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  • Afghanistan to get ScanEagle UASs

    The US Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded Boeing's Insitu subsidiary a potential USD71 million contract to produce eight ScanEagle unmanned aerial systems (UASs) for Afghanistan, the DoD announced on 25 November. The three-year deal covers 65 aerial vehicles, spares, support, and in-country

  • Brazilian Super Puma helicopters take final flight

    A Brazilian Air Force (FAB) squadron took its final flight with Airbus Helicopters AS332M Super Puma (locally designated H-34) utility/combat support helicopters on 28 November, as the fleet is being removed from service. The last two aircraft were transferred to Brazil's PAMA-SP material park in

  • Briefing: China looks to boost technical collaboration with Russia through Su-35 deal

    Key Points China looks to Su-35 purchase to boost military-technical co-operation with Russia Deal highlights potential for reverse engineering but Russia expected to seek to minimise risks China's Ministry of Defence (MoD) has confirmed its planned purchase of 24 Sukhoi Su-35 multirole fighter

  • Pentagon to send SOF 'expeditionary targeting force' for raids in Iraq, Syria

    The US military plans to increase its commitment to operations against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, in part by sending a Special Operations Forces (SOF) raid team to support Iraqi and Kurdish Peshmerga forces and to act unilaterally in Syria. "We're sending on President [Barack]

  • Philippines receives first two FA-50s

    The Philippines received two Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) FA-50 combat aircraft on 28 November. Manila ordered 12 FA-50s for the Philippine Air Force (PAF) under the 2014 Armed Forces Modernisation law. The aircraft are expected to serve as the PAF's lead-in trainer. The air force has said it

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