• China to take extra measures on border amid stand-off with India

    China has warned India that it will defend its territorial sovereignty "at all costs" and step up “targeted deployment” as the nuclear-armed neighbours remain locked in a stand-off over a border dispute that has lasted more than a month. Speaking at a press conference on 24

  • Mixed first half for defence giants

    Defence and security contractors have posted mixed results for the first half of 2017. In Europe Airbus, Dassault Aviation and GKN were among the major contractors to publish their financials between 26 and 28 July while in the US Curtiss-Wright, Raytheon, L-3 Technologies, and FLIR Systems,

  • USAF, USN still considering nuclear weapons commonality, but cautiously

    The US Air Force (USAF) and US Navy (USN) are still mulling ways to make their nuclear-armed missiles more common, but are wary of creating single points of failure, according to Pentagon’s top nuclear officer. USAF-USN nuclear weapons commonality is “certainly not probably as visible

  • Anka UAV makes forced landing

    An 8th Army Corps Anka unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operating over Elazig, eastern Anatolia, made a forced landing soon after take-off on 24 July due to a technical failure, Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) tweeted on 25 July. According to initial media reports, villagers informed the military

  • Canada buying new 7.62 mm general purpose machine guns

    Canada plans to buy 1,148 new 7.62 mm C6A1 FLEX General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMGs) from Colt Canada under a CAD32.1 million (USD25.7 million) deal including related spares and accessories, Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan announced on 26 July. Colt Canada will begin deliveries of the

  • Chile’s S-70i Black Hawks to be delivered next year

    Three Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawks being built by Sikorsky's PZL Mielec in Poland for the Chilean Air Force have passed the basic airframe inspection and will now begin integrating equipment for delivery next year. The three S-70i aircraft, part of a USD180 million order for six Black Hawks placed in

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  • Iran announces Sayyad-3 SAM production

    Key Points The Sayyad-3 missile appears to be a development of the Sayyad-2 Iranian reporting indicates it can be used with the Talash system and an improved Talash-2 that is being developed The production line for Iran’s new Sayyad-3 long-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) was formally

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  • Guardion enters C-UAS fray

    Kostas Tigkos Capitalising on its successful first steps into the counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market, Rohde & Schwarz has teamed up with ESG and Diehl to expand and enhance the Ardronis suite into a new product line under the Guardion designation. The new system includes a wide range

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  • Ugandan president reveals T-90 and Chinese tanks

    The Ugandan People Defence Force’s (UPDF’s) acquisition of T-90 tanks from Russia was confirmed on 23 July, when a photograph showing several examples was posted on President Yoweri Museveni’s Twitter account. Uganda received 44 T-90S tanks from Russia in 2011, according to the

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  • Afghanistan to receive further ScanEagle UASs

    Afghanistan is to receive five new Insitu ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) under a USD19.6 million contract announced by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on 25 July. The contract covers the five UASs (one UAS typically comprises upwards of 12 air vehicles as well as associated pneumatic