• Argentina receives modernised C-130 airlifter

    The Argentine Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Argentina: FAA) has received a modernised Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules transport aircraft from the country’s Fábrica Argentina de Aviones (FAdeA), it was announced on 19 September. The aircraft, TC-70, was upgraded by Argentinean technicians

  • Estonia acquires Puma UAS

    AeroVironment has added Estonia to the growing list of customers for its RQ-20 Puma tactical unmanned aircraft system (UAS), with a USD8.9 million contract announced on 21 September. The deal covers an undisclosed number of RQ-20B Puma AE II systems to be delivered to the Baltic state by 23 March

  • France accelerates MRTT deliveries

    French Defence Minister Florence Parly has ordered the acceleration of A330 Multi Roll Transport Tanker (MRTT) deliveries to the French Air Force (FAF), the Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA), the French defence procurement agency, announced on 21 September. As a result, the FAF

  • Philippines sets aside USD25 million for naval amphibious aircraft

    The Philippine Department of National Defense (DND) has allocated some PHP1.3 trillion (USD25 million) towards the acquisition of one multi-purpose amphibious aircraft, and has invited eligible contractors to bid for the project. The airframe, which will be operated by the Philippine Navy, is being

  • Russia’s advanced military helicopters to get new rocket pods

    New Russian combat and military transport helicopters will be armed with the 9-A-5013 80 mm rocket pods developed by JSC Zaslon, a source from the company told Jane’s . “The 9-A-5013 pod has been developed for the Mil Mi-28NM combat helicopter. It features modular design and can be

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  • DVD 2018: UK proceeds with Boxer procurement

    UK Defence Minister Stuart Andrew has “given the green light to bring forward concrete plans for the project” to procure the Boxer armoured vehicle for the British Army, he said during a speech on the first day of the DVD 2018 defence exhibition held at the United Kingdom’s
  • Damen, Saab compete for Brazilian corvette project

    The Dutch shipbuilder Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding and Swedish major Saab have formed the Damen Saab Tamandaré consortium to compete to build four Tamandaré-class multi-purpose ships for the Brazilian Navy in a proposal that includes significant transfer of technology (ToT) and
  • DVD 2018: HIPPO ATSV gains autonomy

    Hippo Multipower displayed an autonomous variant of its amphibious HIPPO All Terrain Support Vehicle (ATSV) at Defence Vehicle Dynamics (DVD) 2018, Millbrook, Bedfordshire, UK, fitted with a robotic applique kit. Hippo Multipower has teamed with Digital Concepts Engineering (DCE) to demonstrate the
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