• North Korea building new, larger submarine pens

    North Korea is constructing a fortified structure near the port city of Sinpo that will have what appears to be two covered docks (pens) that could shelter ballistic missile submarines (SSBs). Located 2.25 km south of the Sinpo shipyard, close to the Mayang-do Naval Base on the country's east

  • First Australian PC-21 trainer makes maiden flight

    The first of 49 Pilatus PC-21 turboprop trainer aircraft for the Australian Defence Force (ADF) made its maiden flight from the company's production facility in Stans, Switzerland, on 21 July. The flight, which was announced by Lockheed Martin as the lead for the ADF's Project AIR 5428 Pilot

  • Germany to operate Heron 1 UAVs in Mali

    The German Federal Ministry of Defense and the Airbus Defence and Space have signed an agreement to operate Israel Aerospace Industry (IAI) Heron 1 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in Mali, both Airbus and IAI announced on 21 July. The medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) UAVs will be leased from

  • Algeria receives third Chinese-built C28A corvette

    The Algerian Navy has received its third Chinese-built C28A guided-missile corvette, according to a report by Chinese state broadcaster CCTV. The vessel, which has been named Ezzadjer with pennant number 922, was handed over to the Algerian Navy on 12 July in Shanghai. Ezzadjer is the final

  • Armed clashes kill four suspected LeJ militants in Pakistan's Karachi

    FOUR suspected Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) militants - including a commander and two would-be suicide bombers - were shot dead in an armed clash during a police force counter-terrorism operation in Sohrab Goth area of Gadap town of Karachi in Pakistan's Sindh province on 18 July, The News reported. Two

  • Boeing announces charges ahead of earnings report

    Boeing will recognise a USD393 million charge on its KC-46 tanker programme as part of its earnings report set to be released on 27 July, the company announced on 22 July. The costs are tied to changes in the tanker programme which forced Boeing to shoulder additional cost, as the contract with the

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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