• Aero India 2019: DRDO unveils model for coastguard’s multimission maritime aircraft

    India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) unveiled a model of the Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft (MMMA) proposed for the Indian Coast Guard’s (ICG’s) requirement, at Aero India 2019. The aircraft has been designed to be rapidly configurable, and can take on

  • Brazil orders three H135 helos

    The Brazilian Navy has ordered three Airbus Helicopters H135 twin-engine helicopters, the company announced on 21 February. The helicopters will be operated by the 1st General Purpose Helicopter Squadron (HU-1) located at São Pedro da Aldeia Naval Air Base, and will be used for a range of

  • Aero India 2019: Russian Helicopters works towards local production of Ka-226T helicopter in India

    Russian Helicopters has signed memoranda of understanding (MOUs) with five Indian private companies in a bid to localise production of the Kamov Ka-226T helicopter, it announced at Aero India 2019. Director General of Russian Helicopters Holding Company Andrey Boginsky signed MOUs with

  • IDEX 2019: Serbian Mini Aleks UAV to make first public flight in July

    The Mini Aleks vertical take-off and landing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed by Serbia’s Engine Development & Production (EDePro) is set to make its first public flight during an exhibition that will be held in Belgrade in July, Jane’s was told during the IDEX show held in

  • JASDF F-2 fighter crashes into Sea of Japan

    A Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) Mitsubishi F-2B fighter aircraft operating from Tsuiki Air Base in Fukuoka Prefecture crashed into the Sea of Japan (also known as East Sea) near Yamaguchi Prefecture on 20 February. The two crew members, who managed to eject, were rescued via helicopter and

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  • IDEX 2019: New Didgori models break cover

    Georgia’s Delta State Military Scientific-Technical Centre has expanded its family of Didgori vehicles, launching the 4×4 tactical patrol variant Didgori Meomari Tactical Armoured Modular Vehicle and exhibiting a mortar carrier variant of the vehicle at IDEX 2019. The mortar carrier
  • Iran commissions Fateh submarine

    The Islamic Republic of Iran Navy (IRIN) officially commissioned its first indigenously developed Fateh-class submarine on 17 February. The ceremony was held at the Bandar Abbas naval base and was attended by President Hassan Rouhani. Defence Minister Amir Hatami was quoted as saying that the
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