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  • IOMAX developing unmanned Archangel Border Patrol Aircraft

    IOMAX is to develop an unmanned version of its Archangel Block 3 Border Patrol Aircraft (BPA) with the goal of substantially increasing its endurance, company officials have told IHS Jane's . Speaking at the IOMAX's Mooresville headquarters in North Carolina, Chief Executive Officer Ron Howard

  • Airbus DS to offer upgraded A330 MRTT Enhanced

    Airbus Defence and Space (DS) announced an improved variant of the A330-200 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft during the annual Trade Media Briefing, held at the company's Getafe facility near Madrid on 10 June. The improved aircraft, dubbed the A330 MRTT Enhanced, features a number of

  • OEMs await Australian combat vehicle project

    Project Land 400, the Australian Army's largest ever procurement programme, is set to get under way within months pending first pass approval in June by the National Security Committee of Cabinet. Anticipated by armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) manufacturers for several years, the original Project

  • RAN seeks UAS for patrol boat force

    Australia's Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) has released an Invitation to Register Interest (ITRI) for a fully integrated maritime tactical unmanned aircraft system (MTUAS) capability for the Armidale-class patrol boats (ACPB). The MTUAS is intended to leverage advances in technology in

  • RCAF Auroras set for radar upgrades

    The Royal Canadian Air Force's (RCAF's) Lockheed Martin CP-140 Aurora (the local designation for the P-3 Orion) maritime patrol aircraft are to be upgraded with Telephonics' AN/APS-508 Imaging Radar and Identification Friend or Foe Interrogator (IFF) systems (IRIS) from mid-2016. Eight systems are

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  • Islamists make further gains in Benghazi

    The Al-Saiqa unit in Benghazi suffered a significant defeat when its headquarters was overrun by a coalition of Islamist groups, including the radical Ansar al-Sharia, on 29 July. Al-Saiqa commander Wanis Abu Khamadah acknowledged that his forces had withdrawn from the base after days of heavy
  • Russia lays keels for three nuclear subs

    Russia laid the keels of three new nuclear submarines to celebrate Russian Navy Day on 27 July. The boats laid down were the fifth Dolgoruky (Borey)-class (Project 955A) nuclear powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) Knyaz Oleg and the fourth and fifth Severodvinsk (Yasen)-class nuclear-powered