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7/6/2022
Nigeria and Brazil cement defence ties with aviation, security and defence forum
Between 21 and 23 June, a week after a meeting between the Brazilian Ambassador to Nigeria Ricardo Guerrera and the Nigerian Minister of Defence Bashir Magashi, the third edition of the Brazil-Nigeria Aviation, Security & Defence Trade Forum was held in the Brazilian Embassy in Abuja.
7/6/2022
South Korea Readies Its KF-21 Next-Generation Fighter Jet For Takeoff
South Korea’s KF-21 next-generation fighter is preparing for its first flight, with footage of a prototype undertaking ground tests under power having emerged in the last few days. These tests follow recent static engine runs for the twin-engine fighter, the first flight of which is rumored to be planned before the end of this month.
7/6/2022
In North Africa, a fighter jet arms race, with Russia and the US on either side
While it may not make the rounds in Washington as one of the big geopolitical rivalries of the era, tensions between Morocco and Algeria are real, and have escalated in recent years thanks to a dispute over the Western Sahara, which Morocco claims to be its own territory, while Algeria backs the Tindouf-based Polisario Front rebel group.
7/5/2022
Taiwan to Hold Helicopter Drill to Test Combat Readiness
The Taiwanese military will hold a three-day exercise involving all its helicopters at Pingtung’s Jiupeng military base. Dubbed “Mighty Eagle,” the drill is being held to test the combat readiness of the island nation, especially amid increasing pressure from China. During the exercise, helicopters will fire cannons and Hellfire and Stinger missiles at various naval and aerial targets to test their capabilities with precision weapon systems.
7/5/2022
Myanmar Regime Takes Delivery of Two Su-30 Fighter Jets From Russia
Russia delivered the first two of six new Su-30 jet fighters to Myanmar in March, according to several informed sources who formerly served with the Myanmar Air Force. Moscow sent several trainers and technicians to assist the Myanmar Air Force during the warranty period, according to the sources, who are former Myanmar Air Force officers who joined the anti-coup movement last year.
7/4/2022
North Korea slams US-South Korea-Japan military cooperation
North Korea on Sunday slammed the United States, South Korea and Japan for pushing to boost their trilateral military cooperation targeting the North, warning that the move is prompting urgent calls for the country to reinforce its military capability.
7/4/2022
Tejas aircraft is Malaysia's top choice for fighter jet programme
India's Tejas light combat aircraft has emerged as the top choice for Malaysia as the Southeast Asian nation looks at replacing its ageing fleet of fighter jets and the two sides are holding negotiations to firm up the procurement. Malaysia has narrowed down on the Indian aircraft notwithstanding the stiff competition from China's JF-17 jet, South Korea's FA-50 and Russia's Mig-35 as well as Yak-130, Chairman and Managing Director of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, R Madhavan, told PTI in an inte
7/3/2022
Jet truck driver, 40, dies in Battle Creek air show accident
Officials identified Chris Darnell, 40, as the victim of a fiery accident at the Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival. Around 1:10 p.m., Darnell was driving a Shockwave Jet Truck 300 mph down a runway at the Battle Creek Executive Airport for a performance Saturday, July 2 when the fatal accident occurred, Battle Creek Police said.
7/2/2022
Ukraine’s Armed Forces launch up to 10 airstrikes on Russian positions in Luhansk region
"On June 30, Su-25 attack aircraft and Su-24m bombers launched up to 10 airstrikes in Luhansk direction, supporting the combat actions of the defenders of Lysychansk. The strikes of our pilots prevented the occupiers from advancing in several important directions. The enemy's logistics centers, fuel supply points, armored combat vehicles, and manpower were hit," the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine posted on Telegram.
7/2/2022
Russia retreats from Snake Island after artillery strikes by Ukraine’s military
Russian troops were reportedly forced to leave the tiny island after massive artillery strikes by the Ukrainian military in recent weeks. Ukraine’s military said a barrage of Ukrainian artillery and missile strikes forced the Russians to flee the island in two speedboats and deprived Moscow of a strategic outpost for its air defenses and electronic warfare systems.
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