IHS Jane's Defence Weekly

  • Angolan air force to be 'rebuilt' by 2017

    General Francisco Afonso, the commander of the Angolan National Air Force (FANA), has suggested the Su-30K multirole fighters that his country is buying from Russia will have all been delivered by 2017. "By 2017, we will have rebuilt the entire air force," the Angolan Press Agency (Angop)

  • Assocham calls for overhaul of state nomination process

    The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) has called on the Indian government to discontinue its policy of nominating state-owned enterprises to undertake major defence contracts. Assocham said in a statement on 28 July that the long-held policy dissuades private sector

  • Australia receives seventh C-17 transport aircraft

    Australia's seventh Boeing C-17A Globemaster III strategic transport aircraft arrived at its homebase of RAAF Base Amberley in Queensland on 29 July, only three months after its acquisition was announced. Australia said it would purchase two C-17s on 10 April after requesting four in late 2014. The

  • EUNAVFOR-MED gains air support

    The European mission to monitor migrant smuggling from Libya has been bolstered by the arrival in Sicily of a Swearingen Merlin IIIC maritime patrol aircraft from Luxembourg. European Union Naval Force - Mediterranean (EUNAVFOR-MED) announced that the twin-turboprop aircraft had begun operations on

  • Israel completes CH-53 life-extension programme

    The Israel Air Force (IAF) has completed its Sikorsky CH-53 life-extension programme. The IAF said the last CH-53 left its Aerial Maintenance Unit workshop in late July and returned to its squadron. It declined to say precisely how many helicopters have been upgraded. The nine-year project was

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  • Asian gains

    With Asia-Pacific countries increasingly looking to develop their defence industrial capabilities through offset, the demands being placed on foreign contractors are rising to an unprecedented level. Jon Grevatt reports
  • Leading edge: Israeli UAV development

    Israeli companies are set to remain global leaders in the development of unmanned aerial vehicles, with portfolios spurred by their country's challenging defence context, writes Andrew White
  • IHS Jane's World Defence Industry Survey 2015

    Budget issues, changing customer requirements, shifting political environments, and price pressures continue to drive competition in global defence markets, according to the 'IHS Jane's World Defence Industry Survey 2015'. Guy Anderson and Jon Kozan report
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