• Anka UAV makes forced landing

    An 8th Army Corps Anka unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operating over Elazig, eastern Anatolia, made a forced landing soon after take-off on 24 July due to a technical failure, Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) tweeted on 25 July. According to initial media reports, villagers informed the military

  • DSME prepares to handover Indonesia’s first Type 209/1400 submarine after initial delays

    Key Points Indonesia is about to receive its first South Korean-made submarine, after a delay of more than four months Delays have been caused by modifications made to the platform after its initial sea trials, said DSME The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut, or

  • German Tiger crashes in Mali, crew killed

    An Airbus Helicopters Tiger attack platform operated by the German Army has crashed while operating in Mali, killing both crew members. The incident happened in a remote desert region about 70 km north-east of Gao, at approximately 12:20 local time on 26 July. According to the Bundeswehr the cause

  • Indonesia in talks to procure first mini-submarine

    Key Points Indonesia is currently in the process of acquiring its first mini-submarine Platform may partly fulfil Indonesia’s requirement to operate a fleet of 12 submarines by 2024 The Indonesian Ministry of Defence (MoD) is currently finalising a contract with Batam-based shipbuilder PT

  • SAT develops SR-10-based UAV concept

    Russia’s Modern Aviation Technologies (SAT - Sovremennye Aviatsionnye Teknologii) Design Bureau has developed an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) concept based on its SR-10 jet trainer aircraft. Dubbed the AR-10 Argument, a SAT representative told Jane’s that the concept aircraft is

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  • Infocom develops new armed UGV

    Kiev-based Infocom has revealed to Jane’s details of Laska, its new unmanned ground vehicle (UGV). Developed through a company-funded project, the system is designed to support tactical level operations on the battlefield. Sergey Rumyantsev, project manager and UGV team lead at Infocom, told
  • Lockheed Martin launches LCS 15

    Lockheed Martin launched the future steel monohull Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) variant USS Billings (LCS 15) into the Menominee River in Marinette, Wisconsin, at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyard on 1 July 2017. To prepare for the launch, 118-m long Billings was moved to its