the first two upgraded Dassault Atlantique 2 (ATL2) maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) to the French Navy, the French ministry for armed forces announced on 24 October. French Navy operates 22 ATL2 MPA. Eighteen MPAs will be upgraded to the new version called 'Standard 6' to allow the aircraft to operate until 2030. The upgrade programme includes the de...
  • TUSAS Press Release October 16 2019
    Turkish Aerospace participates in Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition first time, between 15-20 October 2019. On the occasion of the exhibition, Turkish Aerospace will display its products to the participants of defense industry over the world. Turkish Aerospace with its globally known products is expected to be focus of interest especially with ANKA Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, T129 ATAK Multirole Combat Helicopter and T625 GÖKBEY Multirole Helicopter.
  • A400M Performs First Helicopter air-to-air Dry Contacts
    A400M Performs First Helicopter air-to-air Dry Contacts September 24 2019
    The Airbus A400M new generation airlifter has successfully achieved its first helicopter air-to-air refuelling contacts with an H225M. Over the course of four flights, operated in day conditions over the south of France, the A400M performed 51 dry contacts marking a decisive milestone towards its full capability as a tanker. These tests were performed under the coordination of the French “DGA Essais en vol” flight test centre. The tests, involving no fuel and performed b...
  • The First Rafale will be Delivered on October 8
    The First Rafale will be Delivered on October 8 September 16 2019
      In September 2016, India signed a deal with the French government and Dassault Aviation to acquire 36 Rafale fighter jets for over USD 8.71 billion. Senior Indian officials are expected to receive on 8 October the first of 36 Dassault Rafale multirole fighters. Official sources said Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is likely to travel to France with Ministry of Defence (MoD) and IAF personnel to receive the aircraft at Dassault's facility in Bordeaux-Mérignac....
  • Navy's Second LPD Coming
    Navy's Second LPD Coming September 12 2019
    The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) will procure second Landing Platform Dock (LPD) to its inventory. RTN has signed a contract of procurement Chinese Type 071E (Yuzhao)-class LPD. The deal worths USD130 million. The new helicopter-capable LPD is expected to be delivered in the early 2020s and will be operated by the RTN as a multirole vessel involved in operations including territorial surveillance and patrol, training, logistics and troop-carrying, and disaster relief. The HTMS Angthong (LPD-791) is ...
  • Bulgaria’s President Vetoes $1.26 Billion Deal for F-16 Jets
    Bulgaria’s President Vetoes $1.26 Billion Deal for F-16 Jets July 24 2019
    Bulgaria's president has vetoed the country's planned $1.26 billion acquisition of eight Lockheed Martin F-16V fighters, citing a lack of agreement and clarity over the deal. Issuing the veto on 23 July, “The commitment of Republic of Bulgaria to obligations, for years to come, without a national consensus and conviction in the mutually acceptable conditions of the treaty, is extremely worrying,” Radev said in a statement. He says the "sharp contro...
  • 62 Titus will Enter the Inventory
    62 Titus will Enter the Inventory July 13 2019
      Czech Republic signed a contract with Nexter to supply 62 Nexter Titus multirole armoured vehicles. Titus, a new generation of armoured vehicles offering high protection and mobility to the support and transportation needs of modern armies. The platform mobility chain was developed in cooperation with Czech supplier Tatra Trucks. A “Homeland Security” kit is available, matching more specifically the needs of police and security forces. Nexter’s Tit...
  • First Griffon Delivered July 5 2019
      France's first Griffon 6×6 multirole armoured vehicle was procured to the French Army at a ceremony held at the facility where it was produced. France has placed a total order of 1,872 Griffons under the SCORPION programme, which was launched in 2014, and is France’s plan to modernise the French Army’s ageing vehicle fleet. The Griffon is one of the three key new vehicles of the Scorpion programme, along with the Jaguar and the Serval which ren...
  • V-280 Valor has completed agility tests
    V-280 Valor has completed agility tests May 29 2019
    The Bell V-280 Valor has completed agility tests, completing its primary flight test program. One of US Multirole demonstrate program has finished agility manoeuvring testing. This is first step that platform had to pass to prove its capability. Flight testing, started in December 2017. Tests will continue to prove key performance parameters and to expand the performance envelope in areas such as angles of bank and autonomous flight.
  • Italy’s LHD “Trieste” is Launched
    Italy’s LHD “Trieste” is Launched May 27 2019
    The launching ceremony of Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) “Trieste” took place at the Fincantieri shipyard in Castellammare di Stabia. This multirole and multipurpose amphibious is capable of deploying aircraft and amphibious vehicles and equipment, relying on a flight deck and a floodable basin located on the stern of the ship. The new unit will be delivered in 2022 and falls within the naval program of the maritime capability of Defence, approved by the Italian...
  • Multi-Billion-Pound Deal for AEW&C Aircraft
    Multi-Billion-Pound Deal for AEW&C Aircraft March 23 2019
    The UK has signed for five Boeing E-7 Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft for USD1.98 billion, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 22 March. The E-7 fleet will replace the Royal Air Force's (RAF's) six Boeing E-3D Sentry AEW1 aircraft. Unlike the mechanically-scanned radar of the E-3D Sentry, the E-737 AEW&C is built around a multirole electronically scanned array (MESA) radar that provides a 360° coverage at ranges in excess of 3...
  • Turkish Aerospace Press Release
    Turkish Aerospace Press Release March 18 2019
    Turkish Aerospace is pleased to announce the launch of its “T129 ATAK Brazil Roadshow” before LAAD, the biggest and most important defence industry exhibition in Latin America, which will be held between April 2nd and 5th of 2019 in Rio de Janeiro.   In scope of the Roadshow, T129 ATAK Multirole Combat Helicopter will demonstrate its capabilities andperformance on March 26, 2019 in Taubate and March 28, 2019 in Brasilia....
  • US Extends Nuclear Range
    US Extends Nuclear Range March 16 2019
    The US Air Force (USAF) Nuclear Weapons Centre has awarded Boeing a USD250 million contract to integrate the Long Range Stand-Off (LRSO) cruise missile weapon system to replace AGM-86 ALCM (Air-Launched Cruise Missile). The LRSO is expected to be fielded in the B-52H large-payload multirole strategic bomber aircraft in the 2030 timeframe. Boeing will undertake aircraft and missile carriage equipment development and modification, and full integration and testing of the LRSO for the U...
  • Korea to Deliver new LSV to Norway
    Korea to Deliver new LSV to Norway February 9 2019
    Korean giant shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME), partnered by BMT Defence Services, was awarded a NOK1.32 billion (USD153.2 million) contract in June 2013 by Norway's Defence Logistics Organisation for the design and build of the LSV under Project 2513. Norway awaits arrival of new ship from Republic of Korea.  Maud departed DSME's Okpo yard on 3 February to begin the first part of its delivery voyage across the Pacific to San Diego. After transiti...
  • TUSAS Press Release
    TUSAS Press Release November 26 2018
    Turkish Aerospace will participate at the 10th edition of International Defence and Exhibition Seminar (IDEAS) which will take place between November 27-30, 2018 in Karachi / Pakistan. Turkish Aerospace will display its wide range of products: “T129 ATAK” Multirole Combat Helicopter, “ANKA” Multirole UAV System, “HÜRKUŞ” Advanced Trainer, “T625” Multirole Helicopter, “TF” Turkish Fighter and “TÜRKSAT 6A” Communi...
  • IAF Supplements F-35 With Upgraded F-15 IA
    IAF Supplements F-35 With Upgraded F-15 IA November 22 2018
    In addition to continuing purchasing F-35 multirole stealth fighters, IAF decides to upgrade its dependable F-15 fleet with improved model with advanced avionics. The purchase has already been approved by the government, and the first of the aircraft is expected to arrive in Israel as soon as 2023. The F-15 IA performance, considered to be superior to the older F-15 aircraft that is in inventory. The new F-15 can fly longer distances, has higher survivability, mo...
  • Armenia may Purchase JAS-39 Gripen
    Armenia may Purchase JAS-39 Gripen November 14 2018
    Armenia’s possible acquisition might be JAS-39 Gripen fighter aircraft manufactured by the Swedish aerospace company Saab according to Armenian Daily PanArmenian.net . The publication learned from Armenian Defence Ministry that the decision is currently under discussion. According to the Ministry, Armenia is considering the purchase of fighter jets produced in other countries in order to create a multifunctional air force. It was formerly reported earlier that Sweden has propo...
  • Russia  Prepares Catamaran Aircraft Carrier Concept
    Russia Prepares Catamaran Aircraft Carrier Concept October 5 2018
    The Krylov State Research Centre fundamentally changes aircraft carrier concept. According to the article published at TASS news Agency, new design has already been presented for the first time at the Army-2018 forum at the end of August. Apparently no one noticed the offer. This new design concept is based on future semi-catamaran but the proposed project has no name yet. It will be a non-nuclear multirole aircraft carrier. "The semi-catamaran design of the ship’s underw...
  • France To Receive Airbus A330 MRTT Tankers Earlier
    France To Receive Airbus A330 MRTT Tankers Earlier September 22 2018
    France has decided to bring forward the delivery of its 12 Airbus A330 MRTT tankers, so all will be in service by 2023 and not 2025, as previously planned. It also said it will order three more. French Defence Minister Florence Parly decided to accelerate the delivery of MRTT Phénix tanker-transport aircraft: by 2023, the French Air Force will have 12.     At the conclusion of a meeting of the Ministerial Investment Committee, the Directorate General of Ar...
  • MBDA Unveils New Combat UAV Concept
    MBDA Unveils New Combat UAV Concept September 21 2018
    British MBDA has unveiled a new combat unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) concept designed to provide on-call, low-cost organic precision effects close air support for forward-deployed land forces. New UAV is named Spectre and it is a tilt wing, electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) combat air system concept. It is capable of quickly transitioning to forward flight mode for rapid traversal over complex terrain at low altitude. Spectre can be equipped with either two MB...
  • FTC-2000G Export-Version Aircraft Rolls Off Production Line September 7 2018
    China’s Guizhou Aviation Industry Corporation under the state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) has started production of its new export-oriented FTC-2000G lightweight multirole combat aircraft. The new light attack aircraft is expected to make its first flight by the end of September according to official Chinese government media. The FTC-2000G was developed to meet the demand of the international market. The company has full independent intellectual propert...
  • Leonardo: NH90 Qatar Contract Now Effective: Order Booked, Advance Payment Received
    Leonardo: NH90 Qatar Contract Now Effective: Order Booked, Advance Payment Received August 22 2018
    Leonardo announces that it has made effective the contract, signed on March 14, 2018, for the supply of 28 NH90 medium twin-engine multirole military helicopters to the Ministry of Defence of Qatar and has therefore booked the order in its backlog and received the advance payment relating to the contract. The order covers 16 TTHs tactical transports and 12 NFHs naval helicopters. Leonardo acts as overall prime contractor with responsibility for the management of the entire programme...
  • Aero Vodochody and IAI present the F / A-259 Striker Fighter
    Aero Vodochody and IAI present the F / A-259 Striker Fighter July 24 2018
    Czech company Aero Vodochody introduced, together with its Israeli partner Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), the F/A-259 Striker, a multirole aircraft for close air support, counter-insurgency operations and border patrolling with interception capabilities. The Striker is heavily based on the L159 which Aero decided to decline in two new versions, the New Generation (NG) aimed at training, and the F/A-259 which becomes a single-seat aircraft developed for air-to-ground missions. Ne...
  • MRV 6.2 Ready
    MRV 6.2 Ready June 20 2018
    Mercedes Benz introduced the MRV 6.2 multi-purpose vehicle. Vehicle which developed through LAPV 6.1 is production ready. MRV 6.2, which is built on the components of the G-Class 461 series vehicles, has a uprated ladder frame chassis for multirole vehicle. It has has the same V-6 185-horsepower engine same as the OM642DE30LA, W5A 580 automatic transmission and VG 150E-3W transfer case, emission level of vehicle is between EURO 3 and 5 standards according to the ...
  • Horiba presents Centaur for Turkish market
    Horiba presents Centaur for Turkish market June 18 2018
    Centaur' mid-sized multirole unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), developed by the UK's Horiba Mira engineering group for a Turkish defence requirement, was unveiled at the Eurosatory 2018. The lightweight 6×6 Centaur is a variant of the Viking platform and its production is planned in Turkey by Horiba Mira’s Turkish consortium partner, Katmerciler. 3-metre long platform can carry payloads of up to 600 kg and is capable of reaching speeds of up to 40 km/h. Centaur will...
  • Kazakhstan Ordered Su-30SM
    Kazakhstan Ordered Su-30SM May 25 2018
    Kazakhstan has ordered a new batch of Su-30SM multirole fighters under a contract signed with Irkut Corporation on 24 May. The signing ceremony took place during the International Exhibition of Weapons Systems and Military Equipment - KADEX-2018 held in Astana. Although the number of the aircraft was not disclosed, the platforms will be added to the fleet of the same combat aircraft, which are successfully operated by Air Force of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The ...
  • TAI to Participate KADEX 2018
    TAI to Participate KADEX 2018 May 22 2018
    Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc. (TAI) will participate in the V. International Exhibition of Weapon Systems and Military Equipment (KADEX 2018) which will be held in Astana, Kazakhstan between May 23-26, 2018. Our company will showcase “ANKA” Multirole UAV System, “HÜRKUŞ” New Generation Basic Trainer, “T129 ATAK” Multirole Combat Helicopter, and “T625” Multirole Helicopter and Turkish Fighter (TF) models. Having played an activ...
  • TAI Announcement May 22 2018
    Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc. (TAI) will participate in the V. International Exhibition of Weapon Systems and Military Equipment (KADEX 2018) which will be held in Astana, Kazakhstan between May 23-26, 2018 with “ANKA” Multirole UAV System, “HÜRKUŞ” New Generation Basic Trainer, “T129 ATAK” Multirole Combat Helicopter, and “T625” Multirole Helicopter and Turkish Fighter (TF) models. You may reach the relevant press release her...
  • India To Buy 200 Ka-226T
    India To Buy 200 Ka-226T May 18 2018
    Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has issued a request for proposal (RFP) for the supply of 200 Kamov Ka-226T ‘Hoodlum’ light multirole helicopters for the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Army Aviation Corps (AAC).  “For the army, 40 will be in flyaway condition and the rest 95 will be co-produced with Russia in India,” explained an official, adding that the next step is for the manufacturer to respond to the RFP to take the process forward. Offi...
  • Mi-38T Will Make Maiden Flight This Month
    Mi-38T Will Make Maiden Flight This Month May 11 2018
    Russia's new Mi-38T military helicopter designed for airborne troops will make its maiden flight this month, a spokesperson for Kazan Helicopters factory told Sputnik.  The new multirole chopper will be delivered to the Defense Ministry in October-December 2018, added the spokesperson. The Mi-38T helicopter is a military version of the Mi-38 and comes with military-grade communications equipment and additional fuel tanks for a longer range.
  • Meggitt To Supply Braking Systems for KF-X
    Meggitt To Supply Braking Systems for KF-X April 25 2018
    Meggitt PLC, a component and sub-system manufacturer for the aerospace, defence and energy markets headquartered in the UK, has been selected to supply an advanced wheel and digital braking system for the Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) KF-X fighter.  Meggitt will provide nose/main wheels, high-performance carbon brakes and brake control system for the multirole fighter jet. The Republic of Korean Air Force plans to acquire around 100 KF-X jets to replace a...
  • Czech Republic Wants New Helos
    Czech Republic Wants New Helos April 13 2018
    The Czech Republic will initiate a new tender in mid-2018 for 12 medium multirole helicopters. The Czech Defence Minister Karla Slechtova announced on 9 April that the Ministry of Defence was working on the necessary documentation, including precise specifications submitted by the Army of the Czech Republic (ACR) for the new helicopters. The Ministry will negotiate with at least three potential suppliers for this procurement.