• China adding towed sonars to Type 054A, Type 056 vessels

    Photographs of two People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) Type 054A (Jiangkai II) frigates being fitted out at Huangpu shipyard in Guangzhou province, China, strongly suggest that variable-depth sonars (VDSs) are being installed. The images, published on the cjdby.net website, show a large aperture

  • Indian MoD approves USD2.91 bn worth of acquisitions, cancels LUH tender

    Key Points India's Ministry of Defence has approved USD2.91 billion of acquisitions, including more Arjun MBTs and self-propelled guns The MoD also cancelled the planned acquisition of 197 light utility helicopters, instead opting to relaunch the tender with a licence-build stipulation India's

  • Japanese MoD requests largest ever budget

    The Japanese Ministry of Defense (MoD) on 29 August asked for JPY5.05 trillion (USD48.6 billion) for fiscal year 2015, its largest ever budget request. The request is up 3.5% from the current fiscal year budget and is the third consecutive rise under the administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe,

  • Kazakh coast guard to receive first Aybar patrol boat

    Kazakhstan's coast guard shortly is to receive its first-in-class Project 0210 Aybar patrol boat. Lead vessel Karaganda (pennant 308) was launched at the Zenit Uralsk Shipyard on 11 July 2014, and is undergoing sea trials ahead of a planned delivery in September. Reports suggest that build work

  • Northrop Grumman CIRCM completes US Army flight testing

    Key Points Northrop Grumman's CIRCM has completed six weeks of army flight demonstrations The company is competing with BAE Systems to replace legacy army systems, primarily the ATIRCM Northrop Grumman's Common Infrared Countermeasures (CIRCM) system recently completed US Army flight

    FEATURED REPORT

  • Drifting apart

    Military leaders have warned repeatedly that the United Kingdom risks becoming a 'hollow force' unable to offer useful help to its closest ally, the United States. So is this the end of an unusually close partnership? Matthew Bell reports
  • Rearming Russia

    Russia's rearmament ambitions envisage the replacement of some 70% of its old equipment by 2020, but current funding levels suggest it will fall well short of this goal. Karl Soper reports
  • Briefing: Tense transitions

    Transitions in East Asia's security and geopolitical landscape are introducing new challenges into longstanding competitions and increasing the range of plausible scenarios for miscalculation, escalation and crises across the Western pacific. Tate Nurkin reports
Subscribe to Air Platforms for access to more latest Air Platforms news, analysis and data
  • Dutch to withdraw Patriots from Turkey

    The Netherlands is to withdraw its Raytheon Patriot surface-to-air (SAM) missile batteries from Turkey in January 2015, citing strain on personnel and a pending technical modification. The Dutch deployed two of its three Patriot Fire Units from the Defence Ground-Based Air Defence Command (DGBADC),
  • Azeri coastguard revamps fleet with Israeli help

    IHS Jane's can confirm that an Israel Shipyards order to deliver six Shaldag Mk V patrol boats and six Saar 62 offshore patrol vessel (OPVs), an order reportedly for two separate customers, in fact came from the same customer - the Azerbaijan Coast Guard (Sahil M├╝hafizsin). This development

RELEVANT PROFILE LISTINGS

  • Selex ES ASIO-B

    Type VTOL mini-UAS. Development Selex ES describes the ASIO-B VTOL mini-UAS as being designed to provide 'perch and stare' and surveillance capabilities in applications such as IED location/identification, target acquisition, battle damage assessment, border protection, crowd control,

  • Selex ES DRAKO

    Type Quad-rotor micro-UAS. Development Selex ES characterises its DRAKO quad-rotor micro-UAS as having a 'minimal' audio signature and as being suitable for close-range reconnaissance, Special Forces and Police support and general surveillance applications with an emphasis on operations in urban

  • Selex ES SPYBALL-B

    Type VTOL mini-UAS. Development Selex ES describes the 0.48 m (1.6 ft) diameter SPYBALL-B VTOL mini-UAS as having been designed for 'hover and stare' and platoon-level surveillance with applications including IED location/identification; target acquisition; short-range 'over-the-hill'

  • AMS Carat A

    Type Single-seat ultralight motor glider. Programme First flown 16 December 1997; flight testing carried out during 1998. Initial production aircraft displayed at Aero '99, Friedrichshafen, in April 1999 under name of Technoflug TFK-2 Carat. Folding propeller certified 7 November 2000; certified

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT