• EUNAVFOR-MED gains air support

    The European mission to monitor migrant smuggling from Libya has been bolstered by the arrival in Sicily of a Swearingen Merlin IIIC maritime patrol aircraft from Luxembourg. European Union Naval Force - Mediterranean (EUNAVFOR-MED) announced that the twin-turboprop aircraft had begun operations on

  • Incorrect trim setting caused Albacete F-16 crash, report finds

    Incorrect trim settings caused the loss of the Greek F-16 fighter that crashed on take-off at Albacete in Spain on 26 January, killing 11 military personnel, a safety investigation board (SIB) has found. The SIB found that "the yaw trim was inadvertently set to maximum right yaw trimming [12

  • Israel completes CH-53 life-extension programme

    The Israel Air Force (IAF) has completed its Sikorsky CH-53 life-extension programme. The IAF said the last CH-53 left its Aerial Maintenance Unit workshop in late July and returned to its squadron. It declined to say precisely how many helicopters have been upgraded. The nine-year project was

  • Taiwan plays down MH-60R plans but admits ASW helicopter requirement

    Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) on 28 July sought to play down reports it is seeking to purchase up to 10 Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk anti-submarine warfare helicopters from the United States. According to ministry spokesman Major General Luo Shou-he, while "Taiwan is looking to

  • UK defence acquisition chief seeks US participation in strategic assessment

    Key Points As part of his US visit, the MoD's new defence acquisition chief met with his DoD counterparts Discussions included DoD participation in the SDSR, as well as F-35B and CMC updates The new acquisition chief for the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) told reporters in Washington, DC, on 28

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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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  • Poland launches tender for 882 4x4s

    The Polish Land Forces launched a tender on 23 July to buy 882 light multipurpose 4x4 vehicles to replace its fleet of ageing Honker and UAZ469 jeeps. Poland seeks 841 soft skin vehicles and 41 armoured variants with gross vehicle mass under 3,500 kg to be delivered in 2016-2022. The new vehicles
  • HSV-2 turns up off Aden

    The ex-US naval logistics ship Swift is now operating under the flag of United Arab Emirates (UAE), which may be using it to support an amphibious operation in Yemen. Built by Australia's Incat shipyard in Tasmania, Swift was chartered as High-Speed Vessel 2 (HSV-2) by US Military Sealift Command

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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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