• Finmeccanica signs helicopter R&D agreement with Singapore's NTU

    Finmeccanica and Singapore's Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have signed an agreement in Rome to commence helicopter-related research and development (R&D) activities, it was announced on 23 May. Finmeccanica, which will operate from the start of 2017 under the brand Leonardo, said the

  • US air tankers start refuelling Spanish Air Force aircraft

    US air tankers based in southern Spain have begun carrying out in-flight refuelling for Spanish Air Force (SPAF) aircraft. The operations began in the second half of last year, the Spanish Ministry of Defence (MoD) recently confirmed to IHS Jane's . While the MoD did not comment on the number of

  • Russian Helicopters to repair Laotian Mi-17s

    Russian Helicopters, part of state corporation Rostec, has signed a contract with the Laotian Ministry of National Defence for the repair of "military products". Under the contract specialists from the Russian holding company will carry out helicopter repairs for four years, said Rostec

  • UK begins in-flight refuelling trials of Voyager and F-35

    The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) recently began in-flight refuelling clearance trials of its Airbus Defence and Space (DS) Voyager tanker-transport aircraft with the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter. The trials, which were announced on 20 May by the F-35 Joint Program Office

  • Ukraine markets MBT powerpack

    The State Enterprise Malyshev Plant in Ukraine is marketing its latest 1,500 hp diesel powerpack as a potential upgrade for existing main battle tanks (MBTs) or installation in newly built MBTs. The Malyshev Plant has manufactured more than 20,000 MBT engines and its latest development is a compact

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  • Lethal advantage: developments in handguns and personal defence weapons

    The handgun and personal defence weapon markets continue to be dominated by modularity to meet a broad range of mission sets, although such modularity comes at a price. Andrew White considers the future of these secondary weapon systems as well as advancements in accessories for legacy handguns
  • Statement of intent: Australia's White Paper and the RAN's future fleet

    Following the long-awaited publication of Australia's latest Defence White Paper, James Goldrick discusses its implications, and those of its associated investment programme, for the Royal Australian Navy
  • Joint effort

    With tensions along Europe's eastern frontier with Russia fuelling regional efforts to enhance military co-operation, plus looming prospects for involvement in multinational operations further afield, the time may be right for the evolution of an integrated multirole fighter force built around European operators of the Saab Gripen. Jim Dorschner examines the implications of Gripen's growing footprint in Europe.
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  • Boeing flies first upgraded USAF E-3G

    Boeing announced that it has successfully conducted the first flight of an upgraded US Air Force (USAF) E-3G Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft, paving the way for the flight test qualification phase. The Diminishing Manufacturing Sources Replacement of Avionics for Global
  • Ukraine markets MBT powerpack

    The State Enterprise Malyshev Plant in Ukraine is marketing its latest 1,500 hp diesel powerpack as a potential upgrade for existing main battle tanks (MBTs) or installation in newly built MBTs. The Malyshev Plant has manufactured more than 20,000 MBT engines and its latest development is a compact
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