• Colombia's COTECMAR seeks exports, positions for frigate work

    Key Points Colombia's COTECMAR is focusing on patrol and landing craft export opportunities It is developing co-operative agreements with international shipyards, including Spain's Navantia Colombia's state-owned company COTECMAR (Science and Technology Corp for the Development of Naval,

  • Philippines terminates Huey contract

    The Philippines Department of National Defense (DND) has terminated a contract with a US supplier over its provision of 21 refurbished UH-1 Huey utility helicopters to the Philippine Air Force (PAF). The DND's official spokesman Peter Paul G Galvez told IHS Jane's on 20 April that the contract -

  • USAF study shows Global Hawk can carry U-2 sensors

    Key Points The USAF says it can integrate key U-2 sensors onto Global Hawk UAVs The Pentagon is planning to retire the manned aircraft if it can make the UAVs fully mission-capable The US Air Force (USAF) has determined that integration of key sensors from its manned Lockheed Martin U-2

  • F-35 maintenance diagnostic system needs software fix

    Key Points ALIS is experiencing high "false positive" rates Software upgrades will have to be introduced to fix the problems over time The automated maintenance system under development for the Pentagon's Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter is still experiencing high

  • Indonesian Air Force grounds F-16 fleet after Jakarta airport fire

    The Indonesian Air Force (Tentera Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Udara, or TNI-AU) has temporarily grounded its fleet of F-16C and F-16D combat aircraft pending investigations into a fire that claimed one airframe on 16 April. TNI-AU chief Air Chief Marshal Agus Supriyatna told reporters that the


  • Briefing: Lighter than air

    With the development of new technologies and materials aerostats are enjoying a resurgence, proving to be an inexpensive surveillance solution for military and homeland security applications. Martin Streetly reports
  • Industry briefing: Spanish succession

    Despite suffering from austere defence budgets in recent years, Spain still maintains a highly developed defence industry that continues to produce a wide range of major platforms. Andrew MacDonald reviews the country's current defence-industrial status
  • HUDs for the grunts: head-mounted display systems for dismounted soldiers

    Following the development of a digitised, helmet-mounted display system for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter, such technology is being applied for dismounted soldiers, spearheaded by the US Army, reports Andrew White
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  • Lithuania seeks PzH 2000 artillery buy

    Lithuania is looking to buy 12 Panzerhaubitze 2000 (PzH 2000) 155 mm self-propelled artillery (SPA) systems from Germany, it was announced on 15 April. The news emerged during a visit by Lithuanian Defence Minister Juozas Olekas to his German counterpart Ursula von der Leyen. Olekas said he had
  • India launches first-of-class Project 15B destroyer

    Mazagon Dockyard Limited launched Vishakhapatnam , the first of four 7,300-tonne Project 15B guided missile destroyers being built for the Indian Navy (IN), in Mumbai on 20 April. IN officials said it would be commissioned in July 2018 and delivery of the three follow-on platforms at two year


  • 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