• Al-Shabaab attack kills 12 people in Somalia's Mogadishu

    At least 12 people - nine UN security personnel and three civilians - were killed and five others were wounded in a double suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (SVBIED) attack by Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen militants near the Halane AMISOM military base at Aden Adde airport in

  • Argentina evaluates medium transports

    The Argentine Ministry of Defence (MoD) is evaluating the purchase of a new medium transport aircraft to replace the Fokker F27 Friendships of the Argentine Air Force, the last operational example of which is to be retired this year. According to Walter Ceballos, the MoD's logistics and emergencies

  • Argentina seeks to lease Tecnam Sierra trainers

    The Argentine government has published a request for proposals for leasing with an option to buy eight Tecnam P2002-JP Sierra basic trainers. The agreement would include a pay-per-hour model for 5,856 hours over 18 months, including maintenance, spares, and repairs. Officials hope to sign a

  • Argentina to retire ageing A-4AR fleet by 2018

    The Argentine Air Force has informed the Ministry of Defence that it will be retiring its fleet of Lockheed Martin (McDonnell Douglas) A-4AR Fightinghawks by 2018 due to the scarcity of replacement parts and high maintenance costs. The decision follows the recent retirement of the Dassault Mirage

  • Bolivia struggles to obtain Chinese barges

    Bolivia's Empresa Naviera Boliviana (ENABOL) and China's Henan Complant Mechanical & Electrical Equipment Group Co have created a joint-stock company to help La Paz obtain control of multi-purpose vessels retained by Chinese Shipyard DSC. Bolivia paid close to USD30 million in advance for 14

  • Bolivian Armed Forces to receive new armoured personnel carriers

    The Bolivian Armed Forces are to receive newly built armored personnel carriers (APCs), the Shaanxi Baoji Special Vehicles Company's China Tiger 4x4 light armoured vehicle, marking the first such procurement since 1979, an industry source told IHS Jane's . The China Tiger is a high mobility,

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  • Singapore preps Paramount Marauder for 2017 rollout

    The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) will soon gain a new protected logistics capability with the planned introduction of the 20-tonne 4x4 Protected Combat Support Vehicle (PCSV) by 2017. Based on the South African Paramount Marauder mine-resistant, ambush-protected (MRAP) platform, the PCSV has been

Weapons Weapons

  • Jordan receives final Cheetah SPAAGs

    A final instalment of 25 Cheetah self-propelled anti-aircraft guns (SPAAGs) has now arrived in Jordan. Decommissioned by the Armed Forces of the Netherlands in 2006, the Cheetah (Gepard in German service) consists of a modified Leopard 1 tank hull armed with twin 35 mm Rheinmetall Air Defence

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  • Eurosatory 2016: MILREM extends THeMIS mission set

    Estonia's MILREM has broadened the mission set of its THeMIS (Tracked Hybrid Modular Infantry System) unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), equipping the platform with a counter-improvised explosive device (C-IED) payload. Speaking to IHS Jane's , MILREM's chief executive officer, Kuldar Väärsi,

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  • Japan orders additional MV-22 tiltrotors

    Japan has contracted four Bell-Boeing MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft in addition to five already ordered, the US Department of Defense (DoD) announced on 20 July. The award, which is part of a USD544.7 million modification to a previously announced US government multi-year (MY) buy across