• Russian intelligence vessel sinks off Turkish coast after collision

    The Russian intelligence vessel Liman collided with a Togo-flagged livestock carrier about 40 km northwest of the Bosphorus Strait on 27 April, with Russian news agency TASS reporting the same day that the vessel had sunk. Turkey's coast guard rescued all 78 personnel on board. Jane's Fighting

  • PGZ presents final offers for Homar requirement

    The Polish Armaments Group (Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa, PGZ) on 24 April presented the three final offers to the Ministry of National Defence (MND) for its future WR-300 Homar multiple rocket launcher (MRL) requirement. The three offers include: a Lockheed Martin solution based on the M142 High

  • Australian LHDs inoperable for more than a month with propulsion issues that have yet to be identified

    Both of the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN's) two largest ships, the 27,500-tonne Canberra-class Landing Helicopter Docks (LHDs), have been unavailable for service for more than a month with propulsion problems whose cause has yet to be identified, the Department of Defence (DoD) has confirmed. A DoD

  • Israeli Navy gets final Super Dvora MK III

    The Israeli Navy received the last of three Super Dvora MK III fast patrol boats on 27 April. Built by Israel Aerospace Industries Ramta, the boats are the latest C variant, meaning they have improved communications equipment, the latest weapons systems, an upgraded machine room, and more space for

  • USAF seeks bespoke C2 capsule for C-17

    The US Air Force (USAF) has re-launched its effort to equip the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III strategic transport aircraft with a bespoke command-and-control (C2) capsule. Renamed the Roll-on Conference Capsule (ROCC) programme, details of modified effort were posted on the Federal Business

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  • USAF completes KC-10A modernisation programme

    The US Air Force (USAF) has completed a six-year upgrade programme for the McDonnell Douglas KC-10A Extender aerial refuelling fleet, with delivery of the final aircraft back to Travis Air Force Base (AFB) in California. Delivery of the 59th and final KC-10A to go through the flight management
  • Russia working on new medium-calibre ammo

    Russia has confirmed that it is working on what it calls "special shrapnel" ammunition for use by 30 mm and 57 mm cannons, with the latter likely developed with a view to engaging unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The work is being carried out by Russia's NPO Pribor research and industrial

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