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  • First modernised P-3 delivered to Chile

    The first of two Chilean Navy Lockheed P-3 Orion maritime patrol aircraft (MPAs) undergoing modernisation and mid-life upgrade work in Canada was delivered back to Chile in the first week of December. Work on the aircraft started in April 2017 under a USD36 million contract awarded to IMP from

  • KAI to update Link 16 datalink for RoKAF’s FA-50 aircraft

    South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has signed a contract with Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) to update the Link 16 tactical datalink system for the Republic of Korea Air Force’s (RoKAF’s) fleet of FA-50 light attack aircraft. In a 6 December

  • USN deploys USS New Orleans and USS America to Japan

    The US Navy (USN) has announced the deployment of a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock vessel and of its lead America-class amphibious assault ship to the Japanese coastal city of Sasebo to become part of the service’s Forward Deployed Naval Forces. The transport dock vessel, USS New

  • First ERCA prototype nearly complete, US Army prepares for ‘shakedown’ testing

    The US Army is set to ‘accept delivery’ of its first Extended Range Cannon Artillery (ERCA) prototype and move into the next testing phase. Brigadier General John Rafferty, the service’s head of the Long Range Precision Fires Cross-Functional Team, spoke with Jane’s on 4

  • Russian MoD receives first Mi-38T helicopter

    The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has received its first Mi-38T medium utility helicopter for operational evaluation and trials (OE&T), a spokesperson for Rostec’s Russian Helicopters told Jane’s on 3 December. “Army aviation will receive one more such helicopter for

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  • USAF retires CALCM cruise missile

    The US Air Force (USAF) has retired the Boeing AGM-86C/D Conventional Air-Launched Cruise Missile (CALCM) that has been operational for nearly 35 years. The event, announced on 4 December, saw the 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB) in Louisiana disassemble and decommission the final
  • MDHI reveals Block II advancement for MD 530G helo

    MD Helicopters Inc (MDHI) has announced an improved Block II (2) variant of the MD 530G armed reconnaissance/light attack rotorcraft that it has developed in partnership with Elbit Systems of Israel. The enhanced version of the ‘Little Bird’-variant helicopter, the existence of which
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