Jane's Defence Weekly

  • 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

  • Azerbaijan receives equipment from Russia

    Russia delivered new equipment to Baku on 19 January, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) of the Republic of Azerbaijan has announced. On the same day, the MoD published photos on its website of BTR-82A armoured personnel carriers and what looks like ammunition crates in a ship's hold and the vehicles

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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