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US approves approves US$593 million Super Tucano A-29 sale to Nigeria

Posted 9 August 2017

The US State Department has approved the sale of twelve (12) Embraer A-29 Super Tucano aircraft and weapons, associated training, spare parts, aviation and ground support equipment, hangar facilities and infrastructural support to the Government of Nigeria. Oscar Nkala reports.

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Senegal sees strength in modernisation plan

Posted 7 August 2017

Over the past decade, the Senegalese military has been immersed in an unprecedented modernisation effort, which has allowed for a complete overhaul of the Army equipment and Navy fleet. Although the Senegalese Air Force (SAF) has also

in Defence / Features

Trump shift the emphasis in east Africa

Posted 1 August 2017

The US is entering a new chapter of its military interventions in east Africa. Jon Lake reports

in Defence

Boeing to modernise next-generation Chinook

Posted 31 July 2017

Boeing will build and test three U.S. Army CH-47F Block II Chinook helicopters as part of a modernisation effort that will likely bring another two decades of work to the company's Philadelphia site.

in Defence / Features

Customers eyeing up the all-seeing Mwari

Posted 25 July 2017

With Paramount Group starting production of its AHRLAC advanced high-performance light reconnaissance aircraft, attention is now switching to the weaponised version, Mwari. Sam Basch reports.

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Nigerian Air Force AW-109 crashes

Posted 12 July 2017

A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) utility helicopter was damaged when it developed a technical fault and crashed into a body of water in the north-east of the country on Thursday last week. By Oscar Nkala

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Airborne drones set to provide security patrols in South Africa

Posted 10 July 2017

Autonomous drones are set to take over border patrols, crime hotspot monitoring and more, according to South Africa's Airborne Drones.

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Nigerian Air Force to receive 10 Mi-35M attack helicopters in 2018

Posted 4 July 2017

The Russian Federal Service for Technical-Military Cooperation (FSTMC) says it will complete the delivery of 12 Mi-35M attack helicopters to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in 2018, correcting earlier reports

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Airbus VSR700 helicopter demonstrator performs first autonomous flights

Posted 20 June 2017

Airbus Helicopters recently started autonomous flight trials of a VSR700 Optionally Piloted Vehicle (OPV) demonstrator, paving the way for a first flight of the actual VSR700 prototype in 2018.

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Tiger bares its teeth

Posted 7 June 2017

For decades, Botswana has avoided social division and corruption, and has been widely praised as an “African tiger”, with a successful economy, an 85% literacy rate, and a Government rated 35th out of 176 countries in Transparency International's latest clean

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Angolan Air Force revitalises helicopter force

Posted 6 June 2017

The Angolan Air Force is rebuilding its shattered helicopter fleet through a series of acquisitions of new and refurbished helicopters from Italy and Russia.

in Defence / Features

KAF focuses on new strategic needs

Posted 30 May 2017

The Kenya Air Force is aiming to rethink its strategy to meet current threats. Githae Mwaniki reports.

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Pilots killed in Libyan military plane crash

Posted 30 May 2017

Two pilots were killed last Tuesday when a Libyan National Army (LNA) air force SIAI-Marchetti SF.260 crashed while conducting a surveillance patrol of the Libya-Sudan border on Tuesday last week. Oscar Nkala reports.

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ZAF looks east for modernisation programme

Posted 25 May 2017

The Zambian Air Force (ZAF) is negotiating with the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) for the possible acquisition of more advanced fighter and trainer jets, helicopters and heavy-lift transport aircraft, as it forges ahead with a

in Defence / Features

Helicopter woes for MINUSMA

Posted 24 May 2017

A little-known UN mission in Mali celebrates its fourth anniversary this month. Since the deployment began, the multidimensional integrated stabilisation mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has been working to help stabilise the situation after a Tuareg rebellion in

in Defence / Features

Alphas play key role for NAF

Posted 18 May 2017

Jon Lake looks at the resurgence of the Alpha Jet for Nigeria's Air Force

in Defence

SuperJet International appoints new chief executive officer

Posted 17 May 2017

SuperJet International's Board of Directors has appointed Stefano Marazzani new chief executive officer of SuperJet International.

in Defence / Features

Fighting terror from the sky

Posted 12 May 2017

Erwan de Cherisey takes a close look at Cameroon's rapid intervention aviation force.

in Defence

Boeing demonstrates airborne networking system

Posted 10 May 2017

Boeing and the U.S. Air Force recently demonstrated that multiple aircraft and ground stations can efficiently and securely communicate using the Boeing-developed Talon HATE airborne networking system.

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ExecuJet announces strong Q1 growth for business aviation in Africa

Posted 5 May 2017

ExecuJet is celebrating the start of a successful year in Africa, with significant increases in activity during Q1 at its South African and Nigerian FBOs.

in Defence / Features

The Wolf packs a punch in the bush

Posted 2 May 2017

Wolfgang Vormbaum realized a boyhood dream when his C-Wolf aerial utility vehicle (AUV) was displayed at the Africa Aerospace and Defence exhibition (AAD) in Pretoria. Sam Basch reports.

in Defence / Features

Eye spy in Africa

Posted 25 April 2017

Increasing terrorist threats have led to a massive increase in special mission aircraft in Africa. Alan Warnes looks at the latest situation.

in Defence

Six die in Libyan fighter crash

Posted 31 March 2017

By Oscar Nkala| Six people were killed when a Libyan Air Force (LAF) MiG-21 fighter jet crashed into a house in the Watar district to the south of the city of Tobruk on Wednesday.

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Russian Helicopters deliver Mi-17V-5 multirole helicopter to Kenya

Posted 30 March 2017

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, delivered its Mi-17V-5 multirole helicopter to the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government of the Republic of Kenya. The rotorcraft was

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Italian Air Force C-130 J airlifts wounded Libyan soldiers to Rome

Posted 29 March 2017

The Italian Air Force (IAF) has confirmed that it flew a Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules mobile hospital aircraft to Benina, Libya to evacuate 22 injured members of the Libyan National Army (LNA) to Rome where

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Alligators will be with Egypt Navy this year says Russian Helicopters

Posted 27 March 2017

By Oscar Nkala: A top official of Russian Helicopters has confirmed that the delivery of the 46 Kamov Ka-52 'Alligator' helicopters ordered by the Egyptian Navy in 2015 will start in the second half of this year.

in Defence / Features

Ghana's small unit making a huge impact

Posted 10 March 2017

Erwan de Cherisey takes a detailed look at the Ghana Air Force operation in Mali.

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Vector Aerospace extends its support of the U.S. armed forces

Posted 9 March 2017

Vector Aerospace, that has facilities in South African and Kenya, has extended its tradition of serving the United States armed forces by providing support for the Airbus UH-72A Lakota.

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Nigeria opts for Super Mushshaks

Posted 7 March 2017

With the introduction of a new glass cockpit, the Super Mushshak has been unleashed with a new lease of life. As a result, the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) Kamra, which builds the primary trainer, has won contracts with the air forces of Qatar and now

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Sudan orders six Chinese-made FTC-2000 trainer jets

Posted 28 February 2017

The Guizhou Aircraft Industries Corporation of China (GAIC) says it will soon deliver six FTC-2000 two-seater,advanced fighter-trainer aircraft to the Sudanese Air Force (SAF)interms of a deal signed early in 2015, reports Oscar

in Defence / Features

Why the Caravan club keeps growing in Africa

Posted 24 February 2017

African customers of Cessna's Caravan account for around 10% of total production of the utility aircraft and military users are increasingly purchasing the type. But, asks Alan Dron, will the armed Combat Caravan find its way to the continent?

in Defence

New Rockwell Collins leadership to expand Middle East and North Africa presence

Posted 20 February 2017

Aviation and high-integrity solutions pioneer Rockwell Collins has revamped its Middle East leadership to head an expansion programme.

in Defence / Features

Saab eyeing up the African MPA market

Posted 15 February 2017

Jon Lake looks at Saab's offerings to African maritime aircraft market and concludes that it is still the cheaper, 'lower end' solutions that are expected to be most in demand.

in Defence

Kenya approves use of flying drones

Posted 15 February 2017

Kenya will soon be flying drones after it approved the policy procedures and regulations for remotely piloted aircraft systems.

in Defence

Lockheed Martin rolls out first LM-100J Super Hercules Commercial Freighter

Posted 13 February 2017

Lockheed Martin has officially introduced the world to the latest member of the C-130J Super Hercules family: the LM-100J commercial freighter.

in Defence / Features

Maritime surveillance is all at sea…

Posted 7 February 2017

Alan Warnes takes a look at the maritime surveillance situation in Africa and finds it to be somewhat patchy.

in Defence

Sudan Airways in Saudi refleeting deal

Posted 26 January 2017

Sudanese President Omar al Bashir signed several cooperation agreements with King Salman of Saudi Arabia during a brief visit to Riyadh last week, reports ch-aviation.

in Defence

C130J Hercules has a successful flight at St Helena Airport

Posted 21 December 2016

A Lockheed Martin C130J Hercules aircraft, operated by the Royal Air Force and commissioned by DFID, successfully conducted a technical flight at St Helena Airport on Sunday.

in Defence / Features

Senegal upgrades gunships

Posted 19 December 2016

Senegal has upgraded its pair of Russian-supplied Mil Mi-24P 'Hind-F' helicopter gunships with a new Israeli high-definition electro-optical (EO) system.

in Defence

UK visit strengthens Defence relationship with Kenya

Posted 14 December 2016

During the Kenyan leg of her visit, Armed Forces Minister Penny Mordaunt met with the Kenyan Cabinet Secretary (CS) for Defence, Raychelle Omamo, to discuss the UK and Kenya's long-standing Defence relationship, and the pair spoke

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Ivory Jet Services to add a maiden Falcon 900

Posted 13 December 2016

Djibouti's Ivory Jet Services will add a maiden Dassault Aviation Falcon 900 to its fleet next year, reports ch-aviation.

in Defence / Features

Why Lockheed Martin will keep on truckin…

Posted 13 December 2016

Lockheed Martin is aggressively marketing its PZL subsidiary's M28 Skytruck to African customers looking to replace existing An-28s, Airbus C212s, and even Mi-17 helicopters. Jon Lake reports.

in Defence / Features

In safe hands with the Portuguese men of yore…

Posted 7 December 2016

An African C-130 Hercules could be completely rebuilt in Portugal. David Oliver looks at the company behind the project.

in Defence / Features

A sea change in Egypt's naval air power

Posted 2 December 2016

Egypt's naval air power is about to undergo a step-change with the purchase of 46 Kamov attack helicopters, to be carried on new, French-built Mistral-class amphibious assault ships. Alan Dron asks why such equipment is needed?

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Sukhoi Superjet 100 completes further tests

Posted 25 November 2016

JSC Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCAC) and The Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute named after Professor N. Ye. Zhukovsky (TsAGI), an aircraft design and test centre, completed another series of tests with regard to Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100)

in Defence / Features

Inquiry launched into grounded surveillance aircraft

Posted 25 November 2016

The Nigerian Immigration Services (NIS) has allegedly failed to explain why it grounded three Dornier 228 turbo-prop surveillance aircraft, which could have been deployed effectively to provide aerial surveillance services to

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Embraer receives provisional type certificate for the KC-390 basic vehicle

Posted 21 November 2016

Embraer has recently received the Provisional Type Certificate for the KC-390 Basic Vehicle.

in Defence / Features

Why Africa is a land of opportunity for ADS

Posted 18 November 2016

Africa is a key market for Airbus Defence and Space. Jon Lake explores the company's current situation and looks at opportunities within the continent.

in Defence / Features

Boeing boosts Paramount progress

Posted 11 November 2016

Co-operation between Boeing and South Africa's Paramount Group seems to have revitalized the African company's advanced high-performance reconnaissance light aircraft (AHRLAC) programme. Jon Lake reports.

in Defence

Scorpion demonstrates it can sting

Posted 19 October 2016

Textron's Scorpion jet has successfully completed its first weapons exercise at White Sands Missile Range, while operating from Holloman Air Force Base (HAFB) in New Mexico. This exercise effectively demonstrated the Scorpion's close air support

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Kenya Air Force helicopter crashes in Wajir county

Posted 3 October 2016

A Kenya Air Force Force helicopter with officers on board crashed in Eldas, Wajir county on September 30.

in Defence / Features

Lockheed's Herculean effort in Africa

Posted 26 September 2016

Lockheed Martin is focusing increased attention on Africa as a market for its C-130J Super Hercules transport aircraft, in the face of stiff competition from the Airbus Defence C295, and the Alenia C-27J Spartan. Jon Lake reports.

in Defence / Features

Algeria ups its order for Night Hunters

Posted 19 September 2016

Algeria's substantial order for Russian combat helicopters indicates concern about both terrorists and international rivals, according to specialists on the region.

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AAD 2016: Airbus Helicopters and Denel Aviation to cooperate on modernisation of the Rooivalk

Posted 15 September 2016

Airbus Helicopters and Denel Aviation will cooperate on a programme to enhance and modernise South Africa's Rooivalk Attack Helicopter programme.

in Defence / Features

Cameroon's night hunters in the spotlight

Posted 15 September 2016

Erwan de Cherisey takes a close look at the Cameroonian Air Force's Z9WE attack helicopters.

in Defence / Events

AAD 2016: Hongdu L-15 Falcon makes big impact at the show

Posted 14 September 2016

Two Hongdu L-15 Falcon advanced jet trainers made their presence known on the opening day of AAD.

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Swahili Aviation Aerospace, LLC and NMC-Wollard International complete sales of four Model 60 Tow Tr

Posted 9 September 2016

Swahili Aviation Aersoapce, LLC and NMC-Wollard International, have completed sales of four Model 60 Tow Tractors to McEnso, Accra, Ghana, to be used for its Defence Force.

in Defence / Features

Africa's air forces could be getting a Grippen

Posted 9 September 2016

Recognising that many African economies are growing and noting that some African air forces need, or may soon need, new fighters, Saab is quietly promoting the Gripen. Jon Lake reports.

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North Africa and Middle East Defence budgets to grow despite low oil price

Posted 23 August 2016

Despite fiscal concerns and a lower oil price, defence budgets in the Middle East are forecast to reach the spending highs of 2014 by 2019 at the latest, according to new analysis released today by IHS Markit.

in Defence

Paramount Group and QinetiQ to collaborate on defence and security solutions

Posted 21 July 2016

QinetiQ and Paramount Group have signed a memorandum of collaboration to identify areas of mutual interest by sharing opportunity, design, technology and global market intelligence.

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Airbus Defence signs contract to provide Heron 1 drones in Mali

Posted 21 July 2016

Airbus Defence has signed a contract with the German Defence Procurement Agency (BAAInBw) to provide Heron 1 surveillance drones in Mali.

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Sukhoi rolls out Business Jets to Royal Thai Air Force

Posted 18 July 2016

Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCAC) has delivered two of its Sukhoi Business Jets (SBJ) to the Royal Thai Air Force, in a roll-out ceremony held at Sukhoi's base in Venice.

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Kellstrom and Astra team for SAAF C130 support

Posted 14 July 2016

Kellstrom Defense Aerospace, in partnership with Astra Aircraft Corporation, has signed an exclusive five year contract with ARMSCOR for material support of the C-130B aircraft, operated by the South African Air Force (SAAF).

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Leonardo to supply special mission aircraft for Africa

Posted 11 July 2016

Leonardo-Finmeccanica has been selected to supply two Beechcraft King Air 350ER aircraft, including their mission systems and sensor load-outs, for an unnamed African customer.

in Defence / Events

Airshow world first as Dassault displays stealth UAV

Posted 4 June 2016

French manufacturer Dassault achieved an air show world first today when its nEUROn unmanned combat air vehicle demonstrator was presented in flight today at an air meet at Istres organized by the French Air Force making it the first

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Northop Grumman navigation system available on Beechcraft King Air turboprops

Posted 2 June 2016

Northop Grumman's navigation system will soon be offered on Beechcraft King Air special mission aircraft.

in Defence

Diamond Aircraft DA42 MPP Special Mission Aircraft improvements complete

Posted 24 May 2016

Diamond Aircraft has announced the completion of its improved and redesigned DA42 MPP Special Mission Aircraft.

in Defence

Diamond Aircraft DART-450 makes successful first flight

Posted 23 May 2016

The Diamond Aircraft DART-450 (Diamond Aircraft Reconnaissance Trainer) took its first flight last week.

in Defence

Paramount Group launches Mwari

Posted 19 May 2016

African-based global defence and aerospace company, Paramount Group, has announced the launch of Mwari, a military variant of its Advanced High Performance Light Aircraft (AHRLAC) that comes with a South African designed, developed and tested advanced

in Defence

Airbus Defense and Space develops counter-UAV system

Posted 20 April 2016

Airbus Defense and Space has developed a counter-UAV system that detects UAVs at long ranges and offers electrical countermeasures.

in Defence / Technology / Events

Webinar brings Boeing and Tunisian aerospace manufacturers together

Posted 31 March 2016

In partnership with the Tunisian Foreign Investment Promotion Agency (FIPA), the USAID-financed Business Reform & Competitiveness Project (BRCP) sponsored a pioneering webinar to bring together Supplier

in Defence / Maintenance

FL Technics wins contract with Ethiopian Air Force

Posted 21 March 2016

FL Technics has won a contract with the Ethiopian Air Force to supply spare parts and components for training, transport and multi-purpose aircraft.

in Defence

Algerian to receive 40 Russian helicopters

Posted 21 March 2016

Algeria is due to receive 40 Attack helicopters, as part of a contract deal with Russia.

in Defence

South Africa sees first UAV pilots

Posted 17 March 2016

UAV Industries has released 14 pilots equipped with unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) licenses.

in Defence

Mwari gets technology boost as Paramount confirms Boeing deal

Posted 7 March 2016

South African defence company Paramount has secured essential technologies for its Mwari surveillance aircraft thanks to a deal with Boeing.

in Defence

US shuts down its drone base in Ethiopia

Posted 3 March 2016

The US Air force has shut down its drone base in southern part of Ethiopia, Arbaminch town that it has been using to fight the islamist militant group in Somalia, Al Shabab, for the past four years, reports Kaleyesus Bekele

in Defence

Mali orders C295W

Posted 16 February 2016

Airbus Defence and Space has secured its first order of the year for the C295W transport and mission aircraft, with Mali becoming the 23rd nation to order.

in Defence

Large MiG-29 order commences this year

Posted 11 February 2016

A North African country has ordered two MiG-29 fighter jets from Russia, with delivery expected this year, DefenceWeb has reported.

in Defence / Features

Pirate Patrol

Posted 4 February 2016

The European Union launched the EU Naval Force's 'operation Atalanta' in December 2008 as part of its comprehensive approach to Somalia. Dave Oliver reports from Djibouti on its progress to date.

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Rooivalk Attack prepares for demonstration

Posted 3 February 2016

The ability of the Rooivalk Attack helicopter will be shown to an audience during a three day demonstration this week.

in Defence / Features

Cameroon's skilling fields

Posted 31 January 2016

The Cameroonian armed forces have been in bitter conflict with Boko Haram (now Islamic State's west Africa province) since 2014 in a bid to prevent the terrorists from expanding their foothold in the country's northern territory. Erwan de Cherisey reports.

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Denel launches Denel Asia

Posted 28 January 2016

Denel has established Denel Asia to expand its business into South East Asia as a joint-venture company in Hong Kong.

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US shuts down its drone base in Ethiopia

Posted 9 January 2016

Report by Kaleyesus Bekele, Addis Ababa: The US Air force has shut down its drone base in southern part of Ethiopia, Arbaminch town that it has been using to fight the islamist militant group in Somalia, Al Shabab, for the past four years.

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Airbus C295 completes Antartica flight

Posted 30 November 2015

An Airbus C295W aircraft owned by the Mexican Navy has made the first ever flight to the Antarctica.

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Why the SAAF needs a big lift

Posted 22 November 2015

The South African Air Force's involvement in the Democratic Republic of Congo over recent years has shown up a major weakness in the force's capabilities, but has also potentially given a new lease of life to a home-grown weapon system. Alan Dron reports.

in Defence / Features

Growing force hits new heights

Posted 16 November 2015

Jon Lake looks at how the current Namibian Air Force developed from almost nothing just a few years ago.

in Defence / Features

Angola's goal: a FANAtastic force

Posted 12 November 2015

Oscara Nkala and Jon Lake look at the rise and rise of the Força Aérea Nacional de Angola (FANA) – the Angolan Air Force.

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SuperTucano propels into the African Market

Posted 10 November 2015

A number of African countries have turned their attention to the Embraer EMB-314 A29 SuperTucano aircraft. Jon Lake looks at the reasons why.

in Defence

Chinook gets a boost from Morocco

Posted 1 November 2015

The Boeing CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopter is set to re-enter service with the Royal Moroccan Air (RMAF). Jon Lake reports.

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Angola plays the SIM card to boost training

Posted 27 October 2015

At Albertville in the French Alps, Thales and SAF Helicopteres, a specialist in mountain aerial work and helicopter emergency service (HEMS) operations, share a training facility equipped with two Thales Reality H full flight simulators

in Defence

Sagem to offer Patroller UAV to Egypt

Posted 12 October 2015

Sagem has joined with AOI-Aircraft Factory to offer its Patroller unmanned vehicle to the Egyptian armed forces.

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Boeing sees first flight for new military tanker

Posted 26 September 2015

Boeing's new military tanker developed alongside the U.S. Air Force has successfully completed its first flight. of The KC-46A tanker aircraft took off from Paine Field at 1:24 p.m. (PST) in Seattle and landed four hours later at the nearby

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Denel enters top 100 of global defence manufacturers

Posted 14 August 2015

For the first time in the company's history, the South Africa defence and technology group, Denel, is now ranked among the top 100 global defence manufacturers and the second largest in the southern hemisphere.

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French step up MH370 search in Reunion

Posted 8 August 2015

French authorities have today stepped up the search operation in the vicinity of Reunion following the discovery of debris suspected to have come from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

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MTU Aero Engines obtain civil approval for maintenance of TP400-D6 engine

Posted 31 July 2015

MTU Aero Engines has received approval from the Federal Aviation Office (LBA) to maintain the propulsion system powering the A400M military transport aircraft.

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Denel hints at new Rooivalk on the cards

Posted 27 July 2015

Group chief executive of South African state-owned Denel, Riaz Saloojee, hopes to get approval from the government to restart the Rooivalk combat helicopter production line.

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Dassault Aviation delivers first Rafales to the Arab Republic of Egypt

Posted 20 July 2015

This first delivery comes just five months after the Egyptian decision to acquire 24 Rafales (16 two-seaters and eight single-seaters) in order to equip its Air Force with a latest-generation multirole fighter

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Scorpion integrates Thales ISR kit to offering

Posted 18 June 2015

Thales and Textron AirLand have successfully jointly integrated Thales' I-Master radar on to Textron AirLand's Scorpion Jet, the two companies said at the Paris Air Show today.

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Paris: Helicopter giant up for sale

Posted 17 June 2015

Sikorsky – one of the biggest names in the rotor wing market – is looking for a new owner.

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Paris: Mali takes six Super Tucano in Embraer deal

Posted 15 June 2015

Mali's Minister of Defence,Tieman Coulibaly, signed a contract with Embraer today for six A-29 Super Tucano light attack and advanced training turboprops at the Paris Air Show.

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