• Indian Army finally starts rifle trials

    The Indian Army began trials in early September to select a 5.56 mm multi-calibre assault rifle. Featuring four models, the trials began at the Bakloh cantonment in the Himalayas, 565 km north of New Delhi. Spread across locations including the northern Ladakh region, Punjab's plains, and the

  • Portugal set to buy Danish patrol boats

    Portugal is expected to procure from the Royal Danish Navy (RDN) four modular patrol boats developed under Denmark's Standard Flex (or Stanflex) concept. With technical support from the Portuguese Navy (Marinha Portuguesa), the Portuguese procurement arm DGAIED (Direção-Geral de Armamento

  • RAAF Growler programme boss says deliveries on track for 2017

    The director of the Royal Australian Air Force's (RAAF's) Boeing EA-18G Growler Transition Office gave an update on the status of the electronic attack aircraft's acquisition at the RAAF Air Power Development Centre on 23 September. Australia opted to purchase 12 newbuild EA-18Gs under Project 5349

  • Russia preparing legal action over French Mistral halt

    Russia is preparing legal action against France over the country's halt in the delivery of the Mistral-class landing helicopter dock (LHD) Vladivostok , Russian sources have told IHS Jane's . "We hope that despite the repeated statements of the French party concerning the possible refusal to

  • SEWIP Block 2 set for at-sea operational test

    Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training has completed the installation of a first SLQ-32(V) shipborne electronic warfare (EW) system upgraded under Block 2 of the US Navy's (USN's) Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP). According to the company, the DDG 51 Arleigh Burke-class

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  • Boeing begins delivering new MH-47Gs to SOCOM

    Key Points Boeing has delivered the first of eight new-build MH-47G Chinooks to SOCOM The G-model has larger fuel tanks, an aerial refuelling system, DAFCS, and unique electronic warfare capabilities US Army Special Operations Command (SOCOM) received its first new-build Boeing MH-47G Chinook
  • Iran's 23 mm Gatling gun emerges from the shadows

    The Asefeh rotary cannon that Iran says it is developing for use in a close-in weapon system (CIWS) was finally seen in its entirety on 28 September. Iran announced in November 2013 that it was working on the three-barrelled weapon, but only the front of the barrels and their muzzle shroud were
  • Czech Republic launches air defence radar tender

    The Czech Ministry of Defence (MoD) launched international tender on 30 September for 3D mobile air defence radar (MADR) systems worth up to CZK1.7 billion (USD70 million). The MoD would like to procure at least five systems by the end of 2017 to replace Russian-designed P-37 (1RL139) 'Bar Lock' 2D
  • 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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