• Wreckage of missing Indian Su-30MKI found near Chinese border

    The Indian Air Force (IAF) has found the wreckage of the Sukhoi Su-30MKI multirole fighter that went missing in northeastern India with two pilots on board on 23 May while on a routine training flight. The wreckage was located by a search party in thick forests around 60 km north of Tezpur Air

  • Helibras delivers two H225M helicopters to Brazilian Armed Forces

    Brazilian defence company Helibras has delivered two H225M Caracal medium-lift helicopters for the Brazilian Army and Air Force, according to a 24 May press release. One of the helicopters will be utilised by the army's 1st air battalion (1st Batalhão de Aviação do Exército: 1st

  • Russian defence minister announces Kremlin's strategic plans for next three years

    On 24 May Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu outlined to the Russian Senate increases in the country's nuclear and strategic capabilities over the next three years, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has reported. "Tensions are growing in regions strategically important to Russia," Shoigu

  • Saudi Arabia to purchase upgunned US LCS Freedom-class variant

    Key Points US signs USD11.25 billion deal for four Freedom-class LCS variants with the KSA The vessels will be substantially upgunned and more capable than USN variants US president Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) signed a nearly

  • Singapore Army showcases Next Generation ARV prototype

    The Singapore Army has taken the opportunity at its Army Open House 2017 event being held from 27 to 28 May to unveil a prototype tracked armoured recovery vehicle (ARV) that is presently known as the Next Generation ARV (NGARV). The NGARV is destined to be the next addition to its Next Generation


  • Global coverage: P-8A provides patrol capacity around the world

    As maritime patrol returns to the top of the operational agenda, a number of countries are investing in new multimission aircraft to tackle surveillance tasks at sea. Dr Lee Willett and Ridzwan Rahmat discuss the P-8A Poseidon programmes developing in the European and Asia-Pacific theatres
  • Change in the air: development of naval UASs

    The use of unmanned air systems from ships is growing as navies and maritime security agencies increasingly recognise the operational benefits they can bring. Richard Scott reports
  • A great leap forward

    China is ramping up efforts to develop the industrial capabilities that can provide the People's Liberation Army with the edge it requires over regional rivals, as Jon Grevatt reports
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  • Lockheed Martin marks maiden flight of LM-100J

    Lockheed Martin performed the first flight of its new LM-100J Hercules airlifter on 25 May. The latest civil variant of the military C-130J departed the company's Marietta production facility in Georgia for a maiden flight that its test pilot described as 'flawless'. This milestone, which follows
  • Kaiman recon vehicle enters Belarusian service

    The Kaiman (Cayman) armoured reconnaissance vehicle has entered service with Belarusian armed forces, a source in the company told Jane's at the MILEX 2017 defence show, held in Minsk from 20-22 May. "The Kaiman is a new vehicle. It has successfully passed state trials and the military has