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11/20/2019
DUBAI: UAE tops up GlobalEye, MRTT orders
Saab is celebrating after the United Arab Emirates, its launch customer for the GlobalEye airborne surveillance system, announced its intention to order two additional units of the Bombardier Global 6000-based platform.
11/20/2019
India nearing C295 contract go-ahead, Airbus believes
India’s long-running process to replace its Hindustan Aeronautics-built HS 748 – or “Avro” – fleet of utility transports could be nearing an end, with Airbus Defence & Space confident of concluding an order for its C295. “We hope to progress soon with India,” says Ioannis Papachristofilou, the company’s head of marketing, who notes that Airbus also has “a lot of open campaigns” for the twin-turboprop type.
11/20/2019
DUBAI: Rostec soldiers on with fighter sales
Rostec is forging ahead with efforts to sell advanced combat aircraft on the international market, although US sanctions present a challenge. The Russian defence conglomerate has offered both the Sukhoi Su-35 and Su-57 to Turkey, according to chief executive Sergey Chemezov. “As soon as they make a decision, we will be ready to sell both the Su-35 and Su-57,” he says.
11/19/2019
Video: Will the UAE buy Russian Su-57, Su-35 jets? | Dubai Airshow 2019
Amid a slump in India’s bilateral ties with Malaysia, state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) is eyeing the possibility of selling its Tejas fighter jet to the south-east Asian country, ThePrint has learnt. The Malaysian Air Force has shortlisted the Indian jet as a contender for the contract of its 36 new Light Combat Aircraft. If the deal goes through, it will be HAL’s first foreign sale.
11/19/2019
The US Air Force is in no hurry to commit to a next-gen fighter design
The U.S. Air Force is taking its time to settle on a next-generation fighter design, awaiting instead lessons learned from the F-35 jet and playing the field with promising technologies, according to a senior service official. Options being kicked around are still in the conceptual stage, as America’s newest fighter, the fifth-generation F-35, is only now “coming off the line,” according to Lt. Gen. David Nahom, the Air Force’s deputy chief of staff for plans and programs.
11/19/2019
DUBAI: Boeing and Embraer rebrand transport as C-390 Millennium
Boeing and Embraer have rebranded the KC-390 airlifter as the C-390 Millennium to emphasise the transport’s cargo mission. The companies have also announced that their defence joint venture set up to sell the KC-390 will be branded as Boeing Embraer – Defense. The two firms announced their joint venture in 2018.
11/19/2019
DUBAI: Boeing sees foreign sales reviving AH-6 Little Bird
Production of Boeing’s AH-6 Little Bird light-attack helicopter has been at a virtual standstill for around 18 months, but increasing Foreign Military Sales interest has the company believing it can revive the programme with as many as 75 more orders.
11/19/2019
DUBAI: Lockheed Martin LM-100J gets FAA type certificate
The Lockheed Martin LM-100J commercial freighter received its type certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration on 15 November. The aircraft was approved after 150h of flight testing under the supervision of the FAA, says Lockheed.
11/18/2019
UAE and Russia enter talks over supply of Su-35 jets
Dmitry Shogayev, head of the Federal Service for Military Technical Cooperation, said at the Dubai Airshow 2019 that negotiations are still under way on supplying the UAE with Russian Su-35 fighter jets. “Negotiations are underway to supply the Su-35 to the UAE and develop the fifth generation of light combat aircraft,” Shogayev said.
11/18/2019
Russia Markets New-Generation Weapons
Russia’s JSC Rosoboronexport, a subsidiary of the state corporation Rostec, has begun marketing new-generation combat aircraft, according to Alexander Mikheev, director general. “At the Dubai Airshow 2019, Russia showcases the cutting-edge Sukhoi Su-57E 5th-generation multirole combat aircraft, the Ilyushin Il-112VE light military transport aircraft, and the upgraded Mil Mi-28NE combat helicopter that has been modified on the base of combat experience,” Mikheev said.
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