• Egypt receives withheld Apache attack helos

    Egypt has received 10 Boeing AH-64 Apache attack helicopters withheld since the military took control of the country in July 2013. The delivery was reported on 20 December by the Reuters news agency, which quoted local security sources. Confirmation that delivery of the 10 AH-64D Block II

  • Embraer tight lipped on Rogozin snub reports

    Embraer, the Brazilian aerospace manufacturer of military and commercial aircraft, has refused to comment on reports it turned down a request by Russia's Deputy Prime Minister, Dmitry Rogozin, to tour its facilities in Sao Jose dos Campos, Sao Paulo, during mid December. The incident, which was

  • KC-46A first test flight expected six months behind schedule as costs rise

    Key Points Boeing is preparing for its KC-46A test model's first flight six months late as costs increase Estimated cost of Boeing's work has increased to USD1.5 billion above the contract ceiling Boeing is expected to fly a test model of its KC-46A aerial refuelling tanker for the US Air Force

  • Radar data on Russian aircraft being shared to mitigate collision risks

    The militaries of at least two Baltic and Scandinavian countries have begun sharing primary radar information with civilian air traffic control (ATC) authorities over concerns of Russian aircraft operating in the region without transponders, IHS Jane's was told on 17 December. Speaking during a

  • AgustaWestland outlines Polish multirole helicopter offset benefits

    Finmeccanica subsidiary AgustaWestland announced on 18 December that it has signed memoranda of understanding (MoU) with four Polish defence organisations relating to offset contracts valued at EUR800 million (USD981.5 million) to support its bid to meet Warsaw's multirole helicopter requirement.

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  • Annual Defence Report 2014: the Americas

    The US military is re-engaging in Iraq despite its pivot to Asia and continuing budgetary difficulties, while Canadian efforts to support Washington against the Islamic State have also highlighted issues of funding and capability shortfalls. Meanwhile, the main role of Latin American militaries remains supporting the region's police forces.
  • Annual Defence Report 2014: Europe

    War. Crisis. Invasion. Insurrection. Annexation. Return of the Cold War. Not words many on New Year's Eve 2013 would have predicted being used to describe the year ahead for Europe, but the reality it was dealt nonetheless.
  • Annual Defence Report 2014: Middle East/Africa

    The emergence of the so-called Islamic State as an entity that controls a vast swathe of Syria and Iraq dominated 2014 and resulted in a new US-led effort to defeat the group, setting the scene for a drawn-out struggle that will be complicated by Iran's continued support to allied militias.
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  • Portugal sells surplus C212s to Uruguay

    Portugal is to transfer to Uruguay two C212-300 Patrullero maritime surveillance aircraft formerly in service with the Portuguese Air Force (FAP). A contract for the transfer was signed in Lisbon on 18 December between Berta Cabral, Portuguese Secretary of State for National Defence, and her
  • Alenia offers M-346 Master to Thailand

    Alenia Aermacchi is offering its M-346 Master advanced jet trainer aircraft to Thailand as a replacement for its ageing Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros platforms, the company told IHS Jane's on 19 December. No further details of the offer were disclosed, except to say that the offer was being made in
  • Estonian Air Force seeks enhanced C2, and to support allies

    The Estonian Air Force is to prioritise its efforts towards developing a more advanced command and control (C2) capability over the coming years, as well as ensuring that it is properly equipped and prepared to host NATO allies in the Baltic republic. Speaking to journalists at Amari Airbase near

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