• Anka UAV makes forced landing

    An 8th Army Corps Anka unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operating over Elazig, eastern Anatolia, made a forced landing soon after take-off on 24 July due to a technical failure, Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) tweeted on 25 July. According to initial media reports, villagers informed the military

  • China sets up agency to lead military R&D

    Key Points New committee to be tasked with shaping national policy Move comes as Beijing restructures military R&D network China has set up a government agency to lead defence research and development (R&D) as part of ongoing efforts to spur advancement in military technologies.

  • Denmark looks for Piranha remote weapon stations

    The Royal Danish Army is currently looking for remote-controlled weapons stations (RCWS) to arm its newly acquired Piranha 5 8×8 armoured personnel carriers. In a tender lodged with the European Union’s Tender Bulletin on 25 July, the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation

  • DSME prepares to handover Indonesia’s first Type 209/1400 submarine after initial delays

    Key Points Indonesia is about to receive its first South Korean-made submarine, after a delay of more than four months Delays have been caused by modifications made to the platform after its initial sea trials, said DSME The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut, or

  • German Tiger crashes in Mali, crew killed

    An Airbus Helicopters Tiger attack platform operated by the German Army has crashed while operating in Mali, killing both crew members. The incident happened in a remote desert region about 70 km north-east of Gao, at approximately 12:20 local time on 26 July. According to the Bundeswehr the cause

  • Philippine Air Force receives two Cessna 208B ISR aircraft from US

    The Philippine Air Force (PAF) has received two US-built Cessna 208B Grand Caravan EX aircraft modified to carry out intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) missions. The service released images of an unrelated awards ceremony held on 24 July at the Villamor Air Base in Manila showing

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  • Iran announces Sayyad-3 SAM production

    Key Points The Sayyad-3 missile appears to be a development of the Sayyad-2 Iranian reporting indicates it can be used with the Talash system and an improved Talash-2 that is being developed The production line for Iran’s new Sayyad-3 long-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) was formally

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  • Guardion enters C-UAS fray

    Kostas Tigkos Capitalising on its successful first steps into the counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market, Rohde & Schwarz has teamed up with ESG and Diehl to expand and enhance the Ardronis suite into a new product line under the Guardion designation. The new system includes a wide range

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  • Egypt receives first single-seat Rafales

    Egypt has received the first of eight single-seat Dassault Rafale C multirole combat aircraft, the country’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 26 July. Two aircraft making up the fourth installment of Rafale deliveries (the previous three installments being made up of twin-seat Rafale B

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  • Afghanistan to receive further ScanEagle UASs

    Afghanistan is to receive five new Insitu ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) under a USD19.6 million contract announced by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on 25 July. The contract covers the five UASs (one UAS typically comprises upwards of 12 air vehicles as well as associated pneumatic
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