• Russia reveals export-variant MiG-35

    Russia is to market a new variant of the MiG-35 multirole combat aircraft geared towards the export market, it was announced on 22 October. Russian Aircraft Corporation (RAC) said that a version of the aircraft modified with anti-corrosion parts for hot and humid operations, a different outer-mould

  • US completes operational transition from P-3C to P-8A

    The US Navy (USN) has completed its operational transition from the Lockheed P-3C Orion to the Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, the service has announced. The final deployment for the P-3C concluded on 9 October with the return of Patrol Squadron (VP) 40 ‘Fighting Marlins’

  • Pentagon delays F-35 full-rate production decision by 13 months

    Key Points The Pentagon is pushing back its F-35 full-rate production decision by more than a year owing to issues with Joint Simulation Environment progress The facility is required to perform high-end threats that cannot be replicated in an open-air range The Pentagon is delaying the full-rate

  • Iranian jet trainer takes first flight

    Iran’s indigenously developed Yasin jet trainer has taken its first flight, the Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL) announced on 17 October. The event was attended by Minister of Defence Brigadier General Amir Hatami, who said the Yasin is an important milestone in

  • Russian Navy MiG-29s conduct deck-landing training in Crimea

    Russian Naval Aviation MiG-29 fighters have deployed to Crimea for deck-landing training at the service’s purpose-built Nazyemniy Ispitateiniy Treynirovochniy Kompleks Aviatsii (NITKA) or Ground Test Aviation Training Complex carrier operations facility. The landing training drills at Saki

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  • MADEX 2019: LIG Nex1 unveils Sea Sword II USV

    South Korea’s LIG Nex1 is exhibiting a full-scale prototype of its Hae Gum II (Sea Sword II) unmanned surface vessel (USV) for the first time at the International Maritime Defense Industry Exhibition (MADEX 2019) in Busan from 22–25 October. Development of the internally funded Sea
  • MADEX 2019: LIG Nex1 unveils Sea Sword II USV

    South Korea’s LIG Nex1 is exhibiting a full-scale prototype of its Hae Gum II (Sea Sword II) unmanned surface vessel (USV) for the first time at the International Maritime Defense Industry Exhibition (MADEX 2019) in Busan from 22–25 October. Development of the internally funded Sea
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