• Chinese navy’s amphibious capabilities continue to grow

    China's latest 20,000-tonne Yuzhao-class (Type 071) landing platform dock (LPD) vessel was launched on 20 January at the Hudong-Zhonghua shipyard in Shanghai. It is the sixth ship of the class and joins the previous vessel, which was launched in June 2017, fitting out alongside. All ships of the

  • IAV 2018: Austria upgrades Pandurs

    Austria is scheduled to receive its first tranche of 34 upgraded Pandur EVO vehicles between 2018 and 2021, with the first example set for unveiling in June at the Eurosatory defence exhibition, an Austrian planning officer has said. Speaking at the International Armoured Vehicles (IAV) 2018

  • India to showcase armed Rudra Mk IV helicopter at Republic Day military parade

    India’s first indigenously designed and manufactured armed helicopter will make its maiden public appearance in a fly-past at the country’s Republic Day military parade in New Delhi on 26 January. Indian Air Force (IAF) officials said the twin-engine Rudra Advanced Light Helicopter

  • Myanmar to acquire six Su-30 multirole fighters from Russia

    Myanmar will procure six Sukhoi Su-30 multirole fighter aircraft from Russia, the government in Moscow announced on 22 January following an agreement reached between the two countries during a recent visit by Russian Defence Minister General Sergei Shoigu to the Southeast Asian country.

  • Russian military to commission new ‘flying hospital’

    Russia’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) plans to acquire a new airmobile hospital to be carried by an Il-76MD transport aircraft, a military representative told the Izvestia newspaper on 15 January. Designated the Il-76MA, the new variant of the transport will have a range of diagnostic, intensive

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  • Brazil to acquire additional SAR-configured C295

    Brazil has exercised an option for an additional Airbus Defence and Space (DS) C295 search and rescue (SAR)-configured aircraft, to add to two that were ordered in 2014. The additional SAR-configured aircraft, which was announced on 22 January, will bring the total number of SAR and
  • Hawkei goes on deployed trial

    The Thales Hawkei has been deployed to Iraq as part of the Australian Department of Defence’s LAND 121 project. Two vehicles – one in the two-door configuration and one in the four-door configuration – have been deployed to Iraq’s Taji Military Complex as part of a test to
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