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Israeli Air Force touches down in Germany for first time

by Gareth Jennings

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) deployed combat aircraft to Germany for the first time in its history on 17 August.

IAF F-16D crewmembers are greeted by an Israeli ground handler on their arrival into Germany for the first time in Israel’s history. (Luftwaffe)

IAF F-16D crewmembers are greeted by an Israeli ground handler on their arrival into Germany for the first time in Israel’s history. (Luftwaffe)

Six Lockheed Martin F-16C/D Barak multirole fighters, accompanied by support and liaison aircraft as well as 180 personnel, arrived at the Tactical Air Force Wing 31 ‘Boelcke’ in Nörvenich, southwest of Cologne, for the first ever bilateral training exercise between the IAF and the Luftwaffe. Exercise ‘Blue Wings 2020’ will see the IAF F-16s train alongside Luftwaffe Eurofighters over the coming two weeks,

“At the invitation of the Inspector of the [German] Air Force, Lieutenant General Ingo Gerhartz, said both air forces will practice joint air operations during the first week at ‘Blue Wings’. In the second week, the Israeli partners take part in the Multinational Air Group Days (MAG Days), which take place several times a year,” the Luftwaffe said. Gen Gerhatz’s IAF counterpart, Major General Amikam Norkin, accompanied the arrival of his aircraft and personnel in German airspace aboard a VIP Gulfstream G550.

“The German Air Force has had a great deal of its most important [operations] outside of NATO in recent years. The Israeli Air Force is considered one of the best air forces in the world. For German pilots it is of great value to get to know the procedures of the Israeli partners and thereby gain valuable knowledge. Blue Wings takes the partnership and especially the close friendship between the two countries to a new level,” the Luftwaffe said. German combat aircraft have previously participated in Exercise ‘Blue Flag’ held in Israel, with the last time being in 2019.

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The Israeli Air Force (IAF) deployed combat aircraft to Germany for the first time in its history on...

Israeli Air Force touches down in Germany for first time

by Gareth Jennings

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) deployed combat aircraft to Germany for the first time in its history on 17 August.

IAF F-16D crewmembers are greeted by an Israeli ground handler on their arrival into Germany for the first time in Israel’s history. (Luftwaffe)

IAF F-16D crewmembers are greeted by an Israeli ground handler on their arrival into Germany for the first time in Israel’s history. (Luftwaffe)

Six Lockheed Martin F-16C/D Barak multirole fighters, accompanied by support and liaison aircraft as well as 180 personnel, arrived at the Tactical Air Force Wing 31 ‘Boelcke’ in Nörvenich, southwest of Cologne, for the first ever bilateral training exercise between the IAF and the Luftwaffe. Exercise ‘Blue Wings 2020’ will see the IAF F-16s train alongside Luftwaffe Eurofighters over the coming two weeks,

“At the invitation of the Inspector of the [German] Air Force, Lieutenant General Ingo Gerhartz, said both air forces will practice joint air operations during the first week at ‘Blue Wings’. In the second week, the Israeli partners take part in the Multinational Air Group Days (MAG Days), which take place several times a year,” the Luftwaffe said. Gen Gerhatz’s IAF counterpart, Major General Amikam Norkin, accompanied the arrival of his aircraft and personnel in German airspace aboard a VIP Gulfstream G550.


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Boeing selects Australian production site for ATS loyal wingman

by Gareth Jennings

The Boeing ATS is to be built at Toowommba Wellcamp Airport, Queensland, the manufacturer announced on 22 September. (Boeing)

Boeing has selected the site in Australia where it is to build the Airpower Teaming System (ATS) ‘loyal wingman' unmanned aerial vehicle, establishing the company's first final assembly line outside of North America.

The manufacturer said on 22 September that Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport, Queensland, had been chosen as the preferred site to build the first military combat aircraft designed, developed, and manufactured in Australia in half a century.

News of the proposed siting of the production facility came eight months after the first ATS that Boeing Australia is developing in partnership with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) made its maiden flight in February.

When it was unveiled at the Avalon Air Show in 2019, the ATS concept was named Boeing ATS (BATS). The system is not remotely piloted, however, it will be semi-autonomous and controlled from both the ground and the air.


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Leonardo offers AW139 helicopter to Polish armed forces

by Jakub Link-Lenczowski

The Italian Navy HH-139B helicopter during Leonardo's presentation of its AW139 for the Polish armed forces' multirole medium helicopter requirement in Warsaw on 16 September. (Jakub Link-Lenczowski)

Leonardo subsidiary PZL-Świdnik revealed details of its offer for the Polish armed forces' multirole medium helicopter requirement in Warsaw on 16 September. Jacek Libucha, president of PZL-Świdnik's management board, said the AW139 is being offered for the requirement, replacing the W-3 Sokół rotorcraft family that was produced in Świdnik.

The offer involves the ‘Polonisation' of production of the future AW139W, which would be manufactured in Poland, including its PT6 engines. Świdnik would take over design authority to allow the integration of Polish-made weapon systems, such as heavy machine guns from Zakłady Mechaniczne Tarnów and Spike anti-tank guided missiles delivered by MESKO. The final step of AW139 ‘Polonisation' would be the delivery of unspecified computer systems developed by Poland's Instytut Techniczny Wojsk Lądowych (Air Force Institute of Technology).


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Serbia buys Kornet ATGMs and more Pantsyr S1M air defence systems

by Igor Bozinovski

Serbia will receive a first batch of Kornet anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs), Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić said during a visit to the Ušće 2021 display of military equipment in Belgrade, marking Serbian National Unity Day on 15 September. The missiles have a range of 8 km and will arm light vehicles that equip special forces and infantry units.

Nenad Miloradović, Assistant Minister for Material Resources in the Ministry of Defence (MoD), told Vučić that Thales 70 mm laser-guided air-to-ground rockets, with a range of 6 km, were being procured for Serbian Air Force and Air Defence (RV i PVO) H145M helicopters. He added that negotiations were underway with France for more H145M helicopters and Mistral 3 short-range air defence missile systems for integration into Serbia's indigenously developed PASARS self-propelled anti-aircraft guns (SPAAGs).

Vučić revealed that Serbia had ordered more Pantsyr S1M air defence systems and plans to procure Chinese-made CH-95 medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicles.


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The Israeli Air Force (IAF) deployed combat aircraft to Germany for the first time in its history on...

Israeli Air Force touches down in Germany for first time

by Gareth Jennings

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) deployed combat aircraft to Germany for the first time in its history on 17 August.

IAF F-16D crewmembers are greeted by an Israeli ground handler on their arrival into Germany for the first time in Israel’s history. (Luftwaffe)

IAF F-16D crewmembers are greeted by an Israeli ground handler on their arrival into Germany for the first time in Israel’s history. (Luftwaffe)

Six Lockheed Martin F-16C/D Barak multirole fighters, accompanied by support and liaison aircraft as well as 180 personnel, arrived at the Tactical Air Force Wing 31 ‘Boelcke’ in Nörvenich, southwest of Cologne, for the first ever bilateral training exercise between the IAF and the Luftwaffe. Exercise ‘Blue Wings 2020’ will see the IAF F-16s train alongside Luftwaffe Eurofighters over the coming two weeks,

“At the invitation of the Inspector of the [German] Air Force, Lieutenant General Ingo Gerhartz, said both air forces will practice joint air operations during the first week at ‘Blue Wings’. In the second week, the Israeli partners take part in the Multinational Air Group Days (MAG Days), which take place several times a year,” the Luftwaffe said. Gen Gerhatz’s IAF counterpart, Major General Amikam Norkin, accompanied the arrival of his aircraft and personnel in German airspace aboard a VIP Gulfstream G550.


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Boeing selects Australian production site for ATS loyal wingman

by Gareth Jennings

The Boeing ATS is to be built at Toowommba Wellcamp Airport, Queensland, the manufacturer announced on 22 September. (Boeing)

Boeing has selected the site in Australia where it is to build the Airpower Teaming System (ATS) ‘loyal wingman' unmanned aerial vehicle, establishing the company's first final assembly line outside of North America.

The manufacturer said on 22 September that Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport, Queensland, had been chosen as the preferred site to build the first military combat aircraft designed, developed, and manufactured in Australia in half a century.

News of the proposed siting of the production facility came eight months after the first ATS that Boeing Australia is developing in partnership with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) made its maiden flight in February.

When it was unveiled at the Avalon Air Show in 2019, the ATS concept was named Boeing ATS (BATS). The system is not remotely piloted, however, it will be semi-autonomous and controlled from both the ground and the air.


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Leonardo offers AW139 helicopter to Polish armed forces

by Jakub Link-Lenczowski

The Italian Navy HH-139B helicopter during Leonardo's presentation of its AW139 for the Polish armed forces' multirole medium helicopter requirement in Warsaw on 16 September. (Jakub Link-Lenczowski)

Leonardo subsidiary PZL-Świdnik revealed details of its offer for the Polish armed forces' multirole medium helicopter requirement in Warsaw on 16 September. Jacek Libucha, president of PZL-Świdnik's management board, said the AW139 is being offered for the requirement, replacing the W-3 Sokół rotorcraft family that was produced in Świdnik.

The offer involves the ‘Polonisation' of production of the future AW139W, which would be manufactured in Poland, including its PT6 engines. Świdnik would take over design authority to allow the integration of Polish-made weapon systems, such as heavy machine guns from Zakłady Mechaniczne Tarnów and Spike anti-tank guided missiles delivered by MESKO. The final step of AW139 ‘Polonisation' would be the delivery of unspecified computer systems developed by Poland's Instytut Techniczny Wojsk Lądowych (Air Force Institute of Technology).


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Serbia buys Kornet ATGMs and more Pantsyr S1M air defence systems

by Igor Bozinovski

Serbia will receive a first batch of Kornet anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs), Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić said during a visit to the Ušće 2021 display of military equipment in Belgrade, marking Serbian National Unity Day on 15 September. The missiles have a range of 8 km and will arm light vehicles that equip special forces and infantry units.

Nenad Miloradović, Assistant Minister for Material Resources in the Ministry of Defence (MoD), told Vučić that Thales 70 mm laser-guided air-to-ground rockets, with a range of 6 km, were being procured for Serbian Air Force and Air Defence (RV i PVO) H145M helicopters. He added that negotiations were underway with France for more H145M helicopters and Mistral 3 short-range air defence missile systems for integration into Serbia's indigenously developed PASARS self-propelled anti-aircraft guns (SPAAGs).

Vučić revealed that Serbia had ordered more Pantsyr S1M air defence systems and plans to procure Chinese-made CH-95 medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicles.


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The Israeli Air Force (IAF) deployed combat aircraft to Germany for the first time in its history on...

Israeli Air Force touches down in Germany for first time

by Gareth Jennings

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) deployed combat aircraft to Germany for the first time in its history on 17 August.

IAF F-16D crewmembers are greeted by an Israeli ground handler on their arrival into Germany for the first time in Israel’s history. (Luftwaffe)

IAF F-16D crewmembers are greeted by an Israeli ground handler on their arrival into Germany for the first time in Israel’s history. (Luftwaffe)

Six Lockheed Martin F-16C/D Barak multirole fighters, accompanied by support and liaison aircraft as well as 180 personnel, arrived at the Tactical Air Force Wing 31 ‘Boelcke’ in Nörvenich, southwest of Cologne, for the first ever bilateral training exercise between the IAF and the Luftwaffe. Exercise ‘Blue Wings 2020’ will see the IAF F-16s train alongside Luftwaffe Eurofighters over the coming two weeks,

“At the invitation of the Inspector of the [German] Air Force, Lieutenant General Ingo Gerhartz, said both air forces will practice joint air operations during the first week at ‘Blue Wings’. In the second week, the Israeli partners take part in the Multinational Air Group Days (MAG Days), which take place several times a year,” the Luftwaffe said. Gen Gerhatz’s IAF counterpart, Major General Amikam Norkin, accompanied the arrival of his aircraft and personnel in German airspace aboard a VIP Gulfstream G550.


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Boeing selects Australian production site for ATS loyal wingman

by Gareth Jennings

The Boeing ATS is to be built at Toowommba Wellcamp Airport, Queensland, the manufacturer announced on 22 September. (Boeing)

Boeing has selected the site in Australia where it is to build the Airpower Teaming System (ATS) ‘loyal wingman' unmanned aerial vehicle, establishing the company's first final assembly line outside of North America.

The manufacturer said on 22 September that Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport, Queensland, had been chosen as the preferred site to build the first military combat aircraft designed, developed, and manufactured in Australia in half a century.

News of the proposed siting of the production facility came eight months after the first ATS that Boeing Australia is developing in partnership with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) made its maiden flight in February.

When it was unveiled at the Avalon Air Show in 2019, the ATS concept was named Boeing ATS (BATS). The system is not remotely piloted, however, it will be semi-autonomous and controlled from both the ground and the air.


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Leonardo offers AW139 helicopter to Polish armed forces

by Jakub Link-Lenczowski

The Italian Navy HH-139B helicopter during Leonardo's presentation of its AW139 for the Polish armed forces' multirole medium helicopter requirement in Warsaw on 16 September. (Jakub Link-Lenczowski)

Leonardo subsidiary PZL-Świdnik revealed details of its offer for the Polish armed forces' multirole medium helicopter requirement in Warsaw on 16 September. Jacek Libucha, president of PZL-Świdnik's management board, said the AW139 is being offered for the requirement, replacing the W-3 Sokół rotorcraft family that was produced in Świdnik.

The offer involves the ‘Polonisation' of production of the future AW139W, which would be manufactured in Poland, including its PT6 engines. Świdnik would take over design authority to allow the integration of Polish-made weapon systems, such as heavy machine guns from Zakłady Mechaniczne Tarnów and Spike anti-tank guided missiles delivered by MESKO. The final step of AW139 ‘Polonisation' would be the delivery of unspecified computer systems developed by Poland's Instytut Techniczny Wojsk Lądowych (Air Force Institute of Technology).


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Serbia buys Kornet ATGMs and more Pantsyr S1M air defence systems

by Igor Bozinovski

Serbia will receive a first batch of Kornet anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs), Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić said during a visit to the Ušće 2021 display of military equipment in Belgrade, marking Serbian National Unity Day on 15 September. The missiles have a range of 8 km and will arm light vehicles that equip special forces and infantry units.

Nenad Miloradović, Assistant Minister for Material Resources in the Ministry of Defence (MoD), told Vučić that Thales 70 mm laser-guided air-to-ground rockets, with a range of 6 km, were being procured for Serbian Air Force and Air Defence (RV i PVO) H145M helicopters. He added that negotiations were underway with France for more H145M helicopters and Mistral 3 short-range air defence missile systems for integration into Serbia's indigenously developed PASARS self-propelled anti-aircraft guns (SPAAGs).

Vučić revealed that Serbia had ordered more Pantsyr S1M air defence systems and plans to procure Chinese-made CH-95 medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicles.


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The Israeli Air Force (IAF) deployed combat aircraft to Germany for the first time in its history on...

Israeli Air Force touches down in Germany for first time

by Gareth Jennings

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) deployed combat aircraft to Germany for the first time in its history on 17 August.

IAF F-16D crewmembers are greeted by an Israeli ground handler on their arrival into Germany for the first time in Israel’s history. (Luftwaffe)

IAF F-16D crewmembers are greeted by an Israeli ground handler on their arrival into Germany for the first time in Israel’s history. (Luftwaffe)

Six Lockheed Martin F-16C/D Barak multirole fighters, accompanied by support and liaison aircraft as well as 180 personnel, arrived at the Tactical Air Force Wing 31 ‘Boelcke’ in Nörvenich, southwest of Cologne, for the first ever bilateral training exercise between the IAF and the Luftwaffe. Exercise ‘Blue Wings 2020’ will see the IAF F-16s train alongside Luftwaffe Eurofighters over the coming two weeks,

“At the invitation of the Inspector of the [German] Air Force, Lieutenant General Ingo Gerhartz, said both air forces will practice joint air operations during the first week at ‘Blue Wings’. In the second week, the Israeli partners take part in the Multinational Air Group Days (MAG Days), which take place several times a year,” the Luftwaffe said. Gen Gerhatz’s IAF counterpart, Major General Amikam Norkin, accompanied the arrival of his aircraft and personnel in German airspace aboard a VIP Gulfstream G550.


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Boeing selects Australian production site for ATS loyal wingman

by Gareth Jennings

The Boeing ATS is to be built at Toowommba Wellcamp Airport, Queensland, the manufacturer announced on 22 September. (Boeing)

Boeing has selected the site in Australia where it is to build the Airpower Teaming System (ATS) ‘loyal wingman' unmanned aerial vehicle, establishing the company's first final assembly line outside of North America.

The manufacturer said on 22 September that Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport, Queensland, had been chosen as the preferred site to build the first military combat aircraft designed, developed, and manufactured in Australia in half a century.

News of the proposed siting of the production facility came eight months after the first ATS that Boeing Australia is developing in partnership with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) made its maiden flight in February.

When it was unveiled at the Avalon Air Show in 2019, the ATS concept was named Boeing ATS (BATS). The system is not remotely piloted, however, it will be semi-autonomous and controlled from both the ground and the air.


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Leonardo offers AW139 helicopter to Polish armed forces

by Jakub Link-Lenczowski

The Italian Navy HH-139B helicopter during Leonardo's presentation of its AW139 for the Polish armed forces' multirole medium helicopter requirement in Warsaw on 16 September. (Jakub Link-Lenczowski)

Leonardo subsidiary PZL-Świdnik revealed details of its offer for the Polish armed forces' multirole medium helicopter requirement in Warsaw on 16 September. Jacek Libucha, president of PZL-Świdnik's management board, said the AW139 is being offered for the requirement, replacing the W-3 Sokół rotorcraft family that was produced in Świdnik.

The offer involves the ‘Polonisation' of production of the future AW139W, which would be manufactured in Poland, including its PT6 engines. Świdnik would take over design authority to allow the integration of Polish-made weapon systems, such as heavy machine guns from Zakłady Mechaniczne Tarnów and Spike anti-tank guided missiles delivered by MESKO. The final step of AW139 ‘Polonisation' would be the delivery of unspecified computer systems developed by Poland's Instytut Techniczny Wojsk Lądowych (Air Force Institute of Technology).


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Serbia buys Kornet ATGMs and more Pantsyr S1M air defence systems

by Igor Bozinovski

Serbia will receive a first batch of Kornet anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs), Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić said during a visit to the Ušće 2021 display of military equipment in Belgrade, marking Serbian National Unity Day on 15 September. The missiles have a range of 8 km and will arm light vehicles that equip special forces and infantry units.

Nenad Miloradović, Assistant Minister for Material Resources in the Ministry of Defence (MoD), told Vučić that Thales 70 mm laser-guided air-to-ground rockets, with a range of 6 km, were being procured for Serbian Air Force and Air Defence (RV i PVO) H145M helicopters. He added that negotiations were underway with France for more H145M helicopters and Mistral 3 short-range air defence missile systems for integration into Serbia's indigenously developed PASARS self-propelled anti-aircraft guns (SPAAGs).

Vučić revealed that Serbia had ordered more Pantsyr S1M air defence systems and plans to procure Chinese-made CH-95 medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicles.


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The Israeli Air Force (IAF) deployed combat aircraft to Germany for the first time in its history on...

Israeli Air Force touches down in Germany for first time

by Gareth Jennings

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) deployed combat aircraft to Germany for the first time in its history on 17 August.

IAF F-16D crewmembers are greeted by an Israeli ground handler on their arrival into Germany for the first time in Israel’s history. (Luftwaffe)

IAF F-16D crewmembers are greeted by an Israeli ground handler on their arrival into Germany for the first time in Israel’s history. (Luftwaffe)

Six Lockheed Martin F-16C/D Barak multirole fighters, accompanied by support and liaison aircraft as well as 180 personnel, arrived at the Tactical Air Force Wing 31 ‘Boelcke’ in Nörvenich, southwest of Cologne, for the first ever bilateral training exercise between the IAF and the Luftwaffe. Exercise ‘Blue Wings 2020’ will see the IAF F-16s train alongside Luftwaffe Eurofighters over the coming two weeks,

“At the invitation of the Inspector of the [German] Air Force, Lieutenant General Ingo Gerhartz, said both air forces will practice joint air operations during the first week at ‘Blue Wings’. In the second week, the Israeli partners take part in the Multinational Air Group Days (MAG Days), which take place several times a year,” the Luftwaffe said. Gen Gerhatz’s IAF counterpart, Major General Amikam Norkin, accompanied the arrival of his aircraft and personnel in German airspace aboard a VIP Gulfstream G550.


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Boeing selects Australian production site for ATS loyal wingman

by Gareth Jennings

The Boeing ATS is to be built at Toowommba Wellcamp Airport, Queensland, the manufacturer announced on 22 September. (Boeing)

Boeing has selected the site in Australia where it is to build the Airpower Teaming System (ATS) ‘loyal wingman' unmanned aerial vehicle, establishing the company's first final assembly line outside of North America.

The manufacturer said on 22 September that Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport, Queensland, had been chosen as the preferred site to build the first military combat aircraft designed, developed, and manufactured in Australia in half a century.

News of the proposed siting of the production facility came eight months after the first ATS that Boeing Australia is developing in partnership with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) made its maiden flight in February.

When it was unveiled at the Avalon Air Show in 2019, the ATS concept was named Boeing ATS (BATS). The system is not remotely piloted, however, it will be semi-autonomous and controlled from both the ground and the air.


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Leonardo offers AW139 helicopter to Polish armed forces

by Jakub Link-Lenczowski

The Italian Navy HH-139B helicopter during Leonardo's presentation of its AW139 for the Polish armed forces' multirole medium helicopter requirement in Warsaw on 16 September. (Jakub Link-Lenczowski)

Leonardo subsidiary PZL-Świdnik revealed details of its offer for the Polish armed forces' multirole medium helicopter requirement in Warsaw on 16 September. Jacek Libucha, president of PZL-Świdnik's management board, said the AW139 is being offered for the requirement, replacing the W-3 Sokół rotorcraft family that was produced in Świdnik.

The offer involves the ‘Polonisation' of production of the future AW139W, which would be manufactured in Poland, including its PT6 engines. Świdnik would take over design authority to allow the integration of Polish-made weapon systems, such as heavy machine guns from Zakłady Mechaniczne Tarnów and Spike anti-tank guided missiles delivered by MESKO. The final step of AW139 ‘Polonisation' would be the delivery of unspecified computer systems developed by Poland's Instytut Techniczny Wojsk Lądowych (Air Force Institute of Technology).


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Serbia buys Kornet ATGMs and more Pantsyr S1M air defence systems

by Igor Bozinovski

Serbia will receive a first batch of Kornet anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs), Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić said during a visit to the Ušće 2021 display of military equipment in Belgrade, marking Serbian National Unity Day on 15 September. The missiles have a range of 8 km and will arm light vehicles that equip special forces and infantry units.

Nenad Miloradović, Assistant Minister for Material Resources in the Ministry of Defence (MoD), told Vučić that Thales 70 mm laser-guided air-to-ground rockets, with a range of 6 km, were being procured for Serbian Air Force and Air Defence (RV i PVO) H145M helicopters. He added that negotiations were underway with France for more H145M helicopters and Mistral 3 short-range air defence missile systems for integration into Serbia's indigenously developed PASARS self-propelled anti-aircraft guns (SPAAGs).

Vučić revealed that Serbia had ordered more Pantsyr S1M air defence systems and plans to procure Chinese-made CH-95 medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicles.


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The Israeli Air Force (IAF) deployed combat aircraft to Germany for the first time in its history on...

Israeli Air Force touches down in Germany for first time

by Gareth Jennings

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) deployed combat aircraft to Germany for the first time in its history on 17 August.

IAF F-16D crewmembers are greeted by an Israeli ground handler on their arrival into Germany for the first time in Israel’s history. (Luftwaffe)

IAF F-16D crewmembers are greeted by an Israeli ground handler on their arrival into Germany for the first time in Israel’s history. (Luftwaffe)

Six Lockheed Martin F-16C/D Barak multirole fighters, accompanied by support and liaison aircraft as well as 180 personnel, arrived at the Tactical Air Force Wing 31 ‘Boelcke’ in Nörvenich, southwest of Cologne, for the first ever bilateral training exercise between the IAF and the Luftwaffe. Exercise ‘Blue Wings 2020’ will see the IAF F-16s train alongside Luftwaffe Eurofighters over the coming two weeks,

“At the invitation of the Inspector of the [German] Air Force, Lieutenant General Ingo Gerhartz, said both air forces will practice joint air operations during the first week at ‘Blue Wings’. In the second week, the Israeli partners take part in the Multinational Air Group Days (MAG Days), which take place several times a year,” the Luftwaffe said. Gen Gerhatz’s IAF counterpart, Major General Amikam Norkin, accompanied the arrival of his aircraft and personnel in German airspace aboard a VIP Gulfstream G550.


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Boeing selects Australian production site for ATS loyal wingman

by Gareth Jennings

The Boeing ATS is to be built at Toowommba Wellcamp Airport, Queensland, the manufacturer announced on 22 September. (Boeing)

Boeing has selected the site in Australia where it is to build the Airpower Teaming System (ATS) ‘loyal wingman' unmanned aerial vehicle, establishing the company's first final assembly line outside of North America.

The manufacturer said on 22 September that Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport, Queensland, had been chosen as the preferred site to build the first military combat aircraft designed, developed, and manufactured in Australia in half a century.

News of the proposed siting of the production facility came eight months after the first ATS that Boeing Australia is developing in partnership with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) made its maiden flight in February.

When it was unveiled at the Avalon Air Show in 2019, the ATS concept was named Boeing ATS (BATS). The system is not remotely piloted, however, it will be semi-autonomous and controlled from both the ground and the air.


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Leonardo offers AW139 helicopter to Polish armed forces

by Jakub Link-Lenczowski

The Italian Navy HH-139B helicopter during Leonardo's presentation of its AW139 for the Polish armed forces' multirole medium helicopter requirement in Warsaw on 16 September. (Jakub Link-Lenczowski)

Leonardo subsidiary PZL-Świdnik revealed details of its offer for the Polish armed forces' multirole medium helicopter requirement in Warsaw on 16 September. Jacek Libucha, president of PZL-Świdnik's management board, said the AW139 is being offered for the requirement, replacing the W-3 Sokół rotorcraft family that was produced in Świdnik.

The offer involves the ‘Polonisation' of production of the future AW139W, which would be manufactured in Poland, including its PT6 engines. Świdnik would take over design authority to allow the integration of Polish-made weapon systems, such as heavy machine guns from Zakłady Mechaniczne Tarnów and Spike anti-tank guided missiles delivered by MESKO. The final step of AW139 ‘Polonisation' would be the delivery of unspecified computer systems developed by Poland's Instytut Techniczny Wojsk Lądowych (Air Force Institute of Technology).


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Serbia buys Kornet ATGMs and more Pantsyr S1M air defence systems

by Igor Bozinovski

Serbia will receive a first batch of Kornet anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs), Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić said during a visit to the Ušće 2021 display of military equipment in Belgrade, marking Serbian National Unity Day on 15 September. The missiles have a range of 8 km and will arm light vehicles that equip special forces and infantry units.

Nenad Miloradović, Assistant Minister for Material Resources in the Ministry of Defence (MoD), told Vučić that Thales 70 mm laser-guided air-to-ground rockets, with a range of 6 km, were being procured for Serbian Air Force and Air Defence (RV i PVO) H145M helicopters. He added that negotiations were underway with France for more H145M helicopters and Mistral 3 short-range air defence missile systems for integration into Serbia's indigenously developed PASARS self-propelled anti-aircraft guns (SPAAGs).

Vučić revealed that Serbia had ordered more Pantsyr S1M air defence systems and plans to procure Chinese-made CH-95 medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicles.


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Israeli Air Force touches down in Germany for first time

by Gareth Jennings

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) deployed combat aircraft to Germany for the first time in its history on 17 August.

IAF F-16D crewmembers are greeted by an Israeli ground handler on their arrival into Germany for the first time in Israel’s history. (Luftwaffe)

IAF F-16D crewmembers are greeted by an Israeli ground handler on their arrival into Germany for the first time in Israel’s history. (Luftwaffe)

Six Lockheed Martin F-16C/D Barak multirole fighters, accompanied by support and liaison aircraft as well as 180 personnel, arrived at the Tactical Air Force Wing 31 ‘Boelcke’ in Nörvenich, southwest of Cologne, for the first ever bilateral training exercise between the IAF and the Luftwaffe. Exercise ‘Blue Wings 2020’ will see the IAF F-16s train alongside Luftwaffe Eurofighters over the coming two weeks,

“At the invitation of the Inspector of the [German] Air Force, Lieutenant General Ingo Gerhartz, said both air forces will practice joint air operations during the first week at ‘Blue Wings’. In the second week, the Israeli partners take part in the Multinational Air Group Days (MAG Days), which take place several times a year,” the Luftwaffe said. Gen Gerhatz’s IAF counterpart, Major General Amikam Norkin, accompanied the arrival of his aircraft and personnel in German airspace aboard a VIP Gulfstream G550.


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Boeing selects Australian production site for ATS loyal wingman

by Gareth Jennings

The Boeing ATS is to be built at Toowommba Wellcamp Airport, Queensland, the manufacturer announced on 22 September. (Boeing)

Boeing has selected the site in Australia where it is to build the Airpower Teaming System (ATS) ‘loyal wingman' unmanned aerial vehicle, establishing the company's first final assembly line outside of North America.

The manufacturer said on 22 September that Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport, Queensland, had been chosen as the preferred site to build the first military combat aircraft designed, developed, and manufactured in Australia in half a century.

News of the proposed siting of the production facility came eight months after the first ATS that Boeing Australia is developing in partnership with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) made its maiden flight in February.

When it was unveiled at the Avalon Air Show in 2019, the ATS concept was named Boeing ATS (BATS). The system is not remotely piloted, however, it will be semi-autonomous and controlled from both the ground and the air.


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Leonardo offers AW139 helicopter to Polish armed forces

by Jakub Link-Lenczowski

The Italian Navy HH-139B helicopter during Leonardo's presentation of its AW139 for the Polish armed forces' multirole medium helicopter requirement in Warsaw on 16 September. (Jakub Link-Lenczowski)

Leonardo subsidiary PZL-Świdnik revealed details of its offer for the Polish armed forces' multirole medium helicopter requirement in Warsaw on 16 September. Jacek Libucha, president of PZL-Świdnik's management board, said the AW139 is being offered for the requirement, replacing the W-3 Sokół rotorcraft family that was produced in Świdnik.

The offer involves the ‘Polonisation' of production of the future AW139W, which would be manufactured in Poland, including its PT6 engines. Świdnik would take over design authority to allow the integration of Polish-made weapon systems, such as heavy machine guns from Zakłady Mechaniczne Tarnów and Spike anti-tank guided missiles delivered by MESKO. The final step of AW139 ‘Polonisation' would be the delivery of unspecified computer systems developed by Poland's Instytut Techniczny Wojsk Lądowych (Air Force Institute of Technology).


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Serbia buys Kornet ATGMs and more Pantsyr S1M air defence systems

by Igor Bozinovski

Serbia will receive a first batch of Kornet anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs), Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić said during a visit to the Ušće 2021 display of military equipment in Belgrade, marking Serbian National Unity Day on 15 September. The missiles have a range of 8 km and will arm light vehicles that equip special forces and infantry units.

Nenad Miloradović, Assistant Minister for Material Resources in the Ministry of Defence (MoD), told Vučić that Thales 70 mm laser-guided air-to-ground rockets, with a range of 6 km, were being procured for Serbian Air Force and Air Defence (RV i PVO) H145M helicopters. He added that negotiations were underway with France for more H145M helicopters and Mistral 3 short-range air defence missile systems for integration into Serbia's indigenously developed PASARS self-propelled anti-aircraft guns (SPAAGs).

Vučić revealed that Serbia had ordered more Pantsyr S1M air defence systems and plans to procure Chinese-made CH-95 medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicles.


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