• China to establish MRO facility in Sri Lanka

    The China National Aero-Technology Import-Export Corporation (CATIC) - a division of the state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) - is planning to establish a military maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in Sri Lanka. The development was highlighted in the Sri Lankan

  • K-MAX ends Afghanistan deployment, USMC studies data

    Key Points The marines flew K-MAX unmanned cargo helicopters in Afghanistan for three years and are still working toward a cargo UAS programme of record. They now plan to conduct flight demonstrations as they work toward a cargo UAS programme of record. The US Marine Corps (USMC) has concluded a

  • Mexico selects Grob trainer

    The Mexican Air Force (FAM) has selected the Grob Aircraft G120TP twin-seat turboprop as its new elementary trainer. A deal worth USD110 million for 25 G120TPs, along with a flight simulator and logistics support plus options on a further 15, was first reported by local media on 21 July. Sources

  • Philippines proposes C-130T purchase for PAF

    The US Defence Security Cooperation Agency announced on 24 July that the Philippines has proposed to purchase, from existing US military stock, two Lockheed Martin C-130T transport aircraft at a cost of USD61 million. A statement said the sale includes the two aircraft plus 10 Rolls-Royce Allison

  • Argentina's FM inaugurates explosives plant

    Fabricaciones Militares (FM) - Argentina's state-owned network of small arms and munitions plants - has inaugurated a fifth factory for producing explosive materials. The plant was opened in the San Jose region for manufacturing Sipolex, a trademarked FM product used in mining and munitions

  • Australia and the US to advance science and technology co-operation

    Defence officials from Australia and the United States have advanced opportunities for bilateral science and technology co-operation in support of national security initiatives, the Australian Department of Defence (DoD) has announced. Delegations from the two countries - led by Australia's

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  • OSCE seeking UAV capability for Ukraine mission

    The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) is aiming to acquire two unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to support its activities in Ukraine, it has been revealed. The body is looking to gain this UAV capability immediately, or as soon as possible; which would mark the first time

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  • IDF releases Iron Dome interception rate

    Israel's Iron Dome system has successfully intercepted 86% of the Palestinian rockets that it has engaged during Operation 'Protective Edge', according to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). "Since the beginning of the operation, more than 1,260 rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip towards

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  • China builds listening station in Hong Kong

    The existence of a People's Liberation Army (PLA) communications installation atop Hong Kong's tallest mountain - the 957 m-high peak of Tai Mo Shan - recently came to light. Construction began around 2010, with a geodesic dome first appearing in satellite imagery in 2011. The facility has been

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  • Analysis: The strange case of Iraq's missing uranium

    The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant group made world headlines on 10 June when it rolled into Mosul, routing the security forces that were supposed to defend the city and robbed the bank of some USD400 million in gold. Now there is news that they also took other things:

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  • Libya's anti-Islamist offensive suffers setback

    The anti-Islamist campaign led by the renegade general Khalifa Haftar appeared to suffer a significant setback on 21 July when the radical group Ansar al-Sharia overrun two neighbouring bases in Benghazi. The Camp 319 and 36th Battalion bases in the city's Bu Atni neighbourhood were defended by the

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