• Egypt shows MiG-29 with Kh-31 missiles

    The Egyptian Air Force (EAF) has acquired Kh-31 supersonic air-to-surface missiles with its new MiG-29M/M2 multirole fighters, a photograph released by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s spokesperson on 19 October revealed. The photograph showed Sisi with EAF personnel in front of a two-seat

  • Euronaval 2018: Black Scorpion mini torpedo due for completion in 2021

    Leonardo’s Black Scorpion miniature torpedo is expected to be operational by 2021, Leonardo has confirmed to Jane’s. The weapon is being developed to tackle small submarine threats with short-range engagements in littoral waters. The Black Scorpion concept, which was unveiled in 2014,

  • NATO service member killed in possible ‘insider attack’

    A service member of the NATO-led ‘Resolute Support’ mission was killed and two others were wounded in an apparent ‘insider attack’ carried out on 22 October in Afghanistan’s western Herat Province. “Initial reports indicate the attack was committed by a member of

  • Paseo XLR to extend gaze of FTI frigate

    Safran Electronics & Defense has revealed new details of the Paseo XLR extended-range electro-optical sighting system selected for France’s five-ship Frégate de taille intermédiaire (FTI) frigate programme. Naval Group contracted Safran at the end of 2017 to supply Paseo XLR for

  • Saab Q3 revenues drop year on year, but orders up 22%

    Saab has reported a year-on-year drop in revenues in the first three quarters of 2018, although the wider effect was cushioned due to increased business on the Gripen E programme. Orders totalled SEK4.51 billion (USD501,530) in the third quarter of 2018, up on the SEK3.7 billion reported in the

  • Babcock continues Australian expansion

    Babcock announced on 22 October that it has expanded its presence in Australia as part of efforts to grow its regional profile. The company said that its enlarged regional headquarters in Adelaide will accommodate an additional 90 staff, taking its total number of employees across Australasia to

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  • RG31 gets TRT-30 weapon system

    South Africa’s Denel Vehicle Systems has developed, using internal research and development funding, a new version of its RG31 Mk5 4×4 mine protected vehicle as a mobile gun platform called the Ibululu. The baseline RG31 is typically used as an armoured personnel carrier (APC) with the

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