• Engine supply issues delay Russian Karakurt corvette deliveries

    Zelenodolsk Shipyard will postpone delivery of its first two Project 22800 Karakurt corvettes to the Russian Navy by at least a year because it lacks diesel engines for them, according to regional news agency Realnoe Vremya. The ships were to be commissioned in 2018. St Petersburg-based PAO Zvezda

  • Portugal orders Koala helos

    The Portuguese Air Force (Força Aérea Portuguesa: FAP) has ordered five AgustaWestland AW119Kx Koala light utility helicopters for a range of support operations. The deal, announced by Leonardo on 18 October, is valued at approximately EUR20 million (USD23 million) and includes options

  • Brazil soon to receive Italian protected 4×4s

    Rio de Janeiro’s Federal Intervention Cabinet (GIFRJ) is to receive 16 VTLM Lince K2 4×4 protected vehicles (the Italian designation for modernised Iveco Light Multirole Vehicles, or LMVs) that are surplus to Italian Army requirements. The first tranche of four vehicles is scheduled to

  • Brazilian Navy chief says new nuclear submarine will be delayed until late 2020s

    Brazil’s new modern nuclear submarine, which was initially expected to enter service as early as 2021, will now likely be delayed until the end of that decade, according to Admiral Eduardo Bacellar Leal Ferreira, commander of the Brazilian Navy. The submarine should be ready “by the

  • New variant of Z-8 helo delivered to PLAN’s Aviation University

    The People’s Liberation Army Navy’s (PLAN’s) Aviation University has recently taken delivery of a new variant of the Changhe Aircraft Industry Group (CAIG) Z-8 multirole medium-lift helicopter, according to Chinese media reports. Photographs show two new platforms, designated as

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  • Building NATO’s new eastern front: The eFP in Europe

    In 2016 NATO leaders agreed to despatch multinational battlegroups to the Baltic states and Poland under the enhanced Forward Presence initiative. Since then NATO deployments to Eastern Europe have accelerated. Tim Ripley charts the progress of efforts to build up allied defences in the region
  • Silencing the airwaves: Chinese SEAD capabilities

    China’s territorial ambitions around its coast have long been among the driving forces of its military modernisation. Tiago Falcao Machado reports on how, to support the expanding missions of its air forces, the PLA is developing an increasingly effective SEAD capability
  • Analysis: ‘Vostok 2018’ – a window on Russia's strategic ambitions

    Russia's 'Vostok 2018' exercises, which took place this month across a vast expanse of Russian territory, were certainly designed to wow the West, but what can be gleaned from the manoeuvres regarding Moscow's military capabilities and strategic intent? Miko Vranic and Samuel Cranny-Evans report
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  • Portugal orders Koala helos

    The Portuguese Air Force (Força Aérea Portuguesa: FAP) has ordered five AgustaWestland AW119Kx Koala light utility helicopters for a range of support operations. The deal, announced by Leonardo on 18 October, is valued at approximately EUR20 million (USD23 million) and includes options
  • RG31 gets TRT-30 weapon system

    South Africa’s Denel Vehicle Systems has developed, using internal research and development funding, a new version of its RG31 Mk5 4×4 mine protected vehicle as a mobile gun platform called the Ibululu. The baseline RG31 is typically used as an armoured personnel carrier (APC) with the
  • IAI reports UGV developments

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has announced significant developments in two of its autonomous robotic systems. The Sahar unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), which detects and clears improvised explosive device (IEDs), has completed a development phase and is now due to undergo trial and evaluation
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