• Navy League 2014: L-3 Cincinnati takes its sensors to sea

    Key Points WALRSS is installed on the CVN 77 and will be used with LaWS on the USS Ponce Electronic stabilisation lessens the impact of ship motion on image detection L-3 Communications Cincinnati Electronics (L-3 CE) is offering a maritime version of its high-definition (HD) wide area long-range

  • Analysis: New Turkish procurement chief appointed

    Professor Ismail Demir has been appointed to lead Turkey's state arms procurement body, the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM), it was announced on 11 April. Demir, an aircraft engineer, replaces Murad Bayer, who led the SSM for a decade until his removal from office in late March. Bayar

  • Antonov president removed

    The Ukrainian government has sacked Dmitry Kiva, the President of the Antonov State Aircraft Building Concern, Antonov officials told IHS Jane's on 16 April. Antonov State Aircraft Building Concern is a holding company for three of Ukraine's key aerospace manufacturing concerns: Antonov Company,

  • Croatian MiGs begin returning from Ukraine

    After several months of delays the first of 12 Croatian MiG-21 fighters upgraded in Ukraine has been returned, crossing the border between Hungary and Croatia by road on 12 April. The second aircraft was due at Pleso Airbase near Zagreb the following week, when the third one was scheduled to leave

  • DSA 2014: Cambodia, Deftech negotiate on MBT upgrade

    Malaysia's DRB-HICOM Defence Technologies (Deftech) is in negotiation with the Royal Cambodian Army (RCA) over a deal to upgrade the service's Soviet-era T-54/T-55 main battle tanks (MBTs), company officials confirmed to IHS Jane's on 16 April. Speaking at the Defence Services Asia (DSA) exhibition

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  • Russia orders more MiG-29SMT fighters

    Russia has signed a contract with the Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG (RAC MiG) for 16 more MiG-29SMT 'Fulcrum' multirole fighter aircraft, RAC MiG announced on 15 April. Valued at RUB17 billion (USD473 million), including ground support and test equipment, the order will see the RAC MiG deliver
  • Boeing's Phantom Badger vehicle cleared for V-22 carriage

    Boeing's Phantom Badger tactical ground vehicle has been certified for internal carriage aboard the Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor, the company announced on 8 April. The US Navy (USN) certified the vehicle in March, having conducted a series of form-fit checks and pressure tests. Structural
  • German P-3C Orion upgrade approved by US State Department

    The US State Department has approved a USD250 million upgrade package for Germany's eight Lockheed Martin P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on 11 April. The package comprises the procurement, integration, and installation of hardware and


  • Vulcanair V1.0

    Type Four-seat lightplane. Programme Announced, and almost complete aircraft displayed statically, at Aero '14, Friedrichshafen, Germany, 9 to 12 April 2014. Updated version of Partenavia P.64/66 Oscar. Partenavia P.64 Fachiro III first flew on 2 April 1965 and entered production as Oscar B, 180

  • Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II

    Type Four-seat cabin monoplane. Programme Design of the Warrior II began in June 1972, an important feature being replacement of the earlier constant-chord wings of the Cherokee series by a longer span wing with tapered outer panels. As a result of its introduction, the Warrior, which at the time

  • Bay class

    Fleetlist Comment: The size, manoeuvrability and other operational characteristics of these vessels are tailored for operations in harbours and other restricted waters and for fulfilling present and anticipated multimission requirements. All units are ice strengthened for operation on the Great

  • Coast guard patrol craft

    Fleetlist Comment: Built in 1957 at Montevideo. Overhauls are planned.