Jane's International Defence Review

  • Russia set to finalise TOR-M2DT SHORAD testing

    Russia is set to begin final qualification of the TOR-M2DT (9K331MDT) Arctic short-range air defence (SHORAD) system. Initial test firings of the TOR-M2DT were planned for 15 February at Kapustin Yar test site in Astrakhan Oblast, with the system scheduled to enter serial production and Russian

  • British Army unveils Sky Sabre air defence system

    The British Army unveiled the major components of its Sky Sabre air defence system at a customer engagement event on 5 February. The event, hosted by 16 Regiment Royal Artillery at its home base at Baker Barracks, Thorney Island in West Sussex, brought together for the first time in a public forum

  • Germany, Spain to acquire Thales FZ 70 mm rockets for Tiger fleets

    Germany’s Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support and the Spanish Army’s Logistics Support Command have awarded Thales contracts of an undisclosed value to supply 70 mm (2.75 inch) air-to-surface rockets for their respective armed forces'

  • US Navy contracts Boeing to begin conformal fuel tank work for Super Hornet Block 3

    Boeing has been contracted to design, develop, test, and integrate conformal fuel tanks (CFTs) for the US Navy’s (USN’s) fleet of F/A-18E/F Super Hornet combat aircraft. The contract, announced by the Department of Defense (DoD) on 14 February, is valued at USD219.6 million and will run

  • CCD COE sees demand grow for ‘Crossed Swords’ Red Team training exercise

    The NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCD COE) has seen interest surge in ‘Crossed Swords’, its annual exercise aimed at training ‘Red Team’ members. There has been a growing interest among military and civil cyber security experts to take part in the

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  • HAL engages with local firms over Dhruv production

    India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has approached domestic private-sector companies to build under licence the civilian version of its Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH). HAL said on 16 February that it has invited expressions of interest (EOI) from local firms with a view to
  • UK carrier sails for helicopter trials

    The UK Royal Navy’s (RN's) new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth departed from its homeport in Portsmouth, Hampshire, on 2 February to begin helicopter trials. The trials, which will be carried out with two Royal Air Force Boeing Chinook transport helicopters and two AgustaWestland Merlin