IHS Jane's Defence Weekly

  • Raytheon gets second contract for Qatari ADOC

    Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems has been awarded a second contract related to Qatar's air defences, the US Department of Defense (DoD) announced on 31 August. Worth USD175 million, the new contract follows the initial USD75.6 million contract awarded in November 2014 to carry out preliminary

  • China previews new ballistic missiles in practices for 3 September parade

    Rehearsals in late August for the 3 September parade in Beijing commemorating the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender in China provided the first views of some new missiles in the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Second Artillery Corps' service. If the parade includes the same kit as the rehearsal,

  • Airbus H125 confirmed as Argentine Lama's replacement

    The Argentine Ministry of Defence affirmed that a memorandum was signed for the acquisition of 12 Airbus H125 Ecureuil helicopters to succeed the army's and air force's Eurocopter (Aerospatiale) SA 315B Lama fleets, which have been in use for more than 35 years. The H125 single-engine light utility

  • Denel confirms Seeker 400 delivery

    The annual report of South Africa's Denel group states that its Seeker 400 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system has completed its flight test programme and has entered production for "our local customer". The South African Air Force has not confirmed that it is re-establishing a UAV

  • Honduras hosts disaster relief exercise

    Exercise 'Fuerzas Aliadas Humanitarias' ('FA-HUM') 2015 officially began on 27 August in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and runs through 4 September to practise humanitarian and disaster relief operations. The US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM)-sponsored event includes eight regional participants, plus

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