• 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

  • Japan Coast Guard orders two more H225 helicopters

    The Japan Coast Guard (JCG) has ordered two more H225 helicopters to bolster the service’s search-and-rescue, disaster relief, and law enforcement capabilities. The H225 is an 11-tonne category, twin-engine aircraft from Airbus’ Super Puma family. It can accommodate up to 20 passengers

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