• Argentina receives modernised C-130 airlifter

    The Argentine Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Argentina: FAA) has received a modernised Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules transport aircraft from the country’s Fábrica Argentina de Aviones (FAdeA), it was announced on 19 September. The aircraft, TC-70, was upgraded by Argentinean technicians

  • AVIC’s AV500W VTOL UAV takes part in PLA exercise

    The Aviation Industry Corporation of China’s (AVIC’s) AV500W vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has been used in a military exercise with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), according to a 21 September report by the PLA-sponsored China Military

  • Estonia acquires Puma UAS

    AeroVironment has added Estonia to the growing list of customers for its RQ-20 Puma tactical unmanned aircraft system (UAS), with a USD8.9 million contract announced on 21 September. The deal covers an undisclosed number of RQ-20B Puma AE II systems to be delivered to the Baltic state by 23 March

  • France accelerates MRTT deliveries

    French Defence Minister Florence Parly has ordered the acceleration of A330 Multi Roll Transport Tanker (MRTT) deliveries to the French Air Force (FAF), the Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA), the French defence procurement agency, announced on 21 September. As a result, the FAF

  • Philippines sets aside USD25 million for naval amphibious aircraft

    The Philippine Department of National Defense (DND) has allocated some PHP1.3 trillion (USD25 million) towards the acquisition of one multi-purpose amphibious aircraft, and has invited eligible contractors to bid for the project. The airframe, which will be operated by the Philippine Navy, is being

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  • OTT Technologies reveals new 6x6 logistics support vehicle

    South African company OTT Technologies has completed company trials of its Puma M36 Mk 6A 6x6 logistics support vehicle and officials said production can commence as soon as orders are placed. The platform has a fully enclosed and protected two-person cab, a traditional V-shape bottom for a higher
  • Damen, Saab compete for Brazilian corvette project

    The Dutch shipbuilder Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding and Swedish major Saab have formed the Damen Saab Tamandaré consortium to compete to build four Tamandaré-class multi-purpose ships for the Brazilian Navy in a proposal that includes significant transfer of technology (ToT) and
  • DVD 2018: HIPPO ATSV gains autonomy

    Hippo Multipower displayed an autonomous variant of its amphibious HIPPO All Terrain Support Vehicle (ATSV) at Defence Vehicle Dynamics (DVD) 2018, Millbrook, Bedfordshire, UK, fitted with a robotic applique kit. Hippo Multipower has teamed with Digital Concepts Engineering (DCE) to demonstrate the