• DGA qualifies Rafale F3R standard

    The Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA), the French procurement agency, on 9 November announced that it had qualified the new-generation F3R standard for the Rafale combat aircraft on 31 October, in line with the January 2014 contract awarded to Dassault Aviation, Thales, MBDA,

  • Oman reportedly testing K2 tank

    Oman has been revealed as the potential customer for the desert-optimised K2 main battle tank that Hyundai Rotem displayed during the DX Korea exhibition held in Seoul in September. Citing industry sources, South Korea’s Pulse news website reported on 12 November that the tank had been tested

  • Germany gives green light for heavy transport helicopter

    Germany's final 2019 defence budget approved by the Bundestag (parliament) budget committee on 9 November includes an authorisation commitment of EUR5.6 billion (USD6.3 billion) for the Luftwaffe's future Schwerer Transporthubschrauber (heavy transport helicopter: STH). This is the largest line item

  • UPDATE: US Navy F/A-18 crashes in Philippine Sea

    A US Navy (USN) Boeing F/A-18 Hornet fighter assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 crashed into the Philippine Sea on 12 November. The crew was performing routine operations when the aircraft experienced a mechanical issue, resulting in the crew ejecting. The crew was safely recovered by

  • US Navy ramps up development of naval unmanned systems

    The US Navy (USN) is accelerating its development of naval unmanned systems through programmatic changes and contractual tools meant to field such systems as soon as possible, according to Captain Pete Small, programme manager for Unmanned Maritime Systems. For example, the (USN) has started the

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  • Thailand interested in acquiring L-39NG training aircraft

    Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis announced on 10 November that the Thai Ministry of Defence (MoD) has expressed interest in acquiring an undisclosed number of Aero Vodochody L-39NG jet trainers/light-attack aircraft. “They [the Thais] are interested in our aircraft, the newest generation of
  • Turkey signs Altay MBT serial production contract with BMC

    Turkey’s Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB) announced on 9 November that it had signed the first serial production contract with BMC for 250 Altay main battle tanks (MBTs). The contract covers life-cycle logistics support for the tanks as well as the establishment and operation of a Tank
  • AMCM squadron completes first embarkation on Lewis B Puller

    The US Navy (USN) Expeditionary Sea Base USS Lewis B Puller (ESB 3) has embarked airborne mine countermeasures (AMCM) assets for the first time since the ship began operations with the US 5th Fleet. MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter from Bahrain-based Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 15
  • BSVT rolls out production ready Berserk combat UGV

    Belarussian firm Belspetsvneshtechnika (BSVT) has demonstrated the production-ready version of its Centaur unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) prototype at the 174th training ground of the country’s Air Force and Air Defence Forces in early October, Jane’s has learnt. The tracked and
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