• Logjam: ‘Trident Juncture’ tests logistics, communications for Arctic conditions

    Integrating NATO and partner forces for ‘Trident Juncture’ – billed as the largest exercise of those militaries since the Cold War – created logistical and communications headaches for those directing the drills. Michael Fabey reports Assembling forces for the NATO-run

  • Divine Eagle UAV spotted at China’s Malan airbase

    Key Points The Divine Eagle HALE UAV has been seen in satellite imagery of China’s Malan airbase, suggesting that the type is now operational with the PLAAF. While the UAV’s sensor fit is unknown, enough surface area and internal space exists to enable a variety of missions.

  • Indian Army issues RFI for 60 mm mortars and ammunition

    The Indian Army (IA) has invited responses from local and foreign vendors by 24 December to its request for information (RFI) regarding the intended acquisition of 100, 60 mm light-weight mortars and ammunition. Issued on 9 November by the IA’s Directorate of Infantry, the RFI requires the

  • Saudi-led coalition announces end of US aerial refuelling

    The Saudi-led coalition announced on 10 November that its aircraft would no longer be refuelled by US Air Force (USAF) tankers, according to a statement published by the official Saudi Press Agency. The statement attributed the move to a recent increase in the coalition’s “capability to

  • GRSE lays keel for Indian Navy’s second Project 17A frigate

    Indian state-owned shipyard Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) has begun work on the second of seven indigenously designed Shivalik II (Project 17A [P17A])-class frigates on order for the Indian Navy (IN). A keel-laying ceremony for the vessel, which is the first of three ships of the

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  • 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