• Pentagon budget 2017: WIN-T funding drops in FY 2017 but rebounds across FYDP

    Key Points US Army request seeks USD109 million for WIN-T Increment 1 modernisation equipment The FY 2017 budget request seeks USD291 million for on-the-move capability The US Army is requesting USD437.17 million in its fiscal year 2017 (FY 2017) budget for procurement of 624 Increment 1 and 2 of

  • Polish group Autosan to be acquired by PGZ

    Polish automotive and military vehicles manufacturer Autosan has been purchased by a PIT-Radwar led consortium including Huta Stalowa Wola (HSW) and Huta Stalowa Wola Grupa Kaptalowa. One of the older Polish organisations, Sanok-based Autosan was founded in 1832 and went bankrupt in 2013. It was

  • Bharati completes third C-154 coastal interceptor for Indian Coast Guard

    Bharati Defence and Infrastructure Ltd (formerly Bharati Shipyard Ltd) has completed construction of the third C-154-class coastal interceptor craft for the Indian Coast Guard. According to the Indian Register of Shipping, building work on C-156 finished on 15 January. An order for the 15 vessels

  • Brazil's Frontin corvette to be used as target

    In January 2016 Brazil's Inhauma-class corvette Frontin (V 33) was docked at Rio de Janeiro Naval Base to begin preparing the hull to be used as a navy target, IHS Jane's has learned. Sources said the ship will have its propellers, axis, weapons, sensors, engines, and all useful equipment removed,

  • Croatia reports static defence exports for 2015

    Croatian defence exports remained largely flat in 2015 with foreign sales valued at HRK1.5 billion (USD222.3 million), according to reports by national media organisations. The figure compares with a 2014 output of USD213 million. Croatian defence products were reportedly exported during 2015 to

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  • China commissions Type 082 II-class MCMV

    China's People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has commissioned a new Type 082 II Wozang-class mine countermeasures vessel (MCMV). The ship entered service with the North Sea Fleet on 25 January at the Dalian naval base, North East China. Named Rongcheng (pennant number 811), the vessel is the fourth
  • Turkey's Anka UAV makes operational debut

    The Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) Anka unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) made its operational debut in early February, the Foundation to Strengthen the Turkish Armed Forces (TSKGV) announced. The mission, which took place on 5 February, saw a modified version of the Anka A medium-altitude
  • USAF reveals 2014 nuclear 'mishap' that damaged ICBM

    The US Air Force (USAF) stripped personnel of their nuclear certification following a mishap in which a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) was damaged, it was revealed on 23 January. The incident, which occurred in 2014 but is only now being publically acknowledged by the USAF,


  • Agusta-Bell 212.

    Operational speed: 120 kt (222 km/h). Service ceiling: 15,000 ft (4,373 m). Range: 270 n miles (500 km). Role/Weapon systems: Assault (seven aircraft) and ASW/ASUW (11 aircraft); mainly deployed to escorts, but also shore-based. Sensors (ASW/ASUW): APS-705 radar; ASQ 13-B sonar; STAR SAFIRE II

  • Multipurpose Patrol Ships

    Fleetlist Programmes: The Pattugliatore Polivalente d'Altura (PPA) programme is for a class of six multipurpose offshore patrol vessels, with an option for a further four ships. Five are to be in a low-end configuration (patrol) and one in high-end configuration (combat). A modular design approach

  • AM-35 and AM-50 (humanitarian anti-mine boots)

    Development Zeman's mine resistant boots are designed to provide leg protection against Anti-Personnel (AP) mines containing up to 35 g (AM-35 type) and 50 g (AM-50 type) high explosives (TNT) and have been developed by Zeman in cooperation with Aall Jiri Chladek explosives consultants (see


    Type Penetration warhead. Development In 1994 Britain's Royal Ordnance (later BAE Systems Royal Ordnance Defence, BAE Systems Land and Armaments and now BAE Global Combat Systems Munitions) released details of a new penetrating tandem warhead concept suitable for both bombs and air-to-surface