• Air traffic control contract awarded for Saudi Arabia National Guard bases

    Thales Defense and Security Inc has been awarded a USD11.7 million contract to provide air traffic control (ATC) equipment and services to the Saudi Arabia National Guard (SANG), the US Department of Defense (DoD) announced on 23 April. The contract covers the provision of precision approach

  • Boeing sells new ISR collector internationally

    Key Points Boeing says it has at least one customer for its Reconfigurable Airborne Multi-Intelligence System (RAMIS) The company developed RAMIS without using government funds Boeing has made sales of a tactical intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) platform, the Reconfigurable

  • Pentagon's F-35 acquisition officer unhappy with engine costs

    Key Points Cost growth is being attributed to reduced orders for the F-35 as well as to increased company overhead Lack of competition on the programme limits the government's leverage over the contractor The officer in charge of the US Department of Defense's (DoD's) F-35 programme expressed

  • Singapore's defence minister outlines procurement strategy

    Singapore's procurement strategy will encompass three main approaches over the coming years as the government continues to transform the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) into a networked third-generation (3G) military. In an interview with IHS Jane's in April, Singapore's Minister for Defence Ng Eng Hen

  • Sweden wants cruise missiles for Gripen

    Sweden wants to integrate stand-off cruise missiles on to its Saab JAS 39 Gripen E fighter aircraft in a bid to extend their offensive range, a senior government minister said on 23 April. Speaking on national radio, Minister of Defence Karin Enström said she wanted to see the acquisition of

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  • Iran unveils new 12.7 mm Gatling gun

    The Iranian military unveiled various new weapons and platforms during and immediately after the annual Army Day Parade on 18 April, including a six-barrelled 12.7 mm gun called the Moharram. Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan, the commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army Ground Forces,
  • Vietnam to arm new Gepard-class frigates with Palma CIWS

    The People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) Navy will equip its third and fourth Russian-built Gepard 3.9 (Project 11661) light frigates with the Palma close-in weapon system (CIWS), Nudelman Precision Engineering Design Bureau confirmed in a statement issued 22 April. The PAVN is scheduled to take


  • Aerokopter

    Aerokopter was established in Poltava on 14 December 1999 by I V Polituchy, A N Zapishny and A I Polituchy to develop light rotorcraft. It was briefly associated with what, on 3 May 2000, became the separate Aviaimpex design bureau, also active in Ukraine. First product was ZA-6 (or AK1-5) San'ka

  • Altitude

    Radial Rocket high-powered kitplane was first exhibited (by then New Century Aerosport) at the 2004 AirVenture at Oshkosh. The first customer-built aircraft flew in November 2006 and five are now flying. Company changed name to Altitude in 2011. Developed version, P85, announced August 2013.

  • Altitude P85

    Type Tandem-seat sportplane kitbuilt. Programme Announced 5 August 2013, when prototype under construction. Registered N273MP on 21 January 2014. Design Features Generally as Radial Rocket, but Chevrolet V8 watercooled motorcar engine in streamlined cowling.

  • Arsenyev 'Progress'

    Established in December 1936 and originally designated GAZ 116; aircraft production sorted in 1939; began manufacture of missiles in 1958. Aircraft built at Arsenyev have comprised: Aircraft built at Arsenyev Type Dates Quantity UT-2 1941-48 3,818 Yak-18 1948-55 3,063 Yak-18U 1955-67 940 Yak-18A