• Bulgaria grounds Su-25s, to be followed by L-39s

    The Bulgarian Air Force’s fleet of Sukhoi Su-25 twin-engine ground attack aircraft ceased operations from Bezmer because of a lack of resources to overhaul them, the aeropress-bg web portal of the Bulgarian aviation magazine AERO reported on 15 January. The last Su-25 flight was conducted on

  • Colombian 'Hip' helo crash kills 10

    A Mil Mi-17 ‘Hip’ transport helicopter operated by the Colombian Army crashed in a remote northern region of the country on 16 January with the loss of all 10 on board, the service has confirmed. The Russian-built rotorcraft was carrying eight military and two civilian personnel when it

  • Jamaica Defence Force buying new helicopters, training aircraft

    The Jamaican Ministry of National Security (MNS) said it is buying three Bell 429 helicopters, one Bell 412EPI helicopter, two Bell 206B-3 helicopters, and four Diamond DA40 CS light aircraft. Procurement of the helicopters is reportedly valued at USD47.4 million, while the aircraft, which is to be

  • Sixth Project 22160 corvette laid down in Zelenodolsk

    Zelenodolsk Shipyard laid the keel for the Russian Navy’s sixth Bykov-class (Project 22160) corvette, Nikolay Sipyagin , on 13 January. Designed by Severnoye design bureau, the new class is primarily intended for maritime security tasks including counter-piracy and counter-trafficking

  • US Army chief eyes ‘leap-ahead’ technologies

    US Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley wants “10x capability improvements” in a range of areas and noted that some, such as lightweight armour, do not yet exist and may take years, but others, such as robotics, could be leveraged relatively soon. Since the demise of the Future


  • Future fighter: F-35 begins transition into US service

    As the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter begins to enter into US service in meaningful numbers, Gareth Jennings explores efforts being undertaken by the US Marine Corps, US Air Force, and US Navy to fully integrate the aircraft into their inventories and their plans for its future employment
  • China heads for a step change in naval capabilities

    In recent months there have been a number of indicators that China’s military technology is on the verge of entering an era of innovation, rather than cloning or reverse engineering overseas designs. Andrew Tate considers developments within the naval environment and looks at what may be over the horizon
  • Pacific alliance: US military trade ties in Asia Pacific

    Despite differing views about the success of US President Donald Trump’s administration in engaging with US allies in the Asia-Pacific region, US military trade and technology ties in the region seem to be gaining in strength. Jon Grevatt reports
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  • Hawkei goes on deployed trial

    The Thales Hawkei has been deployed to Iraq as part of the Australian Department of Defence’s LAND 121 project. Two vehicles – one in the two-door configuration and one in the four-door configuration – have been deployed to Iraq’s Taji Military Complex as part of a test to