• AUSA 2018: Infrared ID makes a showing

    Israeli company Infrared ID presented its range of combat identification patches and panels for vehicles and personnel at the Association of the US Army (AUSA) exhibition held from 8 to 10 October in Washington, DC. An important attribute of Infrared ID’s solutions is that they are passive in

  • Philippines concludes fighter studies, points to possible Gripen acquisition

    The Philippine Department of National Defense (DND) has concluded a study in support of its programme to procure a new fighter jet and confirmed that Saab’s Gripen aircraft is in pole position to win the contract. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said in comments published by the Philippine

  • US donates UH-60M helicopters to Croatia

    The United States will donate two UH-60M helicopters to Croatia, Defence Minister Damir Krstičević has announced. The announcement was made during a visit involving two US Army UH-60Ms from Germany to Pleso airbase near Zagreb on 12 October. The helicopters are expected to be delivered by

  • Airbus Defence and Security reverses planned sale of Secure Land Communications

    Airbus Defence and Security has decided to scrap the divestment of its Secure Land Communications (SLC) business. An SLC spokesman confirmed the news to Jane’s on 16 October, saying that since the initial decision had been made to divest the company, the wider commercial environment had

  • Elta Systems awarded contract for ELM-2032 fire-control radars

    Elta Systems, a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), announced on 16 October that it has been awarded a USD55 million contract to supply multimode airborne ELM-2032 fire-control radars to be installed on “newly produced advanced combat aircraft” for an undisclosed client.

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  • Rosgvardiya tests new Kalashnikov firearms

    The Rosgvardiya, Russia’s national guard, is testing new small arms designed by Rostec’s Kalashnikov Group, a military source has told Jane’s . “The Rosgvardiya has started the operational evaluation and testing of the newest Kalashnikov AK-200 series of assault rifles,
  • Pilots warned of jamming threat in Eastern Med

    The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has raised the possibility that Russian electronic warfare systems in Syria could disrupt commercial flights. The FAA posted a notice to airmen (NOTAM) on 9 October warning them to “be aware of possible loss of GNSS [global navigation satellite
  • Rosgvardiya tests new Kalashnikov firearms

    The Rosgvardiya, Russia’s national guard, is testing new small arms designed by Rostec’s Kalashnikov Group, a military source has told Jane’s . “The Rosgvardiya has started the operational evaluation and testing of the newest Kalashnikov AK-200 series of assault rifles,
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