• Brazil set to develop new patrol ship

    Brazilian Navy's Ships Project Centre (CPN) has been contracted to design a 500-tonne class patrol ship through an award placed in April. Brazil's state-owned naval project management company (Empresa Gerencial de Projetos Navais: EMGEPRON), issued the contract for a vessel designated NPa 500-BR

  • IAI buys 3-D simulation technology

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has reached a deal to purchase TView, a 3-D simulations technology, IAI announced on 4 May. The 3-D simulations capabilities, which IAI bought from another Israeli company Tiltan Systems, will help IAI develop its unmanned systems simulations, the company said.

  • Mexican Air Force EC725 forced down by cartel attack

    A Mexican Air Force (FAM) Airbus Helicopter EC725 medium transport helicopter was forced to conduct an emergency landing after it was attacked over Casimiro Castro-Villa Purificacion, Jalisco, on 1 May. Three soldiers on board were killed and 12 others on board were wounded. The EC725 was on a

  • Poland looks to order 200 new helicopters

    Poland needs to eventually buy 200 new helicopters to replace its currently used ageing Soviet-made Mil Mi-8/17, Mi-14, and Mi-24 and US Kaman SH-2G helicopters, according to the Polish minister of defence Tomasz Siemoniak and representatives of the Polish General Staff. On 21 April Poland decided

  • Portugal deploys F-16s to Romania

    Four Lockheed Martin F-16AM Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft of the Portuguese Air Force will arrive at the Romanian Air Force 71st Air on 4 May, the Portuguese Armed Forces General Staff Public Affairs assistant told IHS Jane's . The aircraft of Squadron 201 'Falcões' and Squadron 301

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  • Saab reveals enhanced radar for Gripen C/D fighter

    Saab has revealed a new variant of the PS-05/A radar for the Gripen C/D fighter aircraft that the company claims more than doubles the detection performance of the current system, the company told reporters at its Linkoping site on 27 April. The upgraded radar, designated PS-05/A Mk4, features a
  • 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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