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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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Vietnam takes delivery of more US patrol boats


Tue, 04/02/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
The US government has handed over additional Metal Shark patrol boats to the Vietnam Coast Guard, the US Embassy in Hanoi announced on 1 April. The deal – valued at USD12 million – is indicative of the two countries’ increasingly close defence and security ties, it said. The Metal
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US Army defines ‘obtainable’ Bradley replacement requirements


Mon, 04/01/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
In its bid to replace the M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle, the US Army released its final Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV) solicitation, and it is making a variety of technology trade-offs to avoid past acquisition missteps. On 29 March, the service released its OMFV request for proposal (RFP)
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Spain takes command of EU’s Operation ‘Atalanta’ counter-piracy mission


Mon, 04/01/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Spain took over command of the headquarters of the EU’s counter-piracy Operation ‘Atalanta’ off the Horn of Africa in Rota on 29 March, the European Union Naval Force (EUNAVFOR) Somalia has announced. Command was transferred from UK Royal Marines Major General Charlie Stickland to
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Russia radar design bureaus eye new airborne radar systems


Mon, 04/01/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Russian manufacturers are seeking avenues to address requirements for airborne radar systems. Airborne radar capabilities have become a progressively larger factor in the competition for fighter aircraft export sales, as most advanced air forces now require a fighter that includes an active
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IAI expands into training and support as 2018 financials released


Mon, 04/01/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) subsidiary Elta Systems has agreed to acquire 50% of Israeli training and logistics support company Eltel from Malam Team. The deal, valued at NIS42 million (USD11.6 million), was announced via a filing by Malam Team on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange on 31 March, and
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LAAD 2019: Rafael eyes Brazilian Army helicopters upgrade


Mon, 04/01/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems is offering a modernisation package for Brazilian Army Aviation Command’s Fennec AvEx and AS365K2 Super Pantera helicopters. Rafael’s proposal includes Brazilian privately-owned firm Akaer Engenharia for design, subsystem production, integration,
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Denel to return A400M work to Airbus


Mon, 04/01/2019 - 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
Newsitem placed in category: GLOBAL OVERWATCH™ , TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

Rosoboronexport opens helicopter training facility in Venezuala


Mon, 04/01/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Russia’s Rosoboronexport, a subsidiary of the state corporation Rostec, launched a helicopter training facility in Venezuela on 29 March, according to the company. “The modern helicopter training centre has been built under a contract between Rosoboronexport and Venezuela’s
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Iceland coastguard receives new helos


Mon, 04/01/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
The Icelandic Coast Guard has received two Airbus Helicopters H225 search-and-rescue (SAR) platforms as part of a revamp of its rotorcraft capabilities. The two new helicopters will replace three AS332L1 Super Pumas that were received from 1995 and are being leased from Norwegian helicopter lessor
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Spain’s Aernnova buys second US company


Mon, 04/01/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Spanish aircraft component manufacturer Aernnova said it is keeping a look-out for further investments following its acquisition of California-based Structural Integrity Engineering (SIE); the company’s second buyout in the US. Privately owned Aernnova has also revealed its latest sales
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US supporting Bangladeshi development of UAS for UN deployment


Mon, 04/01/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
The US Department of State has pledged at least USD13 million in support of Bangladesh’s commitment to developing an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) capability for deployment to UN peacekeeping operations. The move is part of Washington’s “commitment to assist the UN in addressing
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Taiwanese aircraft intercept Chinese fighters over Taiwan Strait


Mon, 04/01/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defence (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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OSINT Snapshot: Pseudonymous commentators point to official party lines in China


Mon, 04/01/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Jane’s OSINT snapshots are brief analyses of recent national security-related news using lesser-visited online sources. Dr Ryan Manuel examines how the Communist Party of China uses quasi-official commentators to signal information in the Chinese-language press. During the ongoing trade
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IAF MiG-27 crashes in northwestern India


Mon, 04/01/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
An upgraded Indian Air Force (IAF) MiG-27 ground-attack fighter crashed during a routine flight in India’s northwestern state of Rajasthan on 31 March. An IAF spokesperson said the pilot managed to eject safely from the aircraft, which had taken off from Uttarlai airbase near India’s
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UK retires Tornado after 40 years


Mon, 04/01/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) officially retired the Panavia Tornado combat aircraft from service on 1 April. The final two units operating the GR4 strike variant of the aircraft, 9 and 31 squadrons, lowered their command pennants at RAF Marham in Norfolk to mark the end of 40 years of service for
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Spain orders final two Reaper UAVs


Mon, 04/01/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Spain has contracted two more General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) MQ-9 Reaper Block 5 medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to add to the two already ordered in 2017. The US Department of Defense (DoD) announced a USD34.3 million contract to GA-ASI on
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Russia announces first flight of Il-112V tactical airlifter


Mon, 04/01/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Russia’s United Air Corporation (UAC) announced the maiden flight of the Ilyushin Il-112V tactical airlifter on 31 March. The twin-turboprop aircraft made its first flight from the Voronezh Aircraft Plant on the same day as the announcement. The Il-112V was selected to replace the Soviet-era
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Tata Motors sells TAL to sister firm


Mon, 04/01/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
India’s Tata Motors has agreed to sell its stake in its aerospace subsidiary, TAL Manufacturing Solutions, to sister company Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL). Tata Motors said in a stock exchange filing on 30 March that the sale of TAL, which specialises in the production of composite
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USAF grounds B-1B fleet because of safety concerns


Mon, 04/01/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
The US Air Force (USAF) has once again grounded its fleet of Rockwell B-1B Lancer strategic bomber aircraft because of safety concerns. The order was announced by the service on 28 March after a potentially fleet-wide problem was found with the drogue chute system of an aircraft. The decision
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USMC Viper crash kills two


Mon, 04/01/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
A US Marine Corps (USMC) Bell AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter crashed during training on 31 March, killing both crew members. The helicopter came down in the vicinity of Yuma, Arizona, at approximately 2145 h local time while conducting what was described by the USMC as a routine training mission as
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Violent risks intelligence bulletin – 01 April 2019


Mon, 04/01/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
AMERICAS Bolivia – 30 Mar 2019: In Oruro, the government said that there were at least 35 criminal groups involved in mineral theft at the Huanuni, Llallagua, and Cataricagua mines. Brazil – 29 Mar 2019: In Rio de Janeiro, the Public Security Institute said there had been 1,386 cargo
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New Australian policy lowers threshold for industry engagement


Mon, 04/01/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
The Australian government has released a new policy, lowering thresholds for local defence industrial engagement in military procurement projects. The government said the Defence Policy for Industry Participation, which was announced on 28 March, is intended to provide “greater consistency,
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Admiralty Shipyards launches first Project 636.3 submarine for Russia's Pacific Fleet


Mon, 04/01/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Admiralty Shipyards launched the first Project 636.3 Improved Kilo-class diesel-electric submarine (SSK) bound for the Russian Navy’s Pacific Fleet on 28 March. The vessel, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy , was laid down in July 2017 and will be delivered to the naval service before end-2019, said
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Saudi Arabia rolls-out first domestically built Hawk jet trainer


Mon, 04/01/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Saudi Arabia rolled-out the first of 22 domestically manufactured BAE Systems Hawk Mk 165 Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT) aircraft during a ceremony held on 1 April. The event at the King Abdulaziz Air Base in the Eastern Province, which was attended by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, marked a major
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First 12 Luftwaffe Heron TP operators complete training in Israel


Fri, 03/29/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
The Luftwaffe announced on its website on 20 March that its first Heron TP medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) operators – six pilots and six sensor operators – have completed an eight-week course in Israel on how to operate the system. The
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Norway’s Mime programme seeks all-domain C2 information systems


Fri, 03/29/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
Norwegian Armed Forces expect to soon field significant enhancements in command-and-control information systems (C2IS) as the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA) works up plans to execute its ‘Mime’ Integrated Tactical Information Infrastructure programme. Mime is to provide the
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US Ground-based Midcourse Defense missiles score first salvo intercept, MDA says


Fri, 03/29/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
A first-ever salvo test of the US Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) homeland missile interceptor system hit its target, according to the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA). The 25 March salvo test fired two interceptors from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California against one intercontinental
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AUSA Global Force 2019: US Army M1 Abrams replacement may not be a tank


Fri, 03/29/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
Army leadership will wait until at least 2023 to decide how they will proceed with replacing the M1 Abrams main battle tank, and it may not even be with a tank. Brigadier General Ross Coffman, director of the Next-Generation Combat Vehicle (NGCV) modernisation, spoke with reporters on 27 March at
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Germany further extends ban on exports to Saudi Arabia to September


Fri, 03/29/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
Germany has again extended its ban on the export of military equipment to Saudi Arabia, a statement by a government spokesman indicated on 28 March. Although a temporary extension of the policy until the end of March was announced on 7 March, no new arms transfers will now be approved until 30
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Rising rates of drug-related violence in Colombia’s Medellín heighten collateral injury risks to bystanders


Fri, 03/29/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
On Sunday (24 March), Medellín recorded five separate murders within a 24-hour period, bringing the total number of homicide victims in the city during 2019 to 141. This represents a 15% increase on the figure recorded in March last year, and continues the rising trend in violence that has been
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RUAG profits fall 18% in 2018


Fri, 03/29/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
Swiss state-owned defence technology group RUAG announced details of its performance in its 2018 financial year on 28 March. While the statement revealed that the company had achieved record sales of CHF1,998 million (USD2,008 million), its profit levels continued on their recent downward trend.
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Arrival of Russian troops into Venezuela underlines increasing support, providing stability to president but extra money unlikely


Fri, 03/29/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
Two Russian Air Force aircraft landed on 23 March at Caracas’s Simón Bolívar International Airport carrying about 100 Russian soldiers and unidentified equipment. The arrival of Russian troops comes at a time when Juan Guaidó, the head of the opposition-controlled National
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Violent risks intelligence bulletin – 29 March 2019


Fri, 03/29/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
AMERICAS Brazil - 28 Mar 2019: At the Golden Tulip luxury hotel in Brasilia, near the Alvorada presidential residence, armed thieves destroyed ATMs with explosives near the hotel car park. There was no information regarding the amount of money stolen. Colombia - 26 Mar 2019: In San José de
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Japan stands-up first operational F-35A unit


Fri, 03/29/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
The Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) stood up its first operational Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) unit on 26 March. The milestone took place at the home of the 3rd Air Wing at Misawa Air Base in the northern part of Honshū island, and saw 302nd Squadron swap
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Slovenia seeks support for M-84A tanks


Fri, 03/29/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
Slovenia’s Ministry of Defence published a EUR1.66 million (USD1.87 million) tender on 21 March for logistic support for the armed forces’ Yugoslav-made M-84A main battle tanks. The deadline to submit bids for the four-year contract is 7 May. Slovenia has 54 M-84As but the tender calls
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Dashboards enhance data analysis of militant attacks


Fri, 03/29/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
Key Points The interactivity offered by dashboards and the ability to update them automatically with new data provide significant advantages over static, point-in-time data visualisations. Using a dashboard to answer key questions can help the analyst to spend less time manipulating data, and more
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Bulgaria awards contract for Mi-17 and Mi-24 overhaul


Fri, 03/29/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
The Bulgarian Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 26 March the award of the contract for the overhaul and life extension of four Mi-24V attack and two Mi-17 tactical transport helicopters to local military maintenance, repair, and overhaul company TEREM Holding EAD. The helicopters will be
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Slovenia launches PC-9M upgrade


Fri, 03/29/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
Slovenia published a EUR2.7 million (USD3 million) tender on 14 March for the upgrade of the avionics of its air force fleet of nine Pilatus PC-9M single-engine, tandem-seat turboprop training and light attack aircraft. With a deadline for bids of 24 April, the tender is for a two-stage upgrade:
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South Korea receives second A330 MRTT aircraft


Fri, 03/29/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
South Korea has received the second of four Airbus Defence and Space (DS) A330-200 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft ordered in 2015, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) in Seoul announced on 28 March. The aircraft is expected to become operational with the Republic of Korea Air Force
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Effective suppression of transitional government and intra-military gunfight indicates low likelihood of president’s overthrow in coup-prone Comoros


Fri, 03/29/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
The interior minister of Comoros announced on 28 March that the armed forces had killed at least three armed men, including former army major Fayssoil Abdousalam, who was imprisoned last year for allegedly plotting a coup. Reportedly, Abdousalam had broken out of prison and attempted to convince
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Thales successfully completes Gemalto purchase


Fri, 03/29/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
Defence and transportation company Thales has successfully completed its purchase of French digital security supplier Gemalto, with shareholders responsible for 85.58% of the company’s stock agreeing to its offer before a deadline on 28 March. A total of 79,889,388 shares in Gemalto have now
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Russian Navy rotating submarines stationed in Syria


Fri, 03/29/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
A rotation of the Russian Project 636.3 ‘Kilo’-class submarines stationed in Syria was seemingly confirmed when one was spotted making its way north through the Bosphorus to the Black Sea on 27 March. The submarine was identified by Turkish ship spotters as Veliky Novgorod , one of two
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Nigerian Air Force receives Paramount Marauders


Fri, 03/29/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has received an undisclosed number of Marauder mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles from South Africa’s Paramount Group. The acquisition was confirmed by the South African company on 28 March, confirming earlier social media postings of photos of the
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Boeing flies Block 2 Chinook for first time


Fri, 03/29/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
Boeing has flown a Block 2-standard CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopter for the first time, the company announced on 28 March. The flight took place at Boeing’s Philadelphia production facility in Pennsylvania and comes two months after the US Army revealed it is to shortly award its first
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LIMA 2019: Foreign companies sign support deals in Malaysia


Fri, 03/29/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
A batch of agreements was announced on 28 March at the 2019 LIMA exhibition in Langkawi bolstering support for a range of platforms operated by the Malaysian Armed Forces. The deals mainly feature letters of agreements (LOAs) with foreign companies who will undertake maintenance, repair, and
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LIMA 2019: Indonesia’s Su-35 procurement stalled by election


Fri, 03/29/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
The Indonesian Air Force’s (Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Udara: TNI-AU’s) procurement of Sukhoi Su-35 ‘Flanker-E’ multirole combat aircraft from Russia is expected to proceed following Indonesia’s general election in April, a senior Russian defence industry
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USN fleshes out plans for XLUUV programme


Fri, 03/29/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
Fresh details of Boeing’s effort to develop and manufacture a new class of Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (XLUUV) for the US Navy (USN) has emerged. The USN’s Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) confirmed on 27 March that the total awarded amount to the company – covering
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Indian sailor dies during firing drills on Godavari-class frigate


Fri, 03/29/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
An Indian Navy personnel has died onboard the Godavari (Project 16)-class frigate, INS Gomati (F21). The incident happened while the personnel was carrying out weapon firing drills at sea, India’s Ministry of Defence said in a release on 28 March. The ministry did not reveal the weapon type
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Indonesia moves third Nagapasa submarine to alternative site for long-delayed launch


Fri, 03/29/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
Key Points PT PAL has successfully completed a risky operation to transfer the third Nagapasa-class submarine to an alternative launch site Vessel will be the first-ever submarine to be launched in Indonesia once it takes to the water Indonesian state-owned shipbuilder PT PAL has successfully
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Russia completes delivery of T-90S/SK tanks to Vietnam


Thu, 03/28/2019 - 02:00 - [CET]
Moscow has completed the delivery of 64 T-90S/SK main battle tanks (MBTs) to Vietnam, the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSVTS) confirmed to Jane’s on 28 March. A military-diplomatic source said “the multi-faceted contract” that was signed in 2016 for
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EU suspends Operation ‘Sophia’ naval patrols in Mediterranean


Thu, 03/28/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
The EU extended the mandate of the Operation ‘Sophia’ naval mission to counter human smuggling and trafficking in the Mediterranean, the Council of the EU announced in a 28 March press release. The mandate will last another six months from 31 March, but an EU official told Jane’s
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Multiple servicemen killed in KADF Mi-8 helo crash


Thu, 03/28/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
A total of 13 Kazakh servicemen were killed when their Mil Mi-8 helicopter crashed on 27 March in the Kyzylorda Region in southern Kazakhstan during this year’s ‘Altyn Zhebe’ (‘Golden Arrow’) special forces exercise. The incident occurred while the helicopter, which
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Romanian Piranha 5 programme faces delays


Thu, 03/28/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
Romania’s Piranha 5 programme is already facing potential delays as General Dynamics European Land Systems-Mowag (GDELS-Mowag) has yet to deliver the first batch of 30 vehicles, Defence Minister Gabriel Leş said on Facebook on 22 March. In his post the minister stated, “According
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Presidential-election delay raises risk of violent protests in Kabul and northern Afghanistan; interim government increasingly likely


Thu, 03/28/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
Mohammad Hanif Atmar, a leading Afghan presidential election candidate and former national security advisor, has warned that President Ashraf Ghani and his National Unity Government (NUG) would lack legitimacy after their mandates expired on 22 May. His statement comes after the Independent Election
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UK announces investment in swarming ‘drone’ technology


Thu, 03/28/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
The UK government is to invest GBP2.5 million (USD3.3 million) to develop ‘drone’ swarm technology, on the back of the defence secretary’s earlier announcement that the Royal Air Force (RAF) is to field the capability by the end of this year. Announced by the Ministry of Defence
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Elbit receives contract for new IDF howitzer


Thu, 03/28/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
Israel’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) and Elbit Systems announced on 28 March that a contract has been awarded to the company to develop and manufacture a new self-propelled howitzer for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). The MoD said this is “one of the largest and most complex procurement
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Afghanistan likely to continue to grapple with violent extremism, says SIGAR


Thu, 03/28/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
Afghanistan will probably continue to grapple with multiple violent, extremist organisations, regardless of whether a peace settlement is reached between the government in Kabul and the Taliban militant group, the US Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction (SIGAR) said in a 28 March
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Russian Navy to receive 180 naval platforms through 2027


Thu, 03/28/2019 - 01:00 - [CET]
The Russian Navy (VMF) will receive 180 naval vessels under the State Armament Programme for 2018–27, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu told the Ministry of Defence (MoD) on 27 March. “The service will receive 15 combat platforms, including ships and boats, and 20 logistics vessels this
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