• Brazilian Army eyes fixed-wing aircraft

    The Brazilian Army is considering two fixed-wing tactical transport aircraft to increase its personnel and cargo airlift capabilities in remote land border areas of the country. The Sikorsky/PZL Mielec M28 and Viking Air DHC-6T Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft were the two aircraft presented, an army

  • Canada receives first surplus Hornets from Australia

    Canada has received the first of 18 surplus Boeing F/A-18A/B Hornet combat aircraft from Australia, the Department of National Defence (DND) announced on 17 February. The pair of single-seat F/A-18As arrived at Cold Lake in Alberta on the same day as the announcement, for use by the Royal Canadian

  • IDEX 2019: Mirach 40 conducts first live training missions

    Leonardo announced in a press release on 17 February that its Mirach 40 (M-40) target drone had flown its first live missions during a recent training exercise, simulating missile attacks against naval vessels and fighter jets in air-to-air combat scenarios. The exercise involved the Italian Navy

  • Israel acquires AW119Kx training helicopter

    Israel has procured seven AgustaWestland AW119Kx Koala training helicopters to replace the ageing Bell OH-58s it has fielded since 1970, the Israeli Air Force (IAF) announced on 17 February. The contract, signed on 14 February, will see the AW119Kx helicopters delivered to the IAF Flight Academy at

  • KAI reaches early production milestone on KFX

    Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has started production work on the first Korean Fighter eXperimental (KFX) aircraft prototype, the company said. Manufacturing work of the aircraft’s bulk head commenced on 14 February, with the prototype scheduled to be rolled out of KAI’s facilities in

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  • UK removes one Reaper from service

    The UK has reduced its number of operational General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc MQ-9 Reaper medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), with one of the 10 aircraft currently in the US for decommissioning. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) made the disclosure in a