• Russian industry faces problems fielding AESA radars

    Russia's airborne radar industry has "almost no possibilities" for developing an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar in the near term, industry specialists from Poland, Ukraine, and other East European nations have told IHS Jane's . Russian military aircraft marketing

  • Denel targets expansion in Saudi Arabia with anti-tank systems

    South African defence equipment manufacturer Denel Dynamics has reportedly signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Saudi Arabian firm ITAEC Group to potentially manufacture anti-tank missiles in the country. The MoU was reportedly signed at the Africa Aerospace and Defence tradeshow, held

  • AFA 2016: Lockheed Martin looking to compete for Laser JDAM kits

    Lockheed Martin announced it received a USD87 million contract from the US Air Force (USAF) for follow-on production of Paveway II Plus Laser Guided Bomb (LGB) kits. The company has been awarded a contract for the LGB kits for eight years in a row. The kit includes the canard and electronics on the

  • AFA 2016: Lockheed Martin explores potential technology upgrades to JASSM-ER

    Lockheed Martin is anticipating a contract with the US Air Force (USAF) for an additional 360 Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM)-Extend Range (ER) variants by the end of 2016. The company is also exploring potential technology upgrades to the missile including the addition of sensors and

  • Army 2016: Russia to complete trials of cluster bomb

    Russia's Bazalt, a subsidiary of the TekhMash Concern, is to complete state trials of its latest PBK-500U Drel (Drill) 500 kg-class universal gliding cluster bomb in 2016, according to TekhMash's director general, Sergei Rusakov. "We are planning to complete them before the year end,"

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  • Balancing act: Serbian Armed Forces update

    Serbia is one of few countries whose armed forces successfully co-operate with both Russia and the West, but while Belgrade insists on military neutrality, just how much longer this will be tolerated remains to be seen. Gerrard Cowan reports
  • Evolution by increments

    The US Army is, for the most part, moving cautiously ahead with a variety of modernisation plans to upgrade and evolve its equipment and structures. Daniel Wasserbly reports
  • Face off: East-West relations

    Russia's improving A2/AD and hybrid warfare capabilities are asking new questions of NATO's maritime forces. Richard Scott reports on how this Russian resurgence is spurring new thinking
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