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May 16, 2018, 8:12 AM

Jordan Displays New, Upgraded Aircraft at SOFEX Show

The country’s air force has bought Mil Mi-26 helicopters, Chinese CH-4 armed drones, and new trainers. Key upgrades were also shown.

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J-15 in flight
May 8, 2018 - 9:39 AM
An electronic warfare version of the carrier-based J-15 fighter has appeared.
China display
May 8, 2018 - 6:02 AM
Low prices are an attraction to southeast Asian nations, despite their concern about Beijing’s expansion in the South China Sea.
May 3, 2018 - 11:35 AM
Will Benefit FVL, Possibly Legacy Fleet
F-35 landing on carrier
May 3, 2018 - 6:27 AM
The U.S. Marine Corps staged a two-month Pacific deployment on the USS Wasp, amidst concerns over the parts supply chain.
Bell AH-1Z Viper in flight
May 1, 2018 - 1:08 PM
Bell’s attack helicopter has achieved a second export success.
KJ-500 in flight
May 1, 2018 - 7:52 AM
In-flight refueling for the KJ-500 AEW version and new electronic warfare versions have been revealed.
Bayraktar TB2 UAV on ramp
May 1, 2018 - 6:42 AM
The indigenous Bayraktar series played a key part in the country’s recent campaign against Kurdish forces.
Florence Parly and Ursula von der Leyen
Apr 27, 2018 - 6:43 AM
New fighter, UAS, and heavy-lift helicopter requirements generated much discussion
full-scale model of the Euro-MALE RPAS
Apr 26, 2018 - 1:55 PM
The key industrial partners talked up their plans for the European medium-altitude long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft system
Airbus FCAS concept
Apr 25, 2018 - 12:07 PM
The Future Air Combat System (FCAS) is now a Franco-German project to eventually replace Eurofighters and Rafales.