• Finland orders ELM-2311 C-MMR radars from IAI Elta Systems

    Finland is ordering ELM-2311 Compact Multi-Mission Radars (C-MMRs) from Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI’s) Elta Systems division, Jane’s learned on 21 January. The Finnish Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on its website on 11 January that Defence Minister Jussi Niinistö

  • France inaugurates defence industry council

    France held the inaugural meeting of the country’s new defence industrial policy council on 16 January. The council is a new initiative under the reorganisation of the Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA), which was announced in July 2018. The Comité de Politique

  • Image emerges of Z-8G helicopter variant

    A photograph circulating online showing the underside of a Chinese military helicopter gives the clearest indication to date that a variant of the Changhe Aircraft Industry Group Z-8G medium-lift rotorcraft has been developed for use by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). The designation Z-8L

  • Indian Air Force’s Cheetal helicopter facing rotor blade problems

    The Indian Air Force (IAF) is facing “serious problems” with its fleet of retrofitted Cheetal light utility helicopters (LUHs) due to quality issues related to the licence production of upgraded rotor blades for the platforms by state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), according

  • Japan releases audio file in ‘final statement’ on radar lock-on dispute with South Korea

    The Japanese Ministry of Defense (MoD) has released an 18 second audio file containing what Tokyo claims is the sound – converted from radio waves – recorded when a Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) destroyer locked its fire-control radar onto a Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF)

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  • Côte d’Ivoire signs for C295 airlifter

    Côte d’Ivoire has signed for a single Airbus Defence and Space C295 tactical transport aircraft, the manufacturer announced on 21 January. The Côte d’Ivoire Air Force (Force Aérienne de la Côte d’Ivoire) is acquiring the aircraft in its baseline transport
  • Raytheon to upgrade USMC Hornets with new AESA radar

    Raytheon has been selected by the US Marine Corps (USMC) to replace the radars of its Boeing F/A-18 legacy Hornets with a new active electronically scanned array (AESA) system. The company announced on 15 January that it will fit its AN/APG-79(V)4 AESA radar to equip the USMC’s F/A-18C/D
  • 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
  • Côte d’Ivoire signs for C295 airlifter

    Côte d’Ivoire has signed for a single Airbus Defence and Space C295 tactical transport aircraft, the manufacturer announced on 21 January. The Côte d’Ivoire Air Force (Force Aérienne de la Côte d’Ivoire) is acquiring the aircraft in its baseline transport

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