• Brazilian Army eyes fixed-wing aircraft

    The Brazilian Army is considering two fixed-wing tactical transport aircraft to increase its personnel and cargo airlift capabilities in remote land border areas of the country. The Sikorsky/PZL Mielec M28 and Viking Air DHC-6T Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft were the two aircraft presented, an army

  • Canada receives first surplus Hornets from Australia

    Canada has received the first of 18 surplus Boeing F/A-18A/B Hornet combat aircraft from Australia, the Department of National Defence (DND) announced on 17 February. The pair of single-seat F/A-18As arrived at Cold Lake in Alberta on the same day as the announcement, for use by the Royal Canadian

  • Australia receives all MRH-90 Taipan helos

    The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) recently confirmed to Jane’s the receipt of all 47 NHIndustries NH90 helicopters (known locally as the MRH-90 Taipan). The Multi-Role Helicopter (MRH) programme was designed with a plan to rationalise the number of helicopter types in Australian

  • IDEX 2019: UVZ looking at alternative applications for 57 mm gun

    Russia’s Uralvagonzavod (UVZ) is investing in further developing its new rapid-firing 57 mm gun, a source from the company told Jane’s at the IDEX defence show held in Abu Dhabi on 17–21 February. “UVZ’s Burevestnik Institute has laid the research and technological

  • Milestones: Bell’s V-280 Valor JMR-TD tiltrotor

    Latest developments Bell is turning its testing focus to improving the V-280 Valor tiltrotor’s low-speed agility after achieving the aircraft’s high-speed key performance parameter (KPP) of 280 kt. Ryan Ehinger, V-280 programme manager, told Jane’s on 30 January that the agility

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  • UK removes one Reaper from service

    The UK has reduced its number of operational General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc MQ-9 Reaper medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), with one of the 10 aircraft currently in the US for decommissioning. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) made the disclosure in a