• Argentina evaluates medium transports

    The Argentine Ministry of Defence (MoD) is evaluating the purchase of a new medium transport aircraft to replace the Fokker F27 Friendships of the Argentine Air Force, the last operational example of which is to be retired this year. According to Walter Ceballos, the MoD's logistics and emergencies

  • India's top auditor criticises navy for accepting 'faulty' MiG-29K fighters

    India's Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has severely criticised the Indian Navy (IN) for accepting 45 Russian-built Mikoyan MiG-29K/KUB aircraft acquired from 2004 onwards for USD2.20 billion, despite their being "riddled with problems, discrepancies, and anomalies". In a series of

  • Long-lead funding for further tranche of P-8A Poseidons for Australia

    Boeing has been awarded a USD100 million contract by US Naval Air Systems Command to fund long-lead parts and efforts for the manufacture of four P-8A Poseidon multimission maritime aircraft for Australia, sources close to the programme told IHS Jane's . The contract is in addition to the eight

  • Effort to return Greek P-3s to service commences

    Lockheed Martin has begun work on the mid-life upgrade (MLU) of Greece's P-3B Orion maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) fleet, the manufacturer announced on 25 July. The launch of the effort to modernise and refurbish four of the five P-3B aircraft that are owned jointly by the Hellenic Air Force and

  • Saudi Arabia says Apache crashed in Yemen

    Saudi Arabia has confirmed for the first time since it launched its military intervention in Yemen in March 2015 that it has lost an aircraft inside that country. The official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on 25 July that a Royal Saudi Land Forces (RSLF) AH-64 Apache attack helicopter had

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  • Expanding horizons: the EU's growing military footprint

    Over the past two years the EU's military operations have increased considerably, with the latest counter-migrant mission in the Mediterranean illustrating its growing ambitions to protect the continent's security. Tim Ripley reports on the expanding mission set that is putting the organisation to the test at all levels, politically, operationally, and tactically
  • Brexit tests European security co-operation

    Aside from economic and political consequences, the UK's vote to leave the EU will have an impact on defence and security co-operation. Brooks Tigner assesses the implications for the EU and NATO. Benoît Gomis considers the ramifications for France-UK relations.
  • Rotary recap: UK helicopter renewal continues apace

    After years of neglect that resulted in a political crisis during the Afghanistan war, the UK's helicopter fleet is beginning to see the fruits of a long-overdue multi-billion-pound renewal programme. Gareth Jennings examines this effort, which is seeing additional platforms procured, old types replaced with new ones, and trusted workhorses upgraded with additional capabilities.
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  • Singapore preps Paramount Marauder for 2017 rollout

    The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) will soon gain a new protected logistics capability with the planned introduction of the 20-tonne 4x4 Protected Combat Support Vehicle (PCSV) by 2017. Based on the South African Paramount Marauder mine-resistant, ambush-protected (MRAP) platform, the PCSV has been
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