• BAE Systems, Patria announce teaming for Australian reconnaissance vehicle programme

    BAE Systems, Patria announce teaming for Australian reconnaissance vehicle programme BAE Systems and Finnish aerospace and defence group Patria are to jointly bid for the Australian Army's programme to procure a combat reconnaissance vehicle (CRV) platform. A statement on 22 September said the two

  • CAE, Denel, and Elisa plan South African simulation training centre

    Canadian simulation specialist CAE, South African defence group Denel, and South African services group Elisa announced on 18 September that they have agreed to establish a simulation training facility. The proposed South African National Training and Simulation Centre - earmarked for the site of

  • Brazilian Navy to reveal indigenous OPV design at Euronaval 2014

    Brazilian state-owned naval project management company EMGEPRON (Empresa Gerencial de Projetos Navais) is to unveil the design for Brazil's first indigenously developed offshore patrol vessel (OPV) at the Euronaval 2014 exhibition, taking place in Paris, France at the end of October. The design has

  • Budget concerns hold up UCLASS RfP public release

    Key Points The DoD is carefully considering how much funding to allocate for UCLASS before allowing the navy to solicit bids for the effort. The USN has reportedly been studying two UCLASS alternatives-a smaller, more affordable ISR asset and a larger, heavily-armed vehicle capable penetrating

  • Russia to start heavy UAV serial production in 2017

    Russia is to begin series production of large unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in 2017, Oleg Bochkarev, deputy chairman of the Russian Military Industrial Commission (VPK) at a military-industry conference on 16 September in Krasnoarmeisk, near Moscow. "There are robots in the national defence

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  • Lebanon to receive additional Huey II helicopters

    The sale of 18 Bell UH-1H 'Huey' II helicopters to Lebanon has been approved by the US State Department, it was disclosed on 19 September. Valued at USD180 million, including parts, support, and training, the sale was cleared two days before the announcement by the US Defense Security and
  • AAD: Sky Dragon gets longer-range radar

    China's Norinco marketed an improved version of its Sky Dragon 50 medium-range air defence system at the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) show, held in Pretoria from 17-21 September. Norinco unveiled the original Sky Dragon surface-to-air missile (SAM) system at the Eurosatory show in 2012 with
  • Poland orders more Radmor F@stnet radios

    The Polish Armament Inspectorate has signed a contract for Radmor VHF PR4G family F@stnet tactical communication systems worth PLN66 million (USD20 million). In total, Poland has ordered 380 Radmor RRC 9211 tactical very high frequency (VHF) manportable radios and 41 Radmor RRC 9311 AP vehicle
  • 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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