• Argentina evaluates medium transports

    The Argentine Ministry of Defence (MoD) is evaluating the purchase of a new medium transport aircraft to replace the Fokker F27 Friendships of the Argentine Air Force, the last operational example of which is to be retired this year. According to Walter Ceballos, the MoD's logistics and emergencies

  • Bolivia struggles to obtain Chinese barges

    Bolivia's Empresa Naviera Boliviana (ENABOL) and China's Henan Complant Mechanical & Electrical Equipment Group Co have created a joint-stock company to help La Paz obtain control of multi-purpose vessels retained by Chinese Shipyard DSC. Bolivia paid close to USD30 million in advance for 14

  • Carter opens new front in innovation battle

    Key Points DIUx East was opened in Cambridge, Massachusetts, two months after the unit underwent a major reshuffle including a leadership change The new office will help the Pentagon access technology in the Boston area, specifically biotechnology research The Pentagon opened a new branch of its

  • Chinese media show footage of possible HQ-19 test

    In a television report about China's development of anti-ballistic missile (ABM) capabilities, Chinese state media revealed for the first time details of a test the People's Liberation Army (PLA) conducted of what appears to be an HQ-19 anti-missile system. The release of the video footage by China

  • COTECMAR delivers two new vessels for Colombian Navy

    Colombian shipyard Corporación de Ciencia y Tecnología para el Desarrollo de la Industria Naval Marítima y Fluvial (COTECMAR) has delivered two new amphibious landing ships to the Colombian Navy. The two vessels were launched on 21 July. COTECMAR handed over the ships, named ARC

  • DARPA completes initial Sea Hunter performance tests

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA's) Sea Hunter Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) unmanned surface vehicle (USV), which is currently undergoing testing off the coast of San Diego, California, completed initial performance trials to verify its propulsion and steering system. "We

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  • Singapore preps Paramount Marauder for 2017 rollout

    The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) will soon gain a new protected logistics capability with the planned introduction of the 20-tonne 4x4 Protected Combat Support Vehicle (PCSV) by 2017. Based on the South African Paramount Marauder mine-resistant, ambush-protected (MRAP) platform, the PCSV has been

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  • Jordan receives final Cheetah SPAAGs

    A final instalment of 25 Cheetah self-propelled anti-aircraft guns (SPAAGs) has now arrived in Jordan. Decommissioned by the Armed Forces of the Netherlands in 2006, the Cheetah (Gepard in German service) consists of a modified Leopard 1 tank hull armed with twin 35 mm Rheinmetall Air Defence

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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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  • Japan orders additional MV-22 tiltrotors

    Japan has contracted four Bell-Boeing MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft in addition to five already ordered, the US Department of Defense (DoD) announced on 20 July. The award, which is part of a USD544.7 million modification to a previously announced US government multi-year (MY) buy across
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