• Brazilian Tiger II crashes

    A Northrop F-5FM Tiger II combat aircraft of Brazilian Air Force’s (FAB) 1st Fighter Group crashed on 24 May, moments after taking off from its homebase in Rio de Janeiro for a combat training mission. Both crew members ejected and were rescued. An investigation has been launched by the

  • KADEX 2018: Kazakhstan orders additional Su-30SM fighter aircraft from Russia

    Kazakhstan has ordered another batch of Sukhoi Su-30SM multirole fighters from Russia. A contract for the additional aircraft was signed by the Kazakh Ministry of Defence’s Kazspetsexport agency and Russian aircraft manufacturer Irkut Corporation on 24 May during the KADEX 2018 defence

  • Russian SSBN Yuri Dolgoruky successfully fires four Bulavas

    Russia’s Borei-class (Project 955) ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) Yuri Dolgoruky successfully test fired a volley of four Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) from the White Sea to hit designated targets at the Kura test range, situated 5,000 miles away on the Kamchatka

  • US Army kicks off Heavy Robotic System programme for EOD soldiers

    The US Army has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for a Common Robotic Systems – Heavy (CRS-H) prototype unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) programme. “The army is continuing to standardise its fleet of unmanned ground vehicles into programmes of record based on three weight

  • KADEX 2018: Russian Helicopters unveils Mi-38T utility rotorcraft

    Russian Helicopters holding, a subsidiary of the Rostec state corporation, has presented the Mi-38T utility rotor at the KADEX 2018 defence show being held in Astana, Kazakhstan, on 23-26 May. The Mi-38T can be supplied in the baseline transport, search-and-rescue (SAR) or medical evacuation

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  • Pakistan signs for T129 attack helos

    Pakistan has formally signed for 30 TAI T129 attack helicopters from Turkey, it was disclosed on 24 May. The confirmation of the anticipated sale to Pakistan was made in the political manifesto that Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) has released ahead of the general
  • Japan takes delivery of four more Bushmaster vehicles

    Japan has taken delivery of a second batch of four Bushmaster 4x4 protected mobility vehicles for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF), manufacturer Thales Australia confirmed on 24 May. The company built and supplied four Bushmasters to the JGSDF in 2014 at a cost of about AUD3.6 million
  • More attacks on naval vessels in Red Sea revealed

    Key Points There have been three attacks on naval vessels in the Red Sea that the Saudi-led coalition has not reported. The fate of two vessels is unclear, but a UAE minehunter was not lost. At least four Saudi-led coalition naval vessels have been attacked in the southern Red Sea since June
  • Australian Army to roll out Black Hornet micro UAVs

    The Australian Army (AA) will soon roll out the PD-100 Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance System (PRS) across one of its brigades in Brisbane, the Department of Defence (DoD) in Canberra announced in a 24 May statement. The rollout and sustainment of the micro unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) is