• Brazil orders three H135 helos

    The Brazilian Navy has ordered three Airbus Helicopters H135 twin-engine helicopters, the company announced on 21 February. The helicopters will be operated by the 1st General Purpose Helicopter Squadron (HU-1) located at São Pedro da Aldeia Naval Air Base, and will be used for a range of

  • IDEX 2018: Singapore’s ST Engineering launches SRAMS 120 mm Mk II

    Singapore’s ST Engineering Land Systems has completed the development and testing of new version of its 120 mm Super Rapid Advanced Mortar System (SRAMS), called the Mk II, and new ammunition for it. The original 120 mm SRAMS featured hydraulic elevation and traverse, but the latest SRAMS Mk

  • IDEX 2019: Russia unveils upgraded Pantsyr-S1M

    Russia unveiled an upgraded variant of the Pantsyr-S1 air defence system at the IDEX show held in Abu Dhabi on 17–21 February. A source from the Instrument Design Bureau (KBP) told Jane’s that the Pantsir-S1M can use the new 57E6M-E surface-to-air missile (SAM), which can intercept

  • Mack Defense begins M917A3 Heavy Dump Truck production for US Army

    Mack Defense has started production of M917A3 Heavy Dump Trucks (HDTs) for US Army testing. The company recently announced that, as part of a USD296 million contract with the US Army, it is manufacturing five M917A3 HDTs that it will deliver to the service between June and September. The HDTs will

  • Update: US Air Force chief of staff unconcerned with F-35A gun inaccuracy

    Key Points The US Air Force chief of staff is not concerned with the F-35A gun’s inaccuracy He said the aircraft’s primary task is to fuse information and adjust combat strategies on the fly The US Air Force’s (USAF’s) top officer is not concerned with Lockheed Martin

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  • Aero India 2019: HAL showcases Naval Utility Helicopter

    Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) showcased the technology demonstrator of the Dhruv Mk III Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) with folding tail boom and main rotor blades, designated Naval Utility Helicopter (NUH). The helicopter, primarily designed to meet the requirements of the Indian Coast
  • 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


  • Mk 20 Electro-Optical Sensor System (EOSS)

    Type Naval Fire-Control System (FCS). Development In 2005, following a competitive procurement process, Kollmorgen Electro-Optical (acquired by L-3 Communications in February 2012 and now operating as L-3 KEO) was chosen to provide the US Navy (USN) with an EOSS as part of the CG-47