• Egypt shows Wing Loong UAV

    The Egyptian military released the first imagery of one of its Chinese-made AVIC Wing Loong unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) on 14 October as part of a video to mark the Egyptian Air Force’s 45th anniversary. The footage showed a single Wing Loong taking off from a desert airbase with one

  • Turkey to procure more Anka UAVs and TTZA vehicles

    Turkey’s military and security forces will receive 22 more Anka unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and special purpose tactical wheeled armoured vehicles (TTZAs), local media reported a few days after the meeting of the Defense Industry Executive Committee (SSIK) of the Turkish Defense Industries

  • Brazil renews efforts to acquire B767-300ER aircraft

    Brazil will field a Boeing B767-300ER passenger aircraft to replace one currently in service, Jane’s learnt on 16 October. The Brazilian Aeronautical Commission in Washington (CABW) on behalf of Brazilian Air Force’s Logistics Support Group (GAL) has issued an international tender to

  • US donates UH-60M helicopters to Croatia

    The United States will donate two UH-60M helicopters to Croatia, Defence Minister Damir Krsticevic has announced. The announcement was made during a visit involving two US Army UH-60Ms from Germany to Pleso airbase near Zagreb on 12 October. The helicopters are expected to be delivered by

  • President Xi calls on China to deepen civilian-military integration

    China’s President Xi Jinping has urged for deeper civilian-military integration (CMI) to spur further technical advancement within the country. The call came a week after the United States government identified the CMI strategy as one that is supporting China’s rapidly expanding defence

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  • RG31 gets TRT-30 weapon system

    South Africa’s Denel Vehicle Systems has developed, using internal research and development funding, a new version of its RG31 Mk5 4×4 mine protected vehicle as a mobile gun platform called the Ibululu. The baseline RG31 is typically used as an armoured personnel carrier (APC) with the
  • IAI reports UGV developments

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has announced significant developments in two of its autonomous robotic systems. The Sahar unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), which detects and clears improvised explosive device (IEDs), has completed a development phase and is now due to undergo trial and evaluation
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