• Mexican Navy gets first Airbus AS565 MBe Panther helos

    The Mexican Navy took delivery on 28 September of the first of 10 Airbus AS565 MBe Panther helicopters it purchased in 2014, the company announced. Mexico is the first customer for the latest variant of the multirole military rotorcraft but has flown older versions. "The Mexican Navy's first

  • Northrop Grumman to build additional Fire Scouts for USN

    Northrop Grumman is set to build 10 additional MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopters for the US Navy (USN), the company announced on 29 September. US Naval Air Systems Command previously awarded Northrop Grumman a USD108.1 million contract for the work, which is expected to be completed by 2019,

  • Paramount promotes Mbombe 6 to Azerbaijan

    South African defence systems manufacturer Paramount has exhibited its Mbombe 6 at the ADEX defence show in Azerbaijan, as it looks for more orders from the country. The Azeri military currently operates the company's Marauder and Matador armoured personnel carriers, which were first procured under

  • Denel targets expansion in Saudi Arabia with anti-tank systems

    South African defence equipment manufacturer Denel Dynamics has reportedly signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Saudi Arabian firm ITAEC Group to potentially manufacture anti-tank missiles in the country. The MoU was reportedly signed at the Africa Aerospace and Defence tradeshow, held

  • Lockheed Martin conducts UAV launch from UUV

    Lockheed Martin deployed its maritime, canister-launched Vector Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) from the Marlin MK2 unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) during a US Navy exercise in August, the company announced on 28 September. This year's Annual Navy Technology Exercise (ANTX) called for

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  • Balancing act: Serbian Armed Forces update

    Serbia is one of few countries whose armed forces successfully co-operate with both Russia and the West, but while Belgrade insists on military neutrality, just how much longer this will be tolerated remains to be seen. Gerrard Cowan reports
  • Evolution by increments

    The US Army is, for the most part, moving cautiously ahead with a variety of modernisation plans to upgrade and evolve its equipment and structures. Daniel Wasserbly reports
  • Face off: East-West relations

    Russia's improving A2/AD and hybrid warfare capabilities are asking new questions of NATO's maritime forces. Richard Scott reports on how this Russian resurgence is spurring new thinking
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  • AAD 2016: ICP rolls out new REVA variants

    Integrated Convoy Protection (ICP) has developed new versions of its REVA (Reliable, Effective, Versatile, and Affordable) mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles. More than 800 vehicles have been built for the export market and all platforms feature an all-welded steel monocoque hull, with
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