• 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.

  • UK loses Watchkeeper to accident

    The UK military lost another Thales WK 450 Watchkeeper to an accident on 13 June, when one of the British Army’s unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) crashed near West Wales Airport at Aberporth. The UAV came down close to the airfield from which it was operating, bringing to five the number of
  • UK undecided on F-35 DAS upgrade

    The United Kingdom has yet to decide if it will upgrade its Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JAF) combat aircraft with the new Distributed Aperture System (DAS) announced earlier in the month. Answering questions in the House of Commons, Guto Bebb, Minister for Defence
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