• 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”.

  • Belarus to buy Ataka ATGMs

    Belarus intends to purchase 9M120 Ataka anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) from Russia in 2020-21, the state news agency Belta reported Defence Minister Andrei Ravkov as having said during a press conference on 12 November. The missiles are fired from 9K114 Shturm launchers that can be mounted on

  • Senegal orders three 62 m OPVs from Kership

    Senegal has signed a contract with French company Kership, a joint venture between Piriou and Naval Group, to procure three OPV 58 S offshore patrol vessels (OPVs). Under the terms of the contract, announced on 17 November, construction will start in early 2020, and all three OPVs are expected to

  • Brazil receives second C295 SAR aircraft, first with air-to-air refuelling capability

    The Brazilian Air Force (FAB) took delivery of its second Airbus Defence and Space SC-105 (the local designation for C295) maritime search-and-rescue (SAR) aircraft at the company’s facilities in Seville, Spain, on 14 November. The aircraft is the first to have a fixed air-to-air refuelling

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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
  • 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
  • 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


  • 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