• 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)

  • 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

  • Netherlands reforms artillery unit

    The Royal Netherlands Army began to regain its independent fire-support capabilities by standing up the independent 41 Artillery Detachment in Oldenroek on 18 January, the Dutch Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on its website. The new unit consists of three batteries with six Panzerhaubitze

  • RNLAF Reaper operators train in US

    The first two Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) MQ-9 Reaper medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle crews are being trained at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, the Dutch Ministry of Defence (MoD) reported on its website on 17 January. The RNLAF’s 306 Squadron at

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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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