• Russian MoD details development of military districts

    Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu detailed the development of the Central Military District (CMD), Southern Military District (SMD), and Eastern Military District (EMD) during a Ministry of Defence (MoD) board meeting on 10 October in Moscow. “Each of the three districts receives up to

  • Brazilian frigate Defensora receives new surveillance system

    Ares Aeroespacial e Defesa, a Brazilian privately owned operation of Elbit Systems, is in the process of installing the Atena electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) surveillance system to Niterói-class frigate Defensora (F41) of the Brazilian Navy, replacing the EOS 400/10B sight. The system will be

  • Canadian frigate delayed again

    A long-awaited decision on the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) frigate replacement programme has been delayed once more, although it is unclear for how long. In the official Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) update document released on 27 September, PSPC indicated no CSC design would

  • Civilian casualties from airstrikes in Afghanistan up 39%, says UN

    The number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan caused by airstrikes rose by 39% in the first nine months of the year compared to the same period in 2017, according to a 10 October report issued by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). The mission documented 649 civilian

  • Franco-Belgian Advanced Jet Training School closes

    The Franco-Belgian Advanced Jet Training School (AJeTs) at French Air Force base BA120 in Cazaux was closed on 11 October, the Belgian Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on its website on 12 October. The co-operation began in 2003, taking advantage of an oversupply of upgraded Belgian Alpha Jet

  • German SMArt 155 munition programme to start again

    Due to an additional demand for Sensor-fuzed Munition for Artillery 155 mm (Suchzunder Munition fur die Artillerie im Kaliber 155 mm: SMArt 155) artillery projectiles, the German Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded Gesellschaft für Intelligente Wirksysteme mbH (GIWS) an initial Step 1

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  • Pilots warned of jamming threat in Eastern Med

    The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has raised the possibility that Russian electronic warfare systems in Syria could disrupt commercial flights. The FAA posted a notice to airmen (NOTAM) on 9 October warning them to “be aware of possible loss of GNSS [global navigation satellite

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  • Ukraine reveals new combat UGV

    Ukranian firm Global Dynamics showcased a prototype 4×4 unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) called Ironclad at the Arms and Security exhibition held in Kiev from 9–12 October. The company first produced a prototype for the Ukranian armed forces in 2014 and has built two additional vehicles

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