• Argentina negotiating Pampa sale to Paraguay

    Argentina's FAdeA state-owned aerospace factory and the Argentine government have offered Paraguay six IA-63 Pampa III trainer/light attack aircraft to replace the Paraguayan Air Force’s retired Embraer Xavantes aircraft. The offer, which Jane’s understands was made in late April,

  • Ukraine fields updated Spectator-M UAV

    The Ukrainian Armed Forces has operationalised an updated version of the Spectator-M tactical surveillance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) called the Spectator-M1. The Spectator-M1 was developed by OJSC Meridian, which is a subsidiary of state-owned industrial company UkrOboronProm. The air vehicle

  • Nigerian Air Force reactivates three L-39s

    The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) announced on 21 June that it had received three L-39ZA jet trainers that were reactivated in Nigeria by Aero Vodochody, the Czech company that manufactured them, with the assistance of NAF personnel. “The reactivation will ensure that the NAF increases the number

  • Bangladesh to receive additional surplus UK C-130J airlifters

    The sale of additional UK-surplus Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules transport aircraft to Bangladesh has been confirmed by a support contract announced by Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group (ADG) on 20 June. The Asian nation is to receive an undisclosed number of aircraft to add to the two already

  • Paris Air Show: France receives NX70 micro UAVs

    The Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA), the French defence procurement agency, announced on its website on 19 June that it is receiving the first 5 of 27 NX70 micro unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) systems it ordered from Novadem at the end of 2018. The systems will be used by

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  • Army 2019: Russian MoD to receive BTR-82AT APCs

    The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) is set to receive the first BTR-82AT armoured personnel carriers (APCs) this year, a military source told Jane's on the first day of the Army 2019 defence exhibition being held in Kubinka near Moscow between 25–30 June. In early April Defence Minister
  • Norway to scrap damaged frigate

    Norway’s government has confirmed that the Fridtjof Nansen-class frigate KNM Helge Ingstad is beyond economic repair and will be scrapped. The Ministry of Defence confirmed in a press release on 21 June that it had accepted the conclusions of a report submitted by the Norwegian Defence
  • Belarus pursues armed multirotor UAS developments

    Belarusian companies have unveiled three new weaponised multicopter unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) being developed under a wider national effort to advance indigenous unmanned technologies. The Vitebsk-based KB Display, which specialises in development and production of displays and