• Indonesian Air Force grounds F-16 fleet after Jakarta airport fire

    The Indonesian Air Force (Tentera Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Udara, or TNI-AU) has temporarily grounded its fleet of F-16C and F-16D combat aircraft pending investigations into a fire that claimed one airframe on 16 April. TNI-AU chief Air Chief Marshal Agus Supriyatna told reporters that the

  • Iranian S-300 sale to go ahead

    Key Points Russia has announced Iran will get S-300 systems as a reward for as yet un-finalised deal on its nuclear programme It is unclear if Iran will get the P or V series S-300 Russia and Iran have agreed a new deal under which the latter will receive an unspecified variant of the S-300

  • LAAD 2015: Ares looks to enhance lethality of Brazil's Guaranis

    Brazilian technological solutions company Ares Aeroespecial e Defesa is working with the Brazilian Army to enhance the lethality of the army's Guarani wheeled armoured personnel carriers (APCs) even as the new vehicles enter service. The company, an Elbit subsidiary, already produces the REMAX

  • LAAD 2015: Brazilian Army remains steadfast on its strategic projects

    Despite budgetary uncertainties, the Brazilian Army remains steadfast in the pursuit of its key strategic projects, convinced that these are the most effective way to effect the kind of transformation it is aiming for. "The whole programme intends to move our army from the industrial age to

  • LAAD 2015: PROSUB programme makes steady, strategic progress

    French shipbuilder DCNS describes its contract under Brazil's PROSUB programme, under which it will oversee the construction of four Scorpene-class (SBR) diesel-electric submarines for the Brazilian Navy and provide technical assistance relating to the non-nuclear parts of Brazil's first

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  • USAF study shows Global Hawk can carry U-2 sensors

    Key Points The USAF says it can integrate key U-2 sensors onto Global Hawk UAVs The Pentagon is planning to retire the manned aircraft if it can make the UAVs fully mission-capable The US Air Force (USAF) has determined that integration of key sensors from its manned Lockheed Martin U-2
  • Iranian S-300 sale to go ahead

    Key Points Russia has announced Iran will get S-300 systems as a reward for as yet un-finalised deal on its nuclear programme It is unclear if Iran will get the P or V series S-300 Russia and Iran have agreed a new deal under which the latter will receive an unspecified variant of the S-300
  • Sagem enhances French Army FELIN kit

    Sagem, a division of French group Safran, announced on 3 April it had won a contract from the French Direction générale de l'armement (DGA) procurement organisation to add several improvements to the French Army's FELIN V1 (Fantassin à Équipements et Liaisons Intégrés)
  • CBO releases new triad upgrade estimate

    The United States will have to spend USD348 billion on nuclear weapons modernisation over the next 10 years if it wants to maintain a triad of nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), submarines, and bomber aircraft, according to a 22 January report from the Congressional Budget

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