• Badak armed vehicle makes debut at show - Indo14-Day3

    Local company PT Pindad (Hall D, Stand 061) has teamed with CMI Defence of Belgium to develop the Badak (6x6) direct fire platform to meet the potential future operational requirements of the Indonesian Army. Badak features a new design all-welded monocoque steel hull that leverages from the

  • Naval gun support hub deal - Indo14-Day3

    BAE Systems Bofors (Hall A, Stand AP301) of Sweden and Banyuwangibased PT Lundin (Hall D, Stand 025) have signed an industrial cooperation agreement that paves the way for PT Lundin to establish a service and support hub in Indonesia for Bofors naval guns. Signed during a ceremony at Indo Defence

  • Regional airliner renaissance - Indo14-Day3

    Regio-Aviasi Industri (Hall D, Stand DP007) has completed preliminary design work on the R80 twin-turboprop regional airliner. With the R80, RAI hopes to take on the Bombardier Dash 8 and ATR72 in the regional market, promising a cheaper aircraft but also one with state-of-the- art systems that

  • Trimaran combat system plan gathers momentum - Indo14-Day3

    Defence systems and sensors group Saab (Hall D, Stand 052) is proposing to codevelop a new 63m stealth fast attack craft with local partner PT Lundin (Hall D, Stand 025) to meet the needs of the Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL). PT Lundin is currently building a second pre-production model of the

  • Support solutions for corvettes - Indo14-Day3

    BAE Systems (Hall A, Stand AP301) is looking at options to establish a long-term partnership in Indonesia to support the three Bung Tomo-class corvettes recently acquired by the Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL). The three vessels – KRI Bung Tomo (357), KRI John Lie (358) and KRI Usman Harun (359)

  • Boeing flies Advanced Chinook Rotor Blade for first time

    Boeing has flown a Block 2-standard CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopter for the first time with the Advanced Chinook Rotor Blade (ACRB), the company announced on 16 January. The flight came some 10 months after the first Block 2 helicopter made its maiden flight with standard rotor blades. No
  • US AROC approves Spike NLOS acquisition

    The US Army Requirements Oversight Council (AROC) has approved the acquisition of an undisclosed number of Rafael Advanced Defence System Spike NLOS (non-line-of-sight) air-to-surface missiles (ASMs) to equip the service’s AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters with a stand-off ASM
  • Egypt demonstrates aerial refuelling for combat aircraft

    Egypt now has the capability to aerial refuel combat aircraft, with an official video released by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) showing ‘buddy-buddy’ systems fitted to air force MiG-29M ‘Fulcrum’ fighters. The video, which was released on 13 January to highlight the
  • Ajax deliveries to British Army delayed

    Key Points GDLS-UK has missed the target to deliver the first squadron set of Ajax vehicles by the end of 2019 This will delay training on the new vehicle by the Household Cavalry Regiment Deliveries of production standard Ajax armoured vehicles to the British Army have been delayed, missing a
  • 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
  • Block 2 IRST flies on Super Hornet

    The US Navy (USN) and Boeing have flown the new Block 2 infrared search and track (IRST) long-range passive targeting pod on the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet combat aircraft. The flight, which was announced by Boeing on 15 January, took place in late 2019. The IRST is currently in its risk-reduction
  • RMN’s first Littoral Mission Ship arrives in Malaysia

    The Royal Malaysian Navy’s (RMN’s) first warship made in China has arrived in Malaysia. KD Keris (with pennant number 111), the service’s first of four Littoral Mission Ships (LMSs), was officially welcomed at the Sepanggar naval base at Kota Kinabalu – located in the state
  • 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
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