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Germany to retire Tiger helicopter fleet
Germany has decided to retire its fleet of Tiger combat helicopters by 2038 and replace them with the Airbus H145M. The Tiger helicopters have been plagued by technical difficulties and low availability for operations. The...
Turkey’s T929 ATAK 2 attack helicopter takes first flight
Turkey successfully tested its new heavy attack helicopter, the T129B ATAK 2, on its first flight on 29 April. The helicopter is designed to provide superior firepower and mobility in various combat scenarios, especially...
US Army grounds helicopter fleet
The US Army has announced that it will ground its entire fleet of helicopters until further notice, following a series of fatal crashes in recent months. The decision affects more than 2,000 aircraft, including...
Second H160 Helicopter delivered to French Navy
The French Navy has received its second Airbus H160 helicopter, a state-of-the-art medium twin-engine aircraft that will perform search and rescue (SAR) missions at sea. The helicopter was delivered by Babcock on March 27...
Boeing to upgrade KC-46A Pegasus fleet
Boeing has won a $184 million contract from the USAF to upgrade the communication systems on the KC-46A. According to Boeing, the upgrades will include line-of-sight and beyond-line-of-sight communications technologies with anti-jamming and encryption...
Baykar unveils TB3 UCAV
Turkish defence company Baykar has unveiled its latest unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV), the Bayraktar TB3, which is expected to enter service in 2024. The TB3 is a medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) UCAV that can carry...
Australia grounds MRH-90 Taipan helicopter fleet after crash
The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has grounded its entire fleet of MRH-90 Taipan helicopters after one of them crashed into the sea near Jervis Bay on Wednesday night. The incident occurred during a counter-terrorism...
NATO declares IOC for multinational tanker and transport fleet
NATO has achieved a significant milestone in its air power capabilities by declaring initial operating capability (IOC) for its Multinational Multirole Tanker Transport (MRTT) Unit (MMU) on 23 March. The MMU is a High...