• Boeing Australia advances Loyal Wingman development

    Boeing Australia’s first Loyal Wingman unmanned aircraft prototype has stood on its own wheels and powered up its electrical system for the first time, the company announced on 8 April. The latest development milestones follow the assembly of the first aircraft’s fuselage structure in

  • Malian Super Tucano crashes

    In a major blow to the Malian Armed Forces’ (FAMa’s) counter-insurgency capabilities, one of its four Embraer EMB 314/A-29 Super Tucano light attack turboprops crashed on 7 April. The FAMa announced details of the crash later that day, saying it happened near Sévaré Camp in

  • Bayraktar TB2 UAVs enter service with Qatar

    Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been seen in a Qatari military exercise for the first time. The Qatari Ministry of Defence released footage on 1 April showing Exercise ‘Al-Adheed 2020’ that included brief clips of a Bayraktar TB2 taxiing and taking off. The UAV was

  • Update: Libya’s GNA says Jordan sold UAVs to its enemy

    Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) has said that Jordan has sold Chinese-made unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to the Libyan National Army (LNA), a powerful faction led by former general Khalifa Haftar. In a letter to the UN Security Council that was made public on 4 April, GNA

  • Images emerge of possible ASW-capable variant of China’s Z-20 helicopter

    Images have emerged on Chinese online forums showing a second naval variant of the Harbin Aircraft Industry Group (HAIG) Z-20 medium-lift tactical helicopter that has apparently been undergoing flight trials. The photographs show that the apparent anti-submarine-warfare (ASW)-capable variant, which

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