• Colombia receives final T-90 Calima primary trainer

    The Colombian Air Force's Air Maintenance Command (CAMAN) received its 25th and final T-90 Calima primary trainer on 26 August, the command announced. The T-90 Calima was selected to replace the long-serving Beechcraft T-34 Mentor in the Military Aviation School Marco Fidel Suárez located in

  • Greek Corsair crashes

    A Hellenic Air Force (HAF) A-7E Corsair II attack aircraft crashed near Komotini on 26 August, the Greek Ministry of Defence has reported. The pilot ejected safely from the aircraft, and while the cause of the crash is being investigated, it is thought to have been due to mechanical failure. The

  • Mexican Air Force reveals variety of procurements

    The Mexican Air Force (FAM) plans to spend a combined MXN7.288 billion (USD554 million) on four new projects that would buy a total of 23 aircraft, the Mexican Secretary of the Treasury (SHCP) announced on 22 August. The first project - valued at MXN1.63 billion - is to buy 14 Bell 407GX light

  • Guatemala to soon buy coastal patrol craft

    Guatemala's proposed EUR14.2 million (USD18.8 million) programme to begin procurement of two high-speed coastal patrol craft is undergoing its final phase in Congress and is expected to be imminently approved, Guatemalan sources confirmed to IHS Jane's on 24 August. The programme comprises two

  • Australia begins assessment of fire-damaged HMAS Bundaberg

    The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) has begun an assessment of damage sustained by the Armidale-class patrol craft HMAS Bundaberg , following a fire that broke out while the vessel was undergoing routine maintenance in Brisbane, Australia. A DoD statement released on 20 August indicated that

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  • Briefing: Sailing apart

    Although Australia and New Zealand jointly procured their ANZAC frigates to a common baseline, the two nations are now following very different courses for their respective mid-life update programmes. Richard Scott reports
  • Changing landscape: transforming the UK's surface ship sector

    In the run-up to the Type 26 Global Combat Ship main investment decision, plans are taking shape for a much modernised complex warship capability on the north bank of the River Clyde. Yet there remains an element of uncertainty ahead of Scotland's forthcoming referendum on independence, reports Richard Scott
  • Spinning out - Iran's nuclear talks receive four-month extension

    With the new deadline for a final agreement on Iran's nuclear programme set for November 2014, interested parties gained four months to resolve their differences. Alex Vatanka examines the numerous pressures affecting a deal.
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  • F-16V radar integration clears way for Taiwan upgrade

    Key Points Lockheed Martin has integrated an AESA radar onto an F-16V, its designation for its latest upgrade suite for legacy aircraft Taiwan can now begin receiving the upgrade to 144 of its Block 20 F-16A/Bs Lockheed Martin has completed the integration of an active electronically scanned
  • US says 'serious questions' remain over Syrian CW

    The United States has made the strongest indication to date that Syria may have withheld some of its chemical weapons on 18 August, when it said there are still "serious questions" about its declaration to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The White House

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