• Brazil to receive first modernised Super Lynx helicopters

    The Brazilian Navy will receive the first two upgraded AgustaWestland Super Lynx AH-11B naval helicopters in February, the service told Jane’s on 16 January. Leonardo Helicopters is modernising eight Super Lynx AH-11As under a June 2014 contract issued by the Brazilian Navy Aeronautical

  • Thales details POLA role

    Thales has revealed the full scope of the mission suite it is supplying for the Mexican Navy’s new Patrullera Oceánica de Largo Alcance (POLA) vessel ARM Reformador . Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) was awarded a contract for the POLA programme in early 2017. The ship is a

  • Japan outlines industrial reforms in new defence policy

    Key Points Japan needs to enhance the resilience and competition of its national defence industry, according to a new defence policy The reforms include measures to support greater levels of localised industrial support for imported military systems Japan’s new National Defense Program

  • KAI announces Korean aerospace development strategy

    Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has proposed to support the development of South Korea’s national aerospace sector over the coming decade and beyond. KAI said its ‘aerospace industry development strategy’ is intended to support the growth of small and medium-sized (SMEs)

  • Subaru invests in US and Japanese technology firms

    Japan’s Subaru Corporation (formerly Fuji Heavy Industries) has announced its investment in three technology companies – two in the US and one in Japan – as part of efforts to expand its aerospace profile. Subaru said on 15 January that it has completed investments in US firms Bye

  • Philippine commissions third, fourth Boracay-class patrol vessels

    Key Points The Philippine Coast Guard has inducted the final Boracay-class vessels ordered in a 2012 contract Vessels will be jointly operated by customs and coastguard officials to bolster the country’s anti-smuggling efforts The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has commissioned its third and

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  • Raytheon to upgrade USMC Hornets with new AESA radar

    Raytheon has been selected by the US Marine Corps (USMC) to replace the radars of its Boeing F/A-18 legacy Hornets with a new active electronically scanned array (AESA) system. The company announced on 15 January that it will fit its AN/APG-79(V)4 AESA radar to equip the USMC’s F/A-18C/D

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  • Russian deploys new CBRN vehicle to Syria

    Russia has deployed its newest chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) reconnaissance vehicle to Syria to operate with military police units patrolling the Idlib de-escalation zone. An RKhM-6 vehicle was seen in footage shown by the Russia 24 television network on 7 November that was

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