Iraq ready to induct Mi-28 into service

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Iraq is in the final stages to induct the Mi-28 attack helicopter into service. An official statement said Minister of Defense Khalid al-Obaidi observed “the final stage of preparing and arming the first group of” helicopters on Oct. 26.

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Israel canceled V-22 contract?

Posted in Air Force, Industry on October 31st, 2014 Be the first to comment

Media reports from Israel says Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon has canceled the contract for six V-22s.
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France denies imminent hand over of Mistral-class ship to Russia

Posted in Industry, Navy on October 31st, 2014 Be the first to comment

French Finance Minister Michel Sapin told RTL radio that his government is not ready to hand over the first Mistral-class ship to Russia.
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Rosoboronexport: Talks with China for Su-35 still ongoing

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Rosoboronexport Deputy General Manager Sergei Ladygin described negotiations with China regarding the purchase as ‘complex’ and ongoing.
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South Korea may sue BAE Systems

Posted in Air Force, Industry on October 30th, 2014 Be the first to comment

South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) told The Korea Times that Seoul reserves the right to sue BAE Systems if the latter cannot stick to the agreed price for upgrading its F-16s.

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Photo links: Hawker Hunter crashed in California

Posted in Heritage on October 30th, 2014 Be the first to comment

A privately-owned Hawker Hunter MK.58 crashed into a field near Naval Station Ventura County around 5:15pm on Oct. 29. The pilot was killed.

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Wolf Pack airmen defend Kunsan alongside ROK special forces

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For the first time, airmen from Wolf Pack work alongside ROK special forces, ROK Army, and ROKAF to help defend Kunsan airbase from simulated attacks.
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CSBA: U.S. Army could field a forward-deployed A2/AD force

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Expanding on U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s suggestion that the U.S. Army resume its mission of coastal defense, CSBA Research Fellow Eric Lindsey argues that the service should be bolder and field a forward-deployed anti-access/area-denial force with its land-based anti-air, anti-ship, and surface-to-surface strike assets.

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Sagem infrared seeker selected for ANL/Sea Venom

Posted in Industry, Navy, Research on October 30th, 2014 Be the first to comment

MBDA has chosen Sagem to develop and produce the infrared seeker for the ANL/Sea Venom light anti-ship missile.
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Taiwan lifts grounding of AT-3 fleet

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Taiwan’s AT-3 jet trainers were cleared to fly on Oct. 27 after the fleet was grounded following a fatal mid-air accident last week.

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