November 23, 2021 Military Aviation News

Iran nuclear programme: Threat of Israeli strike grows


It followed a war-game at a desert airbase just north of the Israeli port city of Eilat last month, which sent fighter planes from Israel and seven other countries roaring into the skies. Such drills aim to send a strong warning to Iran, which has recently been holding its own large military exercises, and stress strategic alliances.

China eyes MidEast market with upgraded L-15 attack trainer in Dubai


China used last week’s Dubai Airshow to show off its upgraded version of the L-15 attack fighter trainer, as part of an effort to broaden its influence in the Mideast and North Africa. Showcased both on ground and in the air during the five-day show, the latest variant of the aircraft features “high performance, reliability and cost efficiency,” a spokesperson at China National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corporation (CATIC) told Breaking Defense.

Raytheon to build 19 advanced AESA radar sets for targeting and mapping on U.S. Marine Corps combat jets


Radar experts at Raytheon Technologies Corp. will provide the 19 AN/APG-79(V)4 active electronically scanned array (AESA) airborne radar systems to upgrade U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18C/D combat jets under terms of a $63.1 million order announced Thursday.

Army orders Gray Eagle unmanned combat aircraft and SATCOM from General Atomics in $103.2 million deal


U.S. Army aviation experts are ordering MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned combat aircraft for reconnaissance and attack, as well as satellite communications (SATCOM) air data terminals, maintenance, repair, and support services under terms of a $103.2 million order announced Thursday.

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