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Aircraft

Azerbaijan Buys the M-346 as Caucasus Stand-off Continues

Since Armenia occupied a portion of Azerbaijani territory in the 1990s, the two countries have fought a number of skirmishes along the de facto border.
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Aircraft

Kazakhstan Becoming a Regional Aircraft Industry/Service Hub

Partnerships with companies in Russia, Israel, Turkey, and Europe are helping to strengthen Kazakhstan’s growing defense industry.
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Rotorcraft

Hungary Military Program Adding Airbus Helicopters

Hungary is undertaking a major overhaul of its rotary-wing forces, while Montenegro is seeking to add light multi-role machines.
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Aircraft

Belarus Receives First Two Su-30SMs

Belarus ordered 12 Su-30SMs to replace the long-serving MiG-29s in the air defense and attack roles as part of a major overhaul of the country’s defenses.
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Aircraft

An-178 Lands First Export Order

Having already gained domestic orders, the twin-jet Antonov transport has now received an order from the Peruvian police
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Maintenance and Modifications

Ukraine Launches Su-24 and Il-76 MRO/Update Program

Ukraine has instigated a program to modernize Il-76s while increasing the fleet of operational “Fencers.” The nation is also looking to buy Super Tucanos.
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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Light UAV Family Launched in Hungary

The Ku-ME Invest MP-H family uses a similar central body matched to various wing sizes to cater for a wide range of payload options
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Rotorcraft

Serbia Outlines Helicopter Plans, Buys Mistral

A mixture of helicopters from East and West will continue to equip the Serbian forces, along with the indigenous maintenance of the existing Gazelle fleet
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Aircraft

Croatia Kicks Off a New Round of Fighter Procurement

Having failed to buy F-16s from Israel after U.S. applied restrictions, Croatia is looking for new-build F-16s or Gripens
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Aircraft

Antonov Lands Domestic Order for An-178

Thirteen aircraft are being ordered, and Antonov hopes the deal will inspire confidence in the design from other potential customers
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Visegrad4 Seek To Boost Their Air Power

Boosting defenses while also trying to maintain relations with Russia, due to needing to maintain legacy equipment, is not easy.
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No Alternative to Ballistic Missile Defense in Central Eastern Europe

It seems there's no alternative to ballistic missile defense in central Eastern Europe.
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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

MILEX 2019: Belarus Introduces New UAS and EW Jammers

Belarus is expanding its defense industry capabilities, introducing a new drone and a counter-UAS jammer.
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Avionics

Ukraine Develops New Targeting Systems

Ukraine has two major programs running as part of a plan to maintain and develop advanced capabilities for its attack helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft.
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Aircraft

Serbia Receives Four More MiG-29s from Belarus

The Belarusian government has donated four more MiG-29s to Serbia as the Balkans air force continues its expansion.
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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Ukraine and Turkey Deepen Defense Cooperation through UAVs and Transports

The recent deal to supply Bayraktar TB2 UAVs to Ukraine brings with it further cooperation with Turkey, which also includes transport aircraft development.
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Aircraft

Central European F-16 Deals Facing Political Hurdles

Three Central European air forces are planning to replace their aging MiG-21/29 fleets with F-16s, but each of the programs faces political issues.
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Rotorcraft

Airbus Secures H225M Order from Hungary

Hungary has followed up its order for H145s with a sizeable purchase of H225Ms, with which it will complete the transformation of its rotary-wing force
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Maintenance and Modifications

Serbia Benefiting from Russian Interference in Regional MRO Activities

Russia is maintaining influence in eastern Europe by hampeing efforts by some nations to gain MRO business, while promoting Serbia's credentials
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Aircraft

Fighter Fleets in the Balkans Undergoing Renewal

A number of nations in the Balkans are updating their fighter fleets, with the F-16 leading the way as used aircraft being sold to Croatia and Romania
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Rotorcraft

Reactivated Mi-24s Return to Hungary

Following five years on the ground pending a decision on their future, 12 Mi-24 "Hinds" are being returned to service in Hungary
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Ukraine's Neptun Missile Conducts Successful first Launch

In answer to growing tensions in the Black Sea region Ukraine has launched a new weapons capabilities program, with naval cruise missiles to the fore.
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Aircraft

Ukraine Upgrades MiG-29 Fleet

Ukriane has instigated a program to upgrade its tactical aircraft fleet, drawing on its defense induatry with assistance from outside avionics suppliers
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Evolved Seasparrow On Track, Says Raytheon

ESSM Block 2 development is focused on a new guidance section.
Aircraft

Raytheon's StormBreaker Bomb Being Integrated into F/A-18

Integration of the Stormbreaker has started on the F-35, F/A-18E/F and F-15E.
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