Boeing AH-64E Apache


Boeing finishes deliveries of AH-64E and CH-47F to Indian air force

The US manufacturer delivered the final five of 22 Apaches ordered by New Delhi in June, it says. The remaining five of 15 Chinooks ordered by the air force were delivered in March. Boeing now eyes requirements for nearly 200 fighters from the Indian air force and navy.

Japan F-35 Mt Fuji hi-res


Japan cleared to buy 105 Lockheed Martin F-35 stealth fighters for $23bn

The potential F-35 deal is the second largest foreign military sale approved by Washington in history, behind a $29.4 billion sale of Boeing F-15SA fighters and associated weapons to Saudi Arabia in 2010.

Northrop Grumman Litening pod on C-130 wing c Air National Guard


US Air Force gets colour TV upgrade for Litening targeting pods

Northrop Grumman says colour video footage should help pilots make sense of the battlefield faster.

L-39NG flight Kouba 2


DARPA awards contract to retrofit L-39 Albatros jets for AI dogfighting tests

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded Calspan Corporation a $14.1 million, four-year contract to retrofit up to four Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros jet trainers for artificial intelligence-controlled flight experiments.

CH-92A UAV Serbia


Armed Chinese UAVs arrive for Serbian air force duty

Serbia has taken delivery of six China Aerospace Science and Technology-built Cai Hong (“Rainbow”) CH-92As, marking the first acquisition of a Chinese armed unmanned air vehicle by a European military.



Skeldar V-200 selected for Belgian/Dutch navy programme

UMS Skeldar has secured its third deal within two years to equip NATO navies with its Skeldar V-200 unmanned air vehicle (UAV), after being selected for a joint requirement for Belgium and the Netherlands.



General Atomics to show Japan the maritime patrol capabilities of MQ-9B SeaGuardian

The company is trying to show that its MQ-9, an unmanned air vehicle designed for watching and striking terrorists, can use its 35h of non-stop flight time to patrol the world’s oceans in search of ships and submarines.



Korean Air poised to produce large indigenous UAV

Korean Air is set to begin mass production of its Medium Altitude Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (MUAV), while its 500MD unmanned helicopter effort is on hold.

Anduril Anvil


Counter-drone start-up Anduril raises $200m

The funding nearly doubles its prior valuation, raising its worth to $1.9 billion. Anduril plans to use the cash to improve its autonomous unmanned air vehicles and artificial intelligence software, as well as make additional hires.

MQ-9 Reaper flies a training mission over the Nevada Test and Training Range Credit USAF - 1


How surface-to-air missiles are changing the UAV industry

The spread of surface-to-air missiles around the world is causing the USA to rethink the way it uses its unmanned air vehicles.

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