• Revised RFI anticipated for German Tornado replacement to accommodate electronic attack mission

    Representatives from German industry have said they anticipate the German government issuing an updated request for information (RFI) for its Tornado replacement requirement, to include the electronic attack (EA) mission not stipulated in the original solicitation. The statement was made by

  • Patria demos Nemo 120 mm mortar in United States

    Finland’s Patria said its120 mm Nemo (New Mortar) turret, integrated onto its Armoured Modular Vehicle (AMV) 8×8, has conducted a firepower demonstration in the United States. These trials were done at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, and Fort Benning, Georgia, and included indirect and

  • Philippine Air Force acquires fourth C295M tactical transport

    The Philippine Air Force (PAF) has acquired its fourth Airbus Defence and Space C295M tactical transport aircraft. The platform was accepted, turned over to the PAF, and blessed in a ceremony held on 11 November at the Haribon Hangar at Clark Air Base in the Philippine province of Pampanga that was

  • Russian VKS to receive its first Su-57 in late 2019

    The Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) are set to receive their first Sukhoi Su-57 fifth-generation multirole combat aircraft before the end of the year, Deputy Defence Minister Alexey Krivoruchko announced during a visit to Far Eastern enterprises on 7–8 November. “The first serial Su-57

  • Australia declares final operational capability for Canberra class

    The Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN’s) fleet of two Canberra-class amphibious assault ships has achieved final operational capability. In a 12 November statement announcing the milestone, Australia’s Minister for Defence Linda Reynolds described the class as one that is now ready to

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  • Eagle V 6×6 awaits production green light

    General Dynamics European Land Systems – MOWAG said it has completed development of its latest Eagle 6×6 and is awaiting a production contract, with the Swiss army likely the first customer. The Swiss army has said the Eagle 6×6 will meet its requirement for 100 reconnaissance
  • J-11B images fuel speculation about AESA radar upgrade

    Images have emerged in Chinese state-owned media showing at least two People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) Shenyang Aircraft Corporation J-11B multirole combat aircraft featuring light-grey radomes instead of the usual black ones, prompting speculation that some of the fighters may have


  • 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