• US Air Force BACN crashes in Afghanistan

    A US Air Force (USAF) E-11A Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) aircraft crashed in Afghanistan on 27 January, footage of the incident posted online appears to show. The modified Bombardier Global 6000 regional jet, which is used by the US military as a communications relay platform for

  • USN reports further progress on Ford Advanced Weapons Elevators

    Another three Advanced Weapons Elevators (AWEs) are working and being rigorously tested aboard aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), said Rear Admiral James Downey, USN programme executive officer for carriers. Two of those elevators are expected to be certified by the second or third

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    China’s Sichuan Tengden Technology Company (Tengden) has completed initial testing of a three-engined variant of its medium altitude long endurance (MALE)-class TW328/TB001 ‘Twin-tailed Scorpion’ unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), culminating in what the company claims to be a

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    The Bangladesh Navy (BN)-owned Chittagong Dry Dock Limited (CCDL) has invited expressions of interest (EoIs) by 29 February from foreign shipbuilders for the joint production of six offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) for the BN. In a statement issued on 16 January by CCDL pointed out that each of the

  • Bird demos OSCAR maritime data fusion system in Africa

    Bird Aerosystems, an Israeli company that develops special-mission aircraft solutions and airborne missile protection systems, announced on 14 January that it had completed a successful trial of its Ocean Surveillance Control and Reconnaissance (OSCAR) solution for an African client it did not

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  • First T-72AMTs delivered to Ukrainian Armed Forces

    The Ukrainian Armed Forces has received the first 15 upgraded T-72AMT main battle tanks (MBTs), the Ukrainian Logistics Command announced on its Facebook page on 24 January. The command said 10 additional T-72AMTs will be delivered by the end of January, with an additional six to follow in
  • US Navy has no plans for MMP, despite NGA study

    The US Navy (USN) said it has no plans to field Boeing’s Multi-Mission Pod (MMP) aboard any of its intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) platforms or to support efforts to develop an exportable version of the pod to allied nations, despite a 2019 National Geospatial-Intelligence
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    The Ukrainian Armed Forces has received the first 15 upgraded T-72AMT main battle tanks (MBTs), the Ukrainian Logistics Command announced on its Facebook page on 24 January. The command said 10 additional T-72AMTs will be delivered by the end of January, with an additional six to follow in

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