• MAKS 2015: KRTV adds IR seeker to Kh-58UShK anti-radiation missile

    Russia's Tactical Missiles Corporation (KTRV) company demonstrated for the first time at the MAKS 2015 air show its upgraded version of the Kh-58UShK anti-radiation missile featuring an imaging infrared (IIR) channel. This missile intended to be integrated into the internal weapons bays of Russia's

  • MAKS 2015: Russia's new Ka-35 AEW helicopter enters service

    Russia's latest Kamov Ka-35 airborne early warning (AEW) helicopter has entered service with the Russian Navy, an industry source told IHS Jane's at the MAKS-2015 air show. The new Ka-35 is both designed as a replacement for the Russian Navy's ageing Ka-31 'Helix' AEW helicopters and to have a

  • Saudi MH-60R helo order confirmed

    The US Department of Defense (DoD) announced on 27 August that it had awarded a USD11.8 million contract to Science Applications International Corp for the delivery of "weapon systems support and sustainment" for Sikorsky MH-60R and MH-60S helicopters operated by Brazil, Denmark, Saudi

  • South Korea reveals plans to boost 2016 defence budget

    South Korea's government is looking to "sharply" increase its defence budget, a member of the country's ruling Saenuri Party revealed on 27 August. Reuters reported that legislator Kim Sung-tae had said the government was expecting to bolster combat power at the border with North Korea

  • Argentina progresses Pucara upgrade with ground-based engine tests

    Argentina has begun ground trials of an upgraded variant of the Fabrica Argentina de Aviones (FAdeA) Pucara counterinsurgency light strike aircraft designated the IA-58H, IHS Jane's has learned. A testbed aircraft (serial A-561) underwent ground-based engine tests at the FAdeA plant in Cordoba,

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  • UK requests remanufacture of Apaches to AH-64E standard

    The United Kingdom has requested from the US government the remanufacture of 50 of its AgustaWestland-Boeing WAH-64D Block I Apache Longbow AH.1 helicopters to the latest AH-64E Guardian standard. The request, which was announced by the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) on 27 August,
  • Japan launches second Izumo-class helicopter carrier

    Japan's second and final Izumo-class helicopter carrier was launched at the Japan Marine United shipyard in Yokohama on 27 August. Named Kaga (the first Japanese naval ship to take the name since the Second World War aircraft carrier that took part in the Pearl Harbor attacks and was lost at the

RELEVANT PROFILE LISTINGS

  • Agusta-Bell 212.

    Operational speed: 120 kt (222 km/h). Service ceiling: 15,000 ft (4,373 m). Range: 270 n miles (500 km). Role/Weapon systems: Assault (seven aircraft) and ASW/ASUW (11 aircraft); mainly deployed to escorts, but also shore-based. Sensors (ASW/ASUW): APS-705 radar; ASQ 13-B sonar; STAR SAFIRE II

  • Multipurpose Patrol Ships

    Fleetlist Programmes: The Pattugliatore Polivalente d'Altura (PPA) programme is for a class of six multipurpose offshore patrol vessels, with an option for a further four ships. Five are to be in a low-end configuration (patrol) and one in high-end configuration (combat). A modular design approach

  • Frosch II class (Type 109)

    Fleetlist Comment: Ex-GDR ships disarmed and transferred from Germany 25 August 1993. 5 ton crane amidships. In GDR service these ships had two twin 57 mm and two twin 25 mm guns plus Muff Cob fire-control radar. Both refitted at Rostock and recommissioned 25 April 1995. 37 mm guns fitted after

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    Notes: (1) It was announced in November 2014 that a new Coast Guard was to be established in order to consolidate resources and to simplify the command, control, and responsibilities of existing maritime agencies, including the Sea and Coastguard, Police, and Customs. The new force took effect in

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