• India to include 'innovation' scheme in procurement procedures

    The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced the inclusion of a scheme to promote innovation in small businesses into the country’s military acquisition processes. The MoD said in a statement on 21 January that the ‘Innovations for Defence Excellence’ – also known as

  • Indonesia completes diving trials on first locally assembled submarine

    Indonesia’s first indigenously assembled Nagapasa-class diesel-electric submarine, Alugoro (405) , has successfully completed the nominal diving depth (NDD) phase of its sea trials. The trial phase was conducted on 20 January in waters off Banyuwangi in East Java and in the Bali Sea,

  • ReCAAP urges mariners to avoid Sulu, Celebes seas after crew abduction

    The Regional Co-operation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) has again called on mariners to re-route their journeys to avoid the Sulu and Celebes seas where possible. The call was reiterated in the wake of another abduction-at-sea case, in which eight

  • StandardAero acquires TRS Ireland

    StandardAero, a US-based provider of aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO), has acquired aviation and industrial engine repairer TRS Ireland for an undisclosed sum. TRS Ireland, which was a subsidiary of TRS Global Services, operates in Cork, Ireland. It has nearly 70,000 square feet of

  • CAE names new defence head

    Canada’s CAE has named Raytheon executive Todd Probert as president of its Defence & Security Group. Probert replaces Gene Colabatistto, who retired from the Montreal-based training systems provider in December. Probert will be based in Washington, DC, providing proximity to US defence

  • Ukraine trials 2S22 Bogdana wheeled artillery

    The Ukrainian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has started trials of the 2S22 Bogdana, a wheeled self-propelled howitzer (SPH) armed with a 155 mm ordnance. The first trials were conducted with wooden blocks, as opposed to a munition, which is designed to test whether the barrel can handle the necessary

  • Bell-Boeing flies first Osprey for US Navy

    The first Bell-Boeing CMV-22B Osprey carrier on-board delivery (COD) tiltrotor aircraft for the US Navy (USN) made its maiden flight on 21 January. The aircraft, serial number 9435, flew out of Bell’s Amarillo Assembly Center in Texas ahead of delivery to the USN’s Air Test and
  • UK orders more Jupiter training helos

    The United Kingdom has ordered a further four Airbus Helicopters H145 Jupiter training helicopters to add to the three already received, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 21 January. The new helicopters, along with 29 smaller H135 Junos, are used to instruct pilots on the rotary-wing (RW)
  • Bell-Boeing flies first Osprey for US Navy

    The first Bell-Boeing CMV-22B Osprey carrier on-board delivery (COD) tiltrotor aircraft for the US Navy (USN) made its maiden flight on 21 January. The aircraft, serial number 9435, flew out of Bell’s Amarillo Assembly Center in Texas ahead of delivery to the USN’s Air Test and
  • RAF chiefs approve increase in C-130J crews

    UK Royal Air Force (RAF) chiefs have approved an uplift of aircrew and supporting engineering resources for their C-130J Hercules tactical airlift fleet in response to an accident report into the loss of an aircraft in the Middle East in August 2017, which highlighted personnel shortfalls as a
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT