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  • F-16V radar integration clears way for Taiwan upgrade

    Key Points Lockheed Martin has integrated an AESA radar onto an F-16V, its designation for its latest upgrade suite for legacy aircraft Taiwan can now begin receiving the upgrade to 144 of its Block 20 F-16A/Bs Lockheed Martin has completed the integration of an active electronically scanned

  • IDF wants more Namer APCs and Trophy protection systems

    Senior army officials hope that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) will acquire better-protected armoured vehicles and more active protection systems (APS) such as Rafael's Trophy. Their comments came after seven members of the elite Golani Brigade were killed by an rocket-propelled grenade (RPG)

  • New Saudi donation to Lebanon raises doubts about USD3 billion pledged in 2013

    The Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) is lobbying for the bulk of a surprise USD1 billion donation from Saudi Arabia to be swiftly spent to equip and arm Lebanon's security forces, as it claims they are more capable of confronting the radical Sunni jihadist groups operating along the country's border with

  • Pentagon may revisit 2015 budget as Iraq operation continues

    Top Pentagon leaders said the US defence budget may need to be revised as officials suggested they were mulling expanded operations against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. Airstrikes against the militants - formerly called the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) - as well as

  • Philippine Navy mulling best way to upgrade Del Pilar frigates

    The Philippine Navy (PN) is having internal talks on how best to upgrade the weapon and electronic systems of its Del Pilar-class frigates. The PN has two Del Pilar-class frigates, BRP Gregorio Del Pilar (PF15) and BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PF16), which are ex-US Coast Guard Hamilton- and Hero-class


  • Briefing: Sailing apart

    Although Australia and New Zealand jointly procured their ANZAC frigates to a common baseline, the two nations are now following very different courses for their respective mid-life update programmes. Richard Scott reports
  • Drifting apart

    Military leaders have warned repeatedly that the United Kingdom risks becoming a 'hollow force' unable to offer useful help to its closest ally, the United States. So is this the end of an unusually close partnership? Matthew Bell reports
  • Mixed fates

    The post-Cold War destinies of the Russian, Ukrainian, Polish and Belarusian defence industries have ultimately seen them tread very different paths. Nick de Larrinaga reports
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