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Swiss voters reject Gripen E fighters purchase from Saab Tuesday, May 20, 2014 Swiss voters have rejected the federal government’s proposal to buy Gripen E multi-role combat aircraft from Saab, in a major setback to its plans to modernise the air...

Airbus, Dassault and Alenia advance European MALE UAS development Tuesday, May 20, 2014 Airbus Defence and Space, Dassault Aviation and Alenia Aermacchi have streamlined their efforts to develop a next-generation European unmanned aerial system (UAS) capable of performing...

Iraq seeks AT-6C Texan II aircraft sale from US Friday, May 16, 2014 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of AT-6C Texan II aircraft and associated equipment to...

Luke AFB starts F-35 Lightning II training programme Friday, May 16, 2014 A US Air Force (USAF) F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter (JSF) has successfully carried out the first local training flight over the Luke Air Force Base (AFB) in Arizona,...

French A400M airlifter performs unplanned landings for Nato certification Thursday, May 15, 2014 The French Air Force’s (ALAT) A400M new generation transport aircraft has performed unplanned landing trials on an airstrip at Vouziers-Sechault in north-eastern...

Romanian Air Force selects Lockheed F-16 Fighting falcon aircraft Thursday, May 15, 2014 Lockheed Martin has officially acknowledged the Romanian Air Force as a customer of the fourth-generation F-16 Fighting Falcon multi-role fighter aircraft at a reception preceding the 2014...

BAE starts wind tunnel testing of Typhoon conformal fuel tank configuration Wednesday, May 14, 2014 BAE Systems is conducting high-speed wind tunnel testing of the proposed conformal fuel tank (CFT) configuration of the Typhoon fighter jet at its facility in Warton, Lancashire,...

Belgium requests US for F-16A/B Block 15 aircraft mid life upgrade Wednesday, May 14, 2014 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of F-16A/B Block 15 aircraft mid life upgrade (MLU) aircraft and...

KAI signs MoU to deliver KC-100 Naraon aircraft for training Monday, May 12, 2014 Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the delivery of primary trainer aircraft, KC-100 Naraon, to the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF)...

Peru to order additional two C-27J Spartans by year end Monday, May 12, 2014 The Peruvian Ministry of Defence (MoD) is set to order an additional two C-27J Spartan tactical airlift aircraft from Alenia Aermacchi by the end of...

Ukroboronprom on track to complete Croatian MIG-21 fighters upgrade Friday, May 09, 2014 Ukrainian company Ukroboronprom's Odessa Aircraft Plant is continuing the repair and overhaul of the Croatian Air Force and Air Defence's MIG-21 fighter aircraft in accordance with the...

Turkey set to order two F-35 joint strike fighters Friday, May 09, 2014 The Turkish Under-secretary for Defense Industries (SSM) has been authorised by the Defense Industry Executive Committee (SSIK) to place an order for the first two F-35 Lightning II...

Reference Technologies introduces new Hummingbird UAS range Thursday, May 08, 2014 US-based Reference Technologies has launched its new range of Hummingbird vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aircraft systems...

Czech government clears funding for Gripen lease from Sweden Thursday, May 08, 2014 The Czech Republic Government has approved funding for the country's lease of JAS 39 Gripen C/D multi-role combat aircraft from...

RAAF starts F-35A operations build up at Luke Air Force Base Wednesday, May 07, 2014 The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has started to build-up its F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter (JSF) aircraft operations at Luke Air Force Base (AFB) in Arizona,...

Russia plans initial Yak-130 deliveries to Syria by year end Wednesday, May 07, 2014 Russia is planning to hand over the first batch of Yakovlev Yak-130 advanced jet trainer aircraft to the Syrian Air Force by the end of...

Jordanian Air Force receive first modified CASA-235 light gunship Tuesday, May 06, 2014 The Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) has taken delivery of the first modified CASA-235 light gunship aircraft from ATK and the King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau...

BAE to continue support for RAF’s Tornado GR4 fleet Friday, May 02, 2014 BAE Systems has been awarded a multi-million pound contract to repair and upgrade the UK Royal Air Force’s (RAF) Tornado GR4 all-weather attack...

UK MoD shortlists five companies for Falkland Islands SAR contract Thursday, May 01, 2014 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has shortlisted five companies to submit proposals for the Falkland Islands search-and-rescue (SAR) support helicopter service...

Alenia, ATK complete maiden test flight of fully configured MC-27J aircraft Tuesday, April 29, 2014 Alenia Aermacchi and ATK have successfully completed the maiden test flight of a fully configured MC-27J multi-mission tactical transport aircraft from the former’s Turin Test Flight Centre in...

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