• RAF flies first A400M mission

    The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) flew its first mission with the Airbus Defence and Space (DS) A400M Atlas airlifter during the week beginning 1 March. The first of 22 A400Ms destined for the United Kingdom flew a cargo logistics mission from its home base at RAF Brize Norton in England to RAF Akrotiri

  • Turkey's T-Loramids technology transfer troubles

    Key Points Technology transfer issues remain a major sticking point for Turkey's T-Loramids air and missile defence programme Recent confusion over integration of the eventual system into NATO systems could indicate the country is pulling back from its down-selection of the Chinese HQ-9 system.

  • Sale of ex-Swedish BMP-1s to Iraq awaits German approval

    The sale of up to 350 ex-Swedish BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) to Iraq is awaiting German approval, a spokesperson for Excalibur Army, the Czech company that currently owns the vehicles, has told IHS Jane's . The BMP-1s were used by East Germany but sold in the mid-1990s to the Czech

  • South Korea names sixth KSS-2 submarine

    The Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) has named its sixth Type 214 KSS 2-class diesel-electric air-independent propulsion submarine. A report carried by state news agency Yonhap, citing RoKN officials, revealed the name to be Yu Gwan-sun . An official naming ceremony is understood to be scheduled for

  • Spain, India plan to expand industrial ties

    India and Spain are to expand their military co-operation, including closer industrial ties as a prelude to possible future contracts, as a result of an accord signed by their ministers of defence in Delhi. The Spanish Ministry of Defence (MoD) said the agreement covered "interchanges of

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  • Turkey's T-Loramids technology transfer troubles

    Key Points Technology transfer issues remain a major sticking point for Turkey's T-Loramids air and missile defence programme Recent confusion over integration of the eventual system into NATO systems could indicate the country is pulling back from its down-selection of the Chinese HQ-9 system.
  • 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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