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Jun 10, 2012

INS Vikramaditya Out for Sea Trials

Maxim Pyadushkin writes: The Indian Navy may start preparing to get into service the second aircraft carrier. On June 8, INS Vikramaditya left Russia....More
Jun 08, 2012

Cat Copter

I can't remember the first time I saw a micro UAV, but they still look like toys to me. Now the LA Times newspaper reports that a Dutch artist has....More
Jun 07, 2012

And then there were five

No, that last gin & tonic you drank was not stronger than you thought and is making you see things. There are indeed five A400Ms here lined up....More
Jun 05, 2012

5/29 Frago

+ Marines get ‘hot hookup,’ pioneer new technique 'no organization had ever attempted to hook cargo to the K-MAX while it was in unmanned flight' + ....More
Jun 05, 2012

Yo Ho Dolfijn!

The Royal Netherlands Navy submarine Hr. Ms. Dolfijn returned to the port of Den Helder on 1 June after a three-month deployment as part of NATO's....More
Jun 02, 2012

Pristine Spitfires Found in Burma

This story is not about JSF, or Rafale or Typhoon or Gripen but about one of the world's legendary planes: the Spitfire, a large number of which – up....More
Jun 01, 2012

June Defense Technology International

The June issue of DTI is here. Some of the articles: + Brad Perrett on Seoul's new missile....More
Jun 01, 2012

Saab Unveils New Surveillance Offering

With an eye to what it sees as a growing market for maritime surveillance aircraft, Saab has rolled out the Saab 340 MSA (maritime security aircraft....More
Jun 01, 2012

Multinational Aircraft Recovery Training

The European Air Transport Command organized the first Multinational Aircraft Recovery Training (MART) event at France's Bricy air base in Orleans on....More
May 31, 2012

Dutch Save On Spare Parts

Some of the equipment being taken out of Dutch military service will be used for spare parts, Dutch Defense Minister Hans Hillen informed parliament....More
May 30, 2012

S.Africa and Airbus Military Bury the Hatchet

You may remember that South Africa had signed a final contract in December 2006 to buy eight A400Ms before pulling out of the project three years....More
May 29, 2012

No Question of Cutting Back on A400M for Spain

Will Spain be able to maintain its commitment to buying 27 A400M military transport aircraft? This was the question I set my Spanish colleagues and....More
May 28, 2012

Devil Is in the Details for BD II Stop Work

Bedeviled by technology snags, the U.S. Air Force has finally stopped work on its contract with little-known MAV6 to build an intelligence-collecting....More
May 27, 2012

Airbus Military A400M Type Certification Seen in July

Airbus Military expects to receive the A400M type certification in July with the start of the key functional reliability testing merely “a question....More
May 27, 2012

Finally ... First F-35B Flight out of Eglin

The F-35B today conducted its first flight out of Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., one of several steps needed to officially stand up pilot training for....More
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