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Sikorsky develops unmanned UH-60 Black Hawk

In development since 2007, Sikorsky recently acknowledge the existence of an unmanned version of UH-60 Black Hawk. According to Sikorsky the helicopter will be able to carry autonomous missions without having a pilot on board. The helicopter could be deployed as early as 2015. “The ability for the pilot to leave the cockpit for potentially dull and dangerous missions significantly ...

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Indian Air Force not happy with Sukhoi T-50/PAK-FA/FGFA

Indian Air Force (IAF) has now announced that it would not linger its association with Russia over the PAK-FA. This news came in as shock as the collaboration had aimed to develop a futuristic Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA). IAF has decided to pull the chords down due to the loop holes that are now perceptible in the niche. Statements ...

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Su-PAKFA gets a new paint job

Aircraft spotters outside Zhukovshy airbase spotted something very stunning, the new paint scheme of Su-PAKFA aka T-50. Usually, the Russian stealth fighter prototypes are painted with boring grey scheme. This time the spotters were treated with dual-tone teal green and black commonly seen on Russian Air Force Aircraft, the combination leans closer towards blue which is perfect over Russian skies. ...

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INS Vikramaditya joins Indian Navy Today

Originally built by the Soviets, named the aircraft carrier as Baku and commissioned on 1987,  turned too expensive for the Russians to maintain. After years of negotiations India finally bought the aircraft carrier for $2.35 billion and named it INS Vikramaditya. Basically the ship was given free of cost but India had to pay Russian $1.35 billion for upgrade and ...

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South Korea to procure stealth aircraft detecting RADAR by 2020

South Korean Air Force has expressed interest to procure stealth-detection RADAR by the year 2020. South Korea’s neighbors such as Russia, Japan and China are racing to develop stealth fighter jets. China is developing fifth-generation stealth aircraft such as the J-20 and J-31 while Japan has signed a contract with Lockheed Martin to purchase 42 F-35 jets. Russia is working ...

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Russia offers PAKFA (T-50) to Brazil

Russia is offering Brazil joint development of PAKFA (T-50) if the Força Aérea Brasileira (Brazilian Air Force) chose the Su-35 for F-X2 competition. The proposal would help Brazil achieve aviation technology advancement and access to Russia’s stealth technology. The F-X2 tender is Brazil’s second attempt to find a replacement for its ageing Northrop F-5 and Dassault Mirage 2000. Currently Swedish ...

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Israel Prepares for war, IDF practices long-range missions

Israeli Air Force conducted aerial exercises over Greece this week, working on its long-range capabilities.  The exercise included mid-air refueling, F-15Is, F-16Is and Boeing 707 trained with the Greek F-16s. The training focused on exercising and strengthening its range of capabilities through long-range flights as well as other exercises. The exercises poses special challenges in planning and executing flights with ...

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Simplex Aerospace Signs Development Contract for Chinese Helicopter Firefighting System

Simplex® Aerospace has announced it received an order to develop a Fire Attack™ system for the Chinese manufactured AC313 helicopter. The development contract, signed between Simplex® Aerospace and the Changhe manufacturing facility in China, is the first development contract for Simplex® with a Chinese aircraft manufacturer. The newly signed contract includes the delivery of multiple Fire Attack™ systems through 2014. ...

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Saudi Arabia buying more F-15 from US

Saudi Arabia one of the closest allies of the United States in the Middle East, is on its way to sign large arm deals with the United States. This deal would strengthen Saudi Arabia’s defense system. In fact Saudi Arabia is focused on buying more F-15 from the US. In 2010 US agreed to sell 84 of the newest model ...

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