• Poland seeks VIP transport aircraft

    The Polish military is planning to buy two small aircraft for VIP transportation in 2015. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has accepted a proposal to purchase two used long-range business jets for the Polish Air Force. They are due to be able to transport 12-14 passengers and to conduct transatlantic

  • Aegis BMD test demonstrates automatic engagement co-ordination between ships

    Key Points US Navy ships tracked and engaged three short-range missile targets Distributed Weighted Engagement Scheme helped ships avoid launching multiple missiles to counter threats The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) on 24 February demonstrated the ability of Aegis destroyers to co-ordinate

  • IDEX 2015: UAE orders nine AW139 helicopters

    A spokesman for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) military announced at the IDEX show in Abu Dhabi that it had ordered nine helicopters from AgustaWestland: six of them for search-and-rescue purposes and three for VIP transport. AgustaWestland told IHS Jane's that all the helicopters would be its

  • Israeli Arrow 2 upgrade back on track after 'near miss'

    Some six months after the Israeli Ministry of Defense (MoD) carried out a trial of an upgraded version of the Arrow 2 ballistic missile defense (BMD) system, defence official confirmed on 24 February that the interceptor narrowly missed its target. Immediately after the trial was carried out on 9

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    Raytheon has begun development of an extended range (ER) variant of its AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missile (AMRAAM) for ground-based air defence, the company announced on 24 February. "The new missile will be even faster and more manoeuverable than the current AMRAAM,"

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  • IDEX 2015: China reveals 'new' LPD concept

    The China Shipbuilding and Trading Company (CSTC) used the IDEX show in Abu Dhabi to reveal a model of a new landing platform dock (LPD) that it could build for export. A CSTC official told IHS Jane's that the concept was not developed to meet any current customer requirement, but was done to
  • Finland selects FN SCAR-L for its special forces

    Finland's special forces have selected the Belgian FN SCAR-L assault rifle as a new standard firearm. The FN SCAR-L will be the first 5.56x45 mm NATO calibre firearm introduced to the Finnish Defence Forces (FDF). It will supplement the current RK 95 TP assault rifle chambered in the Russian
  • IDEX 2015: ALAS-C ready for Emirati trials

    Yugoimport SDPR expects its Advanced Light Attack System - Coastal Defence (ALAS-C) to begin its evaluation trials with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Navy later this year, the Serbian company's Dragi Dimitrijevic told IHS Jane's at the IDEX exhibition in Abu Dhabi. "We are finished with all
  • CBO releases new triad upgrade estimate

    The United States will have to spend USD348 billion on nuclear weapons modernisation over the next 10 years if it wants to maintain a triad of nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), submarines, and bomber aircraft, according to a 22 January report from the Congressional Budget

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