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Peruvian MiG-29 crashes


Thu, 04/04/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
A Peruvian Air Force MiG-29 ‘Fulcrum’ combat aircraft crashed near Chiclayo, north of Lima, while carrying out aerial exercises on 29 March. The aircraft probably belonged to the Air Group No. 6 (Grupo Aéreo No. 6), which is stationed in the city. According to an air force
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Pakistan outlines FGFA industrial aims


Thu, 04/04/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
The Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) has outlined ambitious plans to support its development of a fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) – otherwise known in Pakistan as Project AZM. The PAC enterprise, which is owned and run by the Pakistan Air Force (PAF), has established a new office
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Australia awards defence industry grants


Thu, 04/04/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Australia has announced a series of grants for local industry in support of ‘sovereign capabilities’ and ‘defence innovation’. The Department of Defence (DoD) said on 4 April that seven local small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will receive a total investment of
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South Korea launches defence business council


Thu, 04/04/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
South Korea launched a defence business council on 3 April aimed at better positioning the country’s defence industry to meet the requirements of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Armed Forces and maximise defence export opportunities. The Ministry of National Defense (MND) said the new council,
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Boeing takes over UK Attack Helicopter Training Company


Thu, 04/04/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Boeing has acquired Leonardo’s stake in the Aviation Training International Limited (ATIL) partnership. Neither company announced the move, but Jane’s understands the deal was concluded on 31 December 2018. The buyout gives Boeing full control of training during the transition from the
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LAAD 2019: United Kingdom’s SEA signs MOU with Brazilian SIATT for Tamandaré-class corvette torpedo tubes


Thu, 04/04/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
The United Kingdom’s SEA, part of the Cohort Group, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Brazil’s SIATT-Engenharia, Indústria e Comércio for torpedo tubes for the Brazilian Navy’s Tamandaré-class corvette project. The partnership agreement, which was
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LAAD 2019: IAI expands Heron UAV unified control station availability worldwide


Thu, 04/04/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Key Points IAI is making its Heron UAV unified control station available worldwide The company focused on touch-screen simplicity and reducing information overload Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is expanding worldwide the availability of the unified control system (UCS) for its family of Heron
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LAAD 2019: Four Saab Gripen Es enter final assembly


Thu, 04/04/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Four Saab AB Gripen E single-seat combat aircraft that will serve as test aircraft have entered final assembly, according to a company official. Mikael Franzén, head of Saab’s Gripen Brazil business unit, said on 3 April at the 2019 LAAD Defence and Security exposition that of these four
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Lebanon receives ScanEagle UAVs


Wed, 04/03/2019 - 03:00 - [CET]
The United States has delivered six ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) as part of a military assistance programme, the US Embassy in Beirut announced on 2 April. The LAF confirmed the delivery the following day, reporting that the six UAVs, worth about
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LAAD 2019: Akaer presents conceptual Mosquito multi-role aircraft


Wed, 04/03/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Key Points Akaer conceptually designed the Mosquito to perform missions ranging from airborne C2 to armed ISR and aerial refuelling The company believes it could provide better visibility than competitors Super Tucano and Wolverine Akaer of Brazil is presenting a conceptual twin-engine multi-role
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Russia accused of extensive GPS spoofing


Wed, 04/03/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Russia has been conducting a campaign to experimentally hijack Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) signals such as Global Positioning System (GPS) signals, according to a report by non-profit C4ADS. The report draws attention to Russia’s advancement on targeted use and development of
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Denmark receives first production standard Piranha 5 and Eagle 5 vehicles


Wed, 04/03/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
The Royal Danish Army received its first production standard Piranha 5 and Eagle 5 armoured vehicles on 27 March, the Danish Ministry of Defence and General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) have announced. The official handover marked the beginning of deliveries of 309 production standard
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Russian MoD receives first serial production Il-76MD-90A airlifter


Wed, 04/03/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) received its first serial production Ilyushin Il-76MD-90A airlifter on 2 April, an aerospace industry source has told Jane’s. “The first serial production Il-76MD-90A, factory number 0109, has already been delivered to the customer. The second
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US Army moves forward with Robotic Combat Vehicle and Bradley replacement


Wed, 04/03/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
The US Army is moving ahead with two initiatives under its Next-Generation Combat Vehicle (NGCV) umbrella with its upcoming Robotic Combat Vehicle (RCV) experiments and soliciting bids for a M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle replacement. Pinned as the service’s number two modernisation priority,
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NAO hits out at UK MoD over nuclear submarine disposal


Wed, 04/03/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
The UK’s independent spending watchdog has criticised the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for its failure to dispose of any of the 20 nuclear-powered submarines decommissioned from Royal Navy (RN) service since 1980. In a report published on 3 April, the National Audit Office (NAO) said the costs
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Spain gives green light for five F-110 frigates


Wed, 04/03/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
The Spanish cabinet has finally given the order to go-ahead with the construction of five multi-purpose F-110 class frigates for the Spanish Navy (Armada Española) at a cost of EUR4.31 billion (USD4.83 billion). It will be the biggest-ever order for the Ferrol yard of state-owned shipbuilder
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Mozambican elections likely to be delayed


Wed, 04/03/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Key Points Cyclone Idai has thrown into doubt whether the October election will take place in Mozambique, as moves to implement a peace deal continue between the FRELIMO government and the RENAMO opposition. The disarmament of RENAMO soldiers and initiatives to decentralise state power are the
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Canadian Army selects Viasat’s KOR-24A STT for airspace co-ordination centre modernisation


Wed, 04/03/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
The Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) has selected Viasat’s KOR-24A Small Tactical Terminal (STT) for the Canadian Army’s Airspace Coordination Centre Modernization (ASCCM) project, the company announced on 18 March. Through the award, MDA, in partnership with Viasat and
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Kongsberg NSM to equip Indian MH-60R helicopters


Wed, 04/03/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
The Indian Navy appears poised to become the first customer for the Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile (NSM) in a helicopter-launched application. According to US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) documentation, the missile will be integrated into Lockheed Martin/Sikorsky MH-60R multimission
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Slovak presidential election’s outcome indicates falling government support, increasing likelihood of triggering snap election before 2020 poll


Wed, 04/03/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Liberal and independent opposition candidate Zuzana Caputová on 30 March won the second round of the presidential election, with 58.3% of votes, defeating ruling Smer-SD-backed Maroš Šefcovic, with 41.7%. The victory of Caputová, a political outsider,
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Cameroon’s Anglophone secessionists target state-owned commercial assets with likely increased weaponry capacity


Wed, 04/03/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Since mid-2018, disparate Anglophone insurgent groups have launched attacks against Cameroonian state assets, particularly Cameroon Development Company (CDC) farms and their corresponding processing and packaging facilities, within the country’s Anglophone regions. While extending beyond these
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LAAD 2019: Brazilian and Russian companies team to offer Orlan-10E UAS in Brazil


Wed, 04/03/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Brazilian company SIATT-Engenharia, Indústria e Comércio has initiated talks with Russian state-owned organisation Rosoboronexport to market and build Orlan-10E multimission surveillance and reconnaissance unmanned aerial systems (UASs) in Brazil, Jane’s was told on 2 April.
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Venezuelan Army repairs howitzers and tactical vehicles


Wed, 04/03/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Two Venezuelan Army units have received refurbished artillery pieces and tactical vehicles. The 32nd Brigade “General José Antonio Páez,” based in Monagas state, received 10 105 mm M101A1 howitzers, while the 99th Special Forces Brigade “General Félix Antonio
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LAAD 2019: AeroVironment receives United States FMS contract for Puma UAS


Wed, 04/03/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Key Points AeroVironment received a contract from a US allied nation for its Puma tactical UAS The company has ongoing efforts with Latin American nations to spur sales AeroVironment received a USD17 million foreign military sale (FMS) contract from a US ally in March for the its RQ-20 Puma
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Romania to produce Beretta ARX160 rifles


Wed, 04/03/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Italian firearms manufacturer Beretta will partner with Romania’s Plopeni Mechanical Plant (Societatea Uzina Mecanica Plopeni), a subsidiary of the state defence association Romarm, to produce assault rifles in Romania. The news was revealed by Romania’s economy minister Niculae Badalau
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Serbian Army receives first Nora-B52 M15 self-propelled gun-howitzers


Wed, 04/03/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
The indigenously developed Nora-B52 M15 155 mm/52 calibre 8×8 wheeled self-propelled gun-howitzer has entered service with the Serbian Army (Kopnena vojska Srbije, KoV). After a live firepower demonstration by six Nora-B52s on the Pasuljanske livade training ground, near Ćuprija, on 29
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GDLS-Australia confirms bid for AA’s Land 400 Phase 3 requirement


Wed, 04/03/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS)-Australia confirmed on 3 April that it has submitted a bid to meet the Australian Army’s (AA’s) requirement of up to 450 modern infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) as part of Project Land 400 Phase 3. The company said in a statement that it is offering
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Denel plans restructure


Wed, 04/03/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Key Points Denel is undertaking an ambitious turn-around plan to return to profitability The plan involves extensive divestments and renegotiation of major contracts South African defence group Denel will restructure and exit some operations in an effort to return to profitability after several
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Update: Taiwanese aircraft intercept Chinese fighters over Taiwan Strait


Wed, 04/03/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) announced on 31 March that it had scrambled several aircraft to intercept and drive away two Chinese fighters that had crossed the median line of the Taiwan Strait and entered the island’s southwestern airspace. The incident, which took place
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Insitu receives contract to supply Indonesia with six ScanEagle UAVs


Wed, 04/03/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Key Points Indonesia will receive six ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicles from the US System will be provided under a grant via Washington’s Maritime Security Initiative Boeing subsidiary Insitu has been awarded a USD9.9 million contract by the US Department of Defense (DoD) to supply the
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Changing the guard: Canada transitions from Sea King to Cyclone


Wed, 04/03/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Canada’s programme to replace its ageing Sea King maritime helicopters with the Cyclone has been a long and protracted one . Gareth Jennings explores the key issues and milestones to date When Canada first signed up for 28 Sikorsky S-92-derived CH-148 Cyclones to replace its ageing Sikorsky
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Indian Navy receives combat management system for new carrier


Wed, 04/03/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
The Indian Navy (IN) received on 28 March a combat management system (CMS) for integration into the future INS Vikrant aircraft carrier. In an official statement the IN said that the CMS, which was developed by Tata Power Strategic Engineering Division in collaboration with India’s
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Political risks intelligence bulletin – 03 April 2019


Wed, 04/03/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
AMERICAS Brazil - 02 Apr 2019: In Rio de Janeiro, city council members opened impeachment proceedings against Mayor Crivella, who is accused of irregularities in awarding municipal contracts, which he denies. Mexico - 01 Apr 2019: National Manufacturing Council INDEX said that if the personnel
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Seoul pushes indigenous R&D plan


Wed, 04/03/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has outlined plans to deepen indigenous capability in the research and development (R&D) of advanced military technologies. DAPA said on 2 April that the project is focused on supporting expanded R&D participation by
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Violent risks intelligence bulletin – 03 April 2019


Wed, 04/03/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
AMERICAS Brazil - 02 Apr 2019: In Sao Paulo, human rights officials said that the number of people killed in confrontations with state military police had increased by 46% in March 2019 compared with March 2018, rising from 52 deaths to 76 deaths. Colombia - 02 Apr 2019: In Cajibío, Cauca,
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India launches first electronic intelligence-gathering satellite


Wed, 04/03/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched the first electronic reconnaissance satellite developed by the state-run Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to detect enemy radar and gather communications intelligence. Launched on 1 April from the Satish Dhawan Space
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Switzerland ready to buy Cobra 120 mm mortar systems


Wed, 04/03/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Following extensive trials, the Swiss Army is expected to place a contract for a new 120 mm self-propelled (SP) mortar system in the next 6–12 months, according to Captain Lars Kristian Lehman of the Swiss Armed Forces. Capt Lehman revealed the forthcoming contract in March at the Omega
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Royal Canadian Navy To Use AR For Maintenance And Training


Wed, 04/03/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) has begun to test an augmented reality (AR) software developed by Kognitiv Spark help to help technicians improve maintenance and repairs aboard active naval vessels. The Mixed Reality Remote Assistant Support (MIRRAS) system, developed on Kognitv Spark’s
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China’s CSSC strengthens links with state banks


Wed, 04/03/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
China State Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSSC) signed separate deals with two domestic banks in late March to finance efforts to boost exports and establish a new “supply chain technology service” within China. The two deals were announced by China’s State Administration for
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Indian Navy commissions sixth Mk IV LCU


Wed, 04/03/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
Key Points The Indian Navy has inducted another Mk IV LCU into service The vessel will further bolster the service’s presence in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands region The Indian Navy has commissioned its sixth Mk IV landing craft utility (LCU). The vessel (L 56), which was launched by
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LAAD 2019: Turkish Aerospace T129 ATAK helicopter makes debut Brazilian flight


Wed, 04/03/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
The Turkish Aerospace T129 ATAK multirole combat helicopter recently made its debut Brazilian flight on 26 March in São Paulo ahead of the LAAD Defence and Security exposition in Rio de Janiero. Turkish Aerospace said in an 18 March statement that the T129 would make two flights prior to LAAD
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US approves MH-60R sale to India


Wed, 04/03/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
The US government has approved the sale of the Lockheed Martin MH-60R Seahawk maritime multimission helicopter to India, it was announced on 2 April. The US State Department has cleared India to procure 24 MH-60R helicopters, as well one MH-60B/R Excess Defense Article (EDA) helicopter from the US
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USAF halts receipt of Pegasus tankers again


Wed, 04/03/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
The US Air Force (USAF) has again halted receipt of new KC-46A Pegasus aerial refuelling aircraft from Boeing, days after it had supposedly resolved an issue with foreign object debris (FOD) that had previously stopped deliveries in March. The new suspension was ordered by the service on 2 April
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ATAC receives final refurbished Mirage fighters


Tue, 04/02/2019 - 03:00 - [CET]
Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC), a US tactical air training, threat simulation, and R&D provider, has received all 63 Mirage F1 combat aircraft it purchased from France in 2017 following an extensive refurbishment and upgrade effort, it announced on 2 April. The fleet is now fully
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Questions remain over whether US will cut foreign military training for Northern Triangle forces


Tue, 04/02/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
US President Donald Trump has announced plans to cut aid to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras; however, questions remain over just what effect this will have on the training of these military forces. In late March, Trump announced his intent to cut off funding to the three Central American
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UK releases RFI for new self-propelled howitzer


Tue, 04/02/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has released an initial request for information (RFI) for a new 155 mm self-propelled howitzer (SPH), known as the Mobile Fires Platform (MPF), which could be introduced into service as early as 2026. According to the RFI, the MFP will be able to deliver an
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US Army selects Persistent Systems’ MPU5 radio for network modernisation contract


Tue, 04/02/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
The US Army has awarded Persistent Systems a network modernisation contract to deliver MPU5 networked radios, the company announced on 2 April. The contract, awarded on behalf of the US Army Network Cross-Functional Team (N-CFT) in co-ordination with Program Executive Office Command, Control,
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UK carrier to enter dry dock for first time


Tue, 04/02/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
The UK Royal Navy’s first aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has sailed from Portsmouth naval base to Babcock International’s Rosyth facility to begin a six-week maintenance period. This will be the first time the 65,000-ton carrier has undergone dry-dock maintenance since entering
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Saudi Arabia starts construction of air warfare centre


Tue, 04/02/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman laid the foundation stone for a new Air Warfare Centre at King Abdulaziz Air Base in Dhahran on 31 March. The Saudi Ministry of Defence reported that the prince, who also serves as defence minister, was told how the centre will have advanced capabilities to
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Australia’s defence spending for FY 2019–20 to rise by AUD2.3 billion


Tue, 04/02/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Australia’s defence spending for fiscal year (FY) 2019–20 will rise by AUD2.3 billion (USD1.6 billion) to AUD38.7 billion, the government announced in its annual budget statement on 2 April. Expenditure as a share of gross domestic product (GDP) will reach 1.93%, broadly in line with
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Rafael reports record annual sales in 2018


Tue, 04/02/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Israeli weapons and defence electronics manufacturer Rafael Advanced Defense Systems recorded a new high in its annual sales in 2018, according to financial results published on 1 April. The company generated revenues of ILS9,319 million (USD2,568 million), a rise of 14.6% compared with the previous
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Turkish ruling party loses key municipalities in local elections, posing moderate alteration, cancellation risks to municipal contracts


Tue, 04/02/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
It is more likely than not that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will eventually accept the AKP's loss of the Istanbul and Ankara municipalities. According to provisional official results from the High Election Board (Yüksek Seçim Kurulu: YSK), the opposition gained more votes
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THAAD exercise in Israel declared a success


Tue, 04/02/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
An exercise that involved the rapid deployment of a US Army Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system battery to Israel for the first time was a success, the US military said. The exercise involved a THAAD battery integrating with Israel’s multilayered air defence system and
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First two F-35As arrive in South Korea


Tue, 04/02/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
The first two of 40 Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters ordered for the Republic of Korea Air Force (RoKAF) arrived at South Korea’s Cheongju Air Base on 29 March. In a statement issued that same day the country’s Defence Acquisition Programme Administration (DAPA)
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Second round of Ukraine’s presidential election to increase policy shifts and operational difficulties if incumbent loses


Tue, 04/02/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Ukraine held the first round of its presidential election on 31 March, with 39 candidates running for the top office. The second round of the election will be held on 21 April. With 98.6% of the ballots counted, two candidates – comedian and TV producer Volodymyr Zelenskyi and incumbent
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Political risks intelligence bulletin – 02 April 2019


Tue, 04/02/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
AMERICAS Brazil – 01 Apr 2019: The Ministry of Agriculture and beef and poultry producers were concerned about exports to the Middle East, which represent nearly 6% of Brazil’s total exports, being jeopardised due to the government’s decision to open a trade office in Jerusalem.
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Raytheon completes DeepStrike PDR


Tue, 04/02/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Raytheon, in co-operation with the US Army, has completed a system level preliminary design review (PDR) of its DeepStrike hypersonic surface-to-surface missile. Concluded in December 2018, but announced in late March 2019, the completion of the PDR paves the way for component-level test and
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Russia to gift military facilities to Tajikistan


Tue, 04/02/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Russia’s Ministry of Defence has agreed to transfer ownership of extensive parts of its 201st Military Base infrastructure in Tajikistan to the host country, the Izvestiya newspaper reported on 26 March. In particular, Moscow is to gift the garrisons at Kulob and Bokhtar (previously known as
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ADF HATS training system achieves IOC


Tue, 04/02/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
The Australian Defence Force’s (ADF’s) joint helicopter aircrew training system (HATS) for army and navy personnel has achieved initial operating capability (IOC) 15 months after commencement of the first 26-week course. “At an acquisition cost of AUD436 million (USD305 million),
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Extreme right activists build trans-national narratives online


Tue, 04/02/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Key Points The internet is providing a platform for extreme right-wing narratives and activists to coalesce across national borders. Extreme right-wing supporters are gravitating towards lesser-known parts of the surface web and displaying greater security awareness, which is likely to make them
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Schiebel to equip S-100 Camcopter with new engine to meet RAN requirement


Tue, 04/02/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Austrian unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) manufacturer Schiebel is developing a new JP-5-powered heavy fuel engine for its S-100 Camcopter after its initial choice of heavy fuel engine failed to meet endurance requirements set by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Andrew Watson, general manager at
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UK transfers Defender and Islander special mission aircraft from AAC to RAF


Tue, 04/02/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
The UK transferred control of its Britten-Norman Defender AL2 surveillance aircraft and Islander AL1/CC2 surveillance and utility aircraft from the British Army Air Corps (AAC) to the Royal Air Force (RAF) on 1 April. The Defenders and Islanders that had previously been under the authority of the
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Update: Denel to return A400M work to Airbus


Tue, 04/02/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
South Africa’s Denel announced on 30 March that it had reached an agreement with Airbus to transfer the component manufacturing work for the A400M Atlas medium transport/multirole aircraft back to Airbus. In a statement released by Denel, group CEO Danie du Toit said, “In light of
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US halts F-35-related deliveries to Turkey as S-400 row escalates


Tue, 04/02/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
The United States has stopped the transfer to Turkey of support equipment for the Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) as Ankara moves ahead with plans to procure a Russian ground-based air defence system. The move, reported by Reuters and subsequently confirmed by the US
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Jane's Terrorism Country Briefing: Syria February 2019


Tue, 04/02/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
In February 2019, Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Centre (JTIC) recorded a total of 186 attacks by non-state armed groups in Syria from open sources, representing a notable 35.9% decrease in the average daily number of attacks, from 10.3 in January to 6.6 in February. Furthermore, the average
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LAAD 2019: Secubit promotes smart inventory weaponry management system in region


Tue, 04/02/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Key Points Secubit is showing its smart weapon management system for the first time at LAAD The system uses artificial intelligence and a weapon-mounted counter to asses the health of weapons Secubit is presenting its WeaponLogic advanced weaponry readiness and maintenance enhancement at the 2019
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LAAD 2019: goTenna offers Pro X tactical mesh networking device to region


Tue, 04/02/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Key Points goTenna is presenting its Pro X small packetised data communications product Pro X at LAAD Pro X is text messaging and mapping information in communications-denied environments goTenna is offering its Pro X tactical-grade scalable mobile mesh networking device to the Latin American
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LAAD 2019: Companies promote armament upgrades for regional utility helicopters


Tue, 04/02/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Key Points Contractors are offering armament upgrades and kits for utility helicopters Companies see opportunities to make utility aircraft multi-mission Sikorsky and Rafael are offering armament upgrades to utility helicopters fielded by Latin American air arms at the 2019 LAAD Defence and
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Australia updates defence export control list


Tue, 04/02/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
Australia has updated its list of military and dual-use goods and technologies that are subject to export controls. The Defence and Strategic Goods List (DSGL) 2019 replaces a list that was introduced in 1996, most recently updated in 2018, and repealed on 1 April. The Australian government said
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India’s HAL and BEL post gains for 2018–19


Tue, 04/02/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
India’s biggest defence companies – Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) – have posted increases in turnover for fiscal year (FY) 2018–19, the two companies said on 1 April. In separate stock exchange filings, HAL said it achieved
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