• PTDI receives two Bell 412EPI helicopters for Indonesian Army

    Two of the nine Bell 412EPI helicopters ordered in January 2019 by the Indonesian Army (Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Darat or TNI-AD) have been handed over to PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) for customisation work. Bell, a subsidiary of Textron, announced in a 4 December statement that the

  • Chilean Air Force finds human remains near where missing C-130 last made contact

    Key Points Chile found human remains near where its missing C-130 last made contact on its way toward Antarctica, according to the BBC The aircraft had 38 people on board The Chilean Air Force (Fuerza Aérea de Chile: FACh) found human remains floating in the sea around where a missing

  • Croatia to begin UH-60M procurement

    The Croatian Ministry of Defence has requested the necessary parliamentary approval for two new UH-60M helicopters, a year after their donation was announced by the US and weeks after the local media reported the planned purchase of two more Black Hawks. Defence Minister Damir Krsticevic

  • Argentina develops rotary-wing UAS for naval operations

    Argentine company INVAP is working with the national helicopter manufacturer Cicaré on the development of the Rotary-winged Unmanned Aerial System (RUAS), Jane’s learned from an industry source on 9 December. The RUAS, which is to be geared towards maritime operations, will be an

  • Burkina Faso orders Airbus C295

    Burkina Faso has placed an order with Airbus for a single C295W transport aircraft, the company announced on 11 December. No specific timeline for delivery was disclosed. This procurement comes under the Burkinabe Military Programming Law covering the period 2018–22, which the country’s

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  • Rheinmetall advances Next Generation 130 mm tank gun

    Rheinmetall Weapons and Ammunition “has completed developmental efforts” of an initial new Next Generation (NG) 130 mm smooth bore tank gun, but some further design changes are expected, company officials told Jane’s. The first NG 130 mm smooth bore gun, unveiled at Eurosatory
  • Turkish UAVs suffer high attrition in Libya

    Many of the Bayraktar TB2 armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that Turkey has deployed to Libya have been destroyed since June, according to the UN panel of experts report on Libya publicly released on 11 December. The first indication that Ankara was deploying UAVs to Libya was seen on 18 May,