• Nigeria to buy 'significant number' of Russian helos

    Russia concluded a deal with Nigeria last month on deliveries of a 'significant' consignment of Mil transport and attack helicopters, according to a senior official with the state-owned corporation Rostec. "In August a contract was signed with Nigeria on the deliveries of [Russian]

  • AAD: Paramount confident of AHRLAC sales

    Load pic Barcode: 1621290 Caption: AHRLAC made its first public flight when it flew into Waterkloof Airbase during AAD and was then on static display for the rest of the show. Credit: IHS/Patrick Allen The Paramount Group is confident that, despite a challenging market, customers will be queuing up

  • AAD: Streit outlines key customers

    Load pic Barcode: 1621270 Caption: A Streit Warrior APC was displayed at AAD with a Shershen missile launcher, which is made by the Belorussian company SRPC. Credit: IHS/Patrick Allen The Streit Group has traditionally been reluctant to reveal who has bought the 12,000 armoured vehicles it says it

  • Austal delivers fourth Joint High Speed Vessel to US Navy

    Shipbuilder Austal USA handed over the fourth of 10 Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSV) to the US Navy on 15 September. Completing its acceptance trials in July, USNS Fall River (JHSV 4) joins three sister vessels currently being operated by the US Military Sealift Command. A crew of 22 civilian

  • AFA 2014: KC-46A flight tests delayed over continued wiring issues

    Key Points First flight of the KC-46A Pegasus tanker has been delayed due to faulty wiring The USAF's programme manager said he is 'disappointed' but not 'panicked' First flight of the US Air Force's (USAF's) new Boeing KC-46A Pegasus aerial refuelling tanker has been delayed by about five months

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  • Dutch to increase defence spending

    The Dutch government has decided to increase the Netherlands' defence spending, reversing 24 years of declining defence expenditure. Dutch Defence Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert said on 16 September that the funds would be used generally to "enhance the clout" of the armed forces.
  • AAD: Sky Dragon gets longer-range radar

    China's Norinco marketed an improved version of its Sky Dragon 50 medium-range air defence system at the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) show, held in Pretoria from 17-21 September. Norinco unveiled the original Sky Dragon surface-to-air missile (SAM) system at the Eurosatory show in 2012 with
  • Saudi Arabia inaugurates northern border security project

    Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud inaugurated the first phase of a border security barrier along the kingdom's northern borders on 5 September. The Saudi Press Agency reported that the multi-layered barrier runs along 900 km of the northern border and consists of 78 monitoring
  • 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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