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LONDON, UK (Nov. 28, 2012) – Hawker Beechcraft Defence Company (HBDC), which is participating in the Air Power in Irregular Warfare 2012 Conference this week in London, anticipates demand for its Beechcraft AT-6 light attack program to grow in the coming decade as gov...
IED Threat Improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, are one of the biggest threats to US and coalition forces in Afghanistan. It is estimated that IEDs have claimed the lives of 300 Americans in nearly 1,000 attacks over the last year alone. As a result, the military...
The initial funding instalment, of an eventual $2 billion to purchase 100 Light Attack Armed Reconnaissance (LAAR) aircraft, has been received by the US Air Force, for asymmetric operations like those being carried out in Iraq and Afghanistan. LAAR is required to beco...
Image: Georg MaderEgypt is in talks with the US for the purchase of up to 12 IOMAX Archangel counterinsurgency aircraft
The U.S. Air Force (USAF) has issued detailed requests for information (RFIs) for light attack and light mobility platforms for its new proposed counter insurgency (COIN) air commando units. The Air Combat Command (ACC) Light Attack/Armed Reconnaissance (LAAR) and Air...
Widely reported last month was the news that Prince Harry has qualified as an Apache Aircraft Commander and Co-Pilot Gunner, with his duties to continue at Wattisham Flying Station. Arguably, it is the close air support of attack helicopters that has made the most s...
You’re listening to the Defence IQ 5 minute Debrief on October 5th 2012. I’m your host Richard de Silva and this week’s recap is brought to you by the Future Mortar Systems event taking place from October 29th in London – find out more at www.future-mortars.co.uk. O...
Foreign Secretary William Hague has made a statement following an attack on the British Embassy compound on 29 November. "Shortly after three o’clock Tehran time yesterday approximately two hundred demonstrators overran the city-centre compound of our Embassy in Te...
AIRUSAF Poised to ISSUE New KC-X Aircraft RfP The US Air Force (USAF) was due to issue a new request for proposals (RfP) for the KC-X aerial-refuelling aircraft competition in late September. The contract worth as much as US$-40 billion to build 179 new tankers. US Secr...
The UK is actively building up its cyber attack capability after defence secretary Philip Hammond announced that the government was establishing the Joint Cyber Reserve Unit.
Already the world largest arms importer, India plans to continue its vast investment by spending around $100 billion on upgrading its military hardware and infrastructure over the next decade. India is acquiring military kit across all three domains but the helicop...
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