• Mexico selects Grob trainer

    The Mexican Air Force (FAM) has selected the Grob Aircraft G120TP twin-seat turboprop as its new elementary trainer. A deal worth USD110 million for 25 G120TPs, along with a flight simulator and logistics support plus options on a further 15, was first reported by local media on 21 July. Sources

  • Oman begins receiving second batch of F-16 fighters

    The first of 12 new Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon combat aircraft for the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) departed the company's production facility in Fort Worth, Texas, on 22 July. The departure, which was disclosed on the Lockheed Martin Code One blog, saw the first four Block 50 F-16s

  • OSCE seeking UAV capability for Ukraine mission

    The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) is aiming to acquire two unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to support its activities in Ukraine, it has been revealed. The body is looking to gain this UAV capability immediately, or as soon as possible; which would mark the first time

  • Philippines proposes C-130T purchase for PAF

    The US Defence Security Cooperation Agency announced on 24 July that the Philippines has proposed to purchase, from existing US military stock, two Lockheed Martin C-130T transport aircraft at a cost of USD61 million. A statement said the sale includes the two aircraft plus 10 Rolls-Royce Allison

  • Tunisia requests Black Hawks

    Tunisia has requested the sale of 12 Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on 24 July. Estimated to be worth USD700 million, the proposed sale includes 24 7.62 mm M134 Miniguns, 24 .50 GAU-19 Gatling guns, 24 70 mm Hydra rocket pods and

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  • Lithuania seeks new armoured vehicles

    Lithuania is looking to buy wheeled infantry combat vehicles, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) revealed on 21 July. The new vehicles are intended to replace the country's existing fleet of M113 wheeled armoured personnel carriers (APC) according to the MoD. However, the new vehicles are intended to
  • Indonesia equips corvette with Chinese 30 mm CIWS

    The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Laut - TNI-AL, or TNI-AL) is equipping its Kapitan Pattimura (Parchim I)-class corvette KRI Sultan Thaha Syaifuddin (876) with a Chinese-developed Type 730 close-in weapon system (CIWS). The matter was revealed on 22 July by Sultan Thaha


  • BlueBird MicroB®

    Type Tactical mini-UAV. Development BlueBird Aero Systems' MicroB® tactical mini-UAV is designed for a range of military and civil applications including 'over-the-hill' covert ISTAR, 'first responder' support, border surveillance, force/convoy protection, law enforcement, security

  • RT Skystar

    Type Family of surveillance aerostats. Development RT Ltd bills its Skystar family of surveillance aerostats as being suitable for a wide variety of applications including unmanned ISR and targeting, boarder/coastal security, crisis/emergency management, law enforcement, SAR, communications

  • Sky Sapience HoverMast-100

    Type Tethered VTOL surveillance system. Development Sky Sapience was established in January 2010 and bills its HoverMast-100 tethered VTOL surveillance system as being suitable for military (armoured and infantry units, border patrol and shipboard surveillance), homeland security (police and fire

  • VTUL Cube Y6

    Type VTOL surveillance mini-UAV. Development The Czech Republic's Military Technical Institute State Enterprise (Air Force and Air Defence Technical Institute branch office) (VTÚ s.p,. o.z. VTÚLaPVO) reports the Cube Y6 UAS as having been publicly unveiled at the beginning of 2014; as