Iran is stepping up its defence radar systems according to the commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base, Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli.
Qatar's former foreign minister Khalid al-Attiyah has been named as the new state minister for defence affairs in a cabinet reshuffle yesterday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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
The contract for the purchase of 24 Rafale aircraft by Qatar from Dassault Aviation came into force today.
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
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.
An Airbus C295W aircraft owned by the Mexican Navy has made the first ever flight to the Antarctica.
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.
Global Aerospace Logistics, LLC (GAL) and Airbus Helicopters have announced the renewal of their customer support services distribution agreement.
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.
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.
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
High security fencing manufacturer Zaun has installed a first of its kind electric fence in the United Arab Emirates.
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.
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.
Sagem has joined with AOI-Aircraft Factory to offer its Patroller unmanned vehicle to the Egyptian armed forces.
BAE Systems has named Martin Bennett as its new managing director, for the Middle East, Africa and Turkey. He will based in Abu Dhabi.
EW & Radar Turkey 2016 is to take place 22-23 March next year in Ankara.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Turkey's Rokestan has signed a memorandum of understanding with Poland's WZL1 which covers the future cooperation on numerous defence industry activities.
Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) have signed agreements with WCBKT, WZL1, ITWL and MESKO at MSPO Kielce on 1st September.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,