• CNIM modernises French bridging systems

    CNIM will soon deliver two 10 m-long bridge module prototypes of the French Army’s Pont Flottant F2 (PFM F2) motorised floating bridge system to the 6th Engineer Regiment for trials lasting until October. It was awarded a contract to modernise 200 m of PFM F1 bridges and the delivery of an

  • Norinco’s HJ-11 ATGW looks to have entered service with PLAGF

    The Red Arrow 11 (Hongjian-11 or HJ-11) anti-tank guided weapon (ATGW) produced by the China North Industries Corporation (Norinco) may have entered service with the People’s Liberation Army Ground Force (PLAGF), images released by the state-owned broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV)

  • First phase of upgrades to Australia’s E-7A fleet completed

    The first phase of upgrades to the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF’s) fleet of E-7A Wedgetail airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft has been completed, Boeing Defence Australia announced on 21 February. “The on-time completion of the first stage of Phase 5A

  • LHA 6 testing proves ability to move marines ashore as needed, USN says

    Amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) has proved in recent tests it can put marines on the beach as needed. During initial operational test and evaluation (IOT&E) exercises held in December 2017, America proved it can move “marines ashore in an adequate timeline to meet power

  • Russian Su-57 fifth-gen fighter prototypes touch down in Syria

    Key Points Two Russian Su-57 fifth-generation fighter prototypes have been deployed to Syria It is unclear what the real benefits of the deployment are The Russian Aerospace Forces (Vozdushno-Kosmicheskiye Sily: VKS) have deployed two Sukhoi Su-57 fifth-generation fighters to Humaymim Air Base in

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  • Saab rolls out first GlobalEye AEW&C aircraft

    Saab rolled out its first GlobalEye airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) platform during a ceremony at the company’s Linkoping production facility in Sweden on 23 February. The aircraft is the first of the company’s Bombardier Global 6000 business jet-based GlobalEye AEW&C
  • Ukraine seeks improved artillery capabilities

    Ukraine has “long term” plans to adopt the NATO 155 mm/52 calibre standard for its conventional tube artillery forces, a senior official has revealed. Speaking at the IQPC Future Indirect Fires Eastern Europe conference in Bucharest, Romania, Major General Andrii Koliennikov, deputy


  • Babcock outlines plans to expand in South Korea

    Babcock International has announced plans to invest in South Korea as part of its bid to support existing contracts and expansion in the northeast Asian country. The UK-headquartered group said on 21 February that it would soon open a facility in the southern city of Busan principally to support


  • Mk 20 Electro-Optical Sensor System (EOSS)

    Type Naval Fire-Control System (FCS). Development In 2005, following a competitive procurement process, Kollmorgen Electro-Optical (acquired by L-3 Communications in February 2012 and now operating as L-3 KEO) was chosen to provide the US Navy (USN) with an EOSS as part of the CG-47