• Slovakian C-27J contract imminent

    Slovakia's longstanding aim to buy new transport aircraft may soon come to fruition, with the Slovak Ministry of Defence (MoD) announcing it hopes to sign a contract to acquire two Alenia Aermacchi C-27J Spartan tactical transport aircraft by 30 September. Speaking at the Slovak International Air

  • UPDATE: Ukrainian patrol ship sunk by artillery fire

    A Ukrainian patrol ship has been sunk in the Azov Sea after coming under artillery fire, the Ukrainian State Border Guard Service (DPSU) announced on 1 September. Two Ukrainian Coast Guard vessels based in Mariupol had been patrolling three miles off the Ukrainian coast near Bezimenne when they

  • Boeing awarded AH-6i contract for Saudi Arabia

    Boeing has been formally awarded a contract for the manufacture of 24 AH-6i Little Bird light attack/reconnaissance helicopters for Saudi Arabia. The contract, which was first revealed by Boeing in late 2013 but only announced by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on 29 August, is valued at

  • Russia launches third improved 'Kilo' submarine, commissions first

    Admiralty Shipyard launched the third of six Project 636.3 improved 'Kilo'-class (or Varshavyanka-class) diesel-electric submarines for the Russian Navy at its yard in Saint Petersburg on 28 August. Stary Oskol 's launch ceremony follows the commissioning of the first boat in the series,

  • China adding towed sonars to Type 054A, Type 056 vessels

    Photographs of two People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) Type 054A (Jiangkai II) frigates being fitted out at Huangpu shipyard in Guangzhou province, China, strongly suggest that variable-depth sonars (VDSs) are being installed. The images, published on the cjdby.net website, show a large aperture

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  • China unveils Type 11 sidearm

    China's Type 11 (QSZ-11) 5.8 mm self-loading pistol was given its first public showing at Hong Kong Garrison open days at the end of June and beginning of July. Accepted into service in 2011, the Type 11 is intended for use as a personal protection sidearm for senior officers and officials. It is
  • US says 'serious questions' remain over Syrian CW

    The United States has made the strongest indication to date that Syria may have withheld some of its chemical weapons on 18 August, when it said there are still "serious questions" about its declaration to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The White House

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