• China likely to display array of new military equipment at National Day Parade

    Photographs circulating on Chinese social media of the second rehearsal for China’s National Day Parade show that a significant number of new platforms and weapons not previously made public are set to be shown at the formal parade on 1 October. Although many of the systems were shrouded

  • DSEI 2019: Systematic previews improvements to dismounted, maritime SitaWare software

    Systematic is developing a new version of SitaWare Edge, the dismounted version of its SitaWare command-and-control software suite, and it provided an early sight of some of these at the 2019 Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition (DSEI 2019) in London in September. Systematic

  • Australia’s third Hobart-class destroyer begins sea trials

    Key Points Australia has begun initial sea trials for its third Hobart-class destroyer The vessel is on track to be delivered by end-2019 The Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN’s) third Hobart-class air warfare destroyer (AWD), which will be in service as HMAS Sydney once commissioned, has

  • China lays keel for Thailand’s first S26T submarine

    China’s Wuchang Shipbuilding has laid down the keel for the Royal Thai Navy’s (RTN’s) first S26T (Thailand) diesel-electric submarine (SSK). The vessel was laid down on 5 September in Wuhan, China, images of the ceremony recently released on social media has revealed. Steel for

  • DSEI 2019: General Dynamics launches new Bluefin-12 UUV

    General Dynamics Mission Systems displayed its Bluefin-12 lightweight medium-class unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) for the first time at the 2019 Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition in London. Bluefin-12 forms part of a product refresh of the Bluefin family of UUVs,

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  • DSEI 2019: AERALIS trainer concept moving forwards

    AERALIS is developing a modular trainer aircraft with swappable components such as outer wings and a modular turbofan engine concept, helping to reduce through-life support costs. While elementary training will still be conducted on light turbo-prop aircraft, the AERALIS concept aircraft will allow
  • DSEI 2019: QinetiQ releases new Banshee

    UK firm QinetiQ unveiled a new variant of its Banshee family of target drones at the DSEI 2019 trade show in London. Known as the Banshee Next Generation (NG), the twin gas-turbine engine target drone can reach speeds over 900 km/h in a “clean” configuration with half fuel, and has a