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
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.
The latest generation CMA-9000 flight management system SparrowHawk from Esterline CMC Electronics which included head-up display (HUD) has been selected by Qatar and Saudi air forces for their new PC-21 turboprop training aircraft.
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
Bell Helicopter has signed an agreement with the Turkish government for the supply of five Bell 429 rotor craft. The 429s will be operated by the Turkish General Directorate of Forestry (TGDF) to protect forest resources and
The Royal Air Force of Oman has formally agreed a $4.2 billion deal with BAE Systems for Typhoon and Hawk aircraft.
Bahrain is set to announce further expansion of the country's international airport and increase the opportunities for business aviation.
Boeing has delivered the Qatar Emiri Air Force's fourth C-17 Globemaster III in Long Beach. The delivery reflects Qatar's agreement with the US government to acquire two additional C-17s.
The UAV captured by Iran has been confirmed as being an American Boeing Scan Eagle.
European defence manufacturer MBDA confirmed today that the Royal Guard of Oman (RGO) has successfully carried out the first operational firing of a VL MICA missile.
Saudi Arabia has signed a 'direct commercial sale' contract with Raytheon for a Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) . The system will be delivered by Raytheon's Network Centric Systems business.
As Egypt awaits clearance from Washington for its bid to purchase Predator unmanned air vehicles, Turkey has stepped in to offer the Anka UAV made by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI)
Riad Kahwaji, the chief executive of INEGMA looks at the situation in Syria and at this week's developments in Doha
Saudi Arabia is close to signing a deal worth more than $6.5 billion with Lockheed Martin as it seeks to modernise its airlift and inflight refuelling capabilities.
An Airbus military C295 belonging to the Algerian Air Force crashed in the area of Lozere in the South of France at around 15:45 local time yesterday.
British Prime Minister David Cameron is in Dubai today as part of a three-day tour of the Gulf and the Middle East in a bid to cement UK arms sales with a particular emphasis on persuading the United Arab Emirates to buy 60 of BAE's Typhoon jets in a
The Pentagon has confirmed a major upgrade of Boeing F-15S aircraft for the Saudi Arabian Air Force as part of a modernisation programme valued at more than $4 billion.
Lockheed Martin has added a persistent surveillance option to its Dragon series of ISR systems.
The Governments of the Republic of Iraq and the Czech Republic have today announced that the Iraqi Government has ordered 28 L-159 light attack aircraft.
CAE has won a contract to design and manufacture a KC-130J full-mission simulator for the Kuwait Air Force.
Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki headed an official delegation of Iraqi ministers who visited Aero Vodochody today, primarily to discuss the Iraqi Government's interest in purchasing L-159 aircraft.
Turkish F-16 jets forced down a Syrian Arab airliner en route from Moscow to Damascus to land after intelligence reports said it was carrying cargo banned by civil-aviation rules. Turkey confiscated the cargo among suggestions
The threat of line closure of the Boeing C-17 programme has been lifted following a $2 billion contract from the US government that will allow Boeing to continue providing vital military and humanitarian airlift capability around the world.
The airline that suffered a fatal crash on departure from Sharjah three years ago has suffered a similar disaster in Sudan.
The Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) has been working with Défense Conseil International (DCI) and Symbiotics Ltd, to implement a new aircrew pre-selection solution that helps stream potential pilots (fixed and rotary wing)
The UAE Air Force will be the first to fly new precision-guided systems that will be manufactured in the UAE.
BAE Systems and EADS have told the London Stock Exchange that they are in talks over a possible merger that would create the world's largest aerospace and defence company.
The first C-130J Super Hercules for the Sultanate of Oman was formally accepted at a recent ceremony at Lockheed Martin's Marietta facility.
While the Republic of Iraq anticipates an initial delivery of F-16 Fighting Falcons in September 2014, the pilots who will fly them have embarked on an historic partnership with the Arizona Air National Guard's 162nd Fighter Wing in the