• Bulgaria may switch MiG support from Russia to Poland

    Bulgarian MiG-29 'Fulcrum' combat aircraft may in future be serviced and maintained in Poland rather than Russia, national media disclosed on 23 January. The Bulgarian Air Force's (BuAF's) 12 remaining MiG-29 'Fulcrum-A' fighters and three 'Fulcrum-B' operational trainers could be sustained in

  • 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

  • USMC loses UH-1Y helo in training accident

    A US Marine Corps (USMC) Bell UH-1Y Venom utility helicopter crashed during a training mission on 23 January, killing two crew members. The crash, which was reported by the USMC on 25 January, involved an aircraft from Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 169, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing,

  • USMC prepares for amphibious combat vehicle contest

    Key Points The USMC is looking to acquire 204 ACV 1.1 vehicles between 2018 and 2022 ACV 1.2 will reintroduce an organic over-the-horizon, ship-to-shore capability The US Marine Corps (USMC) is assessing industry responses to the second of two draft requests for proposals (RfPs) for an

  • Four vehicles to compete for Brazilian 4x4 programme

    Four armoured vehicle manufacturers have answered a Brazilian Army request for proposals (RfP) issued in October 2014 for the service's VBMT-LR lightweight wheeled multirole armoured vehicle programme. VBMT-LR is part of the army's Strategic Project Guarani. The bidding process, managed by the

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  • Future proofing: European AFVs evolve for road ahead

    To meet constantly evolving operational requirements and increasingly complex tasks Europe's armies are demanding more from their armoured fighting vehicles. Christopher F Foss assesses key programmes under way
  • Skimming the surface: Unmanned maritime systems target new roles

    The development of the USV market has stuttered in comparison with its airborne counterpart, with only target drones keeping many industry players involved. However, initial efforts in the MCM and force protection domains seem to be providing impetus to the market, with some commentators identifying significant potential for USVs in the future. Andrew White reports
  • The Islamic State grows its grassroots network

    The possible connection between the Islamic State and the Paris attacks highlights how the group's media outlets reach out to its worldwide support base. Ezzeldeen Khalil examines their effectiveness in inciting individuals to carry out terrorist attacks abroad.
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  • Boeing awarded Indonesian AH-64E contract

    Boeing has been awarded a USD295.8 million firm-fixed-price foreign military sales contract for eight AH64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters for Indonesia, the Department of Defence (DoD) disclosed on 27 January. The contract will be complete by 28 February 2018. When the deal was first
  • F-35 weapons certification on track for this year

    The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter is expected to complete full weapons certification this year after conducting several significant milestones since September 2014, the Pentagon said in a 15 January statement. "The weapons development programme continues to track
  • SpaceX drops lawsuit against USAF over launch vehicle contract

    Key Points SpaceX has dropped a lawsuit against the USAF over a 2014 EELV contract Although the block buy from ULA will proceed, the USAF did pledge to re-examine its certification process for new competitors SpaceX has agreed to drop its lawsuit relating to the US Air Force's (USAF's) Evolved
  • 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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