• F-16V radar integration clears way for Taiwan upgrade

    Key Points Lockheed Martin has integrated an AESA radar onto an F-16V, its designation for its latest upgrade suite for legacy aircraft Taiwan can now begin receiving the upgrade to 144 of its Block 20 F-16A/Bs Lockheed Martin has completed the integration of an active electronically scanned

  • Russia expands the United Instruments Corporation

    Russian state industrial holding group Rostec (formerly Russian Technologies) has continued to consolidate its military automated control and robotic systems interests under the United Instrument Corporation (UIC); a venture first created in March this year. The number of companies under UIC now

  • US, Croatia discuss deal that would send helicopters to Ukraine

    US and Croatian officials have discussed a deal that would send American UH-60 helicopters to Croatia, while Croatia would send Mi-8MTV-1 aircraft to Ukraine. Sources said that the talks had been largely casual with no settled specifics, but that any deal would be based on the transfer of surplus

  • USAF seeks information for rocket engine replacement

    Key Points The USAF is asking industry for options on a new launch system that would replace the RD-180 that powers the Atlas V rocket Russia builds RD-180s and has threatened to stop providing them for military launches The US Air Force (USAF) has released a request for information (RfI) for a

  • Australia looks to bring forward elements of Future Frigate project

    Australian Defence Minister David Johnston has outlined a potential plan to bring forward elements of the programme to locally build eight Future Frigates for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) in a bid to bridge an anticipated gap in naval shipbuilding over the next few years. Speaking on 21 August

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    Although Australia and New Zealand jointly procured their ANZAC frigates to a common baseline, the two nations are now following very different courses for their respective mid-life update programmes. Richard Scott reports
  • Changing landscape: transforming the UK's surface ship sector

    In the run-up to the Type 26 Global Combat Ship main investment decision, plans are taking shape for a much modernised complex warship capability on the north bank of the River Clyde. Yet there remains an element of uncertainty ahead of Scotland's forthcoming referendum on independence, reports Richard Scott
  • Spinning out - Iran's nuclear talks receive four-month extension

    With the new deadline for a final agreement on Iran's nuclear programme set for November 2014, interested parties gained four months to resolve their differences. Alex Vatanka examines the numerous pressures affecting a deal.
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  • IDF wants more Namer APCs and Trophy protection systems

    Senior army officials hope that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) will acquire better-protected armoured vehicles and more active protection systems (APS) such as Rafael's Trophy. Their comments came after seven members of the elite Golani Brigade were killed by an rocket-propelled grenade (RPG)
  • IDF wants more Namer APCs and Trophy protection systems

    Senior army officials hope that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) will acquire better-protected armoured vehicles and more active protection systems (APS) such as Rafael's Trophy. Their comments came after seven members of the elite Golani Brigade were killed by an rocket-propelled grenade (RPG)
  • USAF extends BACN mission support contract through 2015

    The US Air Force (USAF) has awarded Northrop Grumman a USD89.7 million support contract for the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) system, the company said in a 7 August press statement. The company will continue its overseas operational support of the USAF's seven systems through
  • 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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