• Philippine Navy mulling best way to upgrade Del Pilar frigates

    The Philippine Navy (PN) is having internal talks on how best to upgrade the weapon and electronic systems of its Del Pilar-class frigates. The PN has two Del Pilar-class frigates, BRP Gregorio Del Pilar (PF15) and BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PF16), which are ex-US Coast Guard Hamilton- and Hero-class

  • US, Croatia discuss deal that would send helicopters to Ukraine

    US and Croatian officials have discussed a deal that would send American UH-60 helicopters to Croatia, while Croatia would send Mi-8MTV-1 aircraft to Ukraine. Sources said that the talks had been largely casual with no settled specifics, but that any deal would be based on the transfer of surplus

  • USAF seeks information for rocket engine replacement

    Key Points The USAF is asking industry for options on a new launch system that would replace the RD-180 that powers the Atlas V rocket Russia builds RD-180s and has threatened to stop providing them for military launches The US Air Force (USAF) has released a request for information (RfI) for a

  • Indonesia and US to sign Apache MoU

    Indonesia and the United States are expected to sign an agreement soon to facilitate the Indonesian Army's (TNI-AD's) enhanced operation of on-order Boeing AH-64E Apache attack helicopters. The Indonesian Ministry of Defence said on 20 August that the memorandum of understanding (MoU) will cover

  • Russia's A-100 AEW&C platform almost ready for production

    Acceptance trials of Russia's Beriev A-100 new-generation advanced airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft could begin in 2017, according to Anatoly Krailyuk, deputy director-general for research and development at the Vega concern that is building the new platform's radar system.


  • 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
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  • IDF wants more Namer APCs and Trophy protection systems

    Senior army officials hope that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) will acquire better-protected armoured vehicles and more active protection systems (APS) such as Rafael's Trophy. Their comments came after seven members of the elite Golani Brigade were killed by an rocket-propelled grenade (RPG)
  • Australia begins assessment of fire-damaged HMAS Bundaberg

    The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) has begun an assessment of damage sustained by the Armidale-class patrol craft HMAS Bundaberg , following a fire that broke out while the vessel was undergoing routine maintenance in Brisbane, Australia. A DoD statement released on 20 August indicated that


  • DRDO Abhyas

    Type Expendable aerial target. Development Abhyas is an expendable high speed unmanned aerial target being developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to meet the requirements of the Indian Armed Forces. Description Airframe High-wing monoplane with cropped-delta

  • Meggitt BTT-1 Imp

    Type Training and all-arms air defence target. Development More than 500 Imps have been produced since 1983 for a variety of customers. They are used as targets for a variety of light air defence weapons, including 0.50 in general purpose machine guns and a range of visually controlled gun

  • Orbital Sciences GQM-163A Coyote

    Type Supersonic Sea-Skimming Target (SSST). Development The Orbital Sciences Corporation's (Chandler, Arizona) GQM-163A Coyote is an analogue for supersonic, sea-skimming anti-ship cruise missiles such as the Raduga 3M80 (NATO Reporting Name 'Sunburn') and is designed to support ship defence

  • Adcom Systems Yabhon-GRN 1 and 2

    Type Advanced high performance jet turbine and long endurance airframe target. Development Designed as enhanced performance targets for air-to-air or ground-to-air missile systems, these new generation high-speed targets were displayed at the Dubai air show in November 2011. The Yabhon-GRN 2 is