• Brazil selects MBDA Sea Ceptor for new corvettes

    Brazil has chosen the MBDA Sea Ceptor shipborne local area air-defence system to equip the Brazilian Navy's new Tamandaré-class corvettes, it was announced on 28 November. Brazil is planning to build four of the 2,400-tonne Tamandaré-class corvettes (formerly known as the CV03 project),

  • Iranian fighter programme remains on drawing board

    Add pic: 1568617 Caption: The design of Iran's indigenous Shafaq fighter/light combat aircraft as it appeared around 2006. The design has now been revised, but the programme is still nowhere near the prototype stage. Credit: R Johnson Despite Iran moving its indigenous fighter/light combat aircraft

  • USAF, Raytheon to help Qatar develop missile defence capability

    Work on Qatar's ballistic missile defences appears to be picking up pace after the US Department of Defense (DoD) awarded a USD75.6 million contract to Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems to carry out the preliminary design work for an "air and missile defence operations system" for the

  • Boeing delivers sixth P-8I aircraft to Indian Navy

    Boeing has delivered the sixth P-8I Neptune long-range maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) to the Indian Navy, the company announced in a statement on 25 November. The aircraft was said to have arrived at Indian Naval Station (INS) Rajali in Arakkonam, southern India, on 24 November. It joins five other

  • Peru opts for second batch of C-27Js

    The Peruvian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has released funds to procure a second batch of two Alenia C-27J Spartan medium transports for the Peruvian Air Force (FAP), according to local press reports on 25 November. The second batch of C-27J Spartans will cost USD123 million and add to the previous

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  • International Chinook: giving the fleet a lift

    The CH-47 Chinook has been the stalwart of global military heavy-lift operations for decades. Jamie Hunter analyses the helicopter's service life and future upgrade programmes
  • Briefing: Japan's new dawn

    Tokyo is shrugging off the post-1945 constraints on its military and developing new operational concepts and capabilities in response to China's rise. James Hardy reports
  • Fifth-gen ramp-up

    The F-35 programme has had its fair share of challenges, but meeting key programme milestones in the new year would signal that the largest weapons acquisition effort in history is finally on track. Marina Malenic reports
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  • RAN commissions first-of-class Canberra

    The sealift capability of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has been dramatically increased by the commissioning of the 27,800-tonne landing helicopter dock (LHD) HMAS Canberra in Sydney on 28 November. Based on the design of the Spanish Navy's aircraft carrier Juan Carlos , the 231 m Canberra can

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