• Brazil postpones decisions again for its new corvettes

    The Brazilian Navy has postponed by about two months the short list and best and final offer (BAFO) decisions for its ambitious Tamandaré-class corvette project, the second leading priority within the force. The newly established schedule calls for the short list and BAFO announcements to

  • HMS Queen Elizabeth sets sail for F-35 trials

    The Royal Navy’s (RN's) new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth sailed from its home port of Portsmouth for the United States for the first time on 18 August to carry out flight trials with F-35B Lightning combat aircraft. The 65,000-tonne carrier is expected to arrive off the US east coast

  • Ocean Infinity to join search for San Juan in September

    US-based seabed survey company Ocean Infinity hopes to begin searching for the missing Argentine submarine ARA San Juan (S-42) in September, a company spokesman told Jane’s in a 17 August email. The company will deploy five untethered autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) “capable of

  • RoKN considering F-35Bs for carrier operations

    The Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) has issued a tender for a research project to explore the possibility of operating the short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) variant of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) from its recently launched Dokdo-class landing platform

  • Russian increases naval presence in Med

    Russia significantly increased its naval presence in the Mediterranean in mid-August with the arrival of a cruiser and destroyer from the Northern Fleet and another missile corvette from the Black Sea Fleet. The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 15 August that the Slava (Project

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  • Qatar on track to receive Apaches from 2019

    Qatar is on track to receive its recently ordered Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters from 2019 through to mid-2020. The Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) project officer said on 13 August that the first batch of 24 helicopters ordered in 2016 will be received before the end of next year.
  • Central African military receives new equipment

    The Central African Armed Forces (FACA) has received over 120 assorted vehicles donated by the United States and China. President Faustin-Archange Touadéra received more than 70 vehicles with a value of over USD15 million from the Chinese company Poly Technologies on 8 August. The vehicles
  • Roboteam expands UGV portfolio

    Roboteam took the opportunity at the Global EOD Symposium & Exhibition in Maryland to showcase its latest unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) range, which includes the new Light Interoperable Ground Robot (LIGR) and improved Reconnaissance and Surveillance Teamed Robot (RSTR). The LIGR builds on the
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