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Royal Saudi Air Force Eurofighter Typhoons are operated by Wing 2 at King Fahad Air Base at Taif. (BAE Systems)

Chasing the Middle East Top Guns

In the last decade, the Middle East has become the happy hunting ground for Fourth Plus-generation fighter aircraft manufacturers. It began in 2007 when Saudi...

Philippine Air Force Orders 32 More Black Hawks

On 22 February the Philippines Department of National Defense (DND) signed a $624 million contract to purchase Black Hawk helicopters for the Armed Forces...
Taiwan_F-16

China Continuous Testing of Taiwan’s Air Defence

The People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) has been persistent in its incursions into Taiwan’s air defence identification zone (ADIZ). Over the past two years,...
HMAS Adelaide Defence Media

Military Support for Tsunami-Hit Tonga

The massive eruption of an underwater volcano near Tonga in the Pacific on Saturday 15 January caused a tsunami that has devastated its smaller...
Swiss-F-35A

F-35A wins the Swiss Air Force Competition

On 16 June US President Joe Biden had lobbied on behalf of American defence companies when meeting his Swiss counterpart while in Geneva for...
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Philippine Coast Guard Commissions Second H145 helicopter

In October the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) commissioned the second of two Airbus H145 helicopters ordered in September 2018, just four months after the...
Aviocopter-Z-8L

China’s new Commando Helicopter

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) unveiled its latest type of transport helicopter, the Aviocopter Z-8L. The new 15-ton class helicopter is expected to...
Raaf-C-27J

Logistics Lifters

There is an impressive range of dedicated transport aircraft now carrying military air cargo around the region. In the list of air forces’ priorities, transport/cargo...
TFX

Turkish Future Fighter Unveiled

Another first for Le Bourget was the unveiling of a full-scale mockup of Turkey’s future fighter, TFX. President and CEO of Turkish Aerospace Prof....
Embrear-P600

New Brazilian/Israeli AEW platform

Embraer Defense & Security and ELTA Systems signed a Strategic Cooperation Agreement at Le Bourget to introduce the P600 Airborne Early Warning (AEW) aircraft....

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