• 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

  • Guatemala purchases logistics support vessel from Colombia

    The Guatemalan Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced the acquisition of a logistics support vessel for its navy – a BAL-C vessel (Bote de Apoyo Logistico y Cabotaje) manufactured by Colombia’s state-run company Corporación de Ciencia y Tecnología para el Desarrollo de la

  • Turkey threatens retaliation if US imposes sanctions over S-400 purchase

    Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has said Ankara would retaliate if the US imposes sanctions over Turkey’s procurement of the S-400 air defence system and that it will consider alternatives to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter if Washington removes it from the

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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