• Argentina to negotiate with Brazil for Gripen E multirole fighters

    Argentina is to begin negotiations towards potentially buying 24 Saab Gripen E multirole fighters from the Brazilian production line, the Brazilian Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 21 October. The MoD said that Argentine Minister of Defence Agustin Rossi conditioned the Gripen procurement on

  • Boeing, Thales confirmed as preferred tenderer for Australian HATS programme

    Boeing Defence Australia and partner Thales Australia have been formally confirmed as preferred tenderer to provide a new joint helicopter aircrew training system (HATS) for Australian Army (AA) and Royal Australian Navy (RAN) personnel. This decision was reported by IHS Jane's in January, although

  • Czech Gripens take on Iceland air policing role

    Five Army of the Czech Republic (ACR) Saab Gripen fighter aircraft arrived in Keflavik airport in Iceland on 10 October where they will be based for the next nine weeks as part of a NATO air policing 'peacetime preparedness mission' safeguarding Iceland's sovereign airspace. A contingent of 70 ACR

  • Honduras receives Legacy 600, orders two Super Tucanos

    Honduras has received an Embraer Legacy 600 transport aircraft and plans to buy two new Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano light fighters, the Honduran Foreign Ministry announced on 17 October. The 16-seat VIP transport aircraft, which was valued at USD14 million, was donated to the Honduras Air Force

  • South Africa's Armscor reveals outstanding offset obligations of USD100 million

    South African defence acquisition agency ARMSCOR has revealed in its annual report that there were outstanding Defence Industrial Participation (DIP) obligations valued at ZAR1 billion (USD97 million) as of 31 March 2014. The figure was revealed in the agency's annual report, which was released on

    FEATURED REPORT

  • 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
  • Distant memories - glimpses of the past from the IHS Jane's archives

    The IHS Jane's archives hold a wealth of fascinating content. Here is page 129 of the 1918 edition of Jane's All the World's Aircraft providing the reader with a profile of the German Fokker triplane; one of the most famous fighter aircraft of World War I
  • Thinking big

    The arrival of the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers will require a mindset change in the Royal Navy. Richard Scott reports
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  • MBDA begins MdCN cruise missile production

    European missile house MBDA has commenced low-rate initial production (LRIP) of the French Navy's new Missile de Croisière Naval (MdCN) cruise missile at its Selles-Saint-Denis plant in central France. Delivery of the first production lot is expected early in 2015. Manufacture rates will ramp
  • Satellite imagery shows Parchin explosion aftermath

    Satellite imagery indicates that there was an explosion at Iran’s Parchin military research, development, and production facility on 5 October, raising fears about safety precautions at a site where nuclear weapons research allegedly has been carried out. The Iranian opposition website

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    Type Powered stand-off weapon. Development The AGM-130 was a second-generation stand-off weapon, conceived in the post-Vietnam era of the late 1970s as a modular, heavyweight precision missile. It was essentially a powered version of the earlier GBU-15 weapon, to be used against a variety of

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