Burkina Faso to acquire C295 transport

Airbus Defence & Space has added Burkina Faso as a customer for its C295 medium transport, with the west African nation to receive a single example.

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F3-R-standard Rafale gains key French approval

France has declared initial operational capability (IOC) with the F3-R-standard Dassault Rafale fighter.

Dassault and Airbus unveil New Generation Fighter


Safran and MTU cement relationship on New Generation Fighter engine

France’s Safran Aircraft Engines and its German partner MTU are ready to kick off early research and technology activities to support the development of a new powerplant which will equip the future combat aircraft being developed by the two countries along with Spain

F-22, B-1Bs, EA-18Gs


Political powerplays shape World Air Force fleet

Foreign policy clashes reshaped defence procurement in 2019 as international tension between the USA and Turkey grew. Our annual review looks at military fleets worldwide

UAV Turbines Monarch Hybrid Range Extender


UAV Turbines unveils hybrid-electric ‘microturbine’ for drones

UAV Turbines unveiled to the market on 10 December a demonstrator hybrid-electric “microturbine” for small unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) that it says allows drones to harness the efficiency of a turbine, but also the instant power of an electric motor.

Northrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout


​US Navy to prototype Northrop Grumman MQ-8C with weapons

The US Navy (USN) intends to negotiate and award a contract to Bell to engineer an aft-cabin door redesign of the Northrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout to accommodate potential weapon stores.



​MQ-9B pips MQ-9A in Australian MALE requirement

Canberra has down selected the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9B SkyGuardian for its AIR 7003 requirement for an armed remotely-piloted air system (RPAS), favouring the type over the MQ-9A Reaper.


NAVAIR picks payload contest winners for US Marine Corps' MUX

The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) awarded the first four payload prizes for the Marine Air Ground Task Force Unmanned Aircraft System Expeditionary (MUX) programme.

India AH-64E Apache


Morocco approved for 36 AH-64Es with manned-unmanned teaming

The US State Department approved a potential Foreign Military Sale to Morocco worth an estimated $4.25 billion for 36 Boeing AH-64E Apache attack helicopters and related equipment, including manned-unmanned teaming kits.

Boeing Airpower Teaming System with AEWC


​Boeing continues autonomy work in Australia

Boeing has conducted autonomous teamed flights using small, unmanned jet aircraft in Australia.

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