• Boeing begins building first KC-46A for Japan

    Boeing has begun building the first of two KC-46A Pegasus tanker-transport aircraft for Japan, the company announced on 17 September. The loading of a 25 m-long wing spar into the company’s 767 production facility at Everett in Washington state marked a major milestone for the

  • FAdeA commences delivery of Pampa aircraft for Argentina

    The Argentine Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Argentina: FAA) has received the first of a new batch of three FadeA IA-63 Pampa III advanced jet trainer/light strike aircraft. The delivery of the first aircraft, tail number A-703, took place on 13 September. It will be assigned to the FAA’s 6th

  • DSEI 2019: Miniature UAS delivers tactical snapshot

    UK-based FlareBright Ltd took the opportunity at the DSEI 2019 exhibition in London to showcase its SnapShot miniature battlefield aerial imagery unmanned aircraft system (UAS). FlareBright’s CEO Kelvin Hamilton told Jane’s that the instant aerial camera was originally envisaged for

  • Boeing starts assembling first KC-46A tanker for JASDF

    Boeing announced on 17 September that it has begun assembling the first of two KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft on order for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF), with deliveries expected to begin in 2021. “This is an exciting day for the programme and we look forward to building and

  • Schiebel Camcopter S-100 UAS completes Finnish trials

    Schiebel has completed a five-day maritime surveillance demonstration of its Camcopter S-100 vertical takeoff and landing unmanned air system (UAS) from the Finnish Border Guard offshore patrol ship Turva. Conducted in the Gulf of Finland in late August, the flight trials saw the Camcopter S-100

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  • UAE looking for more tank transporters

    Belarus hopes to secure another contract to supply additional heavy equipment transporters to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to Roman Golovchenko, the chairman of the State Military Industrial Committee of Belarus. “We are about to finish a major contract [with the UAE], which was