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  • BAE Systems continues support for USN communications systems

    The US Navy (USN) has awarded BAE Systems two indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contracts for rapid integration and sustainment of command, control, communications, computers, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C5ISR) systems for the US Naval Air Warfare

  • Kazakhstan receives new batch of Arlan, Alan armoured vehicles

    Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering (KPE) has revealed it has delivered another batch of Arlan and Alan vehicles to the Kazakh Ministry of Defence (MoD). KPE noted in a release that it had integrated a new chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) protection system into the Arlans, as

  • Guatemala receives Grand Caravan from US

    The Guatemalan Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Guatemalteca: FAG) has received one Cessna 208B Grand Caravan EX light transport and liaison aircraft donated by the US, the Guatemalan Ministry of Defence said on 4 November. A senior Guatemalan air force officer told Jane’s during a conference on

  • Ukraine calls for ‘comprehensive’ security strategy for Black Sea, but options are limited

    NATO and Ukraine are working on a “comprehensive response” for boosting security in the Black Sea against further Russian aggression there, according to Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin. However, allied officials are cautious about the range of NATO’s military options in

  • Afghanistan fielding special mission PC-12s, MoD confirms

    Afghanistan is operating Pilatus PC-12 turboprop special mission aircraft it ordered six years ago, the country’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) inadvertently confirmed in an unrelated tweet on 6 December. An image of a PC-12 in national markings was posted on the MoD’s official Twitter

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  • Warrior 2 completes unmanned firing trials

    Lockheed Martin UK’s Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme (WCSP) demonstration vehicle (Warrior 2) completed its unmanned live firing trials at the Five Tips Firing Range in Lulworth, Dorset, at the end of November. The company’s WCSP director, Lee Fellows, told Jane’s on 5
  • Almaz-Antey details new Viking air-defence system

    Russian air-defence systems manufacturer Almaz-Antey has disclosed detail of the new export variant of its Buk-M3 (SA-11, NATO: Gadfly) surface-to-air missile (SAM) system: the 9K317E Viking system. According to the company, the 9K317E Viking SAM system can simultaneously engage up to 36 targets,
  • Russian deploys new CBRN vehicle to Syria

    Russia has deployed its newest chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) reconnaissance vehicle to Syria to operate with military police units patrolling the Idlib de-escalation zone. An RKhM-6 vehicle was seen in footage shown by the Russia 24 television network on 7 November that was