Platforms Platforms

  • Lockheed Martin marks maiden flight of LM-100J

    Lockheed Martin performed the first flight of its new LM-100J Hercules airlifter on 25 May. The latest civil variant of the military C-130J departed the company's Marietta production facility in Georgia for a maiden flight that its test pilot described as 'flawless'. This milestone, which follows

Weapons Weapons

  • Belarus to develop new long-range MRL

    The Belarusian defence industry is developing a multiple rocket launcher (MRL) with a range of up to 300 km, an official spokesperson for the State Military Industry Committee (GKVP) told Jane's at MILEX 2017, which took place in Minsk from 20-22 May. "In accordance with an order by GKVP, the

C4iSR & Missions Systems C4iSR & Missions Systems

  • SEA enhances DECKsim functionality

    Cohort subsidiary SEA has introduced a series of enhancements and extensions to its DECKsim flight deck simulation suite. As well as integrating virtual reality and augmented reality goggles into the DECKsim product, the company has also developed a new Ship/Helicopter Operating Limits (SHOL)

CBRNE & EOD Defence CBRNE & EOD Defence

  • ECA examines unmanned teaming, RC mine clearance

    France's ECA Group is working on teaming concepts of operation (CONOPS) for its IT180 series of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and Iguana E unmanned ground vehicle (UGV); the company is also developing a remote-control (RC) system to enable stand-off mine clearance. One teaming concept aims to

Country Risk Country Risk

  • Yemeni rebels claim heavy Sudanese losses

    Yemen's rebels have claimed that they had inflicted heavy casualties on a Sudanese force fighting on Saudi Arabia's behalf in northern Yemen. Sudan has been a member of the Saudi-led coalition since the beginning of its military intervention in Yemen in March 2015. While Sudanese troops have been

Military Capabilities Military Capabilities

  • Algeria confirms PLZ45 acquisition

    The Algerian military confirmed on 22 May that it has taken delivery of Chinese-made 155 mm PLZ45 self-propelled howitzers when it released imagery showing them being used during an exercise. A photograph and video of six PLZ45s firing were released during a visit by chief-of staff Lieutenant

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Industry Industry

  • US Congress launches new probe into Kenyan AT-802L deal

    The sale to Kenya of 12 armed L3 Technologies-Air Tractor AT-802L intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) and light attack turboprops is being investigated by the US Congressional Committee On Oversight And Government Reform, it was disclosed earlier in May. In a letter addressed to