• Collision avoidance upgrade for UK Tornados delayed by developmental problems

    The UK's plans to field a new collision warning system (CWS) for its fleet of Panavia Tornado GR.4 strike aircraft are being delayed due to development problems, it was disclosed on 28 January. Answering questions in the House of Commons, Philip Dunne, parliamentary under-secretary of state for

  • US Army to ramp up Apache MUM-T as Kiowa retirement begins

    Key Points The US Army is augmenting its Apache MUM-T capability Apaches teamed with UAVs are expected to take the place of retiring Kiowa Warriors As the US Army begins divesting its Bell OH-58 Kiowa Warrior reconnaissance helicopters, the service is planning to augment its Boeing AH-64 Apache

  • Australia to donate heavy landing craft to Philippines

    Australia is donating two recently decommissioned Balikpapan-class heavy landing craft (LCH) vessels to the Philippines, Defence Minister Kevin Andrews announced on 29 January. The last three of the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN's) 364-tonne, 45 m LCHs were decommissioned on 20 November 2014. The

  • India asks Japan to offer Soryu subs for Project 75I requirement

    India has invited Japan to compete in the Indian Navy's (IN's) long-delayed INR500 billion (USD8.1 billion) Project 75I (India) requirement for six diesel-electric submarines with land attack and air independent propulsion (AIP) capabilities. Official sources said India had recently forwarded a

  • Israeli Artillery Corps now operating Hermes UAVs

    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has revealed that its ground forces are operating medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs): a job that has previously been the sole responsibility of the Israeli Air Force. The Artillery Corps unit, which took part in Operation 'Protective

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  • Yak-152 trainer to make maiden flight 'in autumn'

    The Yakolev Yak-152 basic trainer aircraft is expected to make its maiden flight "in autumn", state media announced on 27 January. The tandem twin-seat, single piston-engined trainer is currently being assembled at the Irkutsk Aviation Plant in the far east of Russia, and the first flight
  • Images confirm ERA fit on Taiwan's CM11 tanks

    Recent photographs have confirmed that at least part of the Republic of China Army (RoCA) fleet of CM11 main battle banks (MBT) have been upgraded with the installation of explosive reactive armour (ERA). The CM11 MBT is essentially a brand new US-supplied General Dynamics Land Systems M60 hull
  • Cameroon takes delivery of Chinese patrol boats

    Cameroon has taken delivery of the two patrol vessels that were completed in China last year, Airbus Defence and Space satellite imagery has confirmed. The imagery from 23 January shows two 64 m vessels moored in the commercial area of Duala, rather than at the existing naval base, which will


  • JLG Millennia Military Vehicle (MMV)

    Development In April 2001, the then OmniQuip International was awarded a contract by the US Marine Corps System Command to supply the US Marine Corps' next generation of Extended Boom ForkLifts (EBFLs). A commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) procurement programme took place, vehicles were tested, minor

  • NORINCO Improved Type 74 Heavy Pontoon Bridge

    Development The People's Liberation Army (PLA) is believed to have had at least four designated heavy pontoon-type bridges in service. The first of these was designated Type 62/GZQ210 Heavy Ribbon Bridge, this a local copy of the Russian TPP Heavy Pontoon Bridge. This was followed by the Type

  • NORINCO Type GZQ411 Light Pontoon Bridge

    Development The People's Liberation Army (PLA) is believed to have at least two designated light pontoon-type bridges in service. The first of these is designated Type 63/GZQ310 Light Ribbon Bridge, this a local copy of the Russian PPP Light Pontoon Bridge. The Type 63 was followed by the Type

  • NORINCO Type ZB-200 prefabricated road steel panel bridge

    Description The Type GQL230A ZB-200 prefabricated road steel panel bridge is primarily used for the temporary or emergency repair or replacement of damaged/destroyed bridges. In addition to military requirements, the ZB-200 prefabricated road steel panel bridge can also be used for emergency