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    The projected cost of Australia's troubled Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) programme has risen to about AUD800 million (USD688 million) more than its AUD8.5 billion budget, informed sources have told IHS Jane's . This figure is nearly AUD500 million more than an overrun forecast by an Australian

  • New Zealand awards helicopter simulator contract to CAE

    Canadian group CAE has secured a contract to supply synthetic training systems to support the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF's) Kaman SH-2G(I) Super Seasprite maritime helicopters, the company announced on 21 October. Under the terms of the contract, the value of which was not disclosed, CAE will

  • Oman retires Jaguars

    The Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) has held a ceremony to mark the retirement of its fleet of SEPECAT Jaguar attack aircraft at the Al-Shafaq Club in Seeb, the Oman News Agency reported on 16 October. It added that the Jaguars, which had been in RAFO service for nearly 37 years, were being replaced

  • UK to deploy Reaper UAVs to fight Islamic State in Iraq

    The United Kingdom is to deploy an undisclosed number of General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to Iraq as part of its ongoing efforts to combat Islamic State. The turboprop aircraft will be transferred from their current theatre in southern Afghanistan to a base of operations

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    The Polish Armed Forces have launched a tender to purchase 50 unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) to be known as Tarantula in Polish service. The UGV is required to weigh 15-20 kg and be capable of being carried by a single soldier or transported inside the troop compartment of the Polish Land Forces'

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    Once listed as a 'Project of Concern', the Project SEA 1448 Phase 2 ANZAC Anti-Ship Missile Defence programme has been turned round to become a flagship defence acquisition programme for Australia. Richard Scott reports
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  • A-7 Corsair II finally retires from service

    The Hellenic Air Force (HAF) held a decommissioning ceremony for its LTV (later Vought) A-7 Corsair II aircraft at Araxos Air Base, home of the 116 Combat Wing, on 17 October. The world's last operator of the A-7 Corsair II, 336 Squadron, decommissioned 15 A-7E and two TA-7C aircraft at the event.
  • AUSA 2014: Army outlines upcoming combat vehicle choices

    US Army planners will use the next several years to consider its next major vehicle investment - perhaps for infantry or Stryker units - and whether to proceed with a future combat vehicle. With the cancellation of the ground combat vehicle (GCV) for budget reasons, the army had to choose whether
  • HS Okeanos re-delivered to Hellenic Navy

    Greece's Type 209/1200 submarine HS Okeanos (S-118) was redelivered back to the Hellenic Navy (HN) from Hellenic Shipyards at Skaramangason on 20 October, having completed its Neptune II mid-life upgrade programme. Sea trials of the boat are expected to begin immediately and it should be fully

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