• Brazilian companies begin looking to Zambian market

    Brazil's defence industry is looking at ways to make further inroads into the southern African defence market, with one manufacturer considering the establishment of an assembly plant in Zambia. According to Zambian press reports on 17 April, Brazil's Metro-Shacman - a subsidiary of China's Shaanxi

  • India launches first-of-class Project 15B destroyer

    Mazagon Dockyard Limited launched Vishakhapatnam , the first of four 7,300-tonne Project 15B guided missile destroyers being built for the Indian Navy (IN), in Mumbai on 20 April. IN officials said it would be commissioned in July 2018 and delivery of the three follow-on platforms at two year

  • Malaysia reveals plans for Laksamana-class corvette upgrades

    The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) has given further details of the proposed service life extension programme (SLEP) for its Laksamana (ASSAD)-class corvettes. The plans, which include a replacement of the ships' surface-to-surface missile launchers and fire-control radar, were outlined by Commander

  • Philippines terminates Huey contract

    The Philippines Department of National Defense (DND) has terminated a contract with a US supplier over its provision of 21 refurbished UH-1 Huey utility helicopters to the Philippine Air Force (PAF). The DND's official spokesman Peter Paul G Galvez told IHS Jane's on 20 April that the contract -

  • Turkey, Ukraine announce defence industrial collaboration

    Ukraine and Turkey signed an agreement to begin comprehensive defence industrial co-operation, the Ukrainian state-owned defence company Ukroboronprom announced on 17 April. According to Ukroboronprom, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed during a visit by a Ukrainian delegation to Turkey

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  • Belarus begins receiving Yak-130 aircraft from Russia

    Belarus has begun receiving the four Yakovlev Yak-130 'Mitten' advanced jet trainer/light-attack aircraft it ordered in 2012, national media reported on 16 April. At least one of the aircraft was photographed aboard an Ilyushin Il-76 'Candid' airlifter for its journey from the Irkutsk Aviation
  • Sagem enhances French Army FELIN kit

    Sagem, a division of French group Safran, announced on 3 April it had won a contract from the French Direction générale de l'armement (DGA) procurement organisation to add several improvements to the French Army's FELIN V1 (Fantassin à Équipements et Liaisons Intégrés)
  • 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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