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Thales opens engineering facility in Romania

16 hours 31 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
French defence and aerospace company Thales announced on 21 March that it had opened an ‘Engineering Competence Centre’ in Romanian capital Bucharest. The new facility, which will serve all of the company’s markets, will contribute to its goal of employing more than 1,000 people

Bolivian Air Force to upgrade UH-1H helicopters

16 hours 31 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The Bolivian government has authorised a budgetary increase of BOB47.7 million (USD6.8 million) to upgrade the air force’s Bell UH-1H ‘Huey’ helicopters for counter-narcotics operations. The funding, which was approved on 19 March, is in addition to an initial BOB82.7 million that

UNSC visit to Mali, Burkina Faso likely to prompt political over military focus as terrorism risk spreads

16 hours 31 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The UN Security Council (UNSC) is due to visit Mali and Burkina Faso from 22 to 24 March 2019 as terrorist violence continues to spread in both countries. The mission will assess implementation of the northern Mali peace process, operationalisation of the G5-Sahel regional counter-terrorism force,

Iraqi government will likely favour mediation with PKK over military escalation in Sinjar

16 hours 31 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
An hour-long exchange of small-arms fire on the Syrian-Iraqi border on 17 March between the Yekîneyên Berxwedana Şengalê (YBŞ)‎‎, an ethnic Kurdish Yazidi militia affiliated to Kurdish separatist group the Partiya Karkerên Kurdistanê (PKK), and the

UK signs for E-7 AEW&C aircraft

16 hours 31 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The UK has signed for five Boeing E-7 Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft for USD1.98 billion, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 22 March. The E-7 (also known as the E-737) aircraft are being procured to replace the Royal Air Force’s (RAF’s) six Boeing E-3D

Nigerian Army receives new indigenous MRAP

16 hours 31 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The Nigerian Army has taken delivery of five improved Proforce Ara mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles in early March, an industry source told Jane’s . These are now deployed in northeast Nigeria as part of the ongoing counter-insurgency campaign against the militants popularly

Defiant makes maiden flight

16 hours 31 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 Defiant co-axial compound helicopter made its maiden flight on 21 March. The flight, which took place at Sikorsky’s West Palm Beach facility in Florida, came some three months after the aircraft was rolled out in late December 2018, and marked a major milestone for

Russia expands influence in Central African Republic

16 hours 31 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Key Points Russia’s interests in CAR are advanced primarily by the deployment of private security companies, with the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs relegated to a supporting role. The duties of Russian security advisers have extended beyond military training into conducting mediation

QinetiQ wins US Army CRS(I) contract

16 hours 31 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
QinetiQ North America has been selected by the US Department of Defense (DoD) to fulfil the US Army’s requirement for small unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) under the Common Robotic System (Individual) (CRS[I]) programme. The seven-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract

USCG looks to accelerate ScanEagle deployments

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
The US Coast Guard (USCG) wants to get more ScanEagle unmanned aerial systems (UASs) into the fleet and deploy the systems more quickly. “ScanEagle is truly a game-changer for our crews,” Admiral Karl Schultz, USCG commandant, said on 21 March during his 2019 State Of The Coast Guard

US Marine Corps modifies weapons loader adapter for F-35B

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
The US Marine Corps (USMC) modified support equipment to allow the guided bomb unit (GBU)-49 munition to be used on the Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) variant. When the USMC chose GBU-49 for the F-35B, it needed a piece of

Top US general: Russian military capabilities would challenge US forces in Europe

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
If US forces deployed to Europe to defend NATO allies, the Russian military would pose significant challenges but it wouldn’t be a showstopper, according to Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Joe Dunford. During a 21 March appearance at the Atlantic Council, Gen Dunford fielded questions

MBDA revenues increase, order backlog grows

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
European missile manufacturing consortium MBDA announced in its annual results that the firm’s order book had hit a record EUR17.4 billion (USD19.78 billion) following an absolute-terms increase of EUR600 million. “This backlog is important as it provides us with important coverage and

MBDA test fires Brimstone 3

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
European missile house MBDA completed the first firing trial of the Brimstone 3 precision strike missile at the Vidsel Test Range in Sweden last month, the company has disclosed. Conducted in temperatures below -30°, the missile was surface launched against a pick-up truck target. MBDA said

Philippines signals procurement reform

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
The Philippines Department of National Defence (DND) has outlined a commitment to introduce additional reforms to improve the country’s military procurement processes. The DND said the emphasis of new measures will be to enhance transparency and to enable acquisitions to be more responsive to

ST Engineering positions Bronco to meet Bv206 requirements

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
Singapore Technologies Engineering (ST Engineering) is positioning its Bronco 3 to address the potential emerging requirements of current Bv206 users, according to Dominic Phoon, vice-president and product director of the Programme Management Office. The Bronco 3 was specifically designed for

Brazil joins US National Guard’s State Partnership Programme

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
The New York National Guard (NYNG) is teaming up with the Brazilian military under the umbrella of the US National Guard’s State Partnership Programme. As part of the partnership, which was signed on 14 March, a NYNG “bilateral relations office will be assigned to the US Embassy in

USCG enforces North Korea sanctions in the East China Sea

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
The US Coast Guard (USCG) National Security Cutter Bertholf (WMSL-750) has finished patrols in the East China Sea to help enforce United Nations Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR) intended to stop countries from avoiding North Korean sanctions through illegal ship-to-ship transfers. The UNSCRs

Security alerts 22–29 March

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
Americas Colombia WATCH FOR: Roadblocks and violent street demonstrations outside Popayán during an indigenous protest into the weekend of 23–24 March Risk analysis: On 19 March, Colombian police reported that unidentified gunmen, suspected to be from FARC dissident rebel groups,

Houthi UAVs infiltrate Saudi airspace

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operated by Yemen’s Ansar Allah rebel group (popularly known as the Houthis) has penetrated more than 120 km into Saudi airspace to film a desalination plant on the kingdom’s Red Sea coast. The confirmation of the flight came in the form of aerial

OSINT Snapshot: Pro-Islamic State Telegram channel promotes pairing smartphones with VHF radio

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
Jane’s OSINT snapshots are brief analyses of recent national security-related news using lesser-visited online sources. Jack Barclay reports on Telegram discussions indicating interest in establishing a basic tactical communications network. On 18 February 2019, a member of a pro-Islamic

Russia moves more strike assets to Eastern Mediterranean

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
Russia appears to be moving additional air and naval assets into Syria and the Eastern Mediterranean, giving its military commanders more options in the theatre. A Project 636.3 ‘Kilo’-class diesel-electric submarine was seen transiting the Bosphorus form the Black Sea into the

Ukraine’s presidential election very likely to see split vote leading to second round; conflicting policy announcements likely

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
On 31 March 2019, Ukraine will hold the first round of its presidential election, with 39 candidates running for the top office. With up to 15% of the 35.5 million voters effectively disenfranchised, the election is likely to favour candidates with strong nationalist platform and disadvantage

Defence partners with SYPAQ to innovate battlefield logistics unmanned aerial system for Army

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
The Australian Army in partnership with the Defence Innovation Hub has awarded SYPAQ an innovation contract to develop and demonstrate a next generation battlefield logistics small unmanned aircraft system (UAS). The Australian Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 12 March that the Australian

Political risks intelligence bulletin – 21 March 2019

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
AMERICAS Brazil 20 Mar 2019 President Bolsonaro sent to Congress a pension reform proposal for the military that could raise USD2.78 billion in government revenue in 10 years. Guatemala - 18 Mar 2019: The National Police issued an arrest warrant against presidential candidate Thelma Aldana on

Australia to extend service life of Anzac-class frigates amid concerns about sustainment

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
The Anzac-class frigates of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) are to have their service life extended by up to 10 years amid potential concerns about their future seaworthiness and capability. According to a report on sustainment of the eight-ship class released on 18 March by the Australian National

Update: BAE begins Meteor and SPEAR integration for F-35

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
BAE Systems has begun integrating the next tranche of UK-specific weapons onto the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning combat aircraft. The company announced on 18 March that it had been sub-contracted by Lockheed Martin to begin integrating the MBDA Meteor beyond visual range air-to-air missile

French/UK Future Cruise/Anti-Ship Weapon programme passes Key Review

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
The joint French/UK Future Cruise/Anti-Ship Weapon (FC/ASW) programme has successfully completed a milestone review intended to identify the most promising missile concepts and narrow down the list of potential technical solutions. Work will now focus on further maturing the down-selected concepts

Final tranche of EUR525 million for EU-funded pilot defence projects to be released soon

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
The European Commission announced on 19 March how it will spend the remaining balance of EUR525 million (almost USD600 million) from its three-year pilot European Defence Fund (EDF) for co-financing defence capability and research projects with the member states. Ranging from precision strike

Rheinmetall Mission Master UGV qualified for firing 70 mm rockets

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
Rheinmetall Canada’s Mission Master unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) fired Thales 70 mm rockets during Rheinmetall Denel Munition’s Ammunition Capability Demonstration (ACD) 2019 at Denel’s Overberg test range on 20 March. The UGV, which is controlled by a single soldier through a

Despite resignation, Nazarbayev likely to retain political influence over Kazakh leadership, including facilitation of dynastic power transfer

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
On 19 March, after holding the presidency since 1990, Nursultan Nazarbayev announced his resignation effective 20 March. Despite stepping down, Nursultan Nazarbayev is highly likely to retain decisive political influence in Kazakhstan in the one-year outlook. This retention of control is ensured by

US Air Force boosting small business contracting to increase innovation

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
Key Points The US Air Force is emphasising more small business contracting The service wants more cutting-edge technologies to start in the USAF The US Air Force (USAF) is increasing its small business contracting to spur innovation and get cutting-edge technologies to the field faster. The

Turkey carries out vertical test fire of Hisar-A SAM

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
Turkey has successfully vertically test fired missiles for the locally developed short-range Hisar-A surface-to-air missile (SAM) system, the Presidency of the Turkish Defence Industries (SSB) announced on 20 March. “Hisar-A, during its first vertical firing test from a missile launching

US awards USD2.5 billion for submarine programmes

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
With the proposed US Navy (USN) fiscal year 2020 (FY 2020) budget calling for a ramp-up in submarine funding, the service has awarded about USD2.5 billion in recent submarine programme contracts. The largest deal is a USD2 billion contract modification awarded on 18 March to General Dynamics’

RUAG unbundling plans take shape

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
The Swiss government has crystallised its plans for the future of defence firm RUAG, following a meeting of the country’s Federal Council. Under plans submitted by RUAG and approved by the government, RUAG Holdings will be split into two organisations: MRO Switzerland and RUAG International.

Ship shift: US Navy prepares way for revamped surface force

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
While continuing to bolster its traditional sea power, the USN is also moving towards the creation of a modern, more autonomous, surface force. Michael Fabey reports The proposed US Navy (USN) Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 budget plan has set the service on a new surface-fleet course while trying to

S-400 and S-500: Russia’s long-range air defenders

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
Russia’s land force modernisation includes continuing development of advanced long-range air-defence systems. With the S-300P/V systems now more than 40 years old, Russia is bringing in to service its latest and most capable system yet. Jon Hawkes , Oscar Widlund, and Sunil Nair report

BAE Systems Australia develops new supply chain system

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
BAE Systems Australia has teamed with a domestic industry organisation to develop a system to enhance supply chain integration, the company announced on 18 March. The approach will be tested on the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF’s) new Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike

Turkish-US political standoff likely to renew in 2019, risking US arms restrictions and another Turkish lira rout

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
On 15 March 2019, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced that Turkey would be making no “U-turns” in its purchase of S-400 missile defence systems from Russia, which he said would be received in July 2019. The US is likely to follow through with an arms embargo, including

Houthi militants change UAV tactics in Yemen conflict

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
Key Points Since March 2018, the Houthi movement has deployed UAVs with explosive payloads in increasingly sophisticated attacks in support of ground operations and to hit targets behind the front lines. A 10 January 2019 UAV attack on a military base near Al Anad Air Base demonstrated that the

Indian Army exercises with African states to counter China’s influence

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
The Indian Army launched a 10-day training exercise with 17 African states on 18 March in a bid to expand its military and strategic reach across Africa. Officials said the inaugural ‘Africa-India Filed Training Exercise - 2019’ (‘AFINDEX-19’), which was conducted at Pune,

South Korea outlines technology initiatives

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
South Korea’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) has announced a series of initiatives to support the introduction of next-generation military technologies to boost the capabilities of the both country’s armed forces and its national defence industry. The MND said on 18 March that the

Indian Navy deployed principal assets during recent stand-off with Pakistan

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
The Indian Navy (IN) deployed its principal assets, including nuclear submarines and its sole aircraft carrier, to the northern Arabian Sea during its recent military stand-off with Pakistan to deter Islamabad from executing any ‘misadventure in the maritime domain'. “The major combat

Japan to develop long-range air-to-surface cruise missiles

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
Key Points Japan will extend the range of its ASM-3 air-launched anti-ship missile The weapon will be used to extend Japan’s ability to defend its remote southwestern islands Tokyo is planning to develop long-range air-to-surface cruise missiles to bolster the defence capabilities of the

Political risks intelligence bulletin – 20 March 2019

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
AMERICAS Brazil - 19 Mar 2019: Brazilian mining company Vale reported that a local court had given authorisation for the company to resume operations at its Brucutu iron ore mine in Minas Gerais. Colombia - 19 Mar 2019: In San Martín, Cesar, the national environmental licensing authority ANLA

Violent risks intelligence bulletin – 20 March 2019

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
AMERICAS Brazil - 19 Mar 2019: Media reported that the Brazilian government could consider offering logistic support to the US in case of a military intervention in Venezuela. Colombia - 19 Mar 2019: In Mondomo, Cauca, suspected dissident Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC)

Turkey receives first two Bombardier aircraft to be fitted with airborne stand-off jammers

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
Two Bombardier Global 6000 business jets have arrived in Turkey to be fitted with airborne stand-off jammers (Air SOJ) developed by Aselsan. The Air SOJ, also known as the Remote Electronic Support/Electronic Attack Ability in Air Platform Project, was launched by the Presidency of Defence

Qatar receives first Apache attack helicopter

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
Qatar has received the first of its recently ordered Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters, the US Embassy in Doha disclosed on 20 March. The first of 24 helicopters for the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) was handed over during a formal delivery ceremony at Boeing’s Mesa production

UK cancels ASDOT aggressor programme

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
The UK has cancelled its effort to provide air combat training for its pilots using private contractors, with a Ministry of Defence (MoD) spokesperson telling Jane’s that it is re-examining its options. The decision to cancel the Air Support to Defence Operational Training (ASDOT) project,

Update: Italy begins Typhoon deployment to Iceland

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
The Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare Italiana: AMI) has deployed an undisclosed number of Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft to Keflavik Airbase to conduct NATO air policing and training duties over Iceland. The deployment for NATO’s ‘Airborne Surveillance and Interception

UK planning Army Warfighting Experiment 19 and 20, eyes MUM-T and C3

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
The British Army has begun planning activities for the 2019 and 2020 iterations of its Army Warfighting Experiment (AWE), Lieutenant Colonel Nick Serle, commanding officer of the Infantry Trials and Development Unit (ITDU), said at the SMi Future Soldier Technology conference in London in March.

Brazilian Navy to establish new aviation squadrons

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 00:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
The Brazilian Navy is taking measures to establish two new aviation squadrons to join its existing nine, Jane’s was told on 18 March. One of the as-yet unnamed squadrons will be stood-up this year in dedicated facilities at the Brazilian Air Force’s Wing 9 in Belém in the northern

Brazil considers helicopter carrier modernisation

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
The Brazilian Navy has started initial studies for the installation of new systems meant to improve its PHM Atlantico (A140) multipurpose helicopter carrier. The potential modernisation would improve key capabilities of the navy’s flagship vessel, including navigation and protection systems.

Update: Brazil, US sign space technology safeguard agreement

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
Key Points Brazil and the US signed an agreement that brings US space companies one step nearer to launching from Brazil The companies are enticed by the fuel-efficiency savings from launching so close to the equator Brazil and the US on 18 March signed a space technology safeguard agreement

Pentagon budget 2020: US Army plans land-based hypersonic missile development

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
At a time when China and Russia are racing ahead with hypersonic weapon development, the US Army is eyeing a USD1.2 billion investment over the next five years to begin prototype testing of one it can launch from the ground. When the service delivered its fiscal year 2020 (FY 2020) budget request

Prototype warfare: Racing against traditional acquisition timelines

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
Key Points Some advocate fielding small quantities of customised, modular systems instead of common one-size-fits-all systems The concept is meant to better equip armed forces amid constant technological advances Profile Many countries are modernising their armed forces with emerging

Qatar planning to buy Altay tanks

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
Qatar is planning to order 100 Altay main battle tanks, Turkish officials have revealed. Ali İhsan Yavuz, the vice chairman of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party, told the media on 12 March that the order had been placed, saying the first 40 Altays will be delivered to Qatar

Belarus to adopt extended-range missile for V-300 Polonez-M MRL system

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
The Belarusian armed forces are set to adopt an extended-range missile for the new V-300-M Polonez multiple rocket launch (MRL) system, a source from the Belarusian defence industry told Jane’s . “The development of a longer-range missile for the upgraded V-300 Polonez-M system is

Northrop Grumman awarded AARGM-ER EMD contract

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
The US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has awarded Northrop Grumman a USD322.5 million contract for the engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) phase of the Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile-Extended Range (AARGM-ER) development programme. A USD17.2 million preliminary design

Romanian F-16s reach initial operational capability

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
Romania has declared initial operational capability for its first 12 F-16s. During the ceremony at the 86th Air Force Base ‘Lieutenant Aviator Gheorghe Mociornita’ in Borcea on 14 March, Romanian Defence Minister Gabriel Leş said, “Today we are writing an important page in the

Elbit attributes revenues boost to 2018 acquisitions

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
Elbit Systems has reported a 9% increase in revenues year on year in 2018, attributed to an uptick in the sales of land systems in Europe through both its existing business and that of the newly-acquired IMI, as well as a boost to its commercial avionics sales via its new US subsidiary. As of 31

Ethiopian Pantsyr-S1 revealed

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
Ethiopia is operating at least one Russian-made Pantsyr-S1 short-range air defence system, local television news footage has revealed. The system was displayed during an event marking Defense Force Day in February, but its presence only became apparent after Ethiopian television news coverage was

Pentagon budget 2020: US Army outlines Strategic Long-Range Cannon investment

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
The US Army has laid out plans to spend USD228 million over the next three years to develop a Strategic Long-Range Cannon programme that will increase the reach of its artillery forces. In fiscal year 2020 (FY 2020) budget documents, the service broadly outlines plans to move forward with a

Pentagon’s MILCON list provides little clarity on Trump’s border wall

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
The Pentagon on 18 March delivered a list of all US military construction (MILCON) projects that were not under contract at the start of the year to lawmakers after repeated requests from Congress for the Department of Defence (DoD) to disclose projects that have been had funds removed in order to

Airbus and Hensoldt enter framework agreement for self-protection systems

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
Airbus Helicopters and Hensoldt have entered into a long-term framework agreement covering the supply of a missile protection capability for a range of Airbus Helicopters’ military platforms. Signed at the end of 2018, the agreement covers an initial 10-year period during which orders can be

Curtiss-Wright completes acquisition of TCG

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
Curtiss-Wright announced on 18 March that it had completed the acquisition of Tactical Communications Group (TCG) in a USD50 million cash deal. TCG will be incorporated into Curtiss-Wright’s defence business line, which will benefit from adding TCG’s tactical datalink software

Military helicopter manufacturers improve airworthiness in Amazon region

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
Key Points Sikorsky and Helibras have created new ways to improve airworthiness rates in the Amazon These include improved contracting methods and quick-change assembly modules Military helicopter manufacturers Sikorsky and Helibras have developed new ways to improve airworthiness rates in the

UK holds Team Tempest industry day

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
The UK government has drawn together representatives from the across the nation’s defence aerospace industry to engage on the Tempest future fighter and other aspects of the wider Future Combat Air System (FCAS). The event, held at Farnborough on 19 March, was the first time that companies

Gambian president sacks deputy, two senior ministers but presence of regional peacekeeping force mitigates civil war risk

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
Gambian President Adama Barrow sacked Vice-President Ousainou Darboe and two senior ministers on 15 March without explanation. Darboe, Minister of Commerce Amadou Sanneh, and Minister of Agriculture Lamin Jobe were all members of the United Democratic Party (UDP), which now has no ministers in

Australia to boost EW capabilities with modified Gulfstream G550 business jets

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 01:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
Australia is to buy four modified examples of the Gulfstream G550 business jet, designated the MC-55A ‘Peregrine’, to strengthen the country’s electronic warfare (EW) capabilities, Defence Minister Christopher Pyne and Minister for Defence Industry Linda Reynolds announced on 18

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