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  • Afghan air force to add armed MD 530F to helicopter fleet

    News | 22 Jan 2015 14:42 | Beth Stevenson

    The Afghan air force is to receive approximately 20 armed variants of the MD Helicopters MD 530F utility helicopter, an official close to the force has confirmed.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Afghan-air-force-to-add-armed-MD-530F-to-helicopter-fleet-408204/
  • Malaysia to upgrade and arm S-61 "Nuri" fleet

    News | 22 Jan 2015 12:08 | Craig Hoyle

    ​Malaysia is to boost its ability to combat future militant incursions by arming its AgustaWestland AW109s and transferring some upgraded Sikorsky S-61 “Nuri” utility helicopters to army aviation control.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Malaysia-to-upgrade-and-arm-S-61-Nuri-fleet-408199/
  • Italian army describes Mangusta upgrade wish list

    News | 22 Jan 2015 10:33 | Beth Stevenson

    The Italian army is seeking an enhancement package for its AgustaWestland AH-129D Mangusta attack helicopter, which it hopes will be upgraded within five to six years.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Italian-army-describes-Mangusta-upgrade-wish-list-408177/
  • Goblin Shark micro-UAV provides 360-degree vision

    News | 21 Jan 2015 21:24 | Dan Parsons

    ​Tuscon, Arizona-based Brock Technologies has launched a new line of small, tube-launched unmanned air system (UAS) that can provide 360 degree situational awareness with a distributed camera system. Unlike the deep-sea monstrosity it shares a name with, the Goblin Shark has excellent vision. It's four-to-eight camera payload can provide 360-degree views of the battlefield.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Goblin-Shark-micro-UAV-provides-360-degree-vision-408181/
  • Full ADVENT engine tests meet fuel, heat goals: GE

    News | 21 Jan 2015 21:24 | Stephen Trimble

    The US Air Force Research Laboratory has awarded up to $325 million to GE Aviation to continue working on adaptive cycle engine technology as new data emerges from the ADVENT programme.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Full-ADVENT-engine-tests-meet-fuel-heat-goals-GE-408182/
  • Boeing upgrades B-52s with internal smart weapons

    News | 21 Jan 2015 19:16 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Sixty-one years since the type’s first flight, the US Air Force is upgrading the weapons bays of the Boeing B-52 to carry satellite-guided conventional munitions.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Boeing-upgrades-B-52s-with-internal-smart-weapons-408178/
  • F-35 missed key software testing goals in 2014

    News | 21 Jan 2015 18:55 | Dan Parsons

    ​A recent report by the US Defense Department’s director operation test and evaluation (DOT&E) finds that the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II missed key software testing milestones necessary for the US Marine Corps to field combat-ready jets while those already delivered remain unreliable and difficult to maintain.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/F-35-missed-key-software-testing-goals-in-2014-408176/
  • Nigerian rotary capability challenged by Boko Haram threat

    News | 21 Jan 2015 18:34 | Beth Stevenson

    ​The Nigerian air force has described how its limited rotary capability has proved detrimental in its fight against Boko Haram insurgents that have been advancing in-country.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Nigerian-rotary-capability-challenged-by-Boko-Haram-threat-408173/
  • IAI strives to finalise Brazilian tanker deal

    News | 21 Jan 2015 15:45 | Arie Egozi

    The Brazilian air force and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) have renewed contract negotiations over Brazil's acquisition of three Boeing 767-300ERs that will be converted into tankers.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/IAI-strives-to-finalise-Brazilian-tanker-deal-408166/
  • US Army continues to face financial challenge of rotary fleet maintenance

    News | 21 Jan 2015 15:33 | Beth Stevenson

    The US Army has warned that its rotary fleet will continue to be streamlined as US budget sequestration increases pressure to reduce costs.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-Army-continues-to-face-financial-challenge-of-rotary-fleet-maintenance-408160/
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