• Russian military focuses on C-UAV capabilities

    Russia’s Aerospace Forces (VKS) are focusing on counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (C-UAV) missions, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced in a press release published on its website on 14 November. “During this year’s training, VKS air defence and radio-technical troops practised

  • Australia orders vehicle-mounted, active phased-array radars for NASAMS air-defence system

    Australia’s Department of Defence (DoD) has awarded an AUD137 million (USD93 million) contract to local company CEA Technologies for the supply of vehicle-mounted, active phased-array tactical radars for the country’s future short-range, ground-based air-defence (GBAD) system. Defence

  • Japan to outfit Kawasaki P-1 MPAs with AI technology

    Japan plans to equip an undisclosed number of its Kawasaki P-1 maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) with artificial intelligence (AI) to boost the platform’s intelligence gathering capabilities, an official at the Ministry of Defense’s Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency (ATLA) told

  • US Air Force plans aircraft communications survivability test in December

    Key Points The USAF is planning a communications test between a F-22 and F-35, both of which use different languages and frequencies to exchange data The test is part of a USAF effort to develop capability in four-month increments The US Air Force (USAF) is planning for a communications test

  • British Army releases RFI for weapon locating radar

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) released an initial request for information (RFI) on 31 October for new weapon locating radar systems being procured under the Project Serpens programme. Formerly the Next Generation Weapon Locating System (MGWLS), the new systems are to be introduced from 2026, with

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  • HMS Prince of Wales arrives in Portsmouth

    The UK Royal Navy’s (RN’s) second Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier has arrived at Portsmouth naval base ahead of handover and formal commissioning. HMS Prince of Wales sailed into its new base port on 16 November after completing an eight-week period of sea trials. Handover will