• IAF C-130J-30 transport aircraft damaged during landing

    An Indian Air Force (IAF) Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Super Hercules transport aircraft has been damaged in an accident at the 3,070 m-high Thoise airfield in India's northern Himalayan region of Ladakh, which borders China and Pakistan. IAF spokesman Wing Commander Anupam Banerjee told Jane's on 24

  • IDEX 2017: Ukrinmash proposes light-attack helicopter

    Ukrinmash has developed a light-attack helicopter concept based on Aviaimpex's KT-112 Yanhol platform. The company displayed a mock-up of its KT-112UD helicopter at IDEX 2017 in Abu Dhabi. The weapons fit envisaged for the helicopter will offer ground-attack and anti-aircraft capabilities, with

  • IDEX 2017: S-Plane, Stemme partner for optionally piloted aircraft

    S-Plane Automation and Stemme AG are partnering to develop an optionally piloted capability for the ECARYS ES15. The effort will see S-Plane Automation's unmanned systems technology integrated onto the aircraft. Speaking to Jane's at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) 2017

  • Lockheed Martin awaiting USCG decision to provide C4ISR systems for OPC

    Key Points Lockheed Martin is participating in USCG C4ISR system development activities The NSC and OPC C4ISR systems are similar except for defence operations Lockheed Martin expects to learn this year how much of their C4ISR capabilities, already in use on the US Coast Guard's (USCG's) National

  • NISL, Terma to provide new surface surveillance radar to Indian Navy

    Key Points Terma's Scanter 6000 radar is being supplied to meet the SSR requirement Nova Integrated Systems Limited will manufacture the radars in-country under the 'Buy and Make (India)' policy initiative The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a contract to Nova Integrated Systems

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  • IDEX 2017: UAE selects Rabdan 8x8 IFV

    The United Arab Emirates' (UAE's) military announced during the IDEX show in Abu Dhabi that it had ordered 400 8x8 vehicles from the local company Al-Jasoor, a joint venture between the Emirati company Heavy Vehicles industries (HVI) and the Turkish armoured vehicle manufacturer Otokar Land systems.
  • PLAN commissions new oceangoing training ship

    China's People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has commissioned a new training ship for the Dalian Naval Academy. Named Qi Jiguang (pennant number 83), the vessel entered service on 21 February at the Lushun Naval Base, near Dalian, which is expected to be its base port. The ceremony was attended by