• Piaggio Aerospace to divest engine and MRO business in new industrial plan

    Beleaguered Italian manufacturer Piaggio Aerospace has revealed a new industrial plan as it attempts to find its way back to prosperity. According to the plan, released on 28 July, the company will be looking to divest its Engine and Civil maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) business as a going

  • Second T-50A completes first flight ahead of USAF T-X competition

    Lockheed Martin and Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) on 26 July announced the completion of an initial test flight of their second T-50A aircraft aimed at the US Air Force's (USAF's) fighter trainer (T-X) competition. The flight of the first T-50A took place on 2 July. The company has also almost

  • Slovakia backing out of Scipio 8x8 purchase

    Slovakia's military is pulling out of its planned purchase of 31 Scipio 8x8 wheeled infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs), according to the draft of its latest defence White Paper. The updated White Paper 2016 is based on 2013 edition, approved by the previous Slovak government, and will cover the

  • US delivers Raven UAVs to Ukraine

    The United States delivered 24 AeroVironment RQ-11B Raven unmanned aircraft systems to Ukraine on 27 July, the US Embassy in Kiev said. The package included 72 hand-launched Raven intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft and associated equipment, which was transported to

  • Afghan forces seek to re-establish security with US enablers

    The Afghan National Defence and Security Forces (ANDSF) are trying a new campaign plan to hold territory as the US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) reports fewer districts under Afghan government control. In its latest quarterly report, published on 29 July, SIGAR

  • Brazilian Navy now fully equipped with MLRS

    The Brazilian Navy's Marines Corps (CFN) has received the last vehicles to complete its battery of ASTROS CFN 2020 (Artillery SaTuration ROcket System) self-propelled multiple launch rocket system (MLRS), purchased from Avibras Indústria Aeroespacial. The last vehicles were placed in service

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  • Israel's RT develops high-altitude surveillance blimp

    Israeli aerostat manufacturer RT LTA Systems announced on 26 July that it was launching a new family of platforms under the name 'SkyGuard' that are designed to carry far heavier payloads for longer periods than its existing SkyStar family. RT said its new Aero-T subsidiary will develop and produce

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  • Brazilian Navy now fully equipped with MLRS

    The Brazilian Navy's Marines Corps (CFN) has received the last vehicles to complete its battery of ASTROS CFN 2020 (Artillery SaTuration ROcket System) self-propelled multiple launch rocket system (MLRS), purchased from Avibras Indústria Aeroespacial. The last vehicles were placed in service

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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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