• Companies offer fixed-wing aircraft to Uruguayan Air Force

    Textron Aviation and Cirrus Aircraft have offered aircraft to the Uruguayan Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Uruguaya: FAU) in recent weeks as the South American military attempts to renew its aerial inventory despite a limited budget. The FAU has reported that a Cirrus SR22 G6 aircraft was showcased

  • CENTCOM says Iranian MANPADS fired at UAV

    Iranian personnel attempted to disrupt US surveillance of one of the two tankers that was attacked in the Gulf of Oman on 13 June by firing a man-portable air defence system (MANPADS) at an MQ-9 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), US Central Command (CENTCOM) said in a 16 June statement. It identified

  • F125 frigate Baden-Württemberg joins German Navy

    The F125 frigate Baden-Württemberg entered service with the German Navy on 17 June 2019 following a commissioning ceremony in the presence of German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) has announced in a press release. TKMS leads the Arbeitsgemeinschaft

  • France replaces Caracal lost in crash in 2014

    The Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA), the French defence procurement agency, ordered an H225M Caracal helicopter to replace one lost in Burkina-Faso in November 2014, the agency and Airbus announced on 14 June. The decision to replace a Caracal of the 4e Régiment

  • Italian Cabinet releases funds for defence procurement

    Italy’s Ministry of Economic Development, alongside the Ministry of Defence, agreed on 13 June to allocate more than EUR7.2 billion (US8.1 billion) toward long-term defence procurement. The funds should allow the armed forces to continue long-delayed modernisation efforts. Among the

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