Defence
  • UK RN unveils plan to tackle engineering challenges

    The UK Royal Navy's (RN's) most senior engineering officer has called for immediate action to prevent wide-ranging challenges in procurement, support, and training from damaging the service's frontline capabilities. Vice Admiral Simon Lister, Chief of Materiel (Fleet), is seeking "improved

  • Air traffic control contract awarded for Saudi Arabia National Guard bases

    Thales Defense and Security Inc has been awarded a USD11.7 million contract to provide air traffic control (ATC) equipment and services to the Saudi Arabia National Guard (SANG), the US Department of Defense (DoD) announced on 23 April. The contract covers the provision of precision approach

  • Asia-Pacific navies sign code to reduce crisis risk at sea

    Naval chiefs from 25 Asia-Pacific (AsPac) countries, including the US, signed an agreement on 22 April aimed at improving communication at sea to prevent maritime tensions from flaring into conflict. The Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea (CUES) was ratified unanimously on the opening day of the

  • Boeing sells new ISR collector internationally

    Key Points Boeing says it has at least one customer for its Reconfigurable Airborne Multi-Intelligence System (RAMIS) The company developed RAMIS without using government funds Boeing has made sales of a tactical intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) platform, the Reconfigurable

  • Ceska Zbrojovka Uhersky Brod, Lucznik Radom announce small arms production agreement

    Czech small arms manufacturer Ceska Zbrojovka Uhersky Brod has outsourced production of components for its semi-automatic pistols to Lucznik Radom in Poland; an agreement underscored by a partnership agreement signed by the two companies in 2012. Defence industry analysts said the commencement of

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  • Vietnam to arm new Gepard-class frigates with Palma CIWS

    The People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) Navy will equip its third and fourth Russian-built Gepard 3.9 (Project 11661) light frigates with the Palma close-in weapon system (CIWS), Nudelman Precision Engineering Design Bureau confirmed in a statement issued 22 April. The PAVN is scheduled to take
  • Mexico requests UH-60M Black Hawk helos

    Mexico has requested the sale of 18 Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk utility helicopters from the United States government, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) disclosed on 21 April. The requested sale is valued at USD680 million, and includes associated equipment, parts, training and
  • Australia signs up for 58 more F-35s

    Australia is to buy 58 more Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters (JSFs) at a cost of AUD12.4 billion (USD11.4 billion), Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced on 23 April. Together with the Royal Australian Air Force's (RAAF's) 24 in-service Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet strike

RELEVANT PROFILE LISTINGS

  • Aerokopter

    Aerokopter was established in Poltava on 14 December 1999 by I V Polituchy, A N Zapishny and A I Polituchy to develop light rotorcraft. It was briefly associated with what, on 3 May 2000, became the separate Aviaimpex design bureau, also active in Ukraine. First product was ZA-6 (or AK1-5) San'ka

  • Altitude

    Radial Rocket high-powered kitplane was first exhibited (by then New Century Aerosport) at the 2004 AirVenture at Oshkosh. The first customer-built aircraft flew in November 2006 and five are now flying. Company changed name to Altitude in 2011. Developed version, P85, announced August 2013.

  • Altitude P85

    Type Tandem-seat sportplane kitbuilt. Programme Announced 5 August 2013, when prototype under construction. Registered N273MP on 21 January 2014. Design Features Generally as Radial Rocket, but Chevrolet V8 watercooled motorcar engine in streamlined cowling.

  • Arsenyev 'Progress'

    Established in December 1936 and originally designated GAZ 116; aircraft production sorted in 1939; began manufacture of missiles in 1958. Aircraft built at Arsenyev have comprised: Aircraft built at Arsenyev Type Dates Quantity UT-2 1941-48 3,818 Yak-18 1948-55 3,063 Yak-18U 1955-67 940 Yak-18A

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