• US Air Force's 3DELRR decision challenged

    Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman have filed protests with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) following the US Air Force's (USAF) awarding of its next-generation long-range radar contract to Raytheon. The contract award for the Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR)

  • USN swaps future deployment schedules for two carriers

    Key Points USS Harry S Truman and USS Dwight D Eisenhower are swapping maintenance, training, and deployment schedules The exchange will help keep the USN's carrier strike groups on track with a new readiness cycle and allow Eisenhower to complete an extended maintenance period Two US Navy (USN)

  • Elbit to upgrade F-5 fighters for undisclosed Asian country

    Elbit Systems has been awarded a USD85 million contract by an undisclosed Asian country. The majority has been earmarked for a Northrop F-5 Tiger II upgrade programme. The contract, which was announced by the Israeli company on 22 October, will last for three years. In addition to upgrading the

  • Embraer rolls out first KC-390 prototype

    Embraer rolled out the first of two KC-390 prototype transport aircraft at its Gaviao Peixoto production facility, north of Sao Paulo, on 21 October. The ceremony, which was attended by officials from 32 countries, marked a major milestone in the programme ahead of the maiden flight, currently

  • Finland begins study on new fighter aircraft

    Finland's replacement for its Boeing F/A-18 Hornet fleet is expected to cost the country about EUR6 billion (USD7.6 billion), local media revealed on 18 October. Finland's Ministry of Defence (MoD) launched an exploratory working group in early October to examine maintenance and performance

    FEATURED REPORT

  • 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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  • China commissions Type 81A MCMV into North Sea Fleet

    The People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has commissioned a new Type 81A mine countermeasure vessel (MCMV) into the North Sea Fleet. The vessel, named Yucheng and given the hull number 846, is the North Sea Fleet's second Type 081A and will be based in Dalian in Liaoning Province, according to the
  • 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

RELEVANT PROFILE LISTINGS

  • AGM-130

    Type Powered stand-off weapon. Development The AGM-130 was a second-generation stand-off weapon, conceived in the post-Vietnam era of the late 1970s as a modular, heavyweight precision missile. It was essentially a powered version of the earlier GBU-15 weapon, to be used against a variety of

  • Hakeem (PGM-500, PGM-2000)

    Type Powered stand-off weapon. Development The family of weapons produced by MBDA as the PGM series (export name) was developed to meet a unique national requirement for the United Arab Emirates Air Force (UAEAF). At the beginning of the 1980s the UAE made discrete approaches to a number of

  • Kh-59M, Kh-59ME Ovod-M (AS-18 'Kazoo')

    Type Powered stand-off weapon Development Raduga's (now part of JSC Tactical Missiles Corporation) Kh-59M missile (NATO codename AS-18 'Kazoo') is an extended range stand-off weapon first seen in public in the early 1990s. Its Russian name was Ovod-M (Ovod, gadfly). M signifies moderniziroveniy

  • Kh-59MK2

    Type Powered stand-off weapon. Development Raduga's (now part of JSC Tactical Missiles Corporation) 1990s-vintage Kh-59M (AS-18 'Kazoo') guided weapon has provided a basic design platform for two major enhancements to the original missile. The first of these was the extended-range, radar-guided

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