• ADAS 2016: Philippine Navy looks to secure anti-piracy platforms and supporting technologies

    The Philippine Navy (PN) has outlined a requirement for a near-term emphasis on procuring capability that will help its efforts to tackle piracy, terrorism, and drug trafficking, a senior officer disclosed to IHS Jane's on 28 September. Speaking on the condition of anonymity at the Asian Defence

  • Brazilian admiral: Work continues on carrier Sao Paulo

    Aircraft carrier Sao Paulo (A 12) will not be decommissioned and is undergoing repairs, Admiral Eduardo Leal Ferreira, commander of the Brazilian Navy, said at the National Bureau of Asian Research on 26 September. The carrier is being repaired by Embraer and "we are working with DCNS

  • Chile begins MM40 Block 3 Exocet retrofits

    Key Points The frigate Almirante Riveros has received the MM40 Block 3 Exocet anti-ship missile fit during an intermediate docking and refit at ASMAR's Talcahuano yard The Chilean sale marks the first time that MM40 Block 3 has been purchased by a customer to replace an existing Harpoon

  • Details emerge on cost of India's Rafale deal

    The per unit cost of the 36 Dassault Rafale deal that India signed with France on 23 September in New Delhi for EUR7.9 billion (USD8.9 billion) was around EUR141.66 million each, official sources said. This included 28 single-seat and eight dual-seat Rafales for EUR3.3 billion - each priced at

  • Indian Army relaunches hunt for assault rifle

    The Indian Army (IA) issued a global request for information (RfI) on 27 September for a proposed acquisition of 65,000 7.62x51 mm assault rifles, with another 120,000 units to be licence-built locally. The IA invited vendor responses by 7 November for a lightweight modular-designed rifle capable

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  • Tamarack Aerospace Group pitches winglets for C-130

    Tamarack Aerospace Group is offering to work with Lockheed Martin to equip the US Air Force's (USAF's) fleet of C-130 Hercules transport aircraft with its ATLAS active winglets which, the company claims, reduce fuel consumption at the same time as extending the service life of the wing. The
  • Iran claims Zolfaghar missile has 700 km range

    Iranian defence minister Hossein Dehghan claimed that the new Zolfaghar (Zulfiqar) ballistic missile has a range of 700 km during a 25 September ceremony that inaugurated the weapon's production line. Unveiled for the first time during a military parade four days earlier, the Zolfaghar is a new
  • Drone Defence launches new counter-UAV concept

    UK company Drone Defence has launched a new concept for protecting infrastructure and events from illicit unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), dubbed Drone Defenders. The Drone Defenders concept sees the company provide trained ex-military and ex-law enforcement personnel using the Dedrone DroneTracker

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