• Chile ready to finalise frigate acquisitions

    The Chilean Navy is set to finalise the procurement of two Adelaide-class frigates by the end of May. HMAS Melbourne and HMAS Newcastle , built in Australia in the early 1990s, would be acquired as a stop-gap measure to replace two of three Dutch- and British-built frigates currently in service in

  • US to send ‘less’ than 1,000 additional troops to USCENTCOM

    The Trump administration is moving out with plans to send fewer than 1,000 additional troops, as well as additional military assets, into the US Central Command (USCENTCOM) region to curtail what it deems a threat from Iran, according to Pentagon officials. On 24 May, Acting Defense Secretary

  • 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

  • RAF’s C-130J fleet needs more resources to operate safely, says crash report

    Additional aircrew, flying hours, and engineering support are needed to sustain the UK Royal Air Force (RAF’s) fleet of Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules transport aircraft beyond 2019, according to a safety investigation into the loss of one its aircraft in Iraq. The enquiry into the accident

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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.