• Argentina to negotiate with Brazil for Gripen E multirole fighters

    Argentina is to begin negotiations towards potentially buying 24 Saab Gripen E multirole fighters from the Brazilian production line, the Brazilian Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 21 October. The MoD said that Argentine Minister of Defence Agustin Rossi conditioned the Gripen procurement on

  • Boeing, Thales confirmed as preferred tenderer for Australian HATS programme

    Boeing Defence Australia and partner Thales Australia have been formally confirmed as preferred tenderer to provide a new joint helicopter aircrew training system (HATS) for Australian Army (AA) and Royal Australian Navy (RAN) personnel. This decision was reported by IHS Jane's in January, although

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    Honduras has received an Embraer Legacy 600 transport aircraft and plans to buy two new Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano light fighters, the Honduran Foreign Ministry announced on 17 October. The 16-seat VIP transport aircraft, which was valued at USD14 million, was donated to the Honduras Air Force

  • South Africa's Armscor reveals outstanding offset obligations of USD100 million

    South African defence acquisition agency ARMSCOR has revealed in its annual report that there were outstanding Defence Industrial Participation (DIP) obligations valued at ZAR1 billion (USD97 million) as of 31 March 2014. The figure was revealed in the agency's annual report, which was released on

  • Sweden's CybAero to appeal against Chinese UAV export ban

    Swedish unmanned air systems (UAS) developer CybAero has announced that its application to export unmanned rotary-wing platforms to Chinese state aerospace company AVIC has been rejected by Swedish authorities. The company said on 23 October that it will appeal against the decision by the Swedish

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  • Briefing: Underwater aspirations

    While competing priorities and affordability issues have influenced a decline in submarine numbers in Europe in recent years, several of the region's nations are committing resources to recapitalising their SSK capabilities. Kate Tringham and Richard Scott report
  • Thinking big

    The arrival of the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers will require a mindset change in the Royal Navy. Richard Scott reports
  • Indonesian intent

    Shifting power in the Asia-Pacific region requires Indonesia to reassess its military modernisation programme, writes Jon Grevatt
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  • Images show JF-17 flying with CM-400AKG hypersonic ASM

    Recent images of two China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) CM-400AKG high-speed air-to-surface missiles fitted to an airborne Chengdu Aircraft Corporation (CAC) FC-1/JF-17 fighter suggest that China continues to develop the missile. While the source or date of the photos is not
  • 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

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