• JFD receives contract extension for RAN submarine rescue service

    JFD Australia has been contracted to continue the provision of submarine escape-and-rescue services to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) through to the end of 2023. Valued at approximately AUD70 million (USD46.2 million) the deal is intended to ensure a seamless transition to a new submarine rescue

  • Portugal adds VTOL UAS capability to OPVs

    The Portuguese Navy is introducing a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial system (UAS) operating capability to its Viana do Castelo-class offshore patrol vessels (OPVs), the service has told Jane’s . The four OPVs are operated by the navy’s Surface Ships Squadron in a

  • Airbus makes Tranche 3 Eurofighter offer to Colombia

    Airbus Defence & Space (DS) has formally offered the Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft to the Colombian Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Colombiana: FAC) to replace its ageing fleet of Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI) Kfirs. Iván Gonzalez, Head of Combat Aircraft Campaigns at Airbus Group,

  • CIAC displays UAV Tarsis 25 to potential Colombian military clients

    The Colombian aerospace company Corporación de la Industria Aeronáutica Colombiana (CIAC) showcased the Tarsis 25 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to Colombian defence and security officers on 14 February. Delegations from the Colombian Army’s air assault division, the special

  • General Atomics completes ground test on laser-based communication system

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems completed live ground testing of the company’s Airborne Laser Communication System (ALCoS), using the laser-based communication system to establish a datalink with a satellite operating in geosynchronous orbit (GEO) for the first time. During the test, the

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  • Romania orders Iveco tactical trucks

    The Romanian Ministry of Defence (MoD) on 31 December 2019 awarded Iveco Defence Vehicles a seven-year frame-type contract to supply 2,902 tactical trucks. According to a company statement, an initial delivery order for 942 trucks is in place and these are to be delivered over four years beginning
  • New Iranian missile reported to be loitering SAM

    The previously undocumented type of missile found on two dhows carrying Iranian weapons to the Houthi rebels in Yemen are surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) that loiter in an area searching for a target, according to a US military official cited by the New York Times on 19 February. Examples of the
  • USAF begins Grey Wolf operational testing

    The US Air Force (USAF) has begun operational testing of the Boeing MH-139A Grey Wolf helicopter, ahead of the type’s arrival into service later in December. The service announced on 19 February that the Air Force Materiel Command’s 413th Flight Test Squadron (FTS) flew the
  • Romania orders Iveco tactical trucks

    The Romanian Ministry of Defence (MoD) on 31 December 2019 awarded Iveco Defence Vehicles a seven-year frame-type contract to supply 2,902 tactical trucks. According to a company statement, an initial delivery order for 942 trucks is in place and these are to be delivered over four years beginning

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