• France offers Indonesia Rafale technology transfer

    France has pledged to transfer technologies to Indonesia to enable local involvement in the production of the Dassault Rafale multirole combat aircraft if it is selected to meet a requirement in the Indonesian Air Force (TNI-AU). The French ambassador to Indonesia Corinne Breuzé said in a

  • Italian agreement points to C-27J and M-345 procurements for Chile

    Chile looks set to sign a contract with Alenia Aermacchi for the procurement of the C-27J Spartan tactical transport aircraft and the M-345 jet trainer, it was disclosed on 26 March. The country's Defence Minister, Jorge Burgos, signed an agreement with his Italian counterpart, Roberta Pinotti, for

  • Philippines "partially terminates" contract to procure UH-1 helicopters

    The Philippines Department of National Defense (DND) has issued a notice to "partially terminate" a contract with a US supplier over the provision of 21 refurbished UH-1 Huey utility helicopters to the Philippine Air Force (PAF). The notice - published on 26 March - was addressed to a

  • Quad-A 2015: US Army receives first new-build Lakota trainer

    Key Points The first Airbus UH-72A Lakota in US Army training configuration was delivered to the Pentagon The Lakota will enter the army training curriculum this year as the Bell TH-67 Creek training fleet is divested The first Airbus UH-72A Lakota in US Army training configuration has been

  • Russia, NATO forces face off in drills from Black Sea to the Baltic

    The confrontation between Russia and NATO in Eastern Europe entered a new phase in mid-March with a series of new military exercises by both sides. On 16 March Russia began extensive 'snap' exercises involving the Northern Fleet and units from other military districts. Defence Minister Sergei

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  • Croatia displays new AFV fleets

    The Croatian Armed Forces (CAF) presented new armoured vehicles at their Gasinci training grounds on 20 March. Four variants of the Patria Armoured Modular Vehicle (AMV) were presented: medical, logistical, and command versions, plus an armoured personnel carrier variant fitted with a Kongsberg
  • Japan commissions helicopter carrier Izumo

    The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) commissioned first-in-class helicopter carrier JS Izumo (DDH 183) in a ceremony in Yokohama on 25 March. The 248 m-long vessel, which displaces 24,000 tonnes at full load, is the largest Japanese military ship built since the Second World War and can


  • 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