• Armed clashes kill six QSD fighters in Syria's Aleppo

    ACCORDING to the pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, six Qiwaat Suriyya al-Dimoqratiyya (QSD), or Syrian Democratic Forces, fighters were killed in armed clashes, involving a suicide attacks, with Islamic State militants in the town of Manbij in Syria's Aleppo governorate on 20 July.

  • Brimstone 2 finally declared operational with UK Tornado GR4

    Key Points Flight trials on UK Typhoon IPA 6 already under way Typhoon firing trials scheduled for the first quarter of 2017 Following successful completion of a series of delayed Operational Evaluation trials in February 2016, the UK Royal Air Force has finally declared an Initial Operating

  • China rolls-out indigenous flying boat

    China rolled out a new amphibious aircraft from the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) production line in Zhuhai on 23 July, state media announced. With a wing span of 38.8 m and a length of 37 m, the four-turboprop AG600 is the largest 'flying boat' to have been built by China. The

  • China's AVIC boosts performance in first half of 2016

    The Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) has attributed double-digit growth in the first half of fiscal year (FY) 2016 to reforms to improve efficiencies, quality and management. The state-owned company said on 22 July that sales in the six months to the end of June reached CNY153.7

  • Dutch helicopter withdrawal threatens to undermine UN Mali mission

    The Netherlands plans to withdraw its helicopters from Mali at the beginning of 2017 due to the heavy strain the deployment had taken on its helicopter fleet, according to Dutch Ministry of Defence spokesman Colonel Jos van der Leij. The Royal Netherlands Air Force has contributed four AH-64D

  • Governor survives a VBIED attack in Yemen's Aden

    A GOVERNOR, identified as Aidaroos al-Zubaidi, survived a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) attack by unidentified militants targeting his convoy in the Inma area of Yemen's Aden province on 15 July, Reuters reported. One soldier was reportedly wounded in the attack. No militant

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  • UK Gazelle helicopters to have lives extended until 2025

    The British Army's Westland Gazelle AH.1 observation and utility helicopters are to remain in service for another nine years, according to the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD). This extension will take the Gazelle past its 50th anniversary in UK military service in 1971 and make it the oldest

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  • Eurosatory 2016: MILREM extends THeMIS mission set

    Estonia's MILREM has broadened the mission set of its THeMIS (Tracked Hybrid Modular Infantry System) unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), equipping the platform with a counter-improvised explosive device (C-IED) payload. Speaking to IHS Jane's , MILREM's chief executive officer, Kuldar Väärsi,

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  • Japan orders additional MV-22 tiltrotors

    Japan has contracted four Bell-Boeing MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft in addition to five already ordered, the US Department of Defense (DoD) announced on 20 July. The award, which is part of a USD544.7 million modification to a previously announced US government multi-year (MY) buy across