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    The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) is showcasing its fixed-wing transport capabilities at the Avalon Airshow, with all its aircraft types featuring in both the flying and static displays at this year's event. The service's three primary airlifters - the Alenia Aermacchi C-27J Spartan, the

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    South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has approved a plan to split the group into six separate companies from April 2017. HHI's shareholders agreed to the restructure on 27 February, which will result in the creation of a shipbuilding company as well as five other firms derived from HHI's

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    China's ASN-301 anti-radiation loitering munition system was displayed in model form for the first time at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) held in Abu Dhabi from 19 to 23 February, confirming that it is a near-copy of the Israel Aerospace Industries Harpy system that was

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    China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO) has released details of its latest 76.2 mm self-propelled anti-aircraft gun (SPAAG), which is designated as the SA2. The SA2 is mounted on a 6x6 cross-country truck chassis that is also used for a number other applications developed by Chinese defence

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  • Nexter pushes T40 turret development

    Nexter Systems of France has now completed two of its T40M two-person turrets armed with the CTAI 40 mm Case Telescoped Armament System (CTAS) and roof-mounted remote weapon station (RWS), the company has confirmed to Jane's. These have been installed on various platforms for trials in France and
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    KB Radar Design Bureau has developed a manportable counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (C-UAV) system, unveiling the package at IDEX 2017 in Abu Dhabi. Speaking to Jane's, Zhybul Siarhei Victorovich, head of KB Radar's electronic warfare department, said that the Groza-R Counter-Multicopter Radio

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