The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Saudi Arabia for an AWACS modernisation programme and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $2 billion.
The US State Department has approved the sale of 12 Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters to Tunisia.
The Remotely Piloted Air System (RPAS) P.1HH HammerHead demo aircraft has reached a major milestone and successfully validated its autonomous flight modes.
Egypt has become the largest customer for the tactical airlifter, the Airbus C295. It has ordered eight more of the type, taking its total fleet to 20.
Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) will be participating to the Farnborough Air Show 2014 (FIA 2014) and displaying T129 ATAK and ANKA at the static area. TAI's stand can also be visited at Hall 4 H1.
IFS announced today that one of Turkey's leading sheet metal producers, Yepsan Defense and Aviation, has chosen to implement IFS Applications to support business-critical processes such as manufacturing, quality management, distribution
King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB), ATK and Airbus Defence and Space have signed an agreement to cooperatively work together on a C295 gunship version.
Turkey's air defence radar system has been given a $16.25million technology boost following a new contract with Finmeccanica - Selex ES
The Iraq Air Force has received its first F-16 Block 52 aircraft from Lockheed Martin.
The region's largest defence event – IDEX – has a new sponsor. The Abu Dhabi-based ADNEC company has announced a sponsorship deal with Harris International for the 2015 show.
Rockwell Collins launched its FMC-4000 series of flight and mission computers at the ILA Berlin Air Show today,offering advanced capabilities with unprecedented levels of performance and flexibility across a large variety of
Rolls-Royce has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Aselsan A.S, one of Turkey's leading electronics companies, to explore potential collaboration opportunities in the area of engine control systems.
The US State Department has given the go-ahead for a potential sale of 24 AT-6C Texan II aircraft to Iraq.
Lockheed Martin successfully completed the first flight of the inaugural F-16 Fighting Falcon for the Iraq Air Force.
Selex ES has been highlighting its extensive work with Jordan while also promoting key technologies for surveillance and situational awareness during the SOFEX 2014 show being held in Amman.
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the US Navy have formally signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance for the first international sale of BAE Systems' Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) laser-guided rocket.
Alenia Aermacchi, and ATK announced today that the demonstrator of a fully configured MC-27J multi-mission tactical transport aircraft completed its first flight from the company's Turin test flight centre.
Cubic Defense Systems has been awarded a contract valued at more than $5 million from the U.S. Air Force to supply its P5 Combat Training System (P5CTS) to the Moroccan Air Force.
Fabrizio Giulianini, CEO of Selex ESofficially opened the new Riyadh offices of Selex ES Saudi Arabia yesterday, in the presence of VIPs from the Saudi Arabian government and national agencies.
Airbus Defence and Space has handed over the first of 10 A400M new generation airlifters ordered by the Turkish Air Force.
Boeing has slightly adjusted the timing for ending C-17 Globemaster III production and closing its Long Beach, California C-17 final assembly facility after a successful two-decade production run of the world's premier
Mubadala Development Company, Tawazun Holding and Emirates Advanced Investments (EAI) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) expressing their intent to explore the synergy opportunities that could be
Qatar has added to its defence spending with the agreement to buy herlicopters from Boeing and the joint venture NH Industries as well as missiles from Lockheed Martin and Raytheon.
Thales has today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Qatar Armed Forces to assist in the development of an Optionally Piloted Vehicle – Aircraft (OPV-A), a high performance Intelligence, Surveillance,
Airbus Defence and Space has been selected by Qatar to supply two A330 MRTT new generation air-to-air refuelling aircraft for the Qatar Emiri Air Force.
The capabilities of Airbus Helicopters' rotorcraft to meet land- and sea-based mission requirements of Middle East military forces will be underscored in the company's presence at the Doha
The LynxOS-178 real-time operating system (RTOS) will be used in the Rockwell Collins Flight2 avionics management system, for the Royal Air Force of Oman's C-130 upgrade programme.
Airbus Defence and Space today rolled out the PZL 130 Orlik MPT (Multi Purpose Trainer), a new version of the twin-seat aircraft with glass cockpit.
Boeing's Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) demonstrator recently completed its first flight to verify airworthiness, an important milestone toward providing a low-risk and cost-effective maritime
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has confirmed his government and US helicopter manufacturer Sikorsky Aircraft have signed a long dormant contract to co-produce an initial batch of 109 utility helicopters.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has now agreed price escalation terms with the UK relating to the Typhoon aircraft under the Salam programme.
Kuwait has received its first C-17 Globemaster III airlifter from Boeing with the new delivery set to expand the Kuwait Air Force's capabilities in military and civilian operations, including humanitarian aid and
An Algerian Hercules C130 military transporter has crashed in the mountainous area of Oum al-Bouaghi close to the Tunisian border. All 103 on board were killed according to local media.
Saudi Arabian Airlines(Saudia) has signed a collaboration agreement with American manufacturer Boeing that could see it developing partnership activities in the field of defence as
Senior defence personnel from Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, and the GCC Secretariat, as well as from international partners such as the United States, France, Sweden, Italy, Sweden, Netherlands, and NATO are set to make the 4th edition of Middle
The 2014 INEGMA is pleased to announce that the 7th Edition of the Middle East Special Operations Commanders Conference (MESOC 2014) will be held on May 5, 2014, at the Le Royal Hotel in Amman, Jordan.
The Janada stand at the Bahrain Air Show featured the lightweight Datron Aeryon Skyranger UAS.
The Royal Saudi Air Force's (RSAF) official demonstration team, the Saudi Hawks, is at the show, revisiting the scene of its first appearance outside Saudi Arabia in February 2000.
Rick Groesch, Lockheed Martin's regional director for the Middle East, was in bullish form at the show describing the company's F-16 upgrade plans.
Turkish missile manufacturer Rocketsan is making its debut at the Bahrain airshow, showcasing its family of missiles.
Turkey's TAI T-129 ATAK attack helicopter is making its international debut at the Bahrain International Airshow.
Selex ES said it aims to expand its already strong position in Bahrain and the Arabian Gulf and is promoting a range of intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance (ISTAR), air defence, naval and homeland
Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI) will display the T-129 ATAK - the final evolution of the Agusta A-129 light combat helicopter - at the Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS), being held later this week (16-18 January) at the Sakhir Airbase.
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu paid a visit to the Roketsan manufacturing facilities in Ankara yesterday.
The Royal Air Force Typhoon Display Team will display daily at the show, with Flight Lieutenant Jamie Norris taking Eurofighter Typhoon to the skies once again following a fun-packed season showcasing its performance throughout 2013, with
The Prime Minister of Libya Ali Zidan visited the facilities of Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) in Ankara today.
The UAE has withdrawn from discussions with BAE Systems over the purchase of 60 Typhoon fighter jets.
Advanced Typhoon fighter aircraft from the Royal Air Force were put through their paces in a major exercise in the United Arab Emirates.
Northrop Grumman Corporation is bringing together leading industry partners in aviation sustainment, training and operations to offer innovative solutions for Saudi Arabia's Ministry of National Guard
Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has delivered its first F-35 Lightning II centre fuselage to Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin at a ceremony held at TAI's facilities in Ankara, Turkey today.
Airbus Military has completed a second round of tests of its prototype C295 firefighting aircraft which will provide detailed data on the performance of its water dropping system.
Riyadh-based Al Raha Group for Technical Services has been awarded an estimated $45m extension of an existing contract for third party logistics, repair and return management services on Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) F-15s.
Eurofighter partner company Alenia Aermacchi has confirmed that the first in a major series of flight tests to integrate the MBDA Storm Shadow missile onto Eurofighter Typhoon has now taken place.
The Pakistan Aeronautical Complex MFI-395 Super Mushshak is being marketed across the region to meet 21st Century training requirements. And, with its innovative glass cockpit, unobscured bubble canopy and
AMMROC (Advanced Military Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Center) and Eurocopter have completed the overhaul, modification, and delivery of the first Eurocopter AS565 (PANTHER) aircraft to the UAE Joint Aviation
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Boeing's presence at the 2013 Dubai Airshow will showcase the company's industry partnerships in the Middle East and highlight its defence and commercial products and services designed to meet Middle East requirements.
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.
The first Airbus Military A400M new generation airlifter for the Turkish Air Force has begun final tests towards its delivery.
RAK Airways has announced Islamabad and Amman to be its first two destination launches in 2013.
Alenia Aermacchi has delivered the first ATR72-600 TMUA (Turkish Maritime Utility Aircraft) to the Turkish Navy. The first of a total order of eight ATR72s, which consist of two TMUAs and six ATR72-600 TMPA (Turkish
Members of the Kuwait Air Force have just completed a six month training course at the Electronic Warfare Operational Support (EWOS) facility of Selex ES, a Finmeccanica company.
Growing demand supported by strong intent and investment capability is expanding the market for military unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the Middle East. The region is already considered
AN RAF navigator has been awarded a top French medal for the second time in three years, for heroism under fire while protecting civilians from attack by Colonel Gaddaffi's forces in Libya.
Boeing and Sikorsky have formed a joint venture to compete for sustainment services in support of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's rotorcraft fleet.
Airbus Military is ready to deliver its 100th example of the C295 medium transport/surveillance aircraft to the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO).
Embraer and Boeing are partnering on the sales and marketing of Embraer's KC-390 – a multi-mission mobility and aerial refueling aircraft with advanced capabilities in the medium-sized airlift market.
Airbus Military has launched a new series of its best-selling C295 medium transport and surveillance aircraft – the C295W. Featuring winglets and uprated engines as standard, the new model will provide operators with enhanced
Selex ES, a Finmeccanica company, will provide provide the Praetorian electronic warfare self protection system for an undisclosed Arabian Typhoon customer.
Egypt is likely to become the first export customer for Turkey's Anka UAV - with more orders from the Middle East to follow, manufacturer TAI said.
Alenia Aermacchi and TAI have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalising the interest of both companies in expanding industrial and commercial cooperation on products of mutual interest and
New ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Target Acquisition) imagery ground control stations are to enter service with two Middle East armed forces in the next 12 months following
FLYHT Aerospace Solutions has received a purchase order from a major avionics integrator for seven AFIRS 228 (Automated Flight Information Reporting System) for Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules aircraft owned
Embraer Defense & Security is stepping up its marketing drive in the region and is demonstrating that with its participation at this week's International Defence Industry Fair (IDEF'13), which takes place May 7-10 at the Tüyap Fair
Boeing has rolled out the F-15SA, ushering in a new era in fighter aircraft capability and affordability for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
A Boeing 747 cargo jet believed to be carrying military cargo to Dubai has crashed on departure from Afghanistan.
The latest pair of Saudi Typhoons lived up to their name when they arrived in Malta for a technical stop on their way to the Kingdom today.