• DroneShield signs partnership deal with Bosch

    Australian firm DroneShield – a specialist in counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technologies – has entered a partnership with the security arm of German conglomerate Bosch. DroneShield said in a press release on 24 July that through the teaming arrangement it has integrated its UAV

  • UK extends Hercules out-of-service date to 2035

    The Royal Air Force (RAF) is to extend its fleet of 14 Lockheed Martin C-130J/C-130J-30 Hercules transport aircraft by a further five years, with a new out-of-service date (OSD) of 2035. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) told Jane’s on 24 July that its fleet of one ‘short’ C-130J C5

  • Amphibious Assault Ship Tripoli completes builder’s trials

    The amphibious assault ship USS Tripoli (LHA 7) successfully completed its builder’s trials, shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) confirmed 22 July after the ship had spent the previous four days in the Gulf of Mexico, testing the ship’s main propulsion, combat, and other

  • Ecuadorian Air Force negotiates new helicopters

    The Ecuadorian Air Force is expected to select its future rescue and medium-twin helicopter before the end of the year, an official has told Jane’s. The service is looking to replace its Indian-built HAL Dhruv helicopters with a shortlist that includes the Airbus Helicopters H145 and the

  • German lead contribution to VJTF 2023 to be modernised

    The Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr (BAAINBw), Germany’s Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-service Support, has awarded the contract for the modernisation of the Puma infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) and

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  • Argentina selects Korean FA-50 fighter

    The Argentine Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Argentina - FAA) has selected the Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) FA-50 Fighting Eagle to be its new interim fighter aircraft, Jane’s has been told. An informer source said that the supersonic,
  • UK announces ‘ambitious’ defence space programme

    The UK government has announced what it describes to be an “ambitious” defence space programme that will see more than GBP30 million (USD37.25 million) invested in a number of separate but related efforts. Speaking at the 2019 Chief of the Air Staff’s Air and Space Power
  • Leonardo not giving up on Argentina fighter bid

    Leonardo remains confident that it can sell its M-346FA to Argentina, despite Jane’s being told that the Argentine Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Argentina - FAA) has already selected the Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) FA-50 Fighting Eagle to be its new interim fighter aircraft. Speaking to


  • 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