Sikorsky pitches the M-28 for Brazilian Army

PZL Mielec has demonstrated its M-28 Skytruck turboprop transport/freighter for an expected Brazilian army and air force requirement. A European aerospace company vying to enter the Latin American market is Poland’s PZL Mielec owned by Lockheed Martin/Sikorsky. During the LAAD 2017 exhibition held in Rio...

Shayrat splashed, but questions remain

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Justin Bronk, airpower research fellow at London’s Royal United Services Institute, explains why Russian air defence systems may have failed to shoot down any of the cruise missiles the US Navy launched at targets in Syria on 7th April. The 7th April strikes against...

Hurkus-C Deliveries Expected In 2018

The Turkish Air Force (TAF) is expected to receive the first of ten Turkish Aerospace Industry’s (TAI) Hurkus-C light strike aircraft in 2018. This follows the certification of the aircraft by the European Aviation Safety Agency in March 2016. The expected entry into service was...

RAF ASRAAM Integration Advances

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A live firing of MBDA’s Advanced Short Range Air-to-Air Missile (ASRAAM) from a Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning-II fighter has taken place; marking the first time a non-US made weapon has been dropped from the type. The infrared-guided ASRAAM is being certified for use on the...

6 Training and Simulation Systems for Aerial Platforms

Blending combat experience with today’s innovative simulation technologies, Elbit Systems offers operational and tactical, virtual and embedded trainers and simulators to leading air forces worldwide. The modular, flexible training solutions for airborne systems are designed to evolve and grow with customer needs. They offer computer-based trainers, partial...

Caravan of Death

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Orbital ATK’s AC-208B Combat Caravan-II gunship is expected to commence its first deliveries in 2017, the company has told armadainternational.com The company showcased its new AC-208B Combat Caravan-II variant during the SOFEX (Special Operations Forces Exhibition and Conference) held in Amman, Jordan. Derived from Cessna’s...

Russia-US CENTCOM Airspace Coordination

US CENTCOM (Central Command) and the Russian armed forces are in regular contact to ensure the safety of the skies above Syria, as both continue their efforts to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) insurgent group. The Russian and US armed forces...

The Double WAMI

US-based ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) specialists Logos Technologies expects its new Kestrel Block-2 Wide Area Motion Imagery (WAMI) ISR sensor to be ready for delivery within eight months of a customer contract, the company has revealed. The Kestrel WAMI is an optronics system mounted...

Spirits in the Sky

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The United States Air Force (USAF) will commence production of the first phase of the Northrop Grumman B-2A Spirit strategic bomber Flexible Strike programme in 2017, the USAF has told armadainternational.com. The Flexible Strike programme, for which Northrop Grumman is the prime contractor, commenced in...

Super Tucanos To Arrive in Nigeria by March

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) is expected to procure three Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano turboprop light strike aircraft from Brazil, following an announcement to this effect on 9th February. These aircraft are expected to be transferred from the current inventory of the Brazilian Air...

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