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  • Argentina receives modernised C-130 airlifter

    The Argentine Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Argentina: FAA) has received a modernised Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules transport aircraft from the country’s Fábrica Argentina de Aviones (FAdeA), it was announced on 19 September. The aircraft, TC-70, was upgraded by Argentinean technicians

  • ARTEC to seek proposals from UK industry on Boxer

    British industry has been given the go-ahead to present its proposals to the prime contractor of the 8x8 Boxer, to potentially be selected to participate in the British Army’s upcoming acquisition of 500 examples of the mechanised infantry vehicle (MIV). The government said the

  • Australia plays down reports of deadlock in submarine contract talks

    Australia’s Defence Minister Christopher Pyne has played down reports of a deadlock in negotiations with France over the contract to supply 12 next-generation submarines to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). France’s state-owned Naval Group (formerly DCNS) was selected in April 2016 to

  • AVIC’s AV500W VTOL UAV takes part in PLA exercise

    The Aviation Industry Corporation of China’s (AVIC’s) AV500W vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has been used in a military exercise with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), according to a 21 September report by the PLA-sponsored China Military

  • China cancels military talks with United States in protest over sanctions

    China has cancelled military talks with the United States for the near future and summoned the US ambassador to Beijing in protest over Washington’s recent decision to impose sanctions on China’s defence procurement agency, the Equipment Development Department (EDD), following the

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  • OTT Technologies reveals new 6x6 logistics support vehicle

    South African company OTT Technologies has completed company trials of its Puma M36 Mk 6A 6x6 logistics support vehicle and officials said production can commence as soon as orders are placed. The platform has a fully enclosed and protected two-person cab, a traditional V-shape bottom for a higher
  • US coastal patrol ships complete Griffin missile shoot

    Five Cyclone-class coastal patrol ships from the US Navy’s (USN’s) Bahrain-based 5th Fleet Combined Task Force (CTF) 55 have completed a series of Mk 60 Griffin Missile System (GMS) live firings against high-speed manoeuvring targets during an exercise in the Gulf. USS Hurricane (PC 3),
  • SKASaC takes final bow ahead of retirement

    The UK Royal Navy (RN) is preparing to retire its last Sea King ASaC.7 (SKASaC) helicopters, bringing to an end the Sea King’s near 50-year career in UK military service. Two of the remaining SKASaC aircraft from 849 Naval Air Squadron (NAS) flew a farewell flypast around southwest England on