• AFSOC receives first Ghostrider gunship

    The US Air Force's Special Operations Command (AFSOC) has received the first of 37 Lockheed Martin AC-130J Ghostrider gunships, it was announced on 30 July. The aircraft arrived at Hurlburt Field in Florida the day prior to the announcement, ahead of initial developmental test and evaluation

  • Antonov to be focus of Ukrainian aviation industry

    Ukraine's Antonov will be the centre of the aviation industry's consolidation, the leading force of the country's aviation industry cluster, Ukroboronprom, said on 28 July. The decision was made at an earlier meeting of the national aviation industry heads, held in Kiev on 23 July. Antonov's

  • Leadership transition announced for the Singapore Armed Forces

    Key Points The Chief of Defence Force of the Singapore Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Ng Chee Meng, will retire on 18 August Major General Perry Lim, the current Chief of Army, will take on the role of Singapore's top military official Singapore's top military official, Lieutenant General Ng

  • Philippines announces 16% defence budget increase

    The Philippine defence budget will increase by 16.3% in 2016 to PHP115.8 billion (USD2.5 billion), according to the National Expenditure Program released on 29 July 2015. Total defence spending from within the state budget including unprogrammed appropriations and military pensions will increase to

  • Philippines investigation says no 'corruption' in helicopter procurement programme

    The Philippines' Department of National Defense (DND) has announced that an investigation into the procurement of refurbished Bell UH-1D Huey combat utility helicopters from a United States supplier has found no evidence of wrongdoing. The investigation was conducted following media allegations of

  • Portugal abandons plan to buy French LPD

    Portugal has decided not to buy the FS Siroco (L9012) landing platform dock (LPD) from the French Navy the country's Ministry of National Defence has told IHS Jane's .. Technical visits were made to the ship and requests of information were issued by Portugal, but no acquisition proposal was

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  • Brazil set to receive last Gepard SPAAGs

    The last eight of 34 Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) Gepard 1A2 self-propelled anti-aircraft guns (SPAAGs) are scheduled to depart from Germany in the first week of August and arrive in Rio de Janeiro 20 days later, a source told IHS Jane's on 27 July. The Gepards were procured from Germany by the

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  • CBO releases new triad upgrade estimate

    The United States will have to spend USD348 billion on nuclear weapons modernisation over the next 10 years if it wants to maintain a triad of nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), submarines, and bomber aircraft, according to a 22 January report from the Congressional Budget

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  • Northrop Grumman awards Triton component deal to Australian firm

    Northrop Grumman has awarded Australian firm Ferra Engineering a contract to produce components for the US corporation's MQ-4C Triton maritime surveillance high altitude long endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), it was announced on 30 July. The contract, the value of which was not disclosed,