• Indonesian Air Force grounds F-16 fleet after Jakarta airport fire

    The Indonesian Air Force (Tentera Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Udara, or TNI-AU) has temporarily grounded its fleet of F-16C and F-16D combat aircraft pending investigations into a fire that claimed one airframe on 16 April. TNI-AU chief Air Chief Marshal Agus Supriyatna told reporters that the

  • LAAD 2015: Russia's ODK making progress on modernised, next-generation jet engines

    Representatives from Russia at this year's Latin American Aerospace and Defence (LAAD) exhibition report progress on several of their jet engine programmes, as well as the news that they intend to develop new facilities that would eliminate their long-running dependence on Ukraine's Motor Sich for

  • India's Jaguar upgrade hits snag over engine selection

    The upgrade of the Indian Air Force's (IAF's) SEPECAT Jaguar fleet by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), announced in 2010, is likely to be delayed beyond the stipulated 2017-18 deadline, official sources said. The IAF plans to modify 123 licence-built Jaguars by fitting them with more powerful

  • Czech Republic looks to increase transport aircraft fleet

    The Czech Ministry of Defence (MoD) is evaluating the possibility of procuring an additional two Airbus C295M tactical transport aircraft for the Army of the Czech Republic (ACR) to complement the service's existing fleet of four aircraft in operation since 2010. General Petr Pavel, chief of

  • Indonesian pilot survives F-16 blaze at Jakarta airport

    An Indonesian Air Force (Tentera Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Udara, or TNI-AU) Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon combat aircraft caught fire during an attempt to take-off from the Halim Perdana Kusuma airport in Jakarta on 16 April. The TNI-AU's head of corporate communications, Air Commodore


  • Briefing: Lighter than air

    With the development of new technologies and materials aerostats are enjoying a resurgence, proving to be an inexpensive surveillance solution for military and homeland security applications. Martin Streetly reports
  • Industry briefing: Spanish succession

    Despite suffering from austere defence budgets in recent years, Spain still maintains a highly developed defence industry that continues to produce a wide range of major platforms. Andrew MacDonald reviews the country's current defence-industrial status
  • HUDs for the grunts: head-mounted display systems for dismounted soldiers

    Following the development of a digitised, helmet-mounted display system for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter, such technology is being applied for dismounted soldiers, spearheaded by the US Army, reports Andrew White
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  • Italy orders final two FREMM frigates

    The Italian Navy has ordered its final two Carlo Bergamini-class (Fregata Europea Multi-missione - FREMM) frigates, completing its acquisition programme for 10 vessels. The total value of the contract for the two vessels is EUR764 million (USD818 million), according to a press release from the


  • 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