• Accelerating autonomy in MCM

    NATO’s Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation is exploring novel technologies and techniques applicable to the next generation of collaborative, autonomous mine countermeasures capabilities. Richard Scott reports Based in La Spezia on Italy’s Ligurian coast, NATO’s

  • ADEX 2017: IAI forms JV with Hankuk Carbon

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Hankuk Carbon have established a joint venture (JV to develop unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in South Korea. The JV has been named Korea Aviation Technologies (KAT), and will focus on the development of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) UAVs for the

  • ADEX 2017: KAI pushes for additional T-50 sale to Thailand

    Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) is hopeful of selling a third batch of T-50 Golden Eagle lead-in fighter trainers to Thailand, to add to the two batches already signed for. Jane’s was told on 17 October that KAI hopes to begin talks shortly for the four fighters that are outstanding from

  • ADEX 2017: KAI refining KFX configuration ahead of key milestones

    Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) is in the process of refining the final configuration of its Korean Fighter Experimental (KFX) aircraft ahead of a number of milestones that are due in the coming months and years, Jane’s was told on 17 October. Speaking at the Seoul International Aerospace

  • ADEX 2017: Leonardo, Hanwha Systems to work on avionics and mission systems

    Leonardo signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with South Korean firm Hanwha Systems at the ADEX exhibition on 17 October. Under the MOU, the two companies will work to develop avionics and mission systems for the Korean market, as well as export customers. The companies will initially focus

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  • ADEX 2017: F-35 makes South Korean show debut

    The Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) made its debut appearance at this year’s Seoul International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition (ADEX), giving South Korea a sneak-preview of its future fighter while providing a timely warning to Pyongyang on US regional
  • Japan to receive additional AMRAAM missiles

    Japan is to receive a further batch of Raytheon AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAMs) following approval of a potential sale by the US State Department. The approval, announced by the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) on 4 October, covers 56 AIM-120C-7-variant
  • AUSA 2017: Roboteam launches TIGR UGV

    Roboteam unveiled its Transportable Interoperable Ground Robot (TIGR) at AUSA 2017 in Washington, DC. The medium-sized, tracked platform has been designed to detect, identify, and dispose of hazardous objects and has a modular design, Shahar Abuhazria, Roboteam’s CEO told Jane’s ,