• Brazil selects MBDA Sea Ceptor for new corvettes

    Brazil has chosen the MBDA Sea Ceptor shipborne local area air-defence system to equip the Brazilian Navy's new Tamandaré-class corvettes, it was announced on 28 November. Brazil is planning to build four of the 2,400-tonne Tamandaré-class corvettes (formerly known as the CV03 project),

  • Iranian fighter programme remains on drawing board

    Add pic: 1568617 Caption: The design of Iran's indigenous Shafaq fighter/light combat aircraft as it appeared around 2006. The design has now been revised, but the programme is still nowhere near the prototype stage. Credit: R Johnson Despite Iran moving its indigenous fighter/light combat aircraft

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    Work on Qatar's ballistic missile defences appears to be picking up pace after the US Department of Defense (DoD) awarded a USD75.6 million contract to Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems to carry out the preliminary design work for an "air and missile defence operations system" for the

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    The commander of the US Forces Korea (USFK) has said that North Korea is focusing on developing its cyber and nuclear capabilities rather than conventional military forces. Speaking at a meeting of the Association of the Republic of Korea Army on 25 November, General Curtis Scaparrotti said North

  • China launches second Kuaizhou mobile SLV

    China launched its second Kuaizhou (fast boat) mobile, solid-fuel, space launch vehicle (SLV) on 21 November, according to state media reports. The Kuaizhou-2 launch - from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center (JSLC) - is further demonstration of China's emerging rapid satellite repopulation

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  • Indian MoD signs up for ACTAS towed array

    India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed an INR3.06 billion (USD51million) deal with Germany's Atlas Elektronik for six low frequency Active Towed Array Sonar (ACTAS) systems to be fitted to Indian Navy (IN) warships. The urgency of the requirement to safeguard its assets, continually

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