Boeing's Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) demonstrator recently completed its first flight to verify airworthiness, an important milestone toward providing a low-risk and cost-effective maritime surveillance solution designed for search and rescue, anti-piracy patrols and coastal and border security.
Cobham has been awarded a 30 month contract by BAE Systems to provide air support to operational readiness training for the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF).
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has confirmed his government and US helicopter manufacturer Sikorsky Aircraft have signed a long dormant contract to co-produce an initial batch of 109 utility helicopters.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has now agreed price escalation terms with the UK relating to the Typhoon aircraft under the Salam programme.
Kuwait has received its first C-17 Globemaster III airlifter from Boeing with the new delivery set to expand the Kuwait Air Force's capabilities in military and civilian operations, including humanitarian aid and
An Algerian Hercules C130 military transporter has crashed in the mountainous area of Oum al-Bouaghi close to the Tunisian border. All 103 on board were killed according to local media.
Saudi Arabian Airlines(Saudia) has signed a collaboration agreement with American manufacturer Boeing that could see it developing partnership activities in the field of defence as
Senior defence personnel from Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, and the GCC Secretariat, as well as from international partners such as the United States, France, Sweden, Italy, Sweden, Netherlands, and NATO are set to make the 4th edition of Middle
The 2014 INEGMA is pleased to announce that the 7th Edition of the Middle East Special Operations Commanders Conference (MESOC 2014) will be held on May 5, 2014, at the Le Royal Hotel in Amman, Jordan.
The Janada stand at the Bahrain Air Show featured the lightweight Datron Aeryon Skyranger UAS.
Rick Groesch, Lockheed Martin's regional director for the Middle East, was in bullish form at the show describing the company's F-16 upgrade plans.
Turkish missile manufacturer Rocketsan is making its debut at the Bahrain airshow, showcasing its family of missiles.
Turkey's TAI T-129 ATAK attack helicopter is making its international debut at the Bahrain International Airshow.
Selex ES said it aims to expand its already strong position in Bahrain and the Arabian Gulf and is promoting a range of intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance (ISTAR), air defence, naval and homeland
Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI) will display the T-129 ATAK - the final evolution of the Agusta A-129 light combat helicopter - at the Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS), being held later this week (16-18 January) at the Sakhir Airbase.
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu paid a visit to the Roketsan manufacturing facilities in Ankara yesterday.
The Royal Air Force Typhoon Display Team will display daily at the show, with Flight Lieutenant Jamie Norris taking Eurofighter Typhoon to the skies once again following a fun-packed season showcasing its performance throughout 2013, with
The Prime Minister of Libya Ali Zidan visited the facilities of Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) in Ankara today.
The UAE has withdrawn from discussions with BAE Systems over the purchase of 60 Typhoon fighter jets.
Advanced Typhoon fighter aircraft from the Royal Air Force were put through their paces in a major exercise in the United Arab Emirates.
Iraq has signed a contract with Korea Aerospace Industries, Ltd. for 24 of its T-50 aircraft, worth (with pilot training) over $1.1 billion.
Northrop Grumman Corporation is bringing together leading industry partners in aviation sustainment, training and operations to offer innovative solutions for Saudi Arabia's Ministry of National Guard
Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has delivered its first F-35 Lightning II centre fuselage to Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin at a ceremony held at TAI's facilities in Ankara, Turkey today.
Airbus Military has completed a second round of tests of its prototype C295 firefighting aircraft which will provide detailed data on the performance of its water dropping system.
Riyadh-based Al Raha Group for Technical Services has been awarded an estimated $45m extension of an existing contract for third party logistics, repair and return management services on Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) F-15s.
Eurofighter partner company Alenia Aermacchi has confirmed that the first in a major series of flight tests to integrate the MBDA Storm Shadow missile onto Eurofighter Typhoon has now taken place.
The Pakistan Aeronautical Complex MFI-395 Super Mushshak is being marketed across the region to meet 21st Century training requirements. And, with its innovative glass cockpit, unobscured bubble canopy and
AMMROC (Advanced Military Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Center) and Eurocopter have completed the overhaul, modification, and delivery of the first Eurocopter AS565 (PANTHER) aircraft to the UAE Joint Aviation
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Boeing's presence at the 2013 Dubai Airshow will showcase the company's industry partnerships in the Middle East and highlight its defence and commercial products and services designed to meet Middle East requirements.
The Turkish Undersecretariat for the Defense Industry (SSM) has signed an agreement with domestic producer Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) for 10 ANKA unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
Lockheed Martin has entered into an agreement with the US Government for the Foreign Military Sale of the first two of 25 potential C-130J Super Hercules airlifters for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - specifically two KC-130J refuelling tankers.
The Institute for Near East and Gulf Military Analysis (INEGMA) and Avascent have created anew partnership, bringing together the insights of the strategic risk advisory firm with the analytical capabilities of a leading strategy and management consultancy.
Northrop Grumman Corporation has announced the appointment of Douglas Raaberg as chief executive United Arab Emirates (UAE), effective 14 October.
Vector Financial Services, has announced the delivery of two Eurocopter AS332L aircraft to Starlite Aviation Group (Starlite) for operations in the Middle East.
Business jet maker Cessna, along with parent company Textron and partner AirLand Enterprises, has secretly developed its first modern military jet which is likely to be targeted at developing markets.
Aircraft, crews and supporting personnel from the Royal Saudi Air Force, (RSAF) have been operating alongside their allies from the Royal Air Force as Exercise Saudi-British Green Flag took place at RAF Coningsby.
L-3 Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) announced today that it has been awarded a contract modification to build the Iraqi Air Force (IqAF) two F-16 Block 52 Weapon Tactics Trainers (WTTs), two brief/debrief systems and one mission observation
Finmeccanica subsidiary, Selex announced today that it has signed a contract worth more than $53 million to deliver the Falco unmanned system to an unamed Middle East Country
BAE Systems has unveiled its proposal for a cost-effective air-to-air refuelling (A2R) variant of the aircraft.
The Bell Boeing V-22 Program successfully completed an initial test of the V-22 Osprey performing as an aerial refueling tanker last week.
Eurofighter Typhoon has now achieved more than 200,000 flying hours since the entry-into-service of its worldwide fleet. Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH confirmed the milestone today adding that, with 719 aircraft on contract, 571
Abu Dhabi defence manufacturer Adcom is to build an unmanned combat helicopter in a joint venture deal with Russia's Berkut Aero
Schiebel and FLIR Systems Polytec AB announce successful integration of the Schiebel CAMCOPTER S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) with the CORONA 350 Airborne Sensor.
Airbus Military has completed an important set of trials of the A400M new generation airlifter, demonstrating the aircraft's excellent performance on gravel runways.
Turkish Basic Trainer Aircraft Hurkus 350 which was designed and manufactured by TAI to meet the training and Light Attack/Armed reconnaissance aircraft requirements of Turkey's armed forces, successfully made its maiden flight at TAI's premises
AAR has won the contract to design and build Transportable/Mobile Subsystems for Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems in support of a Saudi Arabian initiative to improve joint air and ground integrated defence systems.
Cirrus Aircraft is to supply Cirrus SR22 aircraft to support the future aircrew training requirements of the Royal Saudi Air Force.
Beechcraft Corporation today announced the completion of the inaugural flight of its first production Beechcraft AT-6 light attack aircraft.
The first production Airbus Military A400M new generation airlifter for the Turkish Air Force (TAF) has made its maiden flight, marking a key milestone towards its delivery.
Airbus Military has delivered the third of three new generation A330 MRTT multi-role tanker transports ordered by the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The first Airbus Military A400M new generation airlifter for the Turkish Air Force has begun final tests towards its delivery.
RAK Airways has announced Islamabad and Amman to be its first two destination launches in 2013.
Alenia Aermacchi has delivered the first ATR72-600 TMUA (Turkish Maritime Utility Aircraft) to the Turkish Navy. The first of a total order of eight ATR72s, which consist of two TMUAs and six ATR72-600 TMPA (Turkish
Members of the Kuwait Air Force have just completed a six month training course at the Electronic Warfare Operational Support (EWOS) facility of Selex ES, a Finmeccanica company.
Growing demand supported by strong intent and investment capability is expanding the market for military unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the Middle East. The region is already considered
AN RAF navigator has been awarded a top French medal for the second time in three years, for heroism under fire while protecting civilians from attack by Colonel Gaddaffi's forces in Libya.
Boeing and Sikorsky have formed a joint venture to compete for sustainment services in support of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's rotorcraft fleet.
Airbus Military is ready to deliver its 100th example of the C295 medium transport/surveillance aircraft to the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO).
Embraer and Boeing are partnering on the sales and marketing of Embraer's KC-390 – a multi-mission mobility and aerial refueling aircraft with advanced capabilities in the medium-sized airlift market.
Airbus Military has launched a new series of its best-selling C295 medium transport and surveillance aircraft – the C295W. Featuring winglets and uprated engines as standard, the new model will provide operators with enhanced
Selex ES, a Finmeccanica company, will provide provide the Praetorian electronic warfare self protection system for an undisclosed Arabian Typhoon customer.
Egypt is likely to become the first export customer for Turkey's Anka UAV - with more orders from the Middle East to follow, manufacturer TAI said.
Alenia Aermacchi and TAI have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalising the interest of both companies in expanding industrial and commercial cooperation on products of mutual interest and
New ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Target Acquisition) imagery ground control stations are to enter service with two Middle East armed forces in the next 12 months following
FLYHT Aerospace Solutions has received a purchase order from a major avionics integrator for seven AFIRS 228 (Automated Flight Information Reporting System) for Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules aircraft owned
Embraer Defense & Security is stepping up its marketing drive in the region and is demonstrating that with its participation at this week's International Defence Industry Fair (IDEF'13), which takes place May 7-10 at the Tüyap Fair
Boeing has rolled out the F-15SA, ushering in a new era in fighter aircraft capability and affordability for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
A Boeing 747 cargo jet believed to be carrying military cargo to Dubai has crashed on departure from Afghanistan.
The latest pair of Saudi Typhoons lived up to their name when they arrived in Malta for a technical stop on their way to the Kingdom today.
The upgrading of the Royal Saudi Air Force Tornados has been completed. The final aircraft being returned being photographed at Malta on its route back to the Kingdom.
Northrop Grumman Corporation has announced the start of the 2013 Innovation Challenge Flying Competition.
Donaldson Aerospace & Defense is expanding its strategic alliance with Bahrain-based Global Aviation Services (GAS) to cover sales and support of filtration solutions for fixed-wing general aviation aircraft and
The Institute for Near East & Gulf Military Analysis (INEGMA) has announced the preliminary agenda for the 6th edition of the Dubai Air Chiefs Conference (DIAC).
The Kuwait Air Force is to get a new simulator training facility for the KC130-J aircraft.
The Royal Saudi Air Force has formally inducted into service the Airbus Military A330 MRTT new generation tanker/transport aircraft.
Sagem is ready to begin delivery of the AASM SBU-54 laser terminal guidance version of the Hammer weapon to the French Air Force pending administrative clearance by the DGA. Clearance is expected within a matter of weeks and will
The Afghan air force is to receive 20 Embraer A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft following a new deal between the USAF, supplier Sierra Nevada and OEM Embraer.
A Yemeni fighter plane has crashed in a residential area of the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, killing several people, reports Reuters.
Piaggio Aero Industries, together with Selex ES, today presented the Piaggio Aero P.1HH 'HammerHead' - Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) at IDEX 2013.
BAE Systems received a contract valued at nearly $23 million to provide F-16 support equipment, test systems, and spares to the government of Oman.
Boeing and Abu Dhabi Autonomous Systems Investments Company (ADASI) have signed a teaming agreement for the two companies to address the growing Middle East market for unmanned systems.
Performance worries over military and commercial helicopter operations in the harsh conditions of the Middle East deserts could be eased with a new distributorship deal signed today.
A global terror threat of missile attack against fixed wing aircraft or helicopters is being met head on by one exhibitor at IDEX – the defence and security event opening in Abu Dhabi today.
The Sukhoi Superjet100 Long Range (SSJ100LR) jet performed its maiden flight on February 12.
Thales will be participating in IDEX 17-21 February 2013 in the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), UAE, showcasing its air mission system capabilities, advanced optronics and communications systems.
In demonstrating BAE Systems' strengths in working in partnership with other companies, the company's products will not only be showcased on its own stand at IDEX 2013 but also on others, including International Golden Group,
Further details are emerging on the new fighter jet unveiled by Iran earlier this week. The F313 “Qaher” – which means conquer in Farsi - is described as a new stealth fighter with short take off and landing capability.
Airbus Military has delivered the first of three new generation A330 MRTT multi-role tanker transport aircraft ordered by the United Arab Emirates.
Abu Dhabi Tawazun, is to partner with Sweden's defence and security company Saab, to create the Middle East region's first facility for the development, manufacture, assembly and integration of radar systems.
BAE Systems has announced the appointment of a new regional managing director for the Middle East and Africa.
The acceptance test campaign of Anka Medium Altitude Long Endurance UAV System, which was designed and developed by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), was successfully completed with the last test flights held between January 20-22 2013.
Alenia Aermacchi's upgraded turboprop – the SF-260TP primary and basic trainer- now equipped with a glass cockpit, an enhanced multi-spectral vision system and an upgraded air conditioning system has completed its first
Thales has achieved delivery of the first of three maritime surveillance aircraft under the Meltem II programme for Turkey.
Northrop Grumman and Abu Dhabi's Higher College of Technology have launched the 2013 Innovation Challenge unmanned aircraft competition.
The Egyptian Air Force will double its C295 transport fleet following an order with Airbus Military today for six additional aircraft bringing the fleet to a total of 12 aircraft.
Following agreement between the Governments of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom, under the Saudi British Defence Cooperation Programme, Rolls-Royce has signed a contract to provide support
ST Aerospace has announced that it has secured a contract to provide the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) with a full scale maintenance and modernisation solution for three of its C130 Hercules aircraft. ST Aerospace will