Jane's Defence Weekly

  • Argentina negotiating Pampa sale to Paraguay

    Argentina's FAdeA state-owned aerospace factory and the Argentine government have offered Paraguay six IA-63 Pampa III trainer/light attack aircraft to replace the Paraguayan Air Force’s retired Embraer Xavantes aircraft. The offer, which Jane’s understands was made in late April,

  • Army 2019: Russian MoD to receive BTR-82AT APCs

    The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) is set to receive the first BTR-82AT armoured personnel carriers (APCs) this year, a military source told Jane's on the first day of the Army 2019 defence exhibition being held in Kubinka near Moscow between 25–30 June. In early April Defence Minister

  • Germany and Netherlands to sign MOU to pursue joint C4I programme

    Defence ministers from Germany and the Netherlands will sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on 26 June to pursue the Tactical Edge Networking (TEN) programme, defence officials have disclosed to Jane’s.

  • Norway to scrap damaged frigate

    Norway’s government has confirmed that the Fridtjof Nansen-class frigate KNM Helge Ingstad is beyond economic repair and will be scrapped. The Ministry of Defence confirmed in a press release on 21 June that it had accepted the conclusions of a report submitted by the Norwegian Defence

  • Australian DoD denies any involvement in reported planning for a new deep-water port near Darwin

    Australia’s Department of Defence (DoD) has denied any involvement in classified or unclassified planning to develop a new deep-water port near Darwin to support the deployment of US Marines for training in Australia. The DoD’s statement follows a 23 June report by the Australian

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  • UK F-35s make combat debut against Islamic State

    UK Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning combat aircraft operating out of Cyprus have flown the type’s first combat missions in national service, conducting operational sorties against the Islamic State in the Middle East. The milestone was announced by the UK Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt