IHS Jane's Defence Weekly

  • Colombia's COTECMAR seeks exports, positions for frigate work

    Key Points Colombia's COTECMAR is focusing on patrol and landing craft export opportunities It is developing co-operative agreements with international shipyards, including Spain's Navantia Colombia's state-owned company COTECMAR (Science and Technology Corp for the Development of Naval,

  • Thales opens new Bushmaster service centre

    Thales Australia has inaugurated a facility in Townsville, Queensland, to support Bushmaster protected mobility vehicles in service with the Australian Army, the company announced on 21 April. Thales Australia said the facility would supplement the company's Bushmaster support centre at Eagle Farm,

  • AVIC to merge aero-engine companies

    The Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) is planning to merge several subsidiaries involved in aero-engine manufacturing in a bid to spur capability advancements. State-owned Chinese news agencies reported on 17 April that eight AVIC affiliates are expected to invest CNY2.94 billion

  • MV-22 deploys tube-launched weapons during gunship tests

    The US Marine Corps (USMC) has tested the deployment of ramp-launched munitions from the Bell-Boeing MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor under wider plans to equip the aircraft with a gunship capability, it was announced earlier in April. The tests, which were conducted in late March under the auspices of the

  • Philippines terminates Huey contract

    The Philippines Department of National Defense (DND) has terminated a contract with a US supplier over its provision of 21 refurbished UH-1 Huey utility helicopters to the Philippine Air Force (PAF). The DND's official spokesman Peter Paul G Galvez told IHS Jane's on 20 April that the contract -


  • Briefing: Lighter than air

    With the development of new technologies and materials aerostats are enjoying a resurgence, proving to be an inexpensive surveillance solution for military and homeland security applications. Martin Streetly reports
  • Unmanned at sea: the advent of the maritime rotary-wing UAS

    Deploying rotary-wing UASs in the maritime environment is still in the early stages, but concepts of operation are being developed against a headwind of declining defence expenditure. Andrew Drwiega reports
  • Industry briefing: Spanish succession

    Despite suffering from austere defence budgets in recent years, Spain still maintains a highly developed defence industry that continues to produce a wide range of major platforms. Andrew MacDonald reviews the country's current defence-industrial status
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