November 20, 2019 Military Aviation News

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.

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.

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.

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