Tag: defence

China Denies Intercepting US Navy Surveillance Aircraft

Reading Time: 2 minutes China’s Defense Ministry on Sunday denied intercepting a US Navy surveillance aircraft, saying its fighter jets were verifying the US aircraft and that the operation was lawful, professional and safe. Two Chinese J-10 fighter jets tried to intercept a US Navy surveillance aircraft over the South China Sea on Thursday, US officials said. Meantime, China’s […]

F-35As Deploy to Estonia For the First Time

Reading Time: 2 minutes Two F-35A Lightning II aircraft and approximately 20 supporting Airmen arrived at Ämari Air Base, Estonia, today, from RAF Lakenheath, England. The F-35As are participating in their first-ever training deployment to Europe. The aircraft and total force Airmen and are from the 34th Fighter Squadron, 388th Fighter Wing, and the Air Force Reserve’s 466th Fighter […]

Second Boeing T-X Aircraft Takes Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing and partner Saab have completed the first flight of their second production-ready T-X aircraft, which is identical to the first and designed specifically for the U.S. Air Force advanced pilot training requirement. During the one-hour flight, lead T-X Test Pilot Steve Schmidt and Boeing Test Pilot for Air Force Programs Matt Giese validated key […]

Boeing and US Army Sign $3.4B Contract for 268 AH-64E Apache Helicopters

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing and the U.S. government recently signed a five-year, $3.4 billion contract through which the Army, and a customer outside the U.S., will acquire the latest Apache attack helicopter at a significant savings to taxpayers. This is the first multi-year agreement for the Apache “E” variant. The Army will receive 244 remanufactured Apaches while 24 […]

India, Russia Have Finalised Agreement To Produce Ka-226T Helicopters

Reading Time: 1 minute India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and Russian defence firms have finalised the Joint Venture agreement to produce light weight multi-role ‘Kamov 226T’ helicopters in India. The document is awaiting formal registration with relevant bodies in the respective countries which is likely to take another “month or two”, a top Russian defence executive was quoted as saying […]

US and Russia World’s Largest Exporters of Weapons in 2012-2016

Reading Time: 1 minute The United States and Russia maintain their leading positions in exports of major weapons during the period of 2012-2016 jointly amounting to 56 percent of global arms exports, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute said. According to SIPRI, the United States continued to be the leader in global arms exports over the last five years […]

No Alternative to Russian Helicopters in Afghanistan

Reading Time: 1 minute Russian Special Presidential Envoy for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov said that Afghanistan has no alternative to Russian arms in the nearest decades. Russia doubts that US plans to substitute Russian helicopters in Afghanistan with its own aircraft will succeed, since there is no alternative to Russian equipment in the nearest decades, Special Presidential Envoy for Afghanistan […]

Boeing Reports Third-Quarter Results and Raises Full Year Guidance

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Boeing Company reported third-quarter GAAP earnings per share of $3.60 and core earnings per share (non-GAAP)* of $3.51 reflecting overall solid execution on production programs and services, favorable tax items ($0.98 per share), and timing of aircraft deliveries. Revenue guidance has been increased $500 million to between $93.5 and $95.5 billion on higher commercial […]

CAE Wins Defence Contracts Valued at More than C$100 Million

Reading Time: 1 minute CAE announced that it has won defence contracts valued at more than C$100 million to provide a range of training and support services for global military customers. Some of the key contracts include the United States Air Force exercising a contract option for CAE USA to continue providing KC-135 tanker aircrew training services; the United […]

CAE Wins Defence Contracts Valued at More than C$120 Million

Reading Time: 2 minutes CAE today announced that it has won defence contracts valued at more than C$120 million to provide a range of training services and simulation product upgrades for global military customers. Some of the key contracts include the United States Air Force exercising a contract option for CAE USA to provide MQ-1 Predator/MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted […]