• Indonesia's PTDI delivers two NC212i transports to PAF

    State-owned aircraft manufacturer PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) has delivered the two NC212i light utility transport aircraft ordered by the Philippine Air Force (PAF) in January 2014. The twin-turboprop transports were photographed on 14 June after arriving at an airport near the Philippine

  • Colombian Navy commissions new hydrographic multipurpose vessel

    The Colombian Navy commissioned a new hydrographic multipurpose vessel into service on 14 June. Originally built as an offshore supply vessel (OSV) by Chinese shipyard Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding, ARC Caribe was procured by Colombia in December 2017 and modified to meet navy requirements. While the

  • Colombian Navy launches latest amphibious ship

    The Colombian Navy launched its fifth amphibious landing vessel (BDA), ARC Bahia Colombia , in Cartagena on 15 June. ARC Bahia Colombia is the sixth BDA and built by Colombia’s state-owned shipbuilding company COTECMAR and the fifth of the MK II series . Honduras received another version of

  • Germany shortlists R&S for VJTF communications

    Rohde & Schwarz (R&S) has been selected as the preferred partner to supply its SDxR and SVFuA communications systems to the German Army when it supports NATO’s Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) in 2023, industry sources have revealed. Jane’s understands that the company

  • Russian Navy commissions first Ivan Gren-class landing ship

    The Russian Navy’s first Ivan Gren-class (Project 11711E) large landing ship was commissioned at the service’s Baltiysk naval base in Kaliningrad on 20 June. Ivan Gren will be based with the the Northern Fleet. It is the first of two vessels in the class being built by Yantar Shipyard in

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  • Norway cancels tank upgrade

    Plans to upgrade the Norwegian Army’s Leopard 2A4 main battle tanks (MBTs) have been abandoned following the publication of the government’s revised budget in May, the Norwegian MoD has confirmed. “Through the examination of the Land Power Proposition in the autumn of 2017, it was