• Brazilian Tiger II crashes

    A Northrop F-5FM Tiger II combat aircraft of Brazilian Air Force’s (FAB) 1st Fighter Group crashed on 24 May, moments after taking off from its homebase in Rio de Janeiro for a combat training mission. Both crew members ejected and were rescued. An investigation has been launched by the

  • KADEX 2018: Kazakhstan orders additional Su-30SM fighter aircraft from Russia

    Kazakhstan has ordered another batch of Sukhoi Su-30SM multirole fighters from Russia. A contract for the additional aircraft was signed by the Kazakh Ministry of Defence’s Kazspetsexport agency and Russian aircraft manufacturer Irkut Corporation on 24 May during the KADEX 2018 defence

  • Rafael launches Fire Weaver networked attack system

    Rafael Advanced Defence Systems has unveiled the development of an advanced networked attack system designed to deliver multiple simultaneous selected precision effects on time-critical targets within seconds of their acquisition. Fire Weaver is an open-architecture target acquisition and precision

  • Russian SSBN Yuri Dolgoruky successfully fires four Bulavas

    Russia’s Borei-class (Project 955) ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) Yuri Dolgoruky successfully test fired a volley of four Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) from the White Sea to hit designated targets at the Kura test range, situated 5,000 miles away on the Kamchatka

  • US Army kicks off Heavy Robotic System programme for EOD soldiers

    The US Army has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for a Common Robotic Systems – Heavy (CRS-H) prototype unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) programme. “The army is continuing to standardise its fleet of unmanned ground vehicles into programmes of record based on three weight

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  • Pakistan signs for T129 attack helos

    Pakistan has formally signed for 30 TAI T129 attack helicopters from Turkey, it was disclosed on 24 May. The confirmation of the anticipated sale to Pakistan was made in the political manifesto that Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) has released ahead of the general
  • Slovakia unveils Predator AX-1 loitering munition

    Slovakian companies Incoff Aerospace and Compel Industries presented a new lightweight loitering munition development at the IDEB 2018 exhibition in Bratislava on 16–18 May. Development of the new loitering munition, designated Predator AX-1, began in May 2017 in response to a Slovak Ministry
  • UK takes delivery of MHC sweep demonstrator system

    Key Points The UK's MHC Sweep Capability demonstrator achieved system acceptance on 26 April The MHC Sweep demonstrator combines an 11 m ARCIMS USV, configured with a power generation module, with towed magnetic, acoustic, and electrical influences, including up to three coil auxiliary boats The
  • Pakistan signs for T129 attack helos

    Pakistan has formally signed for 30 TAI T129 attack helicopters from Turkey, it was disclosed on 24 May. The confirmation of the anticipated sale to Pakistan was made in the political manifesto that Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) has released ahead of the general

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