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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Bahrain F-16 Sale Edges Nearer

After being held up regarding the previous U.S. Administration's concerns over human rights, the Bahrain F-16 deal may get a boost from the new U.S. President.

Kazakhstan Receives Huey II from United States

Huey II handover ceremony, January 27, 2017. 

The United States has handed over another helicopter to the Kazakh Ministry of Defense, in a ceremony held on January 27, 2017.

Russia Produces First Ka-52 for Egypt

Russian Ka-52 helicopters. Source: Russian Helicopters

Russia has produced the first Ka-52 for Egypt, ahead of planned deliveries that will take place for the next few years.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Turkmenistan Equips Naval Vessels with Short Range Air-Defense System

During a recent visit to the Caspian port city Turkmenbashi, Turkmen President Gurbunguly Berdimuhamedov was photographed observing two of Turkmenistan's Tulza-class naval patrol vessels. The photographs reveal that Turkmenistan has equipped at least those two ships with the SIMBAD-RC short range air-defense system, manufactured by MBDA.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Kazakhstan Receives Four Mi-35Ms from Russia

Kazakh Mi-35M "04." Source: Kazakh Ministry of Defense

The Kazakh Ministry of Defense confirmed on January 26, 2017, that it received a shipment of Mi-35Ms from Russia and put them into service. The press release noted that the four helicopters have been deployed to southern Kazakhstan.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Russia Markets MiG-35 to Foreign Customers

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, President Vladimir Putin, and Trade Minister Denis Manturov (left to right) observe MiG-35UB flight, January 26, 2017. Source: Russian presidency website.

To mark the beginning of the latest MiG-35 model's flight tests, Russian President Vladimir Putin and several other top officials (pictured above) held a video conference with Yury Slyusar, the Director of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), on January 26, 2017. The meeting included a flight demonstration of the new MiG-35UB, a two-seat fighter jet.