• Brazil to receive first modernised Super Lynx helicopters

    The Brazilian Navy will receive the first two upgraded AgustaWestland Super Lynx AH-11B naval helicopters in February, the service told Jane’s on 16 January. Leonardo Helicopters is modernising eight Super Lynx AH-11As under a June 2014 contract issued by the Brazilian Navy Aeronautical

  • Philippine commissions third, fourth Boracay-class patrol vessels

    Key Points The Philippine Coast Guard has inducted the final Boracay-class vessels ordered in a 2012 contract Vessels will be jointly operated by customs and coastguard officials to bolster the country’s anti-smuggling efforts The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has commissioned its third and

  • Initial source selection in progress for US Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft and new UAS

    The US Army is on track to move out with contract awards for the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft competitive prototype (FARA CP), as well as the Future Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (FTUAS). Future Vertical Lift (FVL) Cross Functional Team Director Brigadier General Walter Rugen laid out

  • Work begins on first of five Saudi corvettes

    Spanish state-owned shipbuilder Navantia held a steel-cutting ceremony for the first of five corvettes for the Saudi Arabian Navy at its San Fernando shipyard in the Bay of Cadiz on 15 January. Work on the corvettes, which are based on Navantia’s Avante 2200 design, is being carried out under

  • Human factors and programme pressures caused Norwegian AW101 accident

    Human factors coupled with ambitious timelines were to blame for the roll-over of a Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) AgustaWestland AW101 search-and-rescue (SAR) helicopter in November 2017, the accident investigation board has disclosed. In its report into the incident published on 15 January,

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