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Oman continues to build bridges with India

Posted 25 September 2017

The Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) has completed the latest in a reciprocal series of joint exercises with the Indian Air Force (IAF). Jon Lake reports.

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Rubb and Alireza tie up for Saudi military hangars

Posted 20 September 2017

Rubb Buildings has linked up with Saudi Arabian company, Haji Abdullah Alireza to work on a number of significant aircraft hangar projects together. The two companies consolidated their relationship at DSEI, the London defence show,

in Defence / Features

Indian signs are looking good

Posted 19 September 2017

The UAE is developing closer defence ties with India, as Jon Lake discovers.

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Qatar in surprise order for Typhoon

Posted 18 September 2017

BAE Systems and its Eurofighter consortium – including Leonardo and Airbus – are still on cloud nine following this week's order for 24 Typhoon fighters from Qatar.

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Bahrain looks for 19 F-16V fighters

Posted 14 September 2017

Formal steps are being taken to allow Bahrain to order a further 19 F-16V aircraft according to papers released in Washington.

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Ka-226T successfully tested in Iran

Posted 14 September 2017

Russian Helicopters together with Iran Helicopter Support and Renewal Company (IHSRC) successfully completed testing of the light multirole helicopter Ka-226T that was carried out in Iran in August–September 2017.

in Defence / Features

A tale of fact and fiction

Posted 13 September 2017

Iran paraded many new defence products and capabilities during a major show in April but what was actual achievement and what was merely propaganda? Babak Taghvaee sorts out the fact from the fiction.

in Defence

Russian Helicopters to unveil helicopter Ka-62 at Eastern Economic Forum

Posted 6 September 2017

Russian Helicopters Holding is to present the Russain and international audience with a brand new utility helicopter Ka-62.

in Defence / Airports

US F-18 closes Bahrain Airport after "uncomfortable" landing

Posted 12 August 2017

An American Navy F-18 crashed on the runway at Bahrain's Muharraq International Airport today (Saturday).

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Kurt Amend named chief executive of Raytheon Arabia

Posted 10 August 2017

Raytheon Company has announced that Kurt Amend will become Chief Executive of the Raytheon Arabia business unit.

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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.

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Bahrain orders Sniper targeting pods

Posted 11 July 2017

The Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) has ordered Lockheed Martin Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods (ATP) for its F-16 fleet, becoming the 25th international customer for the programme.

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Bahrain to purchase Lockheed Martin's Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod

Posted 11 July 2017

Lockheed Martin has received a direct commercial sale contract from the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) to provide Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods (ATP) for its F-16 fleet, becoming the 25th international customer for

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Sukhoi Superjet 100 confirmed its ability to fly from short runways

Posted 10 July 2017

Since the beginning of July 2017 Sukhoi Superjet 100 has successfully performed flights to one of the oldest airports of Northern Europe – Bromma (Sweden). It has relatively short runway of 1660 m and it is situated

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Oman gets first Typhoon

Posted 27 June 2017

The Royal Air Force of Oman has received its first Eurofighter Typhoon combat jet - part of a batch of 12 - with its arrival marked with a ceremony, held last week in the presence of the Commander of the Royal Air Force of Oman - Air Vice-Marshal Mattar bin Ali bin Mattar Al

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Kuwait to utilise Thales for Caracal training

Posted 20 June 2017

Airbus Helicopters has selected Thales to provide flight and training solutions for Kuwait Air Force and National Guard H225M Caracal transport helicopters

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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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PARIS AIRSHOW: Kuwait forces to use Thales flight simulators to train Caracal helicopter pilots

Posted 19 June 2017

Thales has been selected by Airbus Helicopters to provide the Kuwait forces with flight and mission training solutions for the pilots and crews of its Caracal helicopters.

in Defence

Qatar signs agreement with U.S. for purchase of F-15 Fighter Jets

Posted 16 June 2017

The State of Qatar and the United States signed on Wednesday an agreement for the purchase of F-15 fighter jets, with an initial cost of $12 billion.

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Oman to update air worthiness rules of RAFO fleet with Air Partner

Posted 13 June 2017

Air Partner's aviation safety consultancy company Baines Simmons has been awarded a contract to provide aviation safety consultancy services to the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO).

in Defence

13 die in Turkish military helicopter crash near Iraqi border

Posted 1 June 2017

Thirteen high-ranking Turkish military officials were killed yesterday when their helicopter crashed in the south east of the country, In a statement, the army said the AS 532 Cougar had crashed shortly after taking off

in Defence

Boeing completes radar upgrade for Saudi Arabia's AWACS fleet

Posted 30 May 2017

Boeing last week completed a series of upgrades that substantially enhance the technological capabilities of Saudi Arabia's E-3A Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft.

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Oman receives first Eurofighter Typhoon

Posted 19 May 2017

The first Eurofighter Typhoon for the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) has been formally presented in a ceremony held this week at BAE Systems' Military Air & Information business at Warton, Lancashire, in the UK.

in Defence

Lockheed Martin to deliver Sniper Pods for Kuwait Hornet Aircraft

Posted 16 May 2017

Lockheed Martin has received a delivery order from the U.S. Air Force to provide Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods (ATP) to the Kuwait Air Force for its F/A-18C/D Hornet aircraft.

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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.

in Defence / Features

Iraqi An-32s pressed into service as bombers

Posted 24 April 2017

When operations by the so-called Islamic State (also known as Daesh) began to ramp up in 2014, the Iraqi Air Force was sorely lacking in close air support and ground attack capabilities.

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Al Tariq guided bombs in service and combat-proven

Posted 20 April 2017

Denel Dynamics' annual report has revealed that 600 Al Tariq guided weapons have now been delivered to the United Arab Emirates, under a programme that was earlier delayed by technical challenges.

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Iran unveils new military trainer

Posted 17 April 2017

In a ceremony attended by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday, Iran unveiled the latest domestically-made military products developed by the Defense Ministry, including the country's first homegrown jet trainer, dubbed Kowsar.

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Syria gains more upgraded Su-24M2 bombers

Posted 13 April 2017

The Syrian Arab Armed Forces are receiving 10 examples of the Sukhoi Su-24M2 'Fencer-D' attack aircraft from Russia, augmenting an unknown number of existing 'Fencers'. Jon Lake reports.

in Defence / Features

Kuwait plans for Eurofighter as delegation visits Italy

Posted 13 April 2017

ALAN WARNES in TURIN. – Among the many guests at the unveiling of the 500th Eurofighter at Leonardo's Turin-Caselle facility, on Tuesday was a small Kuwait delegation. It was headed up by the Kuwait Ambassador to Italy, His

in Defence / Features

Growing controversy surrounds UK-supplied weapons in Yemen

Posted 10 April 2017

The British Government has said that it is “deeply concerned” by reports of the Saudi use of UK weapons against civilian targets in Yemen, though Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said he did not believe the “threshold” had been

in Defence / Features

UAE ops using Wing Loong drones

Posted 29 March 2017

In recent years, the UAE has embraced a more active military role on the world stage, deploying forces in the Balkans and Afghanistan, as well as in Libya during the 2011 civil war. As Jon Lake reports, the nation has also played a major role in operations against

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Dyncorp International to provide aviation field maintenances services for US Army in Egypt

Posted 28 March 2017

The US Army has engaged defense contractor DynCorp International to provide aviation field maintenance services in Egypt and the Netherlands on behalf of the Aviation Field

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Lockheed Martin's UAE chief executive delivers keynote address at Interpol Security Forum

Posted 28 March 2017

Robert S. Harward, chief executive of Lockheed Martin UAE, has delivered a keynote speech to 500 global attendees at the Unity for Security Forum, in Abu Dhabi.

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Airbus Defence and Space appoints four new Executive Committee members

Posted 28 March 2017

Airbus Defence and Space has appointed Jana Rosenmann, Grazia Vittadini, Bernhard Brenner and Peter Weckesser as new executive committee members.

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Alligators will be with Egypt Navy this year says Russian Helicopters

Posted 27 March 2017

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

Turkey in pilot crisis after failed coup attempt

Posted 21 March 2017

After a failed coup attempt and a series of subsequent purges, Turkey's air force has undergone a major reorganisation, with several units disbanded and large numbers of personnel arrested. As a result, the force now faces serious pilot

in Defence / Features

Helicopter bonanza!

Posted 7 March 2017

It has been an impressive couple of months for Middle East air forces. The US Government approved deals with Qatar for 72 F-15QAs and also Kuwait for 40 F/A-18E/F Super Hornets in mid-November, but in early December came a bonanza of possible helicopter sales valued at more

in Defence

Raytheon wins Qatar early warning radar contract

Posted 26 February 2017

Qatar has signed a billion dollar deal with Raytheon for an early warning radar system.

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Boeing receives contract from the UAE to provide C-17 Globemaster III support and training

Posted 22 February 2017

Boeing has received a two-year, $18.7 million contract from the United Arab Emirates to provide C-17 Globemaster III logistics support and training simulator maintenance.

in Defence

New Rockwell Collins leadership to expand Middle East 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

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

Lockheed Martin to showcase latest products and capabilities at IDEX 2017

Posted 13 February 2017

Lockheed Martin is set to showcase the latest advanced technology solutions at IDEX 2017, leading defense exhibition and conference, taking place in Abu Dhabi between 19 -23 February.

in Defence / Features

Airbus boosted by Kuwait Caracal order

Posted 6 February 2017

Kuwait has become the seventh customer for the Airbus Helicopters H225M Caracal, the much-improved military derivative of the AS 532A2 Cougar. Jon Lake reports.

in Defence / Technology / Space

Middle East in key Kymeta sea-land-air connectivity target

Posted 2 February 2017

The USA's satellite solutions provider Kymeta says the Middle East is shaping up as a key market for its mTenna high-throughput satellite connectivity terminal for which aviation grade solutions are expected by the end of the

in Defence / Features

Turkey deal is big boost for Sikorsky

Posted 2 February 2017

Jon Lake looks at the Sikorsky S-70i helicopter as it continues to make inroads in the Middle East region.

in Defence

BAE Systems signs agreement with Turkish Aerospace Industries for TF-X Programme

Posted 30 January 2017

In the presence of The Prime Ministers of Turkey and the United Kingdom, BAE Systems and Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has signed a Heads of Agreement to collaborate on the first development phase

in Defence / Features

BAE Systems aiming for multi-billion dollar TAI-up

Posted 27 January 2017

BAE Systems is preparing for a special link-up with Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI). Alan Warnes reports.

in Defence

Saudi's first F-15SA commissioned

Posted 26 January 2017

The first F15-Saudi Advance fighter has begun operations with the Royal Saudi Air Force, the Saudi Press Agency has reported. The new variant is part of the RSAF plans to upgrade its fleet of fighter jets, ushering in a new era in the capabilities and readiness

in Defence / Events

Rubb to showcase rapid deployment 'super structures' at IDEX 2017

Posted 26 January 2017

Manufacturer of prefabricated, portable structures, Rubb, will be showcasing the latest technology in rapid deployment 'super structures' at the biennial International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX),

in Defence / Features

The unmanned option…

Posted 24 January 2017

Unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) are increasingly being seen as a military option in the Middle East. David Oliver looks at the rise of the technology.

in Defence / Features

Qatar backing new 'eye in the sky'

Posted 10 January 2017

Protecting oil and gas installations, as well as the many international events hosted by Qatar, are the main proposed roles for a purpose-designed aircraft now being developed in Germany. Alan Dron reports.

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Airbus DS EBS adds portable jammer to Xpeller Counter-UAV product family

Posted 3 January 2017

Airbus DS Electronics and Border Security (EBS), future Hensoldt has added a portable jamming system to its family of Counter-UAV products which detects illicit intrusions of small drones over critical areas

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Saudi sets defence budget for 2017

Posted 2 January 2017

Saudi Arabia has announced its budget for 2017 which sees an allocation of $51 billion for the kingdom's defence. Revenues are estimated at $184.5 billion. Two thirds of this is from oil revenues which are 46% higher than the 2016 projections.

in Defence / Features

Military Global 6000s show operational promise

Posted 22 December 2016

Saab has expanded its range of airborne early warning and maritime patrol aircraft and now offers its Erieye and Swordfish mission systems integrated on Bombardier's Global 6000 business jet. As Jon Lake reports, these operational

in Defence / Features

New role for Jordanian Skytrucks?

Posted 14 December 2016

On July 29, the US Department of Defense announced that the Sierra Nevada Corporation had been awarded what was referred to as an “undefinitized contract action” for the modification of a PZL Mielec M28 aircraft for the Royal Jordanian Air Force.

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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)

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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

Rocketing upwards…

Posted 4 November 2016

Jon Lake takes a look at Roketsan Missiles Industries, one of Turkey's top 500 industrial concerns.

in Air Transport / Defence / People

Kotil leaves Turkish Airlines for TAI leadership role

Posted 21 October 2016

Turkish Airlines CEO Dr Temel Kotil has resigned to take up a new role heading TAI – the national aerospace and technology company with a vast defence portfolio.

in Defence / Features

Turkey's Air Power

Posted 21 October 2016

JON LAKE looks at the make up of the Turkish Air Force, the largest and most important of the seven military and parapublic air arms in Turkey.

in Defence / Features

Mystery as Libya's 'new' aircraft fly in

Posted 14 October 2016

Have Egypt and Sudan been re-equipping the Libyan Air Force in violation of a UN Security Council arms embargo? Jon Lake investigates.

in Defence / Features

Three-time training boost for Saudi pilots

Posted 11 October 2016

With deliveries of all three new trainer types ordered after a major revamp of its flying training system now under way, the Royal Saudi Air Force is entering a new era in which its student pilots will experience an advanced, all-digital cockpit

in Defence

New improved A330 MRTT makes successful maiden flight

Posted 4 October 2016

Airbus Defence and Space has successfully completed the maiden flight of the first new standard A330 MRTT Multi Role Tanker Transport.

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White House approves $8billion deal for Gulf fighter jets

Posted 1 October 2016

The White House has finally approved the long drawn out requests by Kuwait and Qatar to buy up to 76 Boeing F-15 and F/A- 18E/F Super Hornet aircraft worth approximately $7 billion as well as clearing the sale of 17 Lockheed

in Defence

Raytheon integrate new missile defence radar

Posted 29 September 2016

The world's newest, lower-tier air and missile defence radar just completed a critical milestone, moving it one step closer to testing in an operational environment.

in Defence / Training

Jordan's F-16 pilots get new training environment from Lockheed Martin

Posted 28 September 2016

The Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) F-16 pilots have been given a boost with a a new simulation-based F-16 training environment being developed for Amman by manufacturer Lockheed Martin.

in Defence

Raytheon Company appoints new president Raytheon International in Saudi Arabia

Posted 23 September 2016

Raytheon Company has appointed Kurt E. Amend as President, Raytheon International (RII) in Saudi Arabia.

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TAI Hürkuş Aircraft completes flight testing

Posted 8 September 2016

Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) Hürkuş tandem two-seat trainer has completed all flight testing and obtained Type Certificate (TC) from the Turkish Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) with its validation

in Defence

Middle East and North Africa 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.

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Kuwait Ministry of Defence orders 30 H225M Caracal helicopters

Posted 10 August 2016

Airbus Helicopters has signed a contract with the Kuwait Ministry of Defence for the purchase of 30 H225M Caracal multirole utility helicopters as well as an associated support and services package.

in Air Transport / Defence / Business Aviation

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.

in Defence

AAR adds to Afghan airlift contract

Posted 17 July 2016

Global aftermarket solutions company AAR has been awarded an additional rotary wing airlift services in Afghanistan from the US Transportation Command (TRANSCOM). The award to AAR's Airlift division is part of an existing services contract to support

in Defence / Maintenance

Turkish Air Force certificated as regional support centre for CN235

Posted 14 July 2016

Airbus Defence and Space has authorised the Turkish Air Force's 2nd Air Supply and Maintenance Centre (2nd ASMC) in Kayseri as a regional support and maintenance centre for Airbus CN235 aircraft following a detailed

in Defence

Airbus Defence and Space and Roketsan to integrate weapon systems on C295W

Posted 14 July 2016

Airbus Defence and Space and Roketsan Missiles Industries of Turkey have signed an MoU to integrate a range of weapon systems on the Airbus C295W surveillance and transport aircraft.

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Roketsan and Sierra Nevada Corporation sign MoU

Posted 13 July 2016

Roketsan Missiles Industries of Turkey and Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) have signed an MoU at Farnborough International Airshow to explore broad areas of cooperation in air and space.

in Defence

Lockheed Martin and Roketsan join forces

Posted 13 July 2016

Lockheed Martin and Roketsan of Turkey have signed a follow-on contract to finalise development of the Stand Off Missile-Joint Strike Fighter (SOM-J) cruise missile for the Turkish F-35 programme.

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AAR awarded new rotary wing services task order in Afghanistan

Posted 13 July 2016

AAR has announced US Transportation Command has awarded its Airlift division a task order for additional rotary wing airlift services in Afghanistan, as part of an existing services contract to support US Central

in Defence / Training

Esterline CMC Electronics signs contract for Royal Jordanian Air Force

Posted 11 July 2016

Esterline CMC Electronics has been awarded a contract by Pilatus for the Royal Jordanian Air Force.

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CAE wins the UAE military helicopter training contract

Posted 21 June 2016

CAE has been awarded a contract to provide the UAE Joint Aviation Command (JAC) with a suite of helicopter simulators and training devices for the NorthStar Aviation 407 Multi-Role Helicopter (407MRH) as well as the Sikorsky UH-60M

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Iraq Air Force in talks for renewed support contract for AC208 fleet

Posted 16 June 2016

The Iraq Air Force has been in talks with American firms Flight Safety International and Orbital ATK to ensure that the Iraqi squadron utilizing the military version of the Cessna Caravan can become self sufficient

in Defence

CAE to develop NTC for UAE

Posted 16 June 2016

CAE has been awarded contracts by the General Headquarters (GHQ) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces, including one to design and develop a comprehensive purpose-built Naval Training Centre (NTC) for the UAE Navy, featuring integrated ship

in Defence

Qatar confirms Apache order

Posted 15 June 2016

Qatar has confirmed it has signed a contract with Boeing for the purchase of 24 AH-64E Apache helicopters.

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

in Defence

Roketsan signs MoU with MBDA Deutschland

Posted 3 June 2016

Roketsan and MBDA Deutschland have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

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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 / Events

DSEI 2017 sees an early increase in Middle Eastern participation

Posted 10 May 2016

DSEI, the integrated defence and security exhibition, is set to be the key date in the diary for Middle Eastern defence companies.

in Defence / Events

MESOC 2016 to be held next month

Posted 13 April 2016

The 8th Middle East Special Operations Commanders Conference (MESOC 2016) will be held next month at the Le Royal Hotel in Amman, Jordan.

in Defence

Saudi joins the big guns in defence spending

Posted 12 April 2016

Saudi Arabia has overtaken Russia to become the third largest spender on military equipment.

in Defence

Finmeccanica signs contract to supply 28 Eurofighter Typhoons to Kuwait

Posted 5 April 2016

The Kuwait Ministry of Defence and Finmeccanica, which leads commercial activities in Kuwait on behalf of the Eurofighter consortium, today signed a contract for the supply of 28 Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft,

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

DIMDEX: Qatar concludes Rafale deal

Posted 29 March 2016

Qatar has finally completed the deal for 24 Dassault Rafale fighter jets at the opening day of the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX).

in Defence

Sweet 16 as Saudi adopts the KC-130J

Posted 18 March 2016

Saudi Arabia has become the 16th country to operate the C-130J Super Hercules to meet its refueling and airlift needs as it took delivery of two KC-130J Super Hercules aerial refuelers.

in Defence

Germans approve Saudi helicopter deal

Posted 18 March 2016

Reuters has reported that the German government has approved several arms export deals with countries in the Middle East, including delivery of 23 Airbus helicopters to Saudi Arabia,

in Defence

Foundation stone laid for new King Saud air base

Posted 15 March 2016

The foundation stone for the new King Saud air base in Hafr Al Batin province, has been laid by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. Commander of King Saud Air Base in the Eastern Sector, Major General Ahmed bin Ali Al-Asiri, said the base will be a

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UAE Armed Forces sign for eight P.1HH HammerHead UAVs

Posted 10 March 2016

The General Headquarters of the United Arab Emirates Armed Force (GHQ) has signed a contract with Abu Dhabi Autonomous Systems Investments (ADASI) for the acquisition of eight P.1HH HammerHead aircraft, multipurpose Unmanned

in Defence / General Aviation / Events

Mahindra eyeing UAE partnership opportunities

Posted 8 March 2016

India's multinational conglomerate the Mahindra Group is eagerly eyeing aerospace and defence partnership projects in the UAE with a particular focus on Abu Dhabi.

in Defence / General Aviation / Maintenance

Saudi Rotorcraft sets launch plans and new partner in the offing

Posted 7 March 2016

The Saudi Rotorcraft Support Center (SRSC), Saudi Arabia's only private company providing comprehensive, in-country maintenance repair and overhaul support for the Kingdom's diverse civil and military rotorcraft

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Kurt Amend named chief executive of Raytheon Arabia

Raytheon Company has announced that Kurt Amend will become Chief Executive of the Raytheon Arabia business unit.

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Russian Helicopters together with Iran Helicopter Support and Renewal Company (IHSRC) successfully completed testing of the light multirole helicopter Ka-226T that was carried out in Iran in August–September 2017.

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Iran paraded many new defence products and capabilities during a major show in April but what was actual achievement and what was merely propaganda? Babak Taghvaee sorts out the fact from the fiction.

Russian Helicopters to unveil helicopter Ka-62 at Eastern Economic Forum

Russian Helicopters Holding is to present the Russain and international audience with a brand new utility helicopter Ka-62.

Bahrain looks for 19 F-16V fighters

Formal steps are being taken to allow Bahrain to order a further 19 F-16V aircraft according to papers released in Washington.

US F-18 closes Bahrain Airport after "uncomfortable" landing

An American Navy F-18 crashed on the runway at Bahrain's Muharraq International Airport today (Saturday).

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