• Honeywell-Tata sign TALIN licencing agreement

    Honeywell Aerospace and Tata Power have signed an agreement to enable the Indian company to licence manufacture the US group's Tactical Advanced Land Inertial Navigator (TALIN) in India, it was announced on 29 September. A statement by Honeywell said that the licencing accord will enable Tata

  • Indian company says it will build new Omani airbase

    The Indian company Larsen & Toubro (L&T) announced on 18 September that it had been awarded a contract by the Omani Ministry of Defence to build the new airbase, but provided no further details. "We have been gradually establishing our credentials in the Middle East and, especially in

  • Lockheed Martin to establish Australia ICT hub

    Lockheed Martin Australia is to establish an information, communications technology (ICT) engineering hub in Melbourne to service the Asia Pacific, the company announced on 29 September. The ICT facility will be operated by Lockheed Martin's Information Systems and Global Solutions business and is

  • Mexico orders additional UH-60M Black Hawk helos

    Sikorsky has been awarded a USD93.3 million contract to build eight "uniquely configured" UH-60M Black Hawk utility helicopters for Mexico, the US Department of Defense (DoD) announced on 29 September. The contract, which was placed on behalf of Mexico's secretary of national defence, is

  • Thailand requests additional Lakota helicopters

    Thailand has submitted a request to purchase additional Airbus Helicopter UH-72A light utility helicopters from the United States, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on 29 September. The Foreign Military Sale - if approved by US Congress - will be the first major US export

  • USAF: Use of F-22s target dependent, JTACs crucial for air support

    The US Air Force (USAF), which is leading airstrikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq and Syria, has said planners are choosing specific attack platforms based on individual targets and highlighted the key role played ground-based air controllers. Since operations began in August,

Platforms Platforms

  • UK deploys Watchkeeper UAV to Afghanistan

    The first operational flight of the Thales WK450 Watchkeeper tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has taken place in Afghanistan only three months before UK forces are due to withdraw from the Southwest Asian country. Details of the flight were revealed by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) on 24

Weapons Weapons

  • Japan puts helicopter carrier Izumo on sea trials

    The Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF) has begun sea trials of its helicopter carrier JS Izumo (DDH 183), a JMSDF official confirmed to IHS Jane's on 29 September. The 248 m-long vessel, which displaces 24,000 tonnes at full load, is the largest Japanese military ship built since the Second

C4iSR & Missions Systems C4iSR & Missions Systems

  • UK Voyagers to gain further refuelling clearances

    The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) is to increase the aerial refuelling clearances of its Airbus Defence and Space (DS) Voyager KC2/3 tanker-transport aircraft to include two new large aircraft types, a senior service official disclosed on 26 September. Speaking at the home of the Voyager fleet at RAF

CBRNE & EOD Defence CBRNE & EOD Defence

  • US says 'serious questions' remain over Syrian CW

    The United States has made the strongest indication to date that Syria may have withheld some of its chemical weapons on 18 August, when it said there are still "serious questions" about its declaration to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The White House

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  • UK deploys Watchkeeper UAV to Afghanistan

    The first operational flight of the Thales WK450 Watchkeeper tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has taken place in Afghanistan only three months before UK forces are due to withdraw from the Southwest Asian country. Details of the flight were revealed by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) on 24

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Industry Industry

  • UK deploys Watchkeeper UAV to Afghanistan

    The first operational flight of the Thales WK450 Watchkeeper tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has taken place in Afghanistan only three months before UK forces are due to withdraw from the Southwest Asian country. Details of the flight were revealed by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) on 24
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