• Analysis: Saudi-led coalition opens new front in Yemen

    ANALYSIS The Saudi-led coalition trying to restore Yemen's internationally recognised government appears to have opened a third front by deploying a substantial force to Marib province. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has already deployed ground forces and Apache attack helicopters to southern

  • Hill AFB receives first two F-35As

    The first two Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II combat aircraft assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing were delivered to Hill Air Force Base (AFB) in Utah on 2 September, the US Air Force and the company announced. The two aircraft are the first of 72 scheduled for delivery to the base, according to

  • Indonesia selects Su-35 to meet air combat requirement

    The Indonesian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has selected the Sukhoi Su-35 'Flanker-E' multirole combat aircraft to replace the Indonesian Air Force's (TNI-AU's) ageing Northrop F-5E Tiger II fighters, Defence Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu said on 3 September. Ryacudu said in comments published by

  • Indian MoD clears Mi-17, Akash, Chetak purchases

    India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) approved programmes worth nearly INR140 billion (USD 2.2 billion) for all three services on 1 September. The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) cleared the Indian Air Force (IAF) to buy 48 more Mil Mi-17V5 'Hip' medium-lift helicopters for INR69.92 billion and seven

  • First Australian P-8s on contract

    The first four of eight Boeing P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) have been placed on contract, according to a 27 August Pentagon announcement. Boeing has received a USD1.49 billion contract modification for four full-rate production (FRP) Lot II P-8A


  • Out with the old: Polish land systems modernisation

    Poland is pressing ahead with a wide-ranging military modernisation, seeking to build the capacity of its recently consolidated defence industrial sector and swiftly replace its ageing land systems amid rising regional tension. Remigiusz Wilk reports
  • Packing a punch

    Despite its small size, the New Zealand Defence Force takes pride in its ability to deliver a credible contribution to multinational operations and continues to grow a full spectrum of capabilities able to meet the challenges of an increasingly uncertain strategic environment both at home and abroad. Kate Tringham reports
  • Asian gains

    With Asia-Pacific countries increasingly looking to develop their defence industrial capabilities through offset, the demands being placed on foreign contractors are rising to an unprecedented level. Jon Grevatt reports
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