• Burkina Faso orders Airbus C295

    Burkina Faso has placed an order with Airbus for a single C295W transport aircraft, the company announced on 11 December. No specific timeline for delivery was disclosed. This procurement comes under the Burkinabe Military Programming Law covering the period 2018–22, which the country’s

  • France receives first A400M with AAR capability, ability to paradrop 16-tonne load

    The French Air Force's 16th A400M arrived at Orléans-Bricy Air Base on 4 December following its acceptance by the Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA), the French procurement agency announced on its website on 6 December. The aircraft was the first A400M capable of dropping a

  • Limpid’s LPMK ‘see-through’ armour system delivered to Ukrainian Army

    Ukraine’s Limpid Armor has delivered the first set of its Land Platform Modernisation Kit (LPMK) to the Ukrainian Army for an initial series of product trials, according to company CEO Mykhailo Grechukhin. The LPMK is a ‘see-through’ armour system – using cameras to see

  • Terma introduces T-OPS software for airborne self-protection

    Danish systems and sensors house Terma has launched a new configurable ‘honeycomb’ electronic warfare (EW) software structure for airborne self-protection systems. Known as T-OPS (Terma Operational Software), the new software structure is designed to promote high-end interoperability

  • Lockheed Martin conducts initial Precision Strike Missile flight test

    Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control conducted the first flight test of its candidate hypersonic surface-to-surface missile solution for the US Army’s Precision Strike Missile (PrSM) programme at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, on 10 December. During the flight test, the prototype

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  • Bell-Boeing delivers first Common Configuration V-22

    Bell-Boeing has delivered back to the US Marine Corps (USMC) the first MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft to go through the US Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) Common Configuration Readiness And Modernization (CC-RAM) programme. Boeing announced on 10 December that the first of 129 Block B
  • USAF retires CALCM cruise missile

    The US Air Force (USAF) has retired the Boeing AGM-86C/D Conventional Air-Launched Cruise Missile (CALCM) that has been operational for nearly 35 years. The event, announced on 4 December, saw the 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB) in Louisiana disassemble and decommission the final


  • 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