Rising capacity: How New Zealand is ensuring optimal rotary-wing availability
08 December 2022
by Tim Fish
The RNZAF's NH90 and A109 helicopters are seen above alongside the Beechcraft King Air 350 (KA350) and T-6C Texan II aircraft. Four KA350 are used for the Air Crew Training Capability and 11 T-6C are used in the RNZAF's ‘Wings' course. (NZDF)
Taiwan is preparing to retire its Northrop F-5E/F fleet from operational service before the end of 2023. (Annabelle Chih/Getty Images)
Taiwan's Republic of China Air Force (RoCAF) is preparing to withdraw its ageing Northrop F-5 E/F Tiger II fleet from operational service by the end of 2023 and replace them with Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) T-5 Brave Eagle trainers.
In a statement on its
newspaper on 28 November, the Taiwanese Ministry of National Defence (MND) said
Rohde & Schwarz unveiled a compact version of its Ardronis family of C-UASs. The system was seen operating at NATO's Counter-Unmanned Aircraft System Technical Interoperability Exercise (C-UAS TIE23). (Janes/Olivia Savage)
Germany-based Rohde & Schwarz (R&S) has unveiled a new counter-unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS) called Ardronis Locate Compact.
Ardronis Locate Compact is a small, ruggedised system designed for the detection and localisation of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), especially over large areas such as military bases, a company spokesperson told
on 24 November.
US Army to reprioritise UH-60M procurement to assist Australia
27 November 2023
by Akhil Kadidal
The Australian government is seeking the expedited delivery of its ordered Sikorsky UH-60Ms to “minimise capability gaps”, according to Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles. (Commonwealth of Australia)
The United States will accelerate the delivery of Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawks to Australia by reprioritising the contracting timelines for the US Army's Black Hawk procurement.
Australia signed a AUD2.79 billion (USD1.83 billion) Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract in January to acquire 40 Black Hawks to replace its NHIndustries MRH90 ‘Taipan' fleet.
Lieutenant Colonel Martin Meiners of the US Department of Defense (DoD) told Janes
Using OSINT to provide intelligence on conflict zones in Israel and Gaza
Janes analysts discuss the ongoing situation in Israel/Gaza and discuss how OSINT can help us look at events in conflict zones, including analysis of what happened at the Al-Ahli Arab hospital in Gaza.