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    The US Air Force (USAF) faces a variety of integration issues ranging from connectivity to weight when it eventually attempts to install new engines on its fleet of Boeing B-52H Stratofortress heavy bombers. The USAF is proceeding with this effort that is formally known as the B-52 Commercial

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    Heico Corporation, which has completed seven acquisitions during the past year, has no plans to slow down when it comes to buying other businesses, according to the head of the United States-based aircraft parts maker. “We have no significant debt maturities until fiscal [year] 2023 and plan

  • India ‘goes global’ to boost defence exports

    The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has launched a publication promoting the country’s growing profile as a defence exporter. The ‘Indian Defence Goes Global’ document was issued by the MoD’s Department of Defence Production (DDP), highlighting a claim that India now exports

  • Jordan requests artillery data system

    The US State Department has approved a Jordanian request to buy 700 software licences for the Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS), the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on 26 February. Together with 200 computers, radios, ancillary equipment, and related

  • Patria and SIA Unitruck announce joint venture

    Finland’s Patria has announced a joint venture with SIA Unitruck in Latvia which will “provide maintenance, repair, overhaul, system integration services and logistical operations to the Latvian National Armed Forces,” according to a 27 February announcement on Patria’s

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  • Shenyang resumes production of carrier-borne J-15 fighters

    Images released on 21 February in an announcement by the Shenyang Aircraft Company (SAC), a subsidiary of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), indicate that the manufacturer has resumed production of its carrier-borne J-15 multirole fighter aircraft. The images, the publication of