• Lockheed Martin begins build of first F-35 for Denmark

    Lockheed Martin has begun building the first F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) for Denmark at its Fort Worth production facility in Texas. The company announced on 27 January that the forward fuselage of aircraft L-001, the first of 27 F-35As destined for the Royal Danish Air Force

  • Harwar’s Zhanfu H16-V12 UAV possibly in service with Chinese military

    Chinese unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) manufacturer Harwar has released images of its Zhanfu (Tomahawk) H16-V12 multi-rotor, vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) platform being used in what appear to be training exercises with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), suggesting that the UAV is

  • French Navy pilots complete Dauphin N3 conversion training

    The first full-scale conversion course of five French Navy helicopter pilots graduated on 17 January at Lanvéoc-Poulmic Air Base in a ceremony that confirms that the fleet of four leased Airbus Helicopters Dauphin N3s is now fully up to speed. The four helicopters, owned by NHV France, have

  • IAV 2020: Rafael integrates Firefly loitering munition with vehicles

    Rafael displayed a more refined version of its Spike Firefly loitering munition during the International Armoured Vehicles (IAV) 2020 conference held in London on 20-23 January, and revealed it has been integrated with vehicles. When it was unveiled in 2018, the Spike Firefly was presented as both

  • First USMC operational unit receives F-35C

    The US Marine Corps (USMC) has received into service its first operational carrier variant (CV) Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). The aircraft, tail number 301, arrived at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar, California, on 21 January. The milestone came about five

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  • First T-72AMTs delivered to Ukrainian Armed Forces

    The Ukrainian Armed Forces has received the first 15 upgraded T-72AMT main battle tanks (MBTs), the Ukrainian Logistics Command announced on its Facebook page on 24 January. The command said 10 additional T-72AMTs will be delivered by the end of January, with an additional six to follow in
  • First HSI32 fast interceptors arrive at Saudi naval base

    The first two HSI32 high-speed interceptors have arrived at Royal Saudi Naval Forces’ (RSNF’s) Ras Mishab base in the Gulf, the Saudi Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 23 January. It was announced in April 2018 that 39 CMN boats will be delivered to the RSNF, with half of them