• Turkey looking for new manned surveillance aircraft

    Turkey has issued a request for information (RfI) for a manned reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft (IKU, in Turkish). Turkey's Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) issued the RfI on 31 July. The deadline for companies to respond to it is 12 August. The Turkish Land Forces Command

  • Russian An-140 production halted by Ukrainian sanctions

    Russia has been forced to suspend manufacture of the Antonov An-140 transport aircraft as a result of sanctions imposed by the Ukrainian government, national media reported on 3 August. Production of the twin-turboprop aircraft at Samara JSC Aviacor (also known as Aviakor), which is located

  • UK retires Lynx AH.7 from service

    The British Army retired from service the last of its AgustaWestland Lynx AH.7 utility helicopters during a ceremony on 31 July. The ceremony at the Army Air Corps' (AAC) operating base at Middle Wallop saw 671 Lynx Conversion Squadron perform a final flypast of the type that has been operational

  • Crash reveals ELINT role for Colombian CN235M

    A Colombian Air Force (FAC) Airbus Defence and Space (DS) CN235M aircraft crashed on 31 July killing all 11 on board. The aircraft reported an engine malfunction before it crashed over Agustin Codazzi, Cesar. The aircraft is understood to have been undertaking an intelligence operation. In response

  • Egypt takes delivery of F-16s

    A previously delayed consignment of F-16 multirole fighters arrived in Egypt just before US secretary of state John Kerry arrived to announce that bilateral relations were returning to a "stronger base". The eight F-16s were delivered to Cairo West Air Base on 30-31 July. The US embassy

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  • 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
  • Strike out: unmanned systems set for wider attack role

    Unmanned strike has for the most part been the preserve of larger systems, but now weapons are set to be rolled out across a range of UASs. Huw Williams examines the options
  • Leading edge: Israeli UAV development

    Israeli companies are set to remain global leaders in the development of unmanned aerial vehicles, with portfolios spurred by their country's challenging defence context, writes Andrew White
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  • Rheinmetall contracted for Scout SV turrets

    Rheinmetall will manufacture the turret structures for the British Army's new Scout SV reconnaissance vehicles under a contract announced by the company on 3 August. Worth EUR130 million (USD142.5 million), the contract covers the production of the turret structure and weapon mount (TSWM) for the

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    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

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    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

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