• Bundeswehr orders rotary-wing UAV for K130 corvette

    The Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr (BAAINBw), Germany's Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology, and In-Service Support, announced on 9 August that it had signed a contract at the beginning of the month with Elektroniksystem-

  • Zephyr claims new endurance record

    The Airbus Defence and Space (DS) Zephyr ‘pseudo-satellite’ unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has logged another endurance record, the company announced. The first production-standard Zephyr S landed just under 26 days after departing on its maiden flight on 11 July, logging the longest

  • USAF to procure and modify Basler ISR aircraft, likely for Mauritania

    The US Air Force (USAF) is looking to procure one Basler DC3-TP67 (BT-67) special mission aircraft and to modify another for a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customer, which is likely to be Mauritania. An amended request for information (RFI) issued by the service on 6 August calls for the

  • LM completes C-5M upgrades for US Air Force

    Lockheed Martin has completed a 20-year effort to upgrade 52 of the US Air Force’s (USAF) C-5A/B/C Galaxy strategic transport aircraft to the C-5M standard. The company announced on 6 August that the last aircraft to go through the USAF’s final Reliability Enhancement and Re-engining

  • PLANAF’s first regiment of Hongdu JL-10H trainers enters service

    The Chinese Navy has commissioned its first regiment of Hongdu Aviation Industry Group JL-10H advanced jet trainers/light attack aircraft, the service announced on its WeChat web page on 3 August. Images of the commissioning ceremony, which was held at the People’s Liberation Army Naval

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  • Portuguese Army boosts ATGM capability

    The Portuguese Army is boosting its mobile anti-tank capability with five 8x8 General Dynamics European Land Systems Pandur II armoured anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) carriers. The army’s vehicle-based ATGM capability previously comprised MILAN and M220A1/TOW 2A series missiles carried by
  • Brazil takes delivery of locally built armoured attack boat

    The Command of the 8th Naval District (Com8DN) of the Brazilian Navy took delivery in July of its first DGS 888 Raptor fast attack multi-mission armoured craft, called Poraquê , from local firm DGS Defense. The boat, the first heavily armoured craft of its size for Brazil, primarily reinforces