Myanmar Army airmobile operation meets high casualties

by Anthony Davis

The Myanmar Army has suffered a stinging reverse in northwestern Shan State in an abortive airmobile operation that has underscored the limitations of offensive capabilities increasingly dependent on air power.

Insurgent sources reported that 47 army troops had been killed and 24 captured in an airmobile operation that began on 7 December in Namhsan township and was targeted against the Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA), an ethnic insurgent force dominant in hill country across the north and northwest of Shan State. Sources close to the army in Yangon who spoke to Janes


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Iraq to equip F-16s with AIDEWS EW suite

by Gareth Jennings

The IqAF is to equip all 34 of its F-16 combat aircraft with the AIDEWS electronic warfare suite. (Lockheed Martin)

Iraq is to equip its Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon combat aircraft with the L3Harris AN/ALQ-211 Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare Suite (AIDEWS) electronic warfare (EW) system, the US Department of Defense (DoD) disclosed on 22 April.


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UAE seeks closer air force ties with China as leaders meet in Beijing

by Gareth Jennings

A file photo of a UAE F-16 combat aircraft. While the Gulf state has traditionally enjoyed strong procurement and operational ties with the West, the UAE AFAD is now also seeking closer co-operation with the PLAAF in China. (Lockheed Martin)

The chief of joint operations for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces has met with the head of China's People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) as the two countries look to promote closer co-operation between their respective air forces.


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Brazil to update OPV radar systems

by Victor Barreira

The Brazilian Navy wants to improve the radar capabilities of its OPVs. (Victor Barreira)

As part of an effort to update its Amazonas-class offshore patrol vessels (OPVs), the Brazilian Navy is acquiring a new air and surface search radar with identification friend-or-foe capability (IFF), according to the Navy Weapon Systems Directorate (Diretoria de Sistemas de Armas da Marinha: DSAM).

The Brazilian Naval Commission in Washington, DC, (Comissão Naval Brasileira em Washington: CNBW) on behalf of the DSAM has


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