• Indian Air Force’s Cheetal helicopter facing rotor blade problems

    The Indian Air Force (IAF) is facing “serious problems” with its fleet of retrofitted Cheetal light utility helicopters (LUHs) due to quality issues related to the licence production of upgraded rotor blades for the platforms by state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), according

  • Netherlands reforms artillery unit

    The Royal Netherlands Army began to regain its independent fire-support capabilities by standing up the independent 41 Artillery Detachment in Oldenroek on 18 January, the Dutch Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on its website. The new unit consists of three batteries with six Panzerhaubitze

  • RNLAF Reaper operators train in US

    The first two Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) MQ-9 Reaper medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle crews are being trained at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, the Dutch Ministry of Defence (MoD) reported on its website on 17 January. The RNLAF’s 306 Squadron at

  • Russian Ministry of Defence to order 13 more Su-57s for VKS in 2020

    The second contract for 13 additional Sukhoi Su-57 fifth-generation multirole combat aircraft for Russia’s Aerospace Forces (VKS) will be signed in 2020, a Russian aerospace industry source has told Jane’s . “Delivery of the 13 Su-57s that will be contracted in 2020 for the VKS is

  • US Air Force sets official KC-46A delivery date

    The US Air Force (USAF) will officially accept its first Boeing KC-46A Pegasus aerial refuelling tanker on 25 January during a ceremony at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. McConnell Air Force Base is leading integration and operations for the service’s next-generation tankers. Air Mobility

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  • M Subs and Thales pursue AI boost for unmanned vessels

    M Subs and Thales UK are developing artificial intelligence (AI) technology that will help unmanned vessels travel independently and negotiate contact with other vessels. The work is part of a teaming agreement between Thales and M Subs, a manufacturer of commercial and military submersibles that