• Brazil details new ARV

    The Brazilian Army has firmed up the requirement for a new Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicle (ARV) which will be the long-term replacement for the ENGESA EE-9 Cascavel 6x6 armoured cars that entered service over 40 years ago. The ARV - designated VBR-MR (Viatura Blindada de Reconhecimento - Media de

  • Italy claims first trans-Atlantic F-35 crossing

    The Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare Italiana: AMI) has successfully conducted the first trans-Atlantic crossing of a Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), with the arrival of aircraft AL-1 into the United States on 5 February. AL-1, the first conventional take-off

  • Archer SPA enters Swedish Army service

    The BAE Systems FH-77 BW L52 Archer (6x6) self-propelled artillery (SPA) system has now entered Swedish Army service, the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) announced on 3 February. The first four Archer SPAs entered service with the Swedish Army's 9 Artillery Regiment

  • Australian defence white paper to 'reset' relationship with industry

    Australia's delayed defence White Paper will aim to "reset" the relationship between government and the country's defence industry, Defence Minister Marise Payne said on 5 February. Speaking at the opening of a new facility owned by Canberra-based company CEA Technologies, she said the

  • BBA seals Landmark Aviation deal

    UK-headquartered BBA Aviation has completed its USD2.06 billion acquisition of fixed-based operations (FBO) specialist Landmark Aviation from private equity firm Carlyle Group, after receiving US regulatory approval. The deal expands the BBA Signature Flight Support business to 195 sites worldwide,

  • China offers latest FT-series precision-guided bombs for export

    Key Points Three new variants complement eight FT-series precision munitions now offered for export China is seeking to expand its PGB footprint internationally With the release of the improved FT-3A, FT-6A, and FT-7 variants earlier this year, Aerospace Long-March International Trade Co Ltd

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  • Norway completes first phase of NH90 programme

    Norway has completed the first phase of its NH90 helicopter procurement programme with the delivery of the first platform to be equipped with a dipping sonar, the NHIndustries consortium announced on 4 February. The handover of the sixth of 14 NATO Frigate Helicopter (NFH)-variant NH90s for the

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  • Russian deployment of new Pantsyr to Syria confirmed

    Russia has deployed the new version of the Pantsyr air defence system to its Humaymim airbase in Syria, footage broadcast by the RT news channel on 3 February has confirmed. Russia has had at least one Pantsyr-S1 at Humaymim since 3 October 2015, when its Ministry of Defence released a photograph

CBRNE & EOD Defence CBRNE & EOD Defence

  • USAF reveals 2014 nuclear 'mishap' that damaged ICBM

    The US Air Force (USAF) stripped personnel of their nuclear certification following a mishap in which a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) was damaged, it was revealed on 23 January. The incident, which occurred in 2014 but is only now being publically acknowledged by the USAF,

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  • USAF reveals 2014 nuclear 'mishap' that damaged ICBM

    The US Air Force (USAF) stripped personnel of their nuclear certification following a mishap in which a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) was damaged, it was revealed on 23 January. The incident, which occurred in 2014 but is only now being publically acknowledged by the USAF,

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  • Russia and Belarus agree Su-30 deal

    Russia has reached a preliminary agreement to supply Belarus with an undisclosed number of Sukhoi Su-30 'Flanker' combat aircraft, national media reported on 5 February. The Russian Deputy Minister of Defence, Major-General Igor Lotenkov, made the announcement that the Su-30s will be provided to
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