Light Strike Turboprops Center Stage in the UAE

The Dubai Airshow 2015 is featuring three light attack turboprop types that are each looking to secure as big a slice as possible of what promises to be a lucrative regional market. The IOMAX Archangel, Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano, and Beechcraft AT-6 Wolverine are each being featured at the event which runs from 8-12 November, […]


Yemeni Pilots Carry Out Airstrikes with AT-802 Turboprops

Yemeni pilots are now flying IOMAX AT-802 light strike aircraft out of Al-Anad Air Base in the south of the country, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) revealed on 28 October. The UAE’s official WAM news agency reported that the country’s military is currently putting several Yemeni pilots through extensive flight training at Al-Anad, which it […]


IOMAX Begins Delivering Archangel BPAs to the UAE

US-company IOMAX has begun delivering on its contract to supply the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with 24 Archangel Border Patrol Aircraft (BPA), a company official toldIHS Jane’s on 14 June. Speaking at the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, IOMAX chief executive officer (CEO) Ron Howard said that the first of the twin-seat turboprop strike […]


UAE to Buy L-3 Imaging Turrets

The United Arab Emirates is ordering L-3’s MX-15D electro-optical/infrared imaging and designating turrets. The order, for 28 turrets, is through IOMAX USA, Inc. They will be fitted to IOMAX’s Archangel turboprop aircraft for close air support and armed border patrol missions. The MX-15Ds will be configured with high-definition EO and IR imagers, a dual-channel color […]


UAE Procures IOMAX Archangel Border Patrol Aircraft

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has signed a contract to procure “an enhanced squadron” of IOMAX Archangel Border Patrol Aircraft (BPA), the company told IHS Jane’s on 6 October. The contract, which was awarded at the end of September, calls for the turboprop aircraft to be built to UAE-specifications to replace the IOMAX AT-802 Block […]


Israel’s Military Wish List

Since Congress first mandated military aid to Israel in 1971, the United States has provided the country nearly $100 billion in assistance. In 2008, Washington’s commitment to ensure Israel’s qualitative military edge (QME) over its regional adversaries was formally written into U.S. law. That close military cooperation is set to intensify following last week’s visit […]