• AFRL, HRL investigate additive manufacturing for hypersonic flight structures

    The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Aerospace Systems Directorate has revealed details of the testing of new additive manufactured silicon oxycarbide (SiOC) materials, which could have future application in hypersonic flight vehicles. Developed and tested under a Cooperative Research and

  • DSIL highlights 4x4 Light Bullet Proof Vehicle

    India’s state-linked DCM Shriram Industries Limited (DSIL) has taken the opportunity at Defexpo 2018 in Chennai to showcase its indigenously developed 4x4 Zebu Light Bullet Proof Vehicle (LBPV). The Zebu LPBV is a right-hand drive, all-terrain multirole tactical armoured vehicle that is

  • Indian shipyards unveil designs for country’s ASW corvette programme

    Two companies shortlisted for the Indian Navy’s 16-ship anti-submarine warfare shallow water craft (ASWSWC) programme have unveiled imagery of their respective proposals at Defexpo India 2018, held in Chennai from 11 to 14 April. The programme calls for a 70 m waterjet-powered corvette that

  • OCEA delivers two more patrol boats to the Nigerian Navy

    The Nigerian Navy has received two OCEA-built FPB 110 Mk II fast patrol boats. The transport ship carrying these two patrol boats docked at the port of Lagos around 20-21 April, according to AIS data. The patrol boats – NNS Nguru (P187) and Ekulu (P188) – are the newest additions to the

  • Vietnam upgrades heavy armour fleet

    The People’s Army of Vietnam (PAVN) is upgrading its fleet of heavy armoured vehicles, Russian and Vietnamese defence sources have told Jane's . Hanoi is receiving Russian T-90S main battle tanks (MBTs). “Deliveries of the T-90S/SK MBTs to Vietnam have already begun. The contract is to

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  • Still soaring: Boeing takes F-15 Eagle to the next level

    The first F-15s became operational more than 45 years ago, but the latest aircraft rolling off the St Louis production line bear little resemblance to those early machines. Gareth Jennings explores Boeing’s ongoing efforts to keep the venerable Eagle at the forefront of military capabilities
  • Testing tempo: The role of special forces in the 21st Century

    With governments within NATO changing their attitude to conventional force intervention, special forces have become the immediate response for nations endorsing a new approach to regional security. However, there is concern that special forces cannot sustain the current high tempo of operations being asked of them. David Reynolds examines the political drivers behind the demand to employ such units
  • New dimensions: NATO maritime strategy

    NATO is facing traditional maritime threats from multiple angles. Dr Lee Willett investigates how the alliance’s maritime strategy is aligned to face these challenges
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  • Raytheon finalises SDB II developmental testing

    Raytheon Missile Systems (RMS) has finalised the developmental testing (DT) campaign for the GBU-53/B Small Diameter Bomb Increment II (SDB II) network-enabled precision-guided glide munition. Developed under a US Air Force (USAF) and US Navy (USN) joint interest programme (with the USAF as the
  • Portugal to establish UAV-based ISTAR capability

    Tekever, Elbit Systems, Airbus’ SURVEY Copter, AeroVironment, and Altus are competing to deliver the Portuguese Army’s first intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance (ISTAR) capability based on small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The procurement, to run through
  • USMC deploys APKWS on F/A-18 Hornet

    The US Marine Corps (USMC) has confirmed the introduction of the BAE Systems WGU-59/B Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System II (APKWS II) into operational service on F/A-18A-D Hornet strike fighters. The US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) confirmed first operational flights in a news release on

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