• Mauritania receives CN-235 transport aircraft from UAE

    The Mauritanian military announced on 13 May that it had received a transport aircraft from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The aircraft could be identified as one of the CASA/IPTN CN-235M-110 transport aircraft that the UAE acquired from Indonesia in the 1990s. The Mauritanian military described

  • Milestones: India’s Integrated Air Command and Control System (IACCS)

    Latest developments India’s Integrated Air Command and Control System (IACCS) is an automated air-defence command-and-control (C2) centre designed for controlling and monitoring Indian Air Force (IAF) operations throughout the country. To achieve this the Indian government approved funding of

  • Turkey looks set to defy US and proceed with Russian S-400 acquisition

    Key Points There are increased signs that Turkey will not scrap its Russian S-400 deal despite the US threat of sanctions If Ankara continues with the deal the F-35s it had on order could be stopped and the country could also be subject to Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act

  • France’s ALSR programme moves forward at last

    Delivery of France’s first Lightweight Surveillance and Reconnaissance Aircraft (Avion léger de surveillance et de reconnaissance – ALSR), a Beechcraft King Air 350 modified into a surveillance platform similar to the British Shadow R1, is now expected by the end of the year. After

  • Greek P-3B re-enters service

    The Hellenic Navy (HN) received its first refurbished Lockheed P-3B Orion maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) from Hellenic Aerospace Industry (HAI) in Tanagra on 17 May, effectively regenerating the HN’s airborne maritime patrol capability after a decade-long hiatus. The aircraft, which bears the

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  • MILEX 2019: Belarus upgrades mid-range MRL inventory

    The Belarusian military has launched an initiative to modernise its inventory of 9P140 Uragan (Whirlwind) 220 mm medium-range multiple rocket launchers (MRLs), a source from the country’s defence industry told Jane’s at the MILEX 2019 show, which was held in Minsk from 15–18 May.