• Greece funds CH-47D buy

    The Hellenic Ministry of National Defence has formally funded the acquisition of 10 ex-US Army Boeing CH-47D Chinook helicopters at a total cost of USD125.8 million. Although originally approved by the Greek government in October 2013 followed by the US State Department in December 2014, ongoing

  • Navantia delivers final four landing craft for RAN LHDs

    Spanish state-owned shipbuilder Navantia has delivered the last four of 12 landing craft ordered in December 2011 to equip the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN's) two Canberra-class landing helicopter dock (LHD) amphibious assault ships. The handover ceremony took place in Sydney on 26 November.

  • Indonesian air force selects AW101 for presidential duties

    The Indonesian Air Force (TNI-AU) has selected the AgustaWestland AW101 multirole medium helicopter to meet its requirement for a presidential transport aircraft, the Indonesian Air Force chief of staff, Air Vice Marshal Agus Supriatna, has told state-run news agency Antara. In comments reported on

  • Russia receives first arctic-optimised Mi-8AMTSh-VA helicopter

    Russia's Ulan-Ude Aviation plant delivered the first of a new type of Mil Mi-8 'Hip' helicopters designed for use in the Arctic on 25 November. The first Mi-8AMTSh-VA was handed over to the country's newly formed Arctic Group of Forces. Plant managing director Leonid Belykh said that "the

  • India to transfer four Mi-25 'Hind' attack helicopters to ANDSF by early 2016

    India will deliver four refurbished Russian-made Mi-25 'Hind' attack helicopters to the Afghan National Defence and Security Forces (ANDSF) by early 2016, official sources have said. The renovated Indian Air Force Mi-25s, armed with YakB four-barrelled 12.7 mm machine guns, rockets, and grenade


  • Commercial UAVs pose rising security challenge

    Greater accessibility of commercial unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has opened up new security threats. Andrew White surveys the insurgent and criminal groups showing the most interest in this new technology, and assesses the defence industry's response.
  • Mission ready: UAS crew training shapes up

    UAS mission sets have grown substantially in the last decade or so with a myriad of new payloads and capabilities being introduced. Huw Williams examines how UAS crew are training to operate these systems and adopt new concepts of operations
  • Briefing: Vertical reality

    The United States is pushing ahead with the next generation of vertical take-off and landing aircraft. Marina Malenic reports
Subscribe to Air Platforms for access to more latest Air Platforms news, analysis and data
  • SDSR 2015: British Army reform plans left vague

    Key Points A lack of detail in UK's 2015 SDSR has raised a question mark over the future of one of the British Army's three MBT-equipped armoured cavalry regiments Meanwhile, the Ajax reconnaissance vehicles purchased to support British Army's three current armoured infantry brigades are now to be


  • YY-1 observation and tracking system

    Type Sensor turret Development The LOEC YY-1 turret-mounted EO observation and tracking system was first noted at the Asian Aerospace exhibition in Singapore in February 2006, where it was being promoted. It is designed for use on UAVs, helicopters and ground-based applications. In the latter

  • Rockwell Collins CNPC-1000

    Type Miniature datalink. Description The Rockwell Collins Control and Non-Payload Communications (CNPC) - 1000 miniature datalink is designed to provide 'high-reliability' communications between an unmanned AV (including small UAS classes) and a GCS. System features include: the ability to

  • CANA Guardian

    Type Multirole tactical UAV. Development The main objective of the Comando de Aviación Naval Argentina's (CANA - the Argentinian Navy's Naval Aviation Command) two-year, USD164,000 Guardian programme was to develop a system to improve command and control of its surveillance and

  • Cyber Technology CyberEye II

    Type MALE surveillance UAV. Decelopment Cyber Technology characterises its CyberEye II MALE surveillance UAV as being designed for the detection, localisation and tracking of targets and as being suitable for a range of applications including emergency services/safety support, infrastructure