• Avalon 2017: F-35 makes Australian debut

    The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) is showcasing its Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) on home soil for the first time at the Australian International Airshow and Aerospace and Defence Exposition 2017 running from 28 February to 5 March. Two F-35A fighters (AU-1 and

  • Australian Army conducts flights trials of Tiger helicopters on HMAS Canberra

    The Australian Army has begun flight trials of its Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) onboard the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN's) first-of-class amphibious assault ship, HMAS Canberra (L 02). The trials, which are being conducted with two airframes since 23 February, are expected to

  • South Korea announces defence science and technology plan

    Key Points DAPA's new plan focuses on boosting capability in areas deemed critical for national security Agency also aims to strengthen industrial competitiveness and leverage commercial technologies for defence South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has proposed a plan

  • Spectrum contest: RAAF boosts electronic warfare capabilities

    As the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) begins to beef up its capabilities in the electronic warfare spectrum, Charles Forrester takes a look at how the force has evolved its capabilities to include a new tactical capability. An electronic warfare (EW) evolution has been in progress for some years

  • Turkish LHD programme gathers momentum

    Turkish shipbuilder SEDEF has told Jane's that the Turkish Navy should have its new landing helicopter dock (LHD) two years earlier than originally expected and confirmed that the company is currently in negotiations to build a second LHD. SEDEF's defence industry manager Selim Bugdanoglu told

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  • IDEX 2017: UAE selects Rabdan 8x8 IFV

    The United Arab Emirates' (UAE's) military announced during the IDEX show in Abu Dhabi that it had ordered 400 8x8 vehicles from the local company Al-Jasoor, a joint venture between the Emirati company Heavy Vehicles industries (HVI) and the Turkish armoured vehicle manufacturer Otokar Land systems.
  • PLAN commissions new oceangoing training ship

    China's People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has commissioned a new training ship for the Dalian Naval Academy. Named Qi Jiguang (pennant number 83), the vessel entered service on 21 February at the Lushun Naval Base, near Dalian, which is expected to be its base port. The ceremony was attended by