• Argentina to negotiate with Brazil for Gripen E multirole fighters

    Argentina is to begin negotiations towards potentially buying 24 Saab Gripen E multirole fighters from the Brazilian production line, the Brazilian Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 21 October. The MoD said that Argentine Minister of Defence Agustin Rossi conditioned the Gripen procurement on

  • F-35 LRIP 8 deal expected within weeks

    Key Points The Pentagon expects a 'handshake agreement' with Lockheed Martin on LRIP 8 production in the next several weeks Prime contractors for the project have come under increased pressure to reduce costs The Pentagon is still working towards a deal for the eighth low-rate initial production

  • Honduras receives Legacy 600, orders two Super Tucanos

    Honduras has received an Embraer Legacy 600 transport aircraft and plans to buy two new Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano light fighters, the Honduran Foreign Ministry announced on 17 October. The 16-seat VIP transport aircraft, which was valued at USD14 million, was donated to the Honduras Air Force

  • South Africa's first Type 209 sub returns to service after seven years

    SAS Manthatisi (S 101), the first of three Type 209 submarines acquired by the South African Navy as part of the 1999 Strategic Defence Procurement Package, has re-entered service after a major refit and is participating in the biannual Exercise 'Ibsamar IV' in Cape waters with the Brazilian and

  • US approves Iraqi tank ammo sale

    The US government has approved the sale of 46,000 rounds of 120 mm ammunition for Iraq's M1A1 Abrams tanks, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on 20 October. The DSCA suggested the ammunition would be used in the ongoing operations against Sunni militants, saying it "will

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  • Briefing: Underwater aspirations

    While competing priorities and affordability issues have influenced a decline in submarine numbers in Europe in recent years, several of the region's nations are committing resources to recapitalising their SSK capabilities. Kate Tringham and Richard Scott report
  • Distant memories - glimpses of the past from the IHS Jane's archives

    The IHS Jane's archives hold a wealth of fascinating content. Here is page 129 of the 1918 edition of Jane's All the World's Aircraft providing the reader with a profile of the German Fokker triplane; one of the most famous fighter aircraft of World War I
  • Thinking big

    The arrival of the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers will require a mindset change in the Royal Navy. Richard Scott reports
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  • MBDA begins MdCN cruise missile production

    European missile house MBDA has commenced low-rate initial production (LRIP) of the French Navy's new Missile de Croisière Naval (MdCN) cruise missile at its Selles-Saint-Denis plant in central France. Delivery of the first production lot is expected early in 2015. Manufacture rates will ramp
  • Satellite imagery shows Parchin explosion aftermath

    Satellite imagery indicates that there was an explosion at Iran’s Parchin military research, development, and production facility on 5 October, raising fears about safety precautions at a site where nuclear weapons research allegedly has been carried out. The Iranian opposition website

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