Jane's Defence Weekly

  • Subaru expands helicopter MRO capacity

    Japanese group Subaru, formerly Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI), has expanded its aerospace facilities in the Tochigi prefecture to include a centre to support the maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) of helicopters for the Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF). Subaru said in a press release that the

  • Airbus Helicopters reveals 2017 orders

    Airbus Helicopters received gross orders for 350 rotorcraft in 2017, down year-on-year from the 388 ordered in 2016. After cancellations, net orders amounted to 335 helicopters, the company said, adding that the overall backlog stands at 692 helicopters for the year, and that there was a strong

  • Orao to overhaul Klimov helicopter engines

    The Or?o JSC engine production and overhaul company in Republika Srpska (RS), one of the two constitutional and legal entities of Bosnia and Herzegovina, will soon become an authorised heavy maintenance facility for Klimov helicopter engines. “Possession of capability to overhaul

  • APG Aero Systems secures investment

    Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) start-up APG Aero Systems has received USD3 million from private investors to support the development of a series of new UAV designs. According to Israeli media, the new systems will benefit from having the best features of a variety of different UAV types, eliminating

  • At least 18 killed as gunmen storm Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul

    At least 18 people were killed and 12 others injured when gunmen stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul on 20 January, according to the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). The attack, which was later claimed by the Taliban, began when at least five gunmen wearing army uniforms and

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  • MV Asterix refuels RCN ship for the first time

    The Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN's) new support tanker, MV Asterix , has successfully conducted its first fuel transfer to an RCN ship at sea. The Project Resolve vessel made its first transfer of fuel to Halifax-class frigate HMCS Toronto on 15 January and completed a dual replenishment with