• Chilean Navy leads multinational effort to standardise embarked helicopter operations

    The Chilean Navy has announced that its 12,000-tonne Sargento Aldea LSDH (former French Foudre) is now certified to serve as a multipurpose platform on global deployments. The announcement came at the end of the Inter-American Naval Conference on Helicopter Operations from Ships other than Aircraft

  • Euronaval 2014: DCNS and Airbus DS sign agreement to develop Tanan UAS

    Key Points DCNS and Airbus team up to complete development of the Tanan VTOL UAV Collaboration intended to speed up market release of the system DCNS and Airbus Defence and Space (DS) have joined forces to complete development of the Tanan vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) ship-based unmanned

  • France completes MdCN naval cruise missile firing trials

    The French defence procurement agency (Direction générale de l'armement: DGA), conducted the final test firing of the MBDA Missile de Croisière Naval (MdCN) cruise missile on 27 October. The missile is intended to equip the French Navy's FREMM frigates from 2015, and its

  • Gabon buys ARAVIS armoured vehicles

    Gabon's battalion in the Central African Republic (CAR) will get a significant improvement in its firepower and levels of protection when it receives the 12 Nexter Systems Aravis armoured vehicles that were ordered on 29 October. Nexter announced later that day that the contract had been signed in

  • Canadian future Arctic patrol fleet numbers at risk

    Canada's plans to revitalise its Arctic naval presence have come under fire from the country's Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO). According to the Budget Analysis for the Acquisition of a Class of Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ships (A/OPS) report released on 28 October, government plans to deliver six to

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  • Sky searchers

    Sometimes known as passive or optical radar, airborne infrared search-and-track capability has matured over the last 10 years. Michael J Gething reports on the systems in service and under development today
  • Test your military knowledge - name the aircraft pictured here

    Each week we feature an unidentified platform on www.ihsjanes360.com. Test your identification capabilities by working out what is being depicted in the image and then checking to see if you're correct.
  • Briefing: Underwater aspirations

    While competing priorities and affordability issues have influenced a decline in submarine numbers in Europe in recent years, several of the region's nations are committing resources to recapitalising their SSK capabilities. Kate Tringham and Richard Scott report
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  • A-10 retirement restrictions imperil F-35A IOC for USAF

    Key Points The USAF's F-35A fleet might not be operationally deployable by August 2016 as planned Experienced A-10 maintenance personnel were expected to comprise the majority of new F-35 maintainers, but lawmakers are working to block the legacy aircraft's retirement The US Air Force's (USAF's)

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