DEFENSE Ilyushin’s Il-112V light military transport made its first flight April 1 from the Voronezh-based VASO facility, a subsidiary of United Aircraft Corp. The aircraft is to replace Russian Air Force Antonov An-24 turboprops. Leonardo will assemble light and medium helicopters in Algeria beginning in 2021, following the creation of a joint venture with the Algerian Ministry of National Defense. Taiwan has submitted a request to acquire 66 new Lockheed Martin F-16V fighters. ...

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