• Turkey tests air-to-air missiles

    Turkey’s Gokdogan (Peregrine) beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile has been test-fired for the first time, the Defence Industries Research and Development Institute (SAGE) of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBITAK) tweeted with a video on 10 January.

  • China aiming to procure airborne laser-based weapon pod

    China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has issued an invitation to tender for the procurement of a laser-based weapon pod, as reflected in an entry on the Chinese military and weapon procurement website: weain.mil.cn. The website, which lists a “tender announcement for a laser

  • Serbia begins testing indigenous weapons on new H145M attack helicopters

    Serbia began live firing trials of indigenously developed weapons on its new HForce H145M attack helicopters at the Nikinci testing centre on 19 December, the Serbian Ministry of Defence (MoD) reported on its website the same day. Lieutenant Colonel Miroslav Zecevic of the planning and

  • Germany boosts Meteor BVRAAM inventory

    The German Air Force is set to augment its inventory of beyond visual range air-to-air missiles (BVRAAMs) with the award to MBDA Missile Systems for a consignment of additional new-build Meteor effectors. Signed on 16 December, the contract for the German Air Force was awarded by the Meteor

  • BAE Systems lands major APKWS II contract

    The United States Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has awarded BAE Systems a major contract for the supply of additional WGU-59/B Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System II (APKWS II) 70 mm/2.75 inch guided rocket systems. The award, announced by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on 26 September


  • Progressive HARM: An evolution in capability

    The suppression and/or destruction of enemy air-defence systems is essential to sustaining US and allied anti access/area denial mission superiority. Robin Hughes explores the evolution of the AGM-88 High-speed Anti-Radiation Missile in advancing this capability
  • More bang for your buck: B61 service-life extension upgrades

    Despite being more than 50 years old the B61 nuclear bomb is still in service with armed forces around the globe. As this weapon enters into its sixth decade it is being extensively upgraded to enhance its precision and, by default, its lethality. Thomas Withington reports
  • Striking fresh: Finland’s combat aircraft procurement programme

    Finland is in the midst of a thorough campaign to overhaul its air combat capability through the HX programme, under which the country will procure aircraft, weapons, and sensors to completely replace its current fleet of Boeing F/A-18C/D Hornets. Charles Forrester reports
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  • Serbia unveils upgraded M-80 IFV

    The Serbian Ministry of Defence (MoD) published photos of the prototype of the upgraded M80AB1 infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) at a demonstration at the Nikinci testing centre on 30 December, nearly two years after the Serbian Armed Forces (VS) announced plans to modernise the M-80A. The upgraded
  • Indonesia commissions shore-based 76 mm naval gun

    Key Points The Indonesian Navy has commissioned a shore-based 76 mm naval gun It is the first of several weapon types that will be featured at the newly constructed range at Paiton The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut: TNI-AL) has commissioned a shore-based 76 mm