Defense

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Aircraft

Bombardier Defense Wins Hades Global 6500 Contract

Contract supports research for the Army's Hades program
Bombardier Global 6500 business jet for U.S. Army Hades program
Rotorcraft

Airbus Bags Biggest H145M Helicopter Order

German armed forces order up to 82 Airbus H145M helicopters
Airbus H145M
Safety

Osprey Crash Triggers Worldwide Grounding

Tiltrotor crashes in the last two years have killed 20
MV-22 Osprey
Training and Workforce

Top Aces A-4s To Join Canada Adversary Fleet

Older fighters will reduce the RCAF's need to use CF-18s for adversary training
Top Aces Dougle A-4 fighter jet
Aircraft

Bombardier Loses Canadian Patrol Aircraft Bid to Boeing

Bombardier claims its multi-mission offering was never fully evaluted.
artist rendering of Boeing P-8 Poseidon in RCAF markings
Safety

STCs Underway for Klatt Works AR Oxygen Mask

The Klatt Works mask helps pilots fly the airplane in case of smoke in the cockpit
Klatt Works Saved Augmented Reality Oxygen Mask System on Boeing 777
Aircraft

Chinese Air Force August 1st Display Team Flies at Dubai Airshow

Chinese Air Force August 1st Display Team Flies at Dubai Airshow
Chinese Air Force August 1st display team
Aircraft

Hongdu L-15 Falcon Advanced Jet Trainer Flies at Dubai Airshow

Hongdu L-15 Falcon Advanced Jet Trainer Flies at Dubai Airshow
Hongdu L-15 flying display Dubai Airshow
Aircraft

Calidus's B-250 Light Attack/Trainer Aircraft Flies at Dubai Airshow

Calidus's B-250 Light Attack/Trainer Aircraft Flies at Dubai Airshow
Calidus B-250 Dubai Airshow flying display
Aircraft

Dassault's Rafale Fighter Flies at Dubai Airshow

Dassault's Rafale Fighter Flies at Dubai Airshow
Dassault Rafale Dubai airshow
Aircraft

UAE's F-16 Block 60 Desert Falcon Fighter Flies at Dubai Airshow

UAE's F-16 Block 60 Desert Falcon Fighter Flies at Dubai Airshow
UAE F-16 Block 60 Dubai Airshow
Aircraft

Dassault's Mirage 2000-9 Fighter Flies at Dubai Airshow

Dassault's Mirage 2000-9 Fighter Flies at Dubai Airshow
Dassault Mirage 2000-9 Dubai Airshow
Aircraft

Boeing B-1 Lancer Performs Double Flypast at Dubai Airshow

Boeing B-1 Lancer Performs Double Flypast at Dubai Airshow
Boeing B-1 Lancer Flypast Dubai Airshow
Aircraft

Lockheed Martin's F-35A Flies at Dubai Airshow

Lockheed Martin's F-35A Flies at Dubai Airshow
Lockheed Martin F-35 Dubai airshow
Aircraft

Russian Knights Display Team Flies at Dubai Airshow – AIN

Russian Knights Display Team Flies at Dubai Airshow
Russian Knights Dubai airshow
Aircraft

Italian Air Force's Frecce Tricolore Flies at Dubai Airshow

Italian Air Force's Frecce Tricolore Flies at Dubai Airshow
Frecce Tricolore Dubai Airshow
Aircraft

PAC/Chengdu JF-17 Thunder Displays Maneuvers at Dubai Airshow

PAC/Chengdu JF-17 Thunder Displays Maneuvers at Dubai Airshow
PAC/Chengdu JF-17 Dubai airshow
Aircraft

Qatari Boeing F-15QA Flies at Dubai Airshow

Qatari Boeing F-15QA Flies at Dubai Airshow
Boeing F-15QA Dubai Airshow
Aircraft

Dubai Airshow Flying Display Opens with Big UAE-Themed Flypast

Dubai Airshow Opens with UAE-Themed Military and Civil Flypast
Dubai Airshow UAE Flypast
Aircraft

HAL Tejas Light Combat Aircraft Flies at Dubai Airshow

HAL Tejas Light Combat Aircraft Flies at Dubai Airshow
HAL Tejas Dubai Airshow
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

General Atomics Teams with Edge for SkyGuardian Weapons

Included in the agreement are the UAE's Al Tariq family of PGMs
Al Tariq family of modular precision weapons
Aircraft

Russian Knights Lead Dubai Presence

Russia’s aerospace industry is making a rare international appearance in Dubai
Russian Knights at Dubai Airshow 2023
Aircraft

Kuwait’s “E-Scan” Typhoon Makes Dubai Debut

Kuwait’s “E-Scan” Typhoon Makes Dubai Debut
Kuwaiti Eurofighter
Rotorcraft

Korea’s Helicopters Make Dubai Debut

Both helicopters are showing their capabilities in the daily Dubai flying displays
Korean KUH-1E helicopter
Aircraft

Block III Thunder Makes International Debut

The latest version of the Sino-Pakistani JF-17 has an AESA radar
Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC)/Chengdu JF-17
Aircraft

USAF F-15EX Ignites Renewed Interest in the Boeing Fighter

Boeing plans to deliver the third F-15EX to the USAF soon to accelerate Eagle II testing
Boeing F-15EX
Aircraft

C-390 Millennium Racks Up 10,000 Hours

Seven C-390 aircraft have entered operation
Embraer C-390 Millennium
Aircraft

Dassault Aviation Marks 50 Years in UAE

Dassault has the Rafale C combat aircraft and 2000LXS business jet on static display
Dassault at Dubai Airshow 2023
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Edge Group Provides 'One Stop Shopping' for Defense Systems

Abu Dhabi-based conglomerate a key element of 'Make in the UAE' initiative
Edge Group's QX series of uncrewed air vehicles
Aircraft

New Dubai Office Backs Embraer's Defense Ambitions In Middle East

The Brazilian manufacturer is exhibiting its C-390 multi-role tactical transport and the Super Tucano at the Dubai Airshow
Embraer C-390 at Dubai Airshow 2023