• Denel gets A-Darter production contract

    Denel Dynamics was awarded a five-year production contract on 19 March by Armscor for the A-Darter air-to-air missile. Developed under Project Kamas, the missile will initially arm the South African Air Force's (SAAF's) Saab Gripen C/D fighters, complementing the small batch of IRIS-T missiles

  • Navantia port surveillance system installed at Spain's main naval base

    Key Points Ferrol is the first Spanish Navy port to be equipped with SVAP Installation of the system at the submarine base in Cartagena in 2015 has been funded Navantia has developed a new port area security and surveillance system, the first of which has been installed at Spain's main northern

  • Peruvian Air Force accepts delivery of first C-27J

    Peruvian Defence Minister Pedro Cateriano took delivery of the Peruvian Air Force's (FAP) first Alenia C-27J Spartan medium transport aircraft on 27 March. Accompanied by Italian Defence Minister Roberta Pinotti at a ceremony in Las Palmas Air Base, Cateriano announced the delivery was the first of

  • Quad-A 2015: US Army calls Apache, Black Hawk re-engining top acquisition priority, readies RfP

    Key Points The army is poised to open a competition to re-engine its Apache and Black Hawk fleets The effort will give legacy fleets extra power to meet the army's needs before it begins replacing them in the 2030s The Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP), an effort to re-engine the Pentagon's

  • Angola to receive Su-30K fighters from Russia in 2015

    Russia is to supply Angola with Sukhoi Su-30K 'Flanker-D' fighter aircraft later in the year, a military-diplomatic source told IHS Jane's . The 558th Aviation Repairing Plant located at Baranovichi in Belarus is upgrading 12 Su-30Ks that are to be supplied to Angola in accordance with a contract

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  • Croatia displays new AFV fleets

    The Croatian Armed Forces (CAF) presented new armoured vehicles at their Gasinci training grounds on 20 March. Four variants of the Patria Armoured Modular Vehicle (AMV) were presented: medical, logistical, and command versions, plus an armoured personnel carrier variant fitted with a Kongsberg
  • Chinese Type 051B destroyer up for refit, or retirement

    Major work is being undertaken on the People's Liberation Army Navy's (PLAN's) only Type 051B Luhai-class destroyer. The 6,000 tonne ship was laid down in 1996 at the Dalian shipyard, commissioned in 1999, and was for a number of years the flagship of the South Sea Fleet, based in Zhanjiang.


  • 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