• Productive partnership [AAD16D3]

    Building relationships over time tends to bear fruit for the respective parties. This has proved the case for Jordan’s KIG – KADDB Investment Group (Hangar 2, Stand CW20) and South Africa’s Paramount Group (Hangar 4, Stand W14).

  • AHRLAC advances [AAD16D3]

    At AAD two years ago the AHRLAC multimission aircraft made a starring appearance in its public debut. At the time it had about 20 hours on the clock and was an austere prototype. Now the aircraft has returned to Waterkloof with some 250 hours under its belt, four trials deployments to its name, and with an impressive array of mission systems installed.

  • Africa Truck revealed [AAD16D3]

    Denel Vehicle Systems has shown for the first time its ‘Africa Truck’, which is regarded as a technology demonstrator. It was unveiled by General Solly Shoke, Chief of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF). The Military Command Council requested Armscor, Denel Vehicle Systems and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to investigate a project to restore the SANDF logistic support capability.

  • Multi-use helicopter [AAD16D3]

    Formerly AgustaWestland, Leonardo’s helicopter business is promoting the AW149 military helicopter to a number of nations.

  • Thunderous co-operation [AAD16D3]

    At a media briefing at AAD 2016 hosted by both the China National Aero-Technology Import and Export Corporation (CATIC) and the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC), the focus was on the co-operation between the two groups in the design and development of the JF-17 Thunder over a long period of time.

  • Twin-seat JF-17B/FC-1B fighter makes first flight

    The twin-seat Pakistan Aeronautical Complex/Chengdu Aircraft Industry Corporation (PAC/CAC) JF-17B Thunder/FC-1B Xiaolong combat aircraft has made its maiden flight, according to images posted on Chinese online forums on 27 April. The new variant of the JF-17/FC-1 fighter is believed to have
  • UK MoD green lights Meteor integration on F-35B

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has officially approved the integration of the Meteor beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) on the UK F-35B Lightning II multirole stealth aircraft under one of a raft of separate missile-related contract awards to MBDA announced on 21 April. A GBP41
  • USAF progresses SABR AESA radar integration onto F-16

    The US Air Force (USAF) is continuing with developmental testing of the active electronically scanned array (AESA) Northrop Grumman AN/APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) aboard the Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon, the service announced on 24 March. The work, which is being carried out by
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