Myanmar Air Force inducts new aircraft

by Mrityunjoy Mazumdar & Jon Grevatt

The Myanmar Air Force (MAF) inducted 17 aircraft into service at Meiktila Air Base on 15 December at a ceremony to mark the service's 74th anniversary.

According to state-owned news agencies, the commissioned aircraft comprise six Yakovlev Yak-130 ‘Mitten' advanced jet trainer/light attack aircraft and four Hongdu K-8W Karakorum basic jet trainer/light attack jet aircraft.

They also include one ATR 72-600 series civilian transport aircraft, four Harbin Y-12 light transport aircraft, and two Airbus AS 365N2 Dauphin 2 multipurpose helicopters that were acquired through third-party sources.


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France, Germany, Sweden launch future transport aircraft

by Gareth Jennings

Seen being displayed at ILA 2022, the C-130 in service with the Luftwaffe, the Armée de l'Air et de l'Espace, and the Swedish Air Force is one of the aircraft types earmarked for replacement by the FMTC project. (Janes/Gareth Jennings)

France, Germany, and Sweden have agreed development of a new fixed-wing medium-lift transport aircraft, it was announced on 30 June.


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US Army interested in enhanced M-SHORAD capability for ground threats

by Ashley Roque

An M-SHORAD Stryker, assigned to the US Army's 5th Battalion, 4th Air Defense Artillery, targets a UAS and launches a Stinger missile on 9 March 2022 near Rutja in Estonia. The service is seeking industry feedback on ammunition cartridges that will enable the weapon to target ground threats too. (US Army)

The US Army wants soldiers using the Stryker-based Maneuver-Short Range Air Defense (M-SHORAD) weapon to also be able to target ground threats and is seeking information about “state-of-the art” ammunition cartridges to help make that a reality.


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Indian Navy issues RFI for Shipborne UAVs

by Akhil Kadidal

An Israel-supplied Searcher UAV of the Indian Navy on display. The MoD seeks to acquire 40 domestically manufactured UAVs for deployment on warships. (Indian Ministry of Defence)

India has announced an intention to procure 40 Naval Shipborne Unmanned Aerial Systems (NSUAS) for warships more than 100 m in length.

In a request for information (RFI) issued on 29 June, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the Indian Navy said that the NSUAS will be used for surveillance tasks, including signals intelligence (SIGINT), target acquisition, reconnaissance, and maritime domain awareness around a naval task group.


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