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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

in Defence / Maintenance

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.

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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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LH Aviation suspends Moroccan operations after ownership disagreement

Posted 8 May 2015

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

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Turkish Technic signs with Airbus for A400M maintenance support

Posted 7 May 2015

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.

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TAI sign SAYP contract with SSM

Posted 5 May 2015

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

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Qatar to select Dassault Rafale

Posted 30 April 2015

Qatar is to announce a decision to buy the Rafale fighter aircraft after a long-running competitive assessment.

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Double feat for Saudi Arabian aerospace industry

Posted 10 April 2015

Critical equipment made for new Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) aircraft is being manufactured in the Middle East for the first time.

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Arianespace to launch two UAE Falcon Eye satellites

Posted 19 March 2015

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.

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Iraq L-159 deal finally gets go-ahead

Posted 16 March 2015

Iraq is to finally get the L-159 fighter jets it opted to buy more than two years ago.

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Turkish F-4 crashes - Both pilots dead

Posted 6 March 2015

A Turkish Air Force fighter jet has crashed during a training mission, killing both pilots.

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Italian air force says yes to HammerHead

Posted 2 March 2015

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.

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IDEX ends on a high as UAE orders more C-17s

Posted 26 February 2015

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.

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Etihad opens arms to military training

Posted 26 February 2015

Etihad Airways is to begin providing commercial aviation training to a number of pilots, cabin attendants, loadmasters and flight despatchers in the UAE Armed Forces.

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IDEX: Abu Dhabi unveils new air defence vehicle

Posted 26 February 2015

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.

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IDEX: Focus turns to unmanned systems

Posted 24 February 2015

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

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IDEX: Selex describes role on Hammerhead prototype success

Posted 24 February 2015

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

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IDEX: Paramount prepares for production of AHRLAC and targets Middle East

Posted 24 February 2015

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,

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IDEX: Finmeccanica announces successful first flight for Mirach

Posted 23 February 2015

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.

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IDEX: Rockwell Collins expands its Middle East operations into Saudi Arabia

Posted 23 February 2015

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.

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IDEX:helicopter missile on display from Roketsan

Posted 23 February 2015

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.

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IDEX: Spectacular start for show's official opening

Posted 22 February 2015

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.

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IDEX: Northrop Grumman demonstrates latest systems

Posted 22 February 2015

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

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IDEX: Turkey's stand off missiles set for fighters work

Posted 22 February 2015

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.

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Saudi's PC-21 trainer is a milestone model for Pilatus

Posted 20 February 2015

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.

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UAE focused on L-3 Wescam turrets

Posted 20 February 2015

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.

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Blighter selected by Unlimited Technology to secure Middle Eastern air base perimeter

Posted 20 February 2015

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

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IDEX: Airbus Helicopters demonstrates 30 years of Middle East service

Posted 19 February 2015

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

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IDEX: Embraer Defense & Security to promote portfolio of integrated solutions

Posted 19 February 2015

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).

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South Africa's Denel comes to IDEX with an eye on the MENA market

Posted 18 February 2015

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.

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French celebrations as Egypt confirms Rafale order

Posted 16 February 2015

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.

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Middle East Military Space Symposium launching at Milsatcom Middle East Conference

Posted 5 February 2015

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

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Live unmanned demos for IDEX

Posted 2 February 2015

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.

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CAE to acquire Bombardier's Military Aviation Training

Posted 27 January 2015

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.

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Qatar makes RIAT debut

Posted 23 January 2015

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.

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Oman joins Jordan in operating Robinson helicopters

Posted 1 January 2015

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,

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AMMROC selects AAR for its Al Ain MRO facililty

Posted 23 December 2014

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

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Tunisia's Jolly Green Giants make way for new Black Hawks

Posted 12 December 2014

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.

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Airbus Defence and Space to build UAE's Falcon Eye sat system

Posted 9 December 2014

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,

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