• Brunei's new OPV makes maiden voyage home from Germany

    The Royal Brunei Navy's (RBN's) fourth Darussalam (PV 80)-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV), KDB Daruttaqwa , began its maiden voyage on 15 July, sailing from Lemwerder in Germany towards Brunei. The 80 m vessel will join three other ships in class, KDB Darussalam , KDB Darulehsan , and KDB

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    The People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) held a retirement ceremony for a Hainan (Type 037)-class fast attack patrol craft on 16 July at a naval port in Zhoushan, according to a statement released by China's Ministry of National Defence (MND). According to the MND, the decommissioned vessel will be

  • India excludes HAL from medium transport aircraft programme

    The Indian government has ended the monopoly of the state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) in domestic aircraft manufacturing by excluding it from the stalled INR120 billion (USD2 billion) Medium Transport Aircraft (MTA) programme. Signing off on the MTA procurement, which will involve the

  • Indonesian shipbuilders begin building KCR-40-class missile craft

    Indonesian shipbuilders PT Palindo Marine Industry and PT Citra Shipyard have begun construction of four KCR-40-class anti-ship missile craft being built for the Indonesian Navy (Tentera Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL), TNI-AL public affairs spokesperson Captain Suradi Agung Slamet

  • Japan announces basing plan for Ospreys

    Tokyo plans to deploy 17 Bell-Boeing MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft at Saga Airport on Kyushu island during the next five years starting from fiscal year 2015, according to Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera. Onodera's first public disclosure of the expected deployment site for the Ground

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  • AgustaWestland funded for FASGW integration on Wildcat

    AgustaWestland has received a GBP90 million (USD153.8 million) contract amendment from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) under which it will integrate the respective 'Light' and 'Heavy' variants of the Future Anti-Surface Guided Weapon (FASGW) onto the Royal Navy's (RN's) new Wildcat HMA.2 small
  • IDF releases Iron Dome interception rate

    Israel's Iron Dome system has successfully intercepted 86% of the Palestinian rockets that it has engaged during Operation 'Protective Edge', according to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). "Since the beginning of the operation, more than 1,260 rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip towards
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    Thales has released additional details for their new Thales Optronique targeting pod, known as Pod de Désignation Laser de Nouvelle Génération (PDL NG) for the French Air Force and has given it the company name Talios, at the Farnborough International Airshow 2014. Designed as a
  • Analysis: The strange case of Iraq's missing uranium

    The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant group made world headlines on 10 June when it rolled into Mosul, routing the security forces that were supposed to defend the city and robbed the bank of some USD400 million in gold. Now there is news that they also took other things:

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