• Argentina to negotiate with Brazil for Gripen E multirole fighters

    Argentina is to begin negotiations towards potentially buying 24 Saab Gripen E multirole fighters from the Brazilian production line, the Brazilian Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 21 October. The MoD said that Argentine Minister of Defence Agustin Rossi conditioned the Gripen procurement on

  • Honduras receives Legacy 600, orders two Super Tucanos

    Honduras has received an Embraer Legacy 600 transport aircraft and plans to buy two new Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano light fighters, the Honduran Foreign Ministry announced on 17 October. The 16-seat VIP transport aircraft, which was valued at USD14 million, was donated to the Honduras Air Force

  • Elbit to upgrade F-5 fighters for undisclosed Asian country

    Elbit Systems has been awarded a USD85 million contract by an undisclosed Asian country. The majority has been earmarked for a Northrop F-5 Tiger II upgrade programme. The contract, which was announced by the Israeli company on 22 October, will last for three years. In addition to upgrading the

  • Embraer rolls out first KC-390 prototype

    Embraer rolled out the first of two KC-390 prototype transport aircraft at its Gaviao Peixoto production facility, north of Sao Paulo, on 21 October. The ceremony, which was attended by officials from 32 countries, marked a major milestone in the programme ahead of the maiden flight, currently

  • Finland begins study on new fighter aircraft

    Finland's replacement for its Boeing F/A-18 Hornet fleet is expected to cost the country about EUR6 billion (USD7.6 billion), local media revealed on 18 October. Finland's Ministry of Defence (MoD) launched an exploratory working group in early October to examine maintenance and performance

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  • AUSA 2014: Army outlines upcoming combat vehicle choices

    US Army planners will use the next several years to consider its next major vehicle investment - perhaps for infantry or Stryker units - and whether to proceed with a future combat vehicle. With the cancellation of the ground combat vehicle (GCV) for budget reasons, the army had to choose whether

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