• Brazil set to receive last Gepard SPAAGs

    The last eight of 34 Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) Gepard 1A2 self-propelled anti-aircraft guns (SPAAGs) are scheduled to depart from Germany in the first week of August and arrive in Rio de Janeiro 20 days later, a source told IHS Jane's on 27 July. The Gepards were procured from Germany by the

  • Dockstavarvet delivers first IC 20 M interceptor to Norway

    The Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation (NDLO) has accepted the first of two 20 m high-speed interceptor craft from Swedish boat builder Dockstavarvet. The all-welded aluminium IC 20 M boats (hull numbers NB581 and NB582) are designated as search, rescue, and service vessels; the second is

  • EUNAVFOR-MED gains air support

    The European mission to monitor migrant smuggling from Libya has been bolstered by the arrival in Sicily of a Swearingen Merlin IIIC maritime patrol aircraft from Luxembourg. European Union Naval Force - Mediterranean (EUNAVFOR-MED) announced that the twin-turboprop aircraft had begun operations on

  • Incorrect trim setting caused Albacete F-16 crash, report finds

    Incorrect trim settings caused the loss of the Greek F-16 fighter that crashed on take-off at Albacete in Spain on 26 January, killing 11 military personnel, a safety investigation board (SIB) has found. The SIB found that "the yaw trim was inadvertently set to maximum right yaw trimming [12

  • Israel completes CH-53 life-extension programme

    The Israel Air Force (IAF) has completed its Sikorsky CH-53 life-extension programme. The IAF said the last CH-53 left its Aerial Maintenance Unit workshop in late July and returned to its squadron. It declined to say precisely how many helicopters have been upgraded. The nine-year project was

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  • Picking up the pieces: Putting Project SEA 4000 back on course

    Australia's Air Warfare Destroyer programme has been blighted by schedule slippage, cost escalation, and dysfunctional management. Julian Kerr finds out how and why plans have gone awry, and looks at the efforts to put Project SEA 4000 back on an even keel
  • Asian gains

    With Asia-Pacific countries increasingly looking to develop their defence industrial capabilities through offset, the demands being placed on foreign contractors are rising to an unprecedented level. Jon Grevatt reports
  • Strike out: unmanned systems set for wider attack role

    Unmanned strike has for the most part been the preserve of larger systems, but now weapons are set to be rolled out across a range of UASs. Huw Williams examines the options
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  • 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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