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  • Australia’s Hobart AWD completes first replenishment at sea

    The Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN’s) first of three 7,000-tonne Hobart-class air warfare destroyers (AWDs) has conducted its first-ever replenishment at sea (RAS). In an 18 February statement the RAN said HMAS Hobart carried out the move with the 3,800-tonne frigate HMAS Anzac off the

  • Lockheed Martin begins assembly of first HH-60W CRH helo

    Lockheed Martin has begun the assembly of the first Sikorsky HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) for the US Air Force (USAF), ahead of the type’s maiden flight planned for the end of this year. The assembly of the Engineering Manufacturing Development (EMD) aircraft, which was announced by

  • Myanmar military signs ceasefire agreement with two opposition groups

    Two opposition groups have joined a ceasefire pact with the Myanmar armed forces (Tatmadaw), restoring some credibility to a complex peace process with an array of ethnic rebel forces that had been stalled for more than two years. The New Mon State Party (NMSP) and the Lahu Democratic Union (LDU)

  • South Korea aims to procure additional PAC-3 MSE interceptors

    South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced on 7 February that the government will seek additional Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptors from the United States, with a contract scheduled for later this year. Approved

  • Brazil cuts three aircraft from Skyhawk fighter upgrade

    The Brazilian Navy’s Naval Aviation Force will receive six modernised McDonnell Douglas Skyhawk (three AF-1B single-seat and three AF-1C twin-seat) fighters, instead of nine AF-1Bs and three AF-1Cs as originally planned in an April 2009 contract with Embraer. The move is due to Brazil’s

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