Military

More Cayuse Warriors for Afghanistan

MD Helicopters Inc (MDHI) has delivered its final five new-build MD 530F Cayuse Warrior light attack/training/scout helicopters to the Afghan Air Force. Further helicopters have also been sought for the air arm.

NATO initiates AWACS Life Extension Programme

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has announced a Life Extension Programme (LEP) for its Boeing E-3A Sentry airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) fleet, which aims to keep the aircraft operational until 2035.

Hungary receives first H145Ms from Airbus

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first two of 20 H145M multi-role battlefield utility helicopters to the Hungarian Defence Forces. 

US approves New Zealand C-130J purchase

The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale of five Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules to New Zealand.

Small Glide Munitions demonstrated on Gray Eagle ER

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) has performed a flight demonstration employing Small Glide Munitions (SGMs) on a US Army MQ-1C Gray Eagle Extended Range (ER) unmanned aerial system (UAS).

MBDA to integrate Meteor onto KF-X

European missile manufacturer, MBDA, has been contracted to integrate its Meteor beyond visual range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) onto South Korea's future KF-X multirole fighter.

NATO's first RQ-4D arrives at Sigonella

The first of five Northrop Grumman RQ-4D Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) high-altitude long-endurance (HALE) unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for NATO has arrived at Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella, Italy.

Calidus scores first B-250 light attack aircraft order

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has placed an order for 24 Calidus B-250 light attack aircraft – becoming the aerospace company's first customer for the type.

Draken's first renovated Mirage F1 takes flight

Draken International's first regenerated Dassault Mirage F1 performed its maiden flight at Lakeland Linder International Airport, Lakeland, Florida, on November 12.

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Air Power between Russia and the West

In the first of a two-part feature on the little-known Belarusian Air Force and Air Defence, Patrick Roegies, Stefan Goossens and Erwin van Dijkman chart the history of the service’s formative years after the demise of the Soviet Union.