• Collision avoidance upgrade for UK Tornados delayed by developmental problems

    The UK's plans to field a new collision warning system (CWS) for its fleet of Panavia Tornado GR.4 strike aircraft are being delayed due to development problems, it was disclosed on 28 January. Answering questions in the House of Commons, Philip Dunne, parliamentary under-secretary of state for

  • Estonia completes air surveillance programme

    Estonia completed the creation of its military air surveillance network on 27 January, with the formal handover of its final ThalesRaytheonSystems (TRS) GM400-family radar system to the Estonian Air Force. The radar, installed at the Tõika air force facility near Otepää in the

  • US Army to ramp up Apache MUM-T as Kiowa retirement begins

    Key Points The US Army is augmenting its Apache MUM-T capability Apaches teamed with UAVs are expected to take the place of retiring Kiowa Warriors As the US Army begins divesting its Bell OH-58 Kiowa Warrior reconnaissance helicopters, the service is planning to augment its Boeing AH-64 Apache

  • Israeli Artillery Corps now operating Hermes UAVs

    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has revealed that its ground forces are operating medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs): a job that has previously been the sole responsibility of the Israeli Air Force. The Artillery Corps unit, which took part in Operation 'Protective

  • Update: Ukraine approves An-70 production, commits to fielding airlifter

    Ukraine has approved production of the Antonov An-70 transport aircraft and will introduce it into service with its armed forces, the company announced on 22 January. The decision to adopt the An-70 was taken by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) following a test programme that was concluded in June

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  • Cameroon takes delivery of Chinese patrol boats

    Cameroon has taken delivery of the two patrol vessels that were completed in China last year, Airbus Defence and Space satellite imagery has confirmed. The imagery from 23 January shows two 64 m vessels moored in the commercial area of Duala, rather than at the existing naval base, which will
  • Estonia completes air surveillance programme

    Estonia completed the creation of its military air surveillance network on 27 January, with the formal handover of its final ThalesRaytheonSystems (TRS) GM400-family radar system to the Estonian Air Force. The radar, installed at the Tõika air force facility near Otepää in the
  • 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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    Description P-S-1 is a tripwire-operated anti-personnel (AP) bounding fragmentation mine. The body, housed within a smooth outer sheet-steel sleeve, contains a propelling charge, a tether wire, an integral pull fuze and a main charge with booster. The design is very similar to that of the Russian

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    Description POMZ-2 is an obsolete anti-personnel (AP) fragmentation stake mine which has been extensively copied by other countries. The main portion of the cast iron body is externally grooved to enhance fragmentation. POMZ-2 has six rows of fragmentation whereas its successor, POMZ-2M, has five.

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