• AgustaWestland outlines Polish multirole helicopter offset benefits

    Finmeccanica subsidiary AgustaWestland announced on 18 December that it has signed memoranda of understanding (MoU) with four Polish defence organisations relating to offset contracts valued at EUR800 million (USD981.5 million) to support its bid to meet Warsaw's multirole helicopter requirement.

  • Alenia offers M-346 Master to Thailand

    Alenia Aermacchi is offering its M-346 Master advanced jet trainer aircraft to Thailand as a replacement for its ageing Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros platforms, the company told IHS Jane's on 19 December. No further details of the offer were disclosed, except to say that the offer was being made in

  • Blocking US Army aviation restructure could put FVL at risk, officials warn

    Key Points US Army officials say future fleet modernisation rests on their aviation restructure plan They warn that FVL will not come to fruition without the cutbacks US Army aviation officials are insisting that their controversial Aviation Restructure Initiative (ARI) is the only way to

  • Peruvian Navy orders new polar oceanographic research vessel

    Key Points Peru signs a contract with Spanish shipyard Construcciones Navales P. Freire S.A. to build a new polar research vessel Keel laying is expected in 2015, with the final trials phase for the new vessel scheduled to begin in December 2017 The Peruvian Navy (Marina de Guerra del Peru, or

  • Russia launches legal proceedings against DCNS, sailors leave St Nazaire

    The Russian training ship Smolny left the French port of Saint Nazaire on 18 December and is returning to Kronstadt with the 400 sailors and marines who had been training on board the Mistral-class vessel Vladivostok . As a result of France's postponed handover of the vessels (in response to

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  • International Chinook: giving the fleet a lift

    The CH-47 Chinook has been the stalwart of global military heavy-lift operations for decades. Jamie Hunter analyses the helicopter's service life and future upgrade programmes
  • Briefing: Japan's new dawn

    Tokyo is shrugging off the post-1945 constraints on its military and developing new operational concepts and capabilities in response to China's rise. James Hardy reports
  • Fifth-gen ramp-up

    The F-35 programme has had its fair share of challenges, but meeting key programme milestones in the new year would signal that the largest weapons acquisition effort in history is finally on track. Marina Malenic reports
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