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Middle East and North Africa Defence budgets to grow despite low oil price

Posted 23 August 2016

Despite fiscal concerns and a lower oil price, defence budgets in the Middle East are forecast to reach the spending highs of 2014 by 2019 at the latest, according to new analysis released today by IHS Markit.

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Kuwait Ministry of Defence orders 30 H225M Caracal helicopters

Posted 10 August 2016

Airbus Helicopters has signed a contract with the Kuwait Ministry of Defence for the purchase of 30 H225M Caracal multirole utility helicopters as well as an associated support and services package.

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Sukhoi rolls out Business Jets to Royal Thai Air Force

Posted 18 July 2016

Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCAC) has delivered two of its Sukhoi Business Jets (SBJ) to the Royal Thai Air Force, in a roll-out ceremony held at Sukhoi's base in Venice.

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AAR adds to Afghan airlift contract

Posted 17 July 2016

Global aftermarket solutions company AAR has been awarded an additional rotary wing airlift services in Afghanistan from the US Transportation Command (TRANSCOM). The award to AAR's Airlift division is part of an existing services contract to support

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Turkish Air Force certificated as regional support centre for CN235

Posted 14 July 2016

Airbus Defence and Space has authorised the Turkish Air Force's 2nd Air Supply and Maintenance Centre (2nd ASMC) in Kayseri as a regional support and maintenance centre for Airbus CN235 aircraft following a detailed

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Airbus Defence and Space and Roketsan to integrate weapon systems on C295W

Posted 14 July 2016

Airbus Defence and Space and Roketsan Missiles Industries of Turkey have signed an MoU to integrate a range of weapon systems on the Airbus C295W surveillance and transport aircraft.

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Roketsan and Sierra Nevada Corporation sign MoU

Posted 13 July 2016

Roketsan Missiles Industries of Turkey and Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) have signed an MoU at Farnborough International Airshow to explore broad areas of cooperation in air and space.

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Lockheed Martin and Roketsan join forces

Posted 13 July 2016

Lockheed Martin and Roketsan of Turkey have signed a follow-on contract to finalise development of the Stand Off Missile-Joint Strike Fighter (SOM-J) cruise missile for the Turkish F-35 programme.

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AAR awarded new rotary wing services task order in Afghanistan

Posted 13 July 2016

AAR has announced US Transportation Command has awarded its Airlift division a task order for additional rotary wing airlift services in Afghanistan, as part of an existing services contract to support US Central

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Esterline CMC Electronics signs contract for Royal Jordanian Air Force

Posted 11 July 2016

Esterline CMC Electronics has been awarded a contract by Pilatus for the Royal Jordanian Air Force.

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CAE wins the UAE military helicopter training contract

Posted 21 June 2016

CAE has been awarded a contract to provide the UAE Joint Aviation Command (JAC) with a suite of helicopter simulators and training devices for the NorthStar Aviation 407 Multi-Role Helicopter (407MRH) as well as the Sikorsky UH-60M

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Iraq Air Force in talks for renewed support contract for AC208 fleet

Posted 16 June 2016

The Iraq Air Force has been in talks with American firms Flight Safety International and Orbital ATK to ensure that the Iraqi squadron utilizing the military version of the Cessna Caravan can become self sufficient

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CAE to develop NTC for UAE

Posted 16 June 2016

CAE has been awarded contracts by the General Headquarters (GHQ) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces, including one to design and develop a comprehensive purpose-built Naval Training Centre (NTC) for the UAE Navy, featuring integrated ship

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Qatar confirms Apache order

Posted 15 June 2016

Qatar has confirmed it has signed a contract with Boeing for the purchase of 24 AH-64E Apache helicopters.

in Defence / Events

Airshow world first as Dassault displays stealth UAV

Posted 4 June 2016

French manufacturer Dassault achieved an air show world first today when its nEUROn unmanned combat air vehicle demonstrator was presented in flight today at an air meet at Istres organized by the French Air Force making it the first

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Roketsan signs MoU with MBDA Deutschland

Posted 3 June 2016

Roketsan and MBDA Deutschland have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

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Northop Grumman navigation system available on Beechcraft King Air turboprops

Posted 2 June 2016

Northop Grumman's navigation system will soon be offered on Beechcraft King Air special mission aircraft.

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Diamond Aircraft DA42 MPP Special Mission Aircraft improvements complete

Posted 24 May 2016

Diamond Aircraft has announced the completion of its improved and redesigned DA42 MPP Special Mission Aircraft.

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Diamond Aircraft DART-450 makes successful first flight

Posted 23 May 2016

The Diamond Aircraft DART-450 (Diamond Aircraft Reconnaissance Trainer) took its first flight last week.

in Defence / Events

DSEI 2017 sees an early increase in Middle Eastern participation

Posted 10 May 2016

DSEI, the integrated defence and security exhibition, is set to be the key date in the diary for Middle Eastern defence companies.

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MESOC 2016 to be held next month

Posted 13 April 2016

The 8th Middle East Special Operations Commanders Conference (MESOC 2016) will be held next month at the Le Royal Hotel in Amman, Jordan.

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Saudi joins the big guns in defence spending

Posted 12 April 2016

Saudi Arabia has overtaken Russia to become the third largest spender on military equipment.

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Finmeccanica signs contract to supply 28 Eurofighter Typhoons to Kuwait

Posted 5 April 2016

The Kuwait Ministry of Defence and Finmeccanica, which leads commercial activities in Kuwait on behalf of the Eurofighter consortium, today signed a contract for the supply of 28 Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft,

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Webinar brings Boeing and Tunisian aerospace manufacturers together

Posted 31 March 2016

In partnership with the Tunisian Foreign Investment Promotion Agency (FIPA), the USAID-financed Business Reform & Competitiveness Project (BRCP) sponsored a pioneering webinar to bring together Supplier

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DIMDEX: Qatar concludes Rafale deal

Posted 29 March 2016

Qatar has finally completed the deal for 24 Dassault Rafale fighter jets at the opening day of the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX).

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Sweet 16 as Saudi adopts the KC-130J

Posted 18 March 2016

Saudi Arabia has become the 16th country to operate the C-130J Super Hercules to meet its refueling and airlift needs as it took delivery of two KC-130J Super Hercules aerial refuelers.

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Germans approve Saudi helicopter deal

Posted 18 March 2016

Reuters has reported that the German government has approved several arms export deals with countries in the Middle East, including delivery of 23 Airbus helicopters to Saudi Arabia,

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Foundation stone laid for new King Saud air base

Posted 15 March 2016

The foundation stone for the new King Saud air base in Hafr Al Batin province, has been laid by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. Commander of King Saud Air Base in the Eastern Sector, Major General Ahmed bin Ali Al-Asiri, said the base will be a

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UAE Armed Forces sign for eight P.1HH HammerHead UAVs

Posted 10 March 2016

The General Headquarters of the United Arab Emirates Armed Force (GHQ) has signed a contract with Abu Dhabi Autonomous Systems Investments (ADASI) for the acquisition of eight P.1HH HammerHead aircraft, multipurpose Unmanned

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Mahindra eyeing UAE partnership opportunities

Posted 8 March 2016

India's multinational conglomerate the Mahindra Group is eagerly eyeing aerospace and defence partnership projects in the UAE with a particular focus on Abu Dhabi.

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Saudi Rotorcraft sets launch plans and new partner in the offing

Posted 7 March 2016

The Saudi Rotorcraft Support Center (SRSC), Saudi Arabia's only private company providing comprehensive, in-country maintenance repair and overhaul support for the Kingdom's diverse civil and military rotorcraft

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Taqnia Aeronautics and Sikorsky to explore helicopter production in Saudi Arabia

Posted 23 February 2016

Sikorsky today signed an agreement with Taqnia Aeronautics to jointly explore helicopter production opportunities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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First Royal Air Force of Oman Typhoon begins final assembly

Posted 19 February 2016

BAE Systems has started final assembly of the first Typhoon jet destined for delivery to the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) at its final assembly facility in Warton, Lancashire, UK.

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Iran-Russia talks could lead to S-30 fighter jet deal

Posted 18 February 2016

Iran and Russia are stepping up their military cooperation following meetings this week between the two countries defence chiefs.

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UAE customer to receive first of Saab's GlobalEye

Posted 17 February 2016

Defence and security company Saab has introduced its GlobalEye multi-role airborne surveillance system.

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Turkish defence leaders to address EW & Radar Conference in Ankara

Posted 16 February 2016

The inaugural two-day International Electronic Warfare & Radar conference and exhibition hosted by Aselsan has announced that several influential figures from the Turkish Government and defence industry have

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Iran is to see a 40% increase in ground-based defence radar

Posted 1 February 2016

Iran is stepping up its defence radar systems according to the commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base, Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli.

in Defence / People

New defence state minister for Qatar

Posted 28 January 2016

Qatar's former foreign minister Khalid al-Attiyah has been named as the new state minister for defence affairs in a cabinet reshuffle yesterday.

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Kuwaiti Typhoon contract still not signed

Posted 21 January 2016

The contract for Eurofighter Typhoons from the Kuwait Air Force has still not been signed revealed the commander of the KAF at the Manama Air Power Symposium (MAPS) which took place in Bahrain yesterday.

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Iraq requests more Hellfire and air training missiles from US

Posted 12 January 2016

Iraq has requested a potential purchase from the US of 5,000 AGM-114K/N/R Hellfire missiles; Ten 114K M36E9 Captive Air Training Missiles; associated equipment; and defense services at a value of around $800 million.

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Bahraini pilot survives F-16 crash in Jizan province

Posted 30 December 2015

A Bahraini pilot flying for a Saudi-led coalition battling rebels in Yemen survived a jet crash earlier today along the kingdom's southern border, according to the state-run Saudi Press Agency.

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Gulf defence spending down as oil price falls bite

Posted 25 December 2015

Eastern Europe has replaced the Middle East as the region with the fastest growing defence budgets, with double-digit increases in response to the Ukraine crisis according to the IHS Jane's Defence Budgets annual report.

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Russian Helicopters presents its range to Iran

Posted 25 December 2015

Russian Helicopters has been pushing its credentials at the Russian national exhibition Trade and Industrial Dialogue: Russia-Iran 2015 in Tehran this week where it also debuted the new multirole Mi-171A2 helicopter..

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Qatar Airways Cargo launches freighter services to Dallas

Posted 21 December 2015

Qatar Airways Cargo has announced it will launch a new freighter route to Dallas/Fort Worth commencing operations on January 19, 2016, increasing its network to six freighter destinations in the Americas. A Qatar Airways Cargo

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Qatar initiates Rafale contract

Posted 17 December 2015

The contract for the purchase of 24 Rafale aircraft by Qatar from Dassault Aviation came into force today.

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TAI and LHTEC sign contract for CTS800 engine

Posted 16 December 2015

Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) and the Light Helicopter Turbine Engine Company - a 50-50 partnership between Honeywell International Inc. and Rolls-Royce - have signed an agreement to supply CTS800 turboshaft engines for the Turkish

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Inmarsat and Turksat sign MoU

Posted 15 December 2015

Inmarsat and Turksat have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore opportunities through the formation of a strategic partnership, initially focused on the defence and aviation sectors.

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Boeing delivers final Peace Eagle AEW&C aircraft to Turkey

Posted 9 December 2015

Boeing delivers the final Peace Eagle AEW&C aircraft to Turkey while the Turkish fleet reaches full strength with four aircraft and ground support systems.

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Airbus C295 completes Antartica flight

Posted 30 November 2015

An Airbus C295W aircraft owned by the Mexican Navy has made the first ever flight to the Antarctica.

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STTS launches paint hangar at Dubai South

Posted 16 November 2015

STTS, a specialist in painting & sealing of airline, military and VIP aircraft, belonging to the French group Finaero, has launched a purpose built paint hangar at Dubai South.

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GAL and Airbus Helicopters renew services partnership to support the UAE Armed Forces

Posted 16 November 2015

Global Aerospace Logistics, LLC (GAL) and Airbus Helicopters have announced the renewal of their customer support services distribution agreement.

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GE Aviation enables manufacturing and industrialisation for Saudi aerospace industry

Posted 16 November 2015

GE Aviation has successfully completed its first transfer of avionics manufacture and support capability to the Advanced Electronics Company (AEC) in Saudi Arabia for the T-165 Hawk.

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Royal Jet takes on military role

Posted 15 November 2015

Abu Dhabi-based Royal Jet has signed a contract with the UAE GHQ Armed Forces to provide a wide spectrum of technical and operational training to Air Force staff.

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Saudi signs MoU to take Antonov deal to the next stage with 10 aircraft

Posted 13 November 2015

The partnership between Ukraine and Saudi Arabia was boosted at the final day of the Dubai Airshow by the signing of MOUs for ten Anotonv aircraft that are being developed in the Kingdom

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Electric fence first for UAE military base

Posted 13 November 2015

High security fencing manufacturer Zaun has installed a first of its kind electric fence in the United Arab Emirates.

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Dubai 2015: Archangel swoops to conquer

Posted 8 November 2015

The Iomax Archangel, a light attack and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft now being delivered to the UAE Armed Forces for special forces support, is making its debut at the Dubai Airshow this week.

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Dubai 2015: 407MRH makes its Dubai debut

Posted 8 November 2015

The UAE Armed Forces' new Bell Model 407MRH (multi-role helicopter) has made its Dubai debut at this years air show.

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Iraq launches new Chinese CH-4B drone

Posted 12 October 2015

On Saturday 10th October 2015, Iraqi Defence Minister Mr Khaled al-Obeidi Khalid al-Obaidi arrived at Kut Airbase to observe the successful launching of the CH-4B combat drone which Iraq has bought from China.

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Sagem to offer Patroller UAV to Egypt

Posted 12 October 2015

Sagem has joined with AOI-Aircraft Factory to offer its Patroller unmanned vehicle to the Egyptian armed forces.

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BAE Systems names new MD for Middle East, Africa and Turkey

Posted 6 October 2015

BAE Systems has named Martin Bennett as its new managing director, for the Middle East, Africa and Turkey. He will based in Abu Dhabi.

in Defence / Events

EW & Radar Turkey 2016 announced

Posted 6 October 2015

EW & Radar Turkey 2016 is to take place 22-23 March next year in Ankara.

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Boeing sees first flight for new military tanker

Posted 26 September 2015

Boeing's new military tanker developed alongside the U.S. Air Force has successfully completed its first flight. of The KC-46A tanker aircraft took off from Paine Field at 1:24 p.m. (PST) in Seattle and landed four hours later at the nearby

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Saudi's new Hawk trainer makes first flight

Posted 23 September 2015

The first flight of a new-generation Hawk advanced jet trainer set for Saudi Arabia has made its maiden flight with manufacturer BAE Systems in the UK

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Kuwait signs for supply of 28 Eurofighter Typhoons

Posted 22 September 2015

The State of Kuwait has become the newest member of the Eurofighter Typhoon community, signing an MoU for 28 of the fighters, worth up to €8bn.

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Lockheed Martin and Roketsan sign contract

Posted 18 September 2015

Lockheed Martin and Turkish company Roketsan have signed a contract to cooperatively develop the SOM-J missile for integration into the F-35 internal weapons bay. SOM-J is a new generation air-to-surface standoff cruise missile.

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Mubadala completes 100% takeover of Piaggio

Posted 18 September 2015

Mubadala has become the 100% owner of Piaggio Aerospace, the maker of the Avanti turboprop and more recently the unmanned P1 HammerHead (P1HH) reconnaissance platform.

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Green Hills Software's INTEGRITY-178 integrated into Turkey's T-70

Posted 16 September 2015

Green Hills Software announced today that ASELSAN has successfully integrated the INTEGRITY-178 tuMP (time-variant unified multiprocessing) operating system into its new advanced Multifunctional Display and

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Rokestan opens link with Polish manufacturer

Posted 4 September 2015

Turkey's Rokestan has signed a memorandum of understanding with Poland's WZL1 which covers the future cooperation on numerous defence industry activities.

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TAI signed agreements with WCBKT, WZL1, ITWL and MESKO

Posted 4 September 2015

Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) have signed agreements with WCBKT, WZL1, ITWL and MESKO at MSPO Kielce on 1st September.

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Iomax delivers first production Archangel to the UAE

Posted 29 August 2015

Iomax delivered the first of 24 new Archangel aircraft to the UAE Air Force and Air Defence in June 2015. Jon Lake looks at the programme and the aircraft.

in Defence / Features

New Saudi-Ukrainian aircraft programme launched

Posted 28 August 2015

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

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New three-way partnership will bring MRO to Saudi rotorcraft

Posted 27 August 2015

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.

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F-15SA deliveries drawing nearer

Posted 26 August 2015

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.

in Defence / Events

T129 ATAK completes first demo flights in Poland

Posted 26 August 2015

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.

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Air Chiefs conference for Dubai 2015 - event confirmed

Posted 19 August 2015

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

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TAI hands over first ATAK helicopters to army and now looks for export

Posted 18 August 2015

Turkish Aerospace Industries, (TAI) has completed the delivery of the first fleet of T129 ATAK Multirole Combat Helicopter to the Turkish army.

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Turkish Aerospace Industries launches T129 ATAK Poland Roadshow

Posted 18 August 2015

Turkish Aerospace Industries has announced the launch of its “T129 ATAK Poland Roadshow” between August 22 – September 4, 2015.

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Pilatus wins Jordanian air force trainer contest

Posted 10 August 2015

The Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) has selected the Pilatus PC-9 M to train its pilots.

in Defence / Business Aviation

Amiri flight to get extra protection from missile attacks

Posted 9 August 2015

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.

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Jordan's Cobra gunships fighting Daesh are a gift from Israel

Posted 24 July 2015

Jordan is operating Cobra helicopter gunships in its fight against Daesh (ISIS) that were supplied under a secret deal from Israel according to Reuters.

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Dassault Aviation delivers first Rafales to the Arab Republic of Egypt

Posted 20 July 2015

Egypt has received his first three Dassault Rafale fighter jets.

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Supersonic UDAV concept to be revealed at Dubai Airshow

Posted 20 July 2015

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.

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Middle Eastern military customer extends FLYHT contract

Posted 16 July 2015

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).

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Tablet technology for Typhoon jets

Posted 7 July 2015

The latest tablet technology is now being used to help maintain fast jet Typhoon aircrafts.

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Partnership advances maintenance capability on RSAF Typhoons

Posted 6 July 2015

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.

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AAR wins contract to support Afghan C-130 fleet

Posted 1 July 2015

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.

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Mystery surrounds death of Saudi chief of staff

Posted 25 June 2015

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).

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Roketstan awarded by Turkish Exporters Assembly

Posted 24 June 2015

Roketsan has been announced as the third successful company in defence industry and aerospace sector in Turkey with reference to 2014 export activities.

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Thales completes ISR integration into Scorpion offer

Posted 18 June 2015

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.

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PARIS: Black Hawk builders up for sale

Posted 17 June 2015

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.

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PARIS: RSAF to add four C295W to its service

Posted 16 June 2015

Airbus Defence & Space has identified Saudi Arabia as the customer for four C295Ws, with the medium transports to be operated by the nation's interior ministry.

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PARIS: RJAF selects more Thales I-Master radars

Posted 16 June 2015

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).

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PARIS: Qatar confirms purchase of four C-17s

Posted 15 June 2015

Boeing and the government of Qatar today confirmed a recently signed agreement for the purchase of four more C-17 Globemaster III airlifters.

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Russian minister of industry and trade visits Egypt and expresses cooperation in civil aviation

Posted 28 May 2015

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

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Kuwait close to Boeing Super Hornet decision

Posted 22 May 2015

Kuwait is believed to be close to signing a deal for F-18 Super Hornets with US manufacturer Boeing.

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TAI take flight with Boldon James Classifier

Posted 19 May 2015

Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc (TAI) has selected Boldon James' Classifier to ensure compliance with security regulations and standards.

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Fotoniks and BAE Systems partner on Head-Up Display technologies

Posted 14 May 2015

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

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Moroccan and Saudi aircraft shot down in Yemen

Posted 12 May 2015

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.

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A400M tragedy for Turkish-bound transporter

Posted 9 May 2015

An Airbus A400M aircraft due to join the Turkish Air Force has crashed in Spain killing four crew members and seriously injuring two others.

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Thales welcomes Rafale omnirole combat aircraft by Qatar Air Force

Posted 9 May 2015

Thales has welcomed the selection of the Rafale omnirole combat aircraft by the Qatar Air Force.

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Lockheed Martin and Roketsan join forces

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Turkish Air Force certificated as regional support centre for CN235

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Roketsan and Sierra Nevada Corporation sign MoU

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Middle East and North Africa Defence budgets to grow despite low oil price

Despite fiscal concerns and a lower oil price, defence budgets in the Middle East are forecast to reach the spending highs of 2014 by 2019 at the latest, according to new analysis released today by IHS Markit.

AAR awarded new rotary wing services task order in Afghanistan

AAR has announced US Transportation Command has awarded its Airlift division a task order for additional rotary wing airlift services in Afghanistan, as part of an existing services contract to support US Central Command.

Airbus Defence and Space and Roketsan to integrate weapon systems on C295W

Airbus Defence and Space and Roketsan Missiles Industries of Turkey have signed an MoU to integrate a range of weapon systems on the Airbus C295W surveillance and transport aircraft.

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