• Alenia decides not to contest Indian MTA requirement

    Alenia Aermarchi has decided not to offer its C-27J Spartan transport aircraft to India, telling IHS Jane's that it is too advanced for the basic requirements of the Medium Transport Aircraft (MTA) programme. "Alenia Aermacchi has always worked for the development of its products aiming at the

  • Boeing announces offset agreements ahead of Danish fighter aircraft selection

    Boeing has signed a series of agreements with Danish defence companies relating to opportunities linked to Boeing's offering of the F/A-18 Super Hornet to meet Denmark's next-generation fighter aircraft requirement. The US corporation said on 30 October that agreements have been reached with Danish

  • Chilean Navy leads multinational effort to standardise embarked helicopter operations

    The Chilean Navy has announced that its 12,000-tonne Sargento Aldea LSDH (former French Foudre) is now certified to serve as a multipurpose platform on global deployments. The announcement came at the end of the Inter-American Naval Conference on Helicopter Operations from Ships other than Aircraft

  • Dutch to purchase new BMD-capable radars

    The Netherland's Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 30 October its intention to replace its two Medium Power Radars (MPRs) with a ground-based version of the Thales Netherlands Smart-L Early Warning Capability (EWC) radars with a missile defence capability. Currently one ageing Thomson-CSF ARES

  • Euronaval 2014: Algeria adds new MCMV to fleet modernisation

    Algeria has signed a contract for a new mine countermeasures vessel (MCMV), with an option for a second, as it continues a major fleet modernisation effort. As part of its undertaking the country has introduced a new landing platform dock (LPD) vessel from Italy's Fincantieri, and ordered two

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  • New Zealand receives final NH90 helo

    The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) has received into service the last of eight operational NHIndustries NH90 Tactical Transport Helicopters (TTHs) it ordered in 2006, the defence force announced on 31 October. The final helicopter arrived at Base Ohakea on North Island on the same day as the
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