• India points to an increase in defence offset deals

    The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed 21 defence offset contracts with foreign contractors over the past three years, Indian Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik told parliament on 20 November. He said the value of these offset deals is USD5.67 billion. Citing a study conducted by

  • Cubic to buy rest of Pixia

    US-based Cubic Corp., which bought 20% of imagery management software provider Pixia Corp. in June, announced on 20 November that it is buying the rest of the company. Owning all of Pixia will enhance Cubic’s ability to manage massive amounts of imagery from aircraft, satellites, and other

  • Dubai Airshow 2019: AEC targets growth on C4I, C-UAV systems

    Saudi Arabia’s AEC is targeting opportunities in the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and counter-UAV markets with domestic technology, developing systems for deployment in the country, Jane’s has been told. The company displayed a C-UAV system at the Dubai Airshow, consisting of a

  • JY-27A radar spotted in Pakistan

    Key Points Jane’s has identified a JY-27A CVLO radar in imagery captured of Mianwali Air Base in Pakistan A modern VHF-band system, China’s JY-27A was not previously known to have been exported to Pakistan Satellite imagery captured on 29 August has revealed a China Electronics

  • PLAN trials underway replenishment from commercial ships

    China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has conducted replenishment at sea (RAS) trials using commercial ships, according to a 16 November report in the Global Times newspaper. It described this as “a new approach to facilitate warship supplies in distant waters”.

  • Western Military District received 780 armoured vehicles, 17 aircraft in 2019

    Russia’s Western Military District (WMD) received 780 armoured vehicles in 2019, the Russian Ministry of Defence reported on its website on 18 November. This included 35 upgraded BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) with modernised fire-control systems, 10 BMP-3 IFVs and BTR-80 armoured

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  • Bell performs first APT 70 UAV flight with a payload

    Bell on 16 October performed the first flight of its Autonomous Pod Transport (APT) 70 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with a payload. The aircraft flew with a 27.2 kg payload, company spokesperson Felicia Votta said on 20 November. The APT 70 flew vertically, transitioned to aircraft flight where it

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  • Bundeswehr orders more Spike launchers and missiles

    The Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr (BAAINBw), Germany’s Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support, ordered 1,500 Spike missiles and hundreds of Integrated Control Launch Unit (ICLU) dismounted

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  • HMS Prince of Wales arrives in Portsmouth

    The UK Royal Navy’s (RN’s) second Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier has arrived at Portsmouth naval base ahead of handover and formal commissioning. HMS Prince of Wales sailed into its new base port on 16 November after completing an eight-week period of sea trials. Handover will

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  • Dubai Airshow 2019: SAMI, BAE Systems collaborating on HAPS

    Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) and BAE Systems are collaborating on the development of the PHASA-35 high-altitude pseudo-satellite (HAPS) system. “We have an agreement with BAE Systems to make this a completely Saudi indigenous programme,” SAMI CEO Andreas Schwer told