• Mexican Air Force's first UH-60M Black Hawks delivered

    Two photos published online on 5 February appear to confirm that a first batch of three Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk utility helicopters has been delivered to the Mexican Air Force (FAM). The photos were first posted by México Aeroespacial , a Mexican aviation enthusiast group. The aircraft were

  • Update: Iranian UAV shown striking targets in Syria and Iraq

    Iran appears to have conducted strike missions over Syria and Iraq using its Shahed-129 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), according to footage released by national media on 2 February. A news report filed by media channel SimaNews shows at least two armed Shahed-129 UAVs being demonstrated at an

  • Mexican Air Force's Beechcraft T-6C+ fleet expands

    The Mexican Air Force (FAM) now has a fleet of 33 Beechcraft T-6C+ Texan II trainers, a military source told IHS Jane's on 3 February. A total of 48 aircraft have been ordered by the FAM since January 2012, when an original contract for six planes was placed. A FAM officer told IHS Jane's the

  • Argentina seeks to renovate A-4AR fleet with new engines

    The Argentine Ministry of Defence, through the Oficina Nacional de Contrataciones (that acquires assets for the government), on 1 February issued a high priority request for engine replacements and additional resources to overhaul its Lockheed Martin A-4AR Skyhawk (Fightinghawk) fighters. In 1994

  • Mexican Air Force's first UH-60M Blackhawks delivered

    Two photos published online on 5 February appear to confirm that a first batch of three Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk utility helicopters has been delivered to the Mexican Air Force (FAM). The photos were first posted by México Aeroespacial , a Mexican aviation enthusiast group. The aircraft were

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  • Asia's new sub hunters: Fixed-wing MPAs take on growing underwater threats

    With the proliferation of new and advanced submarines in the Asia-Pacific theatre, regional stakeholders are seeking capable airborne countermeasures to safeguard their maritime and economic interests. Kelvin Wong explores some of these options.
  • Loitering with intent

    Stricter rules of engagement and the need to engage fleeting and time-sensitive target sets in complex or remote environments is driving a requirement for surgical precision effects with low collateral damage. Robin Hughes examines the role of loitering munitions in this new paradigm
  • Swords into ploughshares: the challenge of demilitarisation

    Repurposing and decommissioning military equipment presents a range of challenges and opportunities for armed forces and the recipients of technology, the IDR team examines some of the most pressing concerns and potential benefits
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  • Brazil details new ARV

    The Brazilian Army has firmed up the requirement for a new Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicle (ARV) which will be the long-term replacement for the ENGESA EE-9 Cascavel 6x6 armoured cars that entered service over 40 years ago. The ARV - designated VBR-MR (Viatura Blindada de Reconhecimento - Media de
  • The PLAN commissions fourth Type 071 LPD

    The People's Liberation Army Navy's (PLAN's) fourth Type 071/Yuzhao-class landing platform dock (LPD) vessel was commissioned at the Wusong naval base in Shanghai on 1 February. Yimengshan (pennant number 988) is the first LPD to enter service with the East Sea Fleet, the other ships of the class

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