Ukrainian manufacturer Antonov has formally announced the launch of its new Antonov An-132 military freighter. The aircraft, which is a derivative of the existing An-32 Cline, will be produced jointly by Ukraine and Saudi Arabia for both military and civilian use. Jon Lake looks at the programme.
Saudi Arabia's Alsalam Aircraft Company and Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries (SAEI) have signed an agreement with Boeing to create the Saudi Rotorcraft Support Center in the Kingdom.
Deliveries of the first Boeing F-15SA Eagles to the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) are now imminent following the solution of an unspecified problem with the aircraft's all-new digital fly-by-wire (FBW) flight control system. Jon Lake reports.
Turkish Aerospace Industries' T129 ATAK Advanced Attack and Tactical Reconnaissance Helicopter completed its first ever demonstration flights in Poland on 22-23 August 2015 during the Radom Air Show.
Major General Abdullah Al Hashmi, executive director of strategic analysis at the UAE's Ministry of Defence (MoD) today hosted an industry reception at the Armed Forces Officers Club and Hotel to launch the 7th Dubai International
Turkish Aerospace Industries, (TAI) has completed the delivery of the first fleet of T129 ATAK Multirole Combat Helicopter to the Turkish army.
Turkish Aerospace Industries has announced the launch of its “T129 ATAK Poland Roadshow” between August 22 – September 4, 2015.
The Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) has selected the Pilatus PC-9 M to train its pilots.
The UAE's Amiri flight has been given the go-ahead by the US State department to purchase military infrared-missile countermeasure systems to protect its Boeing VVIP aircraft.
Jordan is operating Cobra helicopter gunships in its fight against Daesh (ISIS) that were supplied under a secret deal from Israel according to Reuters.
Egypt has received his first three Dassault Rafale fighter jets.
Cranfield Aerospace Ltd (CAe) and its partner ECA Programs plc, are to create the world's first supersonic Unmanned Dynamic Air Vehicle (UDAV) for 'Red Force Emulation' opportunities.
A FLYHT Aerospace Solutions customer of seven years, a Middle Eastern military organisation, has extended its contract for the Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRS).
The latest tablet technology is now being used to help maintain fast jet Typhoon aircrafts.
A pioneering partnership between BAE Systems and Al-Salam Aircraft Company has succeeded in advancing local repair and maintenance capability on Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) Typhoons.
AAR, a provider of aviation services has been awarded a five-year, approximately $72 million Complete Logistics Support (CLS) Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract to sustain a fleet of C-130H aircraft on behalf of the Afghan Air Force.
Arabian Aerospace defence editor Jon Lake reports that there is mystery surrounding the death of the Saudi Arabian Chief of Air Staff, Lt. General Mohammad Bin Ahmad Al-Shaalan, the Commander of the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF).
Roketsan has been announced as the third successful company in defence industry and aerospace sector in Turkey with reference to 2014 export activities.
Thales and Textron AirLand have successfully jointly integrated Thales' I-Master radar on to Textron AirLand's Scorpion Jet, the two companies said at the Paris Air Show today.
Sikorsky – one of the biggest names in the rotor wing market and the manufacturer of the Black Hawk seen across the region's air forces – is looking for a new owner.
At the Paris Air Show today, Thales announced that it has been selected by the Jordanian Armed Forces to provide further I-Master SAR/GMTI radars for the Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF).
Boeing and the government of Qatar today confirmed a recently signed agreement for the purchase of four more C-17 Globemaster III airlifters.
The Russian minister of industry and trade, Denis Manturov, has presented his results after visiting Egypt on its 'Trade and industrial dialogue Russia-Egypt' trip with talks of
Kuwait is believed to be close to signing a deal for F-18 Super Hornets with US manufacturer Boeing.
Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc (TAI) has selected Boldon James' Classifier to ensure compliance with security regulations and standards.
Turkish technology company Fotoniks has entered an agreement with BAE Systems to collaborate on the development and in-region delivery of aircraft display systems, which includes Fotoniks working to integrate BAE
A Moroccan F-16 and a Saudi AH-64 Apache have been shot down while operating over Yemen yesterday. It is understood that the Moroccan Air Force pilot was killed but the two crew of the Saudi aircraft have been captured by rebel forces.
An Airbus A400M aircraft due to join the Turkish Air Force has crashed in Spain killing four crew members and seriously injuring two others.
Thales has welcomed the selection of the Rafale omnirole combat aircraft by the Qatar Air Force.
French aircraft manufacturer LH Aviation says it has temporarily suspended the construction of its new factory plant in Morocco due to 'significant disagreements' with local business partner Mohsin Karim
Turkish Airlines' MRO subsidiary; Turkish Technic has signed an agreement at IDEF 15 in Istanbul to provide maintenance support for the Airbus A400M new generation airlifter.
An agreement of cooperation has been signed between Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM), Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) and cooperating universities comprised of Middle East Technical University (METU) and Gazi University within the
Qatar is to announce a decision to buy the Rafale fighter aircraft after a long-running competitive assessment.
Critical equipment made for new Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) aircraft is being manufactured in the Middle East for the first time.
Arianespace has signed a contract with Airbus Defence and Space to launch two Falcon Eye satellites into low Earth orbit (LEO), using two Vega (or Soyuz) launchers from the Guiana Space Center.
Iraq is to finally get the L-159 fighter jets it opted to buy more than two years ago.
A Turkish Air Force fighter jet has crashed during a training mission, killing both pilots.
The Italian air force has now confirmed it will be the launch customer for the Mubadala subsidiary, Piaggio Aerospace's P.1HH HammerHead unmanned system.
The UAE armed forces decision to order two additional Boeing C-17 transporter aircraft left the organising committee of IDEX – the Abu Dhabi defence show – on a high.
Abu Dhabi-based light-medium weight military vehicle manufacturer NIMR Automotive, teamed up with defence manufacturer MBDA to unveil a mobile air defence vehicle called Hafeet.
Unmanned technology was the central focus of the third day of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) as a flying demonstration by many of the world's most sophisticated unmanned vehicles took to the skies in Tarif in the Western
Finmeccanica – Selex ES spoke at IDEX today about its involvement in the successful maiden flight of the prototype 001 Piaggio Aerospace P.1HH HammerHead, following an extensive flight campaign carried out with the P.1HH demo
Paramount Group is preparing for the industrialisation of its AHRLAC (Advanced High-Performance Reconnaissance Light Aircraft) including the construction of a state-of-the-art factory and a new runway,
Finmeccanica – Selex ES has conducted successful flight tests of its new low through-life-cycle-cost aerial target drone known as the Mirach 40, the company said at IDEX today.
Rockwell Collins has opened a new business office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, a key growth market for the company. The announcement was made at IDEX 2015 today.
Turkish missile manufacturer Roketsan is giving Emirati delegates to see up close, the latest laser guided missile to be selected by the Gulf state'sdefence forces.
The official grand opening ceremony of the International Defence Exhibition, “IDEX”, provided a spectacular start to the 12th edition of the exhibition at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
Northrop Grumman is showcasing a range of systems including airborne early warning and control, C4ISR, radars, defence electronics, cyber security and an upgraded helicopter cockpit at the International Defence Exhibition and
Turkish manufacturer Roketsan will be at IDEX which opens in Abu Dhabi today to demonstrate its next generation weapon system, Stand-Off Missile (SOM) system.
The 100th PC-21 rolled off the final assembly line at Pilatus Aircraft Ltd today. Destined for the Royal Saudi Air Force training fleet, this PC-21 also happens to be the 1000th turboprop trainer to be produced at Pilatus.
L-3 Wescam announced today that it has received an order from Iomax USA for 28 MX-15D electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) imaging and designating turrets for the UAE.
Blighter Surveillance Systems - a British electronic-scanning (e-scan) radar and sensor solution provider - has been selected to supply its Blighter B400 Series e-scan radars to secure the
With hundreds of its rotorcraft operated by Middle East military services, Airbus Helicopters is further reinforcing the company's regional presence to support these aircraft – which are used on missions that
Embraer Defense & Security will attend the International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX 2015), which takes place February 22-26 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).
Denel will use its presence at the Abu Dhabi Defence Exhibition next week to market its technology and products to defence decision-makers in the Middle East and North Africa.
France's defence minister arrived in Cairo today to sign the formal documents with the Egyptian government for the purchase of 24 Dassault Rafale fighter jets.
Military and industry leaders from the global space and defence industries will come together in Abu Dhabi this month at the 4th Milsatcom Middle East Conference, to discuss the key issues affecting
IDEX will feature live UAV demonstrations thanks to the renewal of a sponsorship agreement with Abu Dhabi Autonomous Systems Investments (ADASI) which is the principal sponsor of the UMEX - the unmanned exhibition - segment of the major defence event.
CAE and Bombardier announced yesterday that they have signed an agreement for CAE's acquisition of Bombardier's Military Aviation Training business for approximately C$19.8 million.
Qatar's Emiri Air Force will make its UK airshow debut this summer when it takes part in the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) at RAF Fairford in the Cotswolds.
The Royal Air Force of Oman is believed to have ordered Robinson R44 helicopters to fulfil training needs with its air force. The Omanis follow the Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) who ordered eight Robinson R44 Raven II helicopters,
AAR has been selected by AMMROC (Advanced Military Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Center) - the Abu Dhabi-based joint venture between Mubadala, Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin, to support in the design, outfitting and integration of key
The Tunisian Air Force's HH-3E Jolly Green Giant helicoptersare set to be replaced by 12 Sikorsky S70 Black Hawks – but it remains unclear whether these will be donated or sold to Tunisia by the USA.
Airbus Defence and Space, has signed as the leader of the industrial team - including Thales Alenia Space as co-prime contractor - a contract with the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates (UAEAF) for the development,
The Aviation Register of Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC AR) issued a Supplemental Type Certificate for the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100), permitting the usage of Vertical Navigation (VNAV) functionality at all stages of flight.
Russia has completed the delivery of Mi-17V-5 military-transport helicopters to the Afghan National Army
Roketsan and Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control signed a teaming agreement today for collaboration on the SOM-J, a new generation air-to-surface standoff cruise missile for
Thales has been awarded a contract to supply the Qatar Armed Forces with a military satellite communications system.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has requested a Patriot Air Defence System with PAC-3 enhancement and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $1.750 billion, consisting of 202
Thales has been awarded a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract by the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to provide the Saudi Arabia National Guard with navigation aids (navaids) and air traffic control tower equipment.
Turkey has taken delivery of its third Peace Eagle Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft tfrom Boeing.
Airbus Defence and Space is to sell off a number of its business divisions in order to focus on Space (launchers & satellites), military aircraft, missiles and the related systems and services.
Saudi Development & Training Company (SDT) has appointed Mark Kane as CEO and he will join the company on 8th September.
Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has delivered the last four F-16 aircraft to Pakistan Air Force (PAF) under Pakistan F-16 Modernization Program, at a ceremony held at TAI's facilities in Ankara,
C-130 aircraft from the UK's Royal Air Force have helped deliver much-needed military equipment to Iraq to assist those in the north of the country combating ISIL extremists.
The Airbus A400M new generation airlifter has performed successfully air-to-air refuelling tests with a F/A-18 Hornet fighter.
Dubai Aerospace's MRO business, StandardAero has seen its European Service Center (ESC), located in Tilburg, Netherlands, approved by Rolls-Royce to become a T56/501D Branch Location under the company's
The US State Department has approved the sale of 12 Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters to Tunisia.
The Remotely Piloted Air System (RPAS) P.1HH HammerHead demo aircraft has reached a major milestone and successfully validated its autonomous flight modes.
Egypt has become the largest customer for the tactical airlifter, the Airbus C295. It has ordered eight more of the type, taking its total fleet to 20.
Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) will be participating to the Farnborough Air Show 2014 (FIA 2014) and displaying T129 ATAK and ANKA at the static area. TAI's stand can also be visited at Hall 4 H1.
IFS announced today that one of Turkey's leading sheet metal producers, Yepsan Defense and Aviation, has chosen to implement IFS Applications to support business-critical processes such as manufacturing, quality management, distribution
King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB), ATK and Airbus Defence and Space have signed an agreement to cooperatively work together on a C295 gunship version.
Turkey's air defence radar system has been given a $16.25million technology boost following a new contract with Finmeccanica - Selex ES
The Iraq Air Force has received its first F-16 Block 52 aircraft from Lockheed Martin.
The region's largest defence event – IDEX – has a new sponsor. The Abu Dhabi-based ADNEC company has announced a sponsorship deal with Harris International for the 2015 show.
Rockwell Collins launched its FMC-4000 series of flight and mission computers at the ILA Berlin Air Show today,offering advanced capabilities with unprecedented levels of performance and flexibility across a large variety of
Rolls-Royce has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Aselsan A.S, one of Turkey's leading electronics companies, to explore potential collaboration opportunities in the area of engine control systems.
The US State Department has given the go-ahead for a potential sale of 24 AT-6C Texan II aircraft to Iraq.
Lockheed Martin successfully completed the first flight of the inaugural F-16 Fighting Falcon for the Iraq Air Force.
Selex ES has been highlighting its extensive work with Jordan while also promoting key technologies for surveillance and situational awareness during the SOFEX 2014 show being held in Amman.
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the US Navy have formally signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance for the first international sale of BAE Systems' Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) laser-guided rocket.
Alenia Aermacchi, and ATK announced today that the demonstrator of a fully configured MC-27J multi-mission tactical transport aircraft completed its first flight from the company's Turin test flight centre.
Cubic Defense Systems has been awarded a contract valued at more than $5 million from the U.S. Air Force to supply its P5 Combat Training System (P5CTS) to the Moroccan Air Force.
Fabrizio Giulianini, CEO of Selex ESofficially opened the new Riyadh offices of Selex ES Saudi Arabia yesterday, in the presence of VIPs from the Saudi Arabian government and national agencies.