Nigerian Air Force to replace crashed King Airs

by Jeremy Binnie

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has requested funds to replace its two King Air 350i aircraft that crashed earlier in the year, according to the proposed federal budget released on 7 October.

The proposed budget allocates NGN10.86 billion (USD26 million) towards the acquisition of two Beechcraft King Air 360s: the latest version of the King Air series.


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AUSA 2021: AeroVironment touts maintenance ease of Jump 20 UAV

by Pat Host

The AeroVironment Arcturus Jump 20 vertical take-off and landing UAV on display at the Association of the United States Army's annual convention in Washington, DC, on 11 October 2021. (Janes/Pat Host)

AeroVironment is promoting the maintainability of its Arcturus Jump 20 Group 3 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that the company had on display at the Association of the United States Army's (AUSA's) annual convention for the first time.

Tracy Stapleton, AeroVironment business development director, told Janes


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AUSA 2021: Teledyne FLIR unveils new Ion M640x tactical UAS

by Pat Host

The Teledyne FLIR Ion M640x tactical UAS unveiled on 11 October at the Association of the United States Army's annual convention in Washington, DC. (Janes/Pat Host)

Teledyne FLIR launched its new Ion M640x tactical unmanned aerial system (UAS) on 11 October at the Association of the United States Army's (AUSA's) annual convention.

Thomas Rambo, senior director for unmanned and integrated solutions at Teledyne FLIR Defense Technologies, told Janes on 11 October at the show that the aircraft improves on the Altavian Ion M440 with a 640×512 infrared (IR) sensor and a near-IR laser illuminator.


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AUSA 2021: CP Aeronautics eyes US manufacturing for company's UAV platforms

by Pat Host

CP Aeronautics' Orbiter 3 small tactical UAV on display on 11 October at the Association of the United States Army's (AUSA's) annual convention in Washington, DC. (Janes/Pat Host)

CP Aeronautics plans to create a United States presence for its family of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) by building aircraft and installing US sensors and communications packages there.

Brad Pilsl, company vice president, told Janes


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