• Afghan forces seek to re-establish security with US enablers

    The Afghan National Defence and Security Forces (ANDSF) are trying a new campaign plan to hold territory as the US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) reports fewer districts under Afghan government control. In its latest quarterly report, published on 29 July, SIGAR

  • Bolivia confirms receipt of new Chinese armoured personnel carriers

    The Bolivian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has confirmed that it is receiving 31 newly built Shaanxi Baoji Special Vehicles Company China Tiger 4x4 light armoured vehicles, marking the first armoured personnel carrier (APC) procurement for Bolivia since 1979. IHS Jane's first reported the sale of the

  • China reveals cause of fatal April crash of J-15

    China has revealed the cause of the 27 April fatal crash of a Shenyang Aircraft Corporation (SAC) J-15 carrier-based fighter: the first such revelation of its kind. A report by China National Radio on 26 July revealed that the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) J-15 fighter encountered a

  • DGA embraces commercial methods in SICS programme

    Key Points The French Army's new BMS for the Scorpion programme has been developed using a new agile procurement methodology Its mechanisms and interfaces have been strongly influenced by those used in social media The French Army's new battle management system (BMS), the Systeme d'Information du

  • Piaggio Aerospace to divest engine and MRO business in new industrial plan

    Beleaguered Italian manufacturer Piaggio Aerospace has revealed a new industrial plan as it attempts to find its way back to prosperity. According to the plan, released on 28 July, the company will be looking to divest its Engine and Civil maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) business as a going

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  • US delivers Raven UAVs to Ukraine

    The United States delivered 24 AeroVironment RQ-11B Raven unmanned aircraft systems to Ukraine on 27 July, the US Embassy in Kiev said. The package included 72 hand-launched Raven intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft and associated equipment, which was transported to
  • Brazilian Navy now fully equipped with MLRS

    The Brazilian Navy's Marines Corps (CFN) has received the last vehicles to complete its battery of ASTROS CFN 2020 (Artillery SaTuration ROcket System) self-propelled multiple launch rocket system (MLRS), purchased from Avibras Indústria Aeroespacial. The last vehicles were placed in service
  • Eurosatory 2016: MILREM extends THeMIS mission set

    Estonia's MILREM has broadened the mission set of its THeMIS (Tracked Hybrid Modular Infantry System) unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), equipping the platform with a counter-improvised explosive device (C-IED) payload. Speaking to IHS Jane's , MILREM's chief executive officer, Kuldar Väärsi,

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