• Draken receives L-159s to market in the Americas

    Czech aircraft manufacturer Aero Vodochody delivered the first surplus Army of the Czech Republic (ACR) L-159E ALCA light attack and training aircraft to Draken International on 5 October. Aero Vodochody plans to deliver another seven aircraft by the end of the year. Draken International is to

  • Lockheed Martin discussing F-16V deal with Indonesia

    Lockheed Martin is in discussions with Indonesia over a potential sale of the F-16V Fighting Falcon, a company spokesperson confirmed to IHS Jane's on 9 October. The spokesperson was speaking one day after Lockheed Martin displayed a cockpit demonstrator of the F-16V in Jakarta to promote the

  • Pacific 2015: ST Marine positions Fearless 75 design for Australia's SEA 1180

    Key Points ST Marine is showcasing a proprietary design with plans to bid for a future Royal Australian Navy OPV requirement The Singapore shipyard is likely to partner with an Australian company should it proceed for the bid Singapore shipbuilder ST Marine is positioning the company's Fearless

  • South Korea, Indonesia look to sign KFX development accords

    South Korea and Indonesia are expected to sign an agreement later this month to formalise each country's industrial engagement in their joint development of the Korean Fighter Experimental (KFX) aircraft. The accord will feature Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI), which was named as preferred bidder

  • China's Z-11WB light helo takes first flight

    China's Avicopter Z-11WB light helicopter made its first flight in Jingdezhen, home of the Changhe Aircraft Industries Group, on 28 September. The Z-11WB is the military version of the 2.2-tonne, six-passenger AC-311 light helicopter that first flew in November 2010. This, in turn, is a

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  • K9 selected for Indian Army SPH requirement

    India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) has shortlisted the Samsung Techwin K9 Thunder 155 mm/52-calibre self-propelled tracked (SPT) howitzer for the Indian Army's long-delayed USD800 million tender for 100 such guns. Official sources said the selection in late September followed desert and high


  • YY-1 observation and tracking system

    Type Sensor turret Development The LOEC YY-1 turret-mounted EO observation and tracking system was first noted at the Asian Aerospace exhibition in Singapore in February 2006, where it was being promoted. It is designed for use on UAVs, helicopters and ground-based applications. In the latter

  • Rockwell Collins CNPC-1000

    Type Miniature datalink. Description The Rockwell Collins Control and Non-Payload Communications (CNPC) - 1000 miniature datalink is designed to provide 'high-reliability' communications between an unmanned AV (including small UAS classes) and a GCS. System features include: the ability to

  • CANA Guardian

    Type Multirole tactical UAV. Development The main objective of the Comando de Aviación Naval Argentina's (CANA - the Argentinian Navy's Naval Aviation Command) two-year, USD164,000 Guardian programme was to develop a system to improve command and control of its surveillance and

  • Cyber Technology CyberEye II

    Type MALE surveillance UAV. Decelopment Cyber Technology characterises its CyberEye II MALE surveillance UAV as being designed for the detection, localisation and tracking of targets and as being suitable for a range of applications including emergency services/safety support, infrastructure