• Boeing announces offset agreements ahead of Danish fighter aircraft selection

    Boeing has signed a series of agreements with Danish defence companies relating to opportunities linked to Boeing's offering of the F/A-18 Super Hornet to meet Denmark's next-generation fighter aircraft requirement. The US corporation said on 30 October that agreements have been reached with Danish

  • Chilean Navy leads multinational effort to standardise embarked helicopter operations

    The Chilean Navy has announced that its 12,000-tonne Sargento Aldea LSDH (former French Foudre) is now certified to serve as a multipurpose platform on global deployments. The announcement came at the end of the Inter-American Naval Conference on Helicopter Operations from Ships other than Aircraft

  • Euronaval 2014: DCNS and Airbus DS sign agreement to develop Tanan UAS

    Key Points DCNS and Airbus team up to complete development of the Tanan VTOL UAV Collaboration intended to speed up market release of the system DCNS and Airbus Defence and Space (DS) have joined forces to complete development of the Tanan vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) ship-based unmanned

  • UK ponders Afghan request for air support

    Afghanistan's government has asked the UK to continue to provide close air support (CAS) for its ground troops after NATO forces pull out of the central Asian country at the end of the year amid fears that Kabul's air force is not yet ready to offer a full-spectrum support capability for its army.

  • France completes MdCN naval cruise missile firing trials

    The French defence procurement agency (Direction générale de l'armement: DGA), conducted the final test firing of the MBDA Missile de Croisière Naval (MdCN) cruise missile on 27 October. The missile is intended to equip the French Navy's FREMM frigates from 2015, and its

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  • Sky searchers

    Sometimes known as passive or optical radar, airborne infrared search-and-track capability has matured over the last 10 years. Michael J Gething reports on the systems in service and under development today
  • Test your military knowledge - name the aircraft pictured here

    Each week we feature an unidentified platform on www.ihsjanes360.com. Test your identification capabilities by working out what is being depicted in the image and then checking to see if you're correct.
  • 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
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  • A-10 retirement restrictions imperil F-35A IOC for USAF

    Key Points The USAF's F-35A fleet might not be operationally deployable by August 2016 as planned Experienced A-10 maintenance personnel were expected to comprise the majority of new F-35 maintainers, but lawmakers are working to block the legacy aircraft's retirement The US Air Force's (USAF's)

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