• Colombia receives final T-90 Calima primary trainer

    The Colombian Air Force's Air Maintenance Command (CAMAN) received its 25th and final T-90 Calima primary trainer on 26 August, the command announced. The T-90 Calima was selected to replace the long-serving Beechcraft T-34 Mentor in the Military Aviation School Marco Fidel Suárez located in

  • Greek Corsair crashes

    A Hellenic Air Force (HAF) A-7E Corsair II attack aircraft crashed near Komotini on 26 August, the Greek Ministry of Defence has reported. The pilot ejected safely from the aircraft, and while the cause of the crash is being investigated, it is thought to have been due to mechanical failure. The

  • Mexican Air Force reveals variety of procurements

    The Mexican Air Force (FAM) plans to spend a combined MXN7.288 billion (USD554 million) on four new projects that would buy a total of 23 aircraft, the Mexican Secretary of the Treasury (SHCP) announced on 22 August. The first project - valued at MXN1.63 billion - is to buy 14 Bell 407GX light

  • US, Croatia discuss deal that would send helicopters to Ukraine

    US and Croatian officials have discussed a deal that would send American UH-60 helicopters to Croatia, while Croatia would send Mi-8MTV-1 aircraft to Ukraine. Sources said that the talks had been largely casual with no settled specifics, but that any deal would be based on the transfer of surplus

  • USAF seeks information for rocket engine replacement

    Key Points The USAF is asking industry for options on a new launch system that would replace the RD-180 that powers the Atlas V rocket Russia builds RD-180s and has threatened to stop providing them for military launches The US Air Force (USAF) has released a request for information (RfI) for a


  • Drifting apart

    Military leaders have warned repeatedly that the United Kingdom risks becoming a 'hollow force' unable to offer useful help to its closest ally, the United States. So is this the end of an unusually close partnership? Matthew Bell reports
  • Rearming Russia

    Russia's rearmament ambitions envisage the replacement of some 70% of its old equipment by 2020, but current funding levels suggest it will fall well short of this goal. Karl Soper reports
  • Briefing: Tense transitions

    Transitions in East Asia's security and geopolitical landscape are introducing new challenges into longstanding competitions and increasing the range of plausible scenarios for miscalculation, escalation and crises across the Western pacific. Tate Nurkin reports
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  • IDF wants more Namer APCs and Trophy protection systems

    Senior army officials hope that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) will acquire better-protected armoured vehicles and more active protection systems (APS) such as Rafael's Trophy. Their comments came after seven members of the elite Golani Brigade were killed by an rocket-propelled grenade (RPG)
  • South Korea launches fourth Incheon-class frigate

    South Korea's STX Offshore & Shipbuilding launched the Republic of Korea Navy's (RoKN's) fourth Incheon-class Future Frigate Experimental (FFX) guided-missile frigate at its facility in Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do on 12 August. The vessel, named Gangwon , is the first Incheon-class frigate built


  • Aiming

    Company was founded on 12 April 2012 with purpose of returning to manufacture the German Mylius MY-103, now renamed Mistral II, last described in 2003-2004 Jane's All the World's Aircraft. Aiming has acquired right, from Mylius Flugzeugwerk GmbH, to produce and complete certification of the two-seat

  • Dassault Rafale

    Type Multirole fighter. Programme Development Milestones Design began June 82 Official go-ahead late 82 First order (demonstrator) 13 Apr 83 Rolled out 14 Dec 85 First flight 4 July 86 First flight, pre-production 19 May 91 Production go-ahead 23 Dec 92 First flight, production 24 Nov 98 First

  • Discovery

    Discovery Aviation was created in California in 2011 as North American development, sales, and production company for range of light, all-metal aircraft being developed and produced by Avia Ltd in Russian Federation. First of these, formerly known as Avia Accord-201, has been flying in Russia for

  • Discovery 201

    Type Light utility twin-prop transport. Programme Design of prototype, designated only as Akkord, began May 1991 in Avia Scientific-Production Association at Nizhny-Novgorod, Russian Federation; design team led by Yuri Lakhtachev and Evgeni Maslov; first flew 18 April 1994. Conventional tail