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A ceremony of laying a foundation stone for a Helicopter Service and Repair Center has today been held at Zabrat airport. The new Helicopter Service and Repair Center will be built under joint projects in accordance with the decisions of the Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Russian Federation related to the...

Saab has delivered the Deployable Maintenance Facility (DAM) to the Hungarian Air Force. DAM is a mobile solution that enables enhanced maintenance capacity for aircraft and other vehicles combined with superior protection. The delivery stems from a contract signed between Saab and the Hungarian Ministry of Defence in December 2018. DAM provides capability equivalent...

Uzbekistan has purchased QW-18 man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS) from China. According to Polygon Magazine, Chinese made QW-18 anti-aircraft missile system was shown for the first time among new weapons and equipment of Uzbekistan Army during the troop assembly at Chirchik polygon QW-18 is a new man portable anti-aircraft missile system, with excellent anti-interference...

Russia has donated over two Mi-8MT utility helicopters and P-18-2 radar stations to the army of Kyrgyzstan on Wednesday. As Russia’s Defense Ministry reported, the military hardware delivered to the Kyrgyz side is worth over 770 million rubles ($12 million). “The ceremony of the handover of military and technical assistance took place on the territory of the military...

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and the President of Boeing International Michael Arthur met at Brussels on to mark a major investment in the Alliance’s fleet of AWACS surveillance aircraft. NATO’s 1 billion dollar contract with Boeing will modernise the AWACS fleet, ensuring they continue to support the Alliance’s missions to 2035. “NATO AWACS have been...

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced November 22, the delivery of the final 5 new MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters ordered for the Afghan Air Force via the company’s $1.4 billion, 5-year IDIQ contract. Part of a 30-aircraft order issued in September 2017, the final five aircraft shipped out of Mesa-Gateway Airport, Mesa, Arizona, via 747 and reached Kandahar on October...

The first of five NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) aircraft landed in Sigonella, Italy at 16h46 local time on Thursday (21 November 2019), marking an important step in the delivery of the AGS Program. “I welcome the arrival of the first Alliance Ground Surveillance aircraft in Sigonella. This demonstrates that NATO Allies are committed to modernising the Alliance...

MBDA has been awarded a contract from Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) for the integration of the Meteor beyond visual range air-to-air missile onto the KF-X future Korean fighter aircraft. The contract includes integration support to KAI, transfer of know-how and manufacture of test equipment for the KF-X integration and trials campaign. Meteor is the world’s most advanced...

Dubai Airshow 2019 is proving to be a bumper year for armed forces purchase and maintenance deals, with the UAE Ministry of Defence among those unveiling major contracts at the show. It comes as the UAE set out to establish itself as a major player in the advanced technology and defence field, with EDGE, a group comprising 25 local entities working in five capability...

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Morocco of 36 piece AH-64E Apache attack helicopters and related equipment for an estimated cost of $4.25 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on November 19, 2019. The Government of Morocco...