• Bell confirms Mexican order for 407GX

    The Mexican Air Force (FAM) has ordered 15 Bell 407GX helicopters, Bell Helicopter confirmed in a 2 March statement. Deliveries to the 111th Air Squadron at Zapopan, Jalisco, are scheduled to occur in 2015 and add to a fleet of Bell 206, 212, and 412EPs in service with the FAM since 1973, the

  • India boosts defence budget by 10.9%

    India announced a core defence budget of INR2.5 trillion (USD41.1 billion) for fiscal year 2015-16 on 28 February. The figure is a 7.7%, or INR1.8 billion, increase over the initial 2014-15 budget announced by the previous Congress Party-led government in February 2014, or a 10.9% increase over

  • Indian MoD launches first locally led network-warfare programmes

    India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) has, for the first time, launched two major programmes led by Indian consortia to indigenously develop network-centric systems for the Indian Army. Under the 'Make in India' initiative launched by India's new government that stresses indigenous materiel

  • Japan Coast Guard receives final EC225 helicopter

    Airbus Helicopters Japan announced on 2 March that it had delivered the third and final EC225 LP helicopter on order for the Japan Coast Guard (JCG). According to the company, the latest delivery is to replace an EC225 helicopter that was destroyed in the earthquake that struck eastern Japan in

  • Philippines to get first two FA-50s early

    Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) will deliver two FA-50 light-attack aircraft to the Philippine Air Force (PAF) ahead of schedule in December, Philippine Undersecretary of Defense Fernando Manalo said on 3 March. "We are looking at the early delivery of two FA-50s," said Manalo, head of

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  • Portugal may buy France's Siroco LPD

    The Portuguese defence procurement agency (DGRDN) is considering buying the French Navy's landing platform dock (LPD) Siroco , the Portuguese Ministry of National Defence (MND) has told IHS Jane's . However, no final decision has been made to buy the ship yet due to financial considerations. In

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