IHS Jane's Defence Weekly

  • Brazil to receive new search and rescue C295 aircraft in 2017

    The Brazilian Air Force (Força Aérea Brasileira: FAB) is to receive three Airbus Defence and Space (DS) C295 (C-105 Amazonas in national service) transport aircraft configured for the search and rescue (SAR) mission in 2017, it disclosed on 1 July. The aircraft, designated SC-105 in the

  • Brazil, US strengthen military co-operation

    Two major co-operative agreements between Brazil and the United States for defence and security matters were recently reached and touted during a high-profile state visit. The Defense Cooperation Agreement (DCA) and the General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA) are intended to

  • Bulgaria to begin negotiations for 'new' fighter aircraft

    Bulgaria has approved the procurement of a new combat aircraft type to replace its ageing MiG-29 'Fulcrum' and Sukhoi Su-25 'Frogfoot' platforms, national media reported on 1 July. The country's cabinet approved the purchase of an as-yet-unidentified combat aircraft to replace the air force's

  • Chinese Type 041 'makes Karachi port visit'

    A Chinese submarine's recent visit to Pakistan's main naval base at Karachi is a "routine affair and nothing more", a senior Pakistani government official told IHS Jane's on 1 July. Western defence officials told IHS Jane's that the visit took place in the second half of May. Regional

  • Dutch special forces to buy carbines chambered in 300 BLK

    The Netherlands Maritime Special Operations Force (NL-MARSOF) are planning to purchase a new carbine chambered in the non-NATO standard 7.62x35 mm (300 BLK), with a formal tender being launched by the Netherlands' Defence Material Organisation. The tender is the first publicly known tender for the

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