• Alenia offers M-346 Master to Thailand

    Alenia Aermacchi is offering its M-346 Master advanced jet trainer aircraft to Thailand as a replacement for its ageing Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros platforms, the company told IHS Jane's on 19 December. No further details of the offer were disclosed, except to say that the offer was being made in

  • Brazil registers over 2,000 defence products in strategic defence system initiative

    During 2014 Brazil's Registration of Companies and Products in the Defence sector (Sistema de Cadastramento de Produtos e Empresas de Defesa - SisCaPED) system accredited 60 companies and catalogued more than 2,000 products, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) confirmed to IHS Jane's on 18 December.

  • Spain receives first NH90, and upgraded Tiger HAD-E helos

    Spain has taken delivery of its first NH90 utility helicopter, as well as its first upgraded EC665 Tiger HAD-E attack helicopter, Airbus announced on 18 December. The one NH90 TTH (Troop Transport Helicopter) and two Tiger HAD-E (Helicóptero de Apoyo [Support] y Destrucción - España)

  • US approves sale of APKWS 'smart rockets' to Iraq

    The US State Department has approved the possible sale to Iraq of the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon Systems (APKWS): a semi-active laser guidance kit for 70 mm ground-to-air rocket that will increase the ability of Iraqi Army Aviation Command (IAAC) helicopters to carry out precision strikes. The

  • Airshow China 2014: PAK-FA's new anti-radiation missile set for 2015 series production

    The Tactical Missiles Corporation (TMC) company is completing official trials of the Kh-58UShK anti-radiation missile intended to be fired from the internal weapons bay of the Sukhoi T-50 PAK-FA fifth-generation fighter, general director Boris Obnosov told IHS Jane's at Airshow China 2014. "It

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  • Analysis: Hamas displays long-range rockets

    The Palestinian militant group Hamas provided an insight into its rocket manufacturing programme on 14 December when it paraded its longer-range models for the first time through Gaza city. The rockets on display included the self-produced J-90 and R-160, as well as a quad launcher for the M-75 and
  • Indonesia lays keel for second PKR frigate

    Key Points Indonesia holds keel-laying ceremony for second PKR frigate Defence minister sees the keel-laying as a vote of confidence in Indonesia's indigenous shipbuilding capability State-owned shipbuilder PT PAL has held a keel-laying ceremony for the Indonesian Navy's (Tentera Nasional

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