• Boeing-Saab fly second T-X prototype

    The second BTX prototype aircraft to be built by Boeing and Saab performed its maiden flight on 24 April. The flight out of Boeing's St Louis facility in Missouri lasted for approximately one hour, and was used to validate key aspects of the aircraft which is identical to the first prototype which

  • RAF Typhoons arrive in Romania

    Four UK Royal Air Force (RAF) Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft arrived in Romania on 24 April ahead of a four-month deployment in support of NATO's enhanced Air Policing mission. The arrival of the jets and their 150 support personnel at Mihail Kogalniceanu air base near the Romanian Black Sea

  • Russian Project 23550 Arctic patrol ship laid down

    Russia's JSC Admiralty Shipyards, a subsidiary of the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC), laid down the lead Project 23550 ice-class patrol ship Ivan Papanin (factory number 02460) on 19 April. The ship was developed by the Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau under the auspices of its designer

  • South Korean industry develops artillery-locating radar

    South Korea has successfully developed an artillery-locating radar system to boost national defence, the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced on 24 April. The programme, led by Seoul-based LIG Nex1 in partnership with DAPA’s Agency for Defense Development (ADD),

  • US warns of 'another tough year' for security forces in Afghanistan

    As the United States reviews its Afghanistan policy, US secretary of defence Jim Mattis has said that he is "under no illusions" about the challenges faced by the security forces in the Central Asian country. "2017 will be another tough year for the Afghan security forces and the

  • Chinese navy, oceanic administration sign co-operation agreement

    China's State Oceanic Administration (SOA) and the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) have signed a framework agreement aimed at boosting co-operation between civil and military sectors in the maritime domain. "The two sides pledged to promote integrated development … to support the


  • Analysis: North Korea parades newest missiles

    Amid rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula over Pyongyang's weapon development programmes, the North Korean regime recently paraded a number of new missiles and their associated systems to demonstrate its growing military capabilities. Markus Schiller and Neil Gibson report
  • Russia learns military lessons in Syria

    Since 2015, the Russian military has been closely engaged in the Syrian conflict and has deployed an extensive command-and-control network for its forces and its allies. Tim Ripley looks at the implication of this experience for future Russian military interventions in other conflict zones
  • Briefing: South Korea prepares offset reforms

    South Korea’s DAPA introduces minor changes to defence offset guidelines in 2017, but agency points to significant future updates as a means to boost exports and capability. Jon Grevatt reports

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  • UK conducts Puma/A400M fitment trials

    The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) has for the first time loaded an Airbus Helicopters Puma HC2 onto the Airbus Defence and Space A400M Atlas transport aircraft during trials announced on 20 April. The fitment trial saw the partially deconstructed Puma helicopter eased into the cargo hold of the

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  • IRGC Navy receives Nasir anti-ship missiles

    The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Navy (IRGCN) formally took delivery of the first consignment of the new Nasir anti-ship missile during a ceremony held on 22 April. Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan said the Nasir can be mounted on speedboats, prepared quickly for launch, flies at a low flight

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  • USAF deploys F-35A to Estonia for 'training'

    The US Air Force (USAF) is to deploy its Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) to Estonia for training purposes, national media reported on 24 April. An undisclosed number of the eight aircraft that began arriving at Royal Air Force (RAF) Lakenheath in the UK on 15 April for

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  • NRL seeks more capability for CT-Analyst

    The US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) is looking to add more features to its CT-Analyst real-time 3-D model that tracks how hazardous airborne plumes might disperse in an urban setting. Features could include adding more data about the character of a chemical, biological, or radiological release.

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