• AUSA 2015: Bell emphasises affordable tiltrotor tech in US Army FVL offering

    Key Points Bell Helicopter is working to make next-generation tiltrotor technology more affordable The company wants to end its JMR technology demonstration at a high enough technology readiness level to enter production by 2025 Bell Helicopter is working to make next-generation tiltrotor

  • AUSA 2015: US Army prepares for Chinook Block 2 RfP release

    Key Points The army plans to release a solicitation for a Block 2 Chinook next year While Block 2 enhancements are still being defined, survivability and performance upgrades will largely be based on existing technologies The US Army plans to release a request for proposals (RfP) in early 2016

  • DCNS reaches deal with Egypt for Mistrals

    DCNS has reached an agreement with the Egyptian government for two Mistral-class ships that had originally been destined for Russia, the company announced on 12 October. In a press release the company said that a deal had been reached on 10 October that would send the two Mistrals to Egypt, after

  • North Korea unveils new version of KN-08 ICBM

    North Korea revealed a modified version of its liquid-fuelled KN-08 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) with an apparent smaller nuclear warhead in its 10 October parade celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea. First seen in North Korea's 15 April 2012 military parade,

  • Norway to boost defence budget in 2016

    Norway intends to increase its defence budget by 12% in 2016, according to the country's new draft budget released on 7 October. Total defence expenditure is expected to increase by NOK5.2 billion (USD0.8 billion) to reach NOK49.1 billion. Under the increase planned for 2016, the Ministry of

  • Poland receives NATO-funded radars

    Poland has received three RAT-31 DL long-range air defence radars from Selex ES. Located at Chrusciel, Labunie, and Szypliszki, the radars were purchased for Poland by the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIA) under the NATO Security Investment Programme (NSIP). The radars will for the

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  • Afghanistan set to procure new Mi-35s from Russia

    The Afghan Air Force (AAF) is to procure additional Mil Mi-35 (Mi-25V) 'Hind' assault helicopters to augment the Sierra-Nevada Corporation/Embraer A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft that is due to enter service in early 2016, Russian media disclosed on 9 October. The type had been expected to

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  • Arab coalition deploys Patriot to Yemen

    Key Points The Arab coalition has deployed two Patriot fire units to defend its base in Yemen's Marib province The deployment corroborates claims that the base was hit by a ballistic missile on 4 September ANALYSIS The Arab coalition fighting to reinstall Yemen's ousted president has deployed

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