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LRASM

Anti-Ship Missile Evolution

The anti-ship missile has come a long way since the crude guided weapons first witnessed during the Second World War. There are a bewildering array...
GlobalEye

Sweeping the Skies

Guarding economic zones and watching for incursions, either temporary or as part of a deliberate strategy, has raised the need for wide area and...
A330

A330 MRTT Tanker Enters RoKAF Service

Jon Lake - The Airbus A330 MRTT (Multi-Role Tanker Transport) officially entered service with the Republic of Korea Air Force (RoKAF) on 30 January...
A400M

RoKAF in A400 Swap Talks With Spain

Jon Lake - After months of rumour, South Korea has finally started talks with Spain with a view to swapping 30-34 KAI KT-1 turboprop...

New Chinese Basic Trainer Flies

It has been revealed that the Wuhu Diamond aircraft manufacturing company flew its new Wuhu Zhonke TA-20 turboprop-powered aerobatic trainer for the first time...
Ka-52-Egypt

Kamov Ka-52 in service in Egypt

Egypt has announced that the Russian Helicopters Kamov Ka-52 ‘Nile Crocodile’ helicopter has officially entered service with the Egyptian Air Force. The announcement was...
Singapore-F35

Singapore Selects F35

On 18 January 2019 the Singapore Ministry of Defence (MinDef) announced that its procurement agency, the Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA), had completed...
J-20_fighter

J-20 Mighty Dragon Enters Frontline Service

The first operational front line Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) unit to be equipped with the Chengdu J-20 Mighty Dragon was officially...

Rafale F4 Launched

On 14 January 2019, the French government signed a $2.3 billion (€2 billion) contract with Dassault Aviation for a batch of 28 Rafales and...
F-35-Japan

Japan’s First Frontline F-35 Unit Close to Completion

Jon Lake - The Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) is expected to form its first frontline Lockheed Martin F-35 unit imminently, using most of...

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