• Guatemala cancels its Pampa III purchase

    Just nine days after signing an agreement with the Argentine government on 3 July for the provision of two FAdeA IA-63 Pampa III aircraft the Guatemalan government cancelled the order. Guatemalan Defence Vice Minister General Jorge Ruiz said the Central American country would not proceed with the

  • UK ramps up LMM firing activities

    The UK Royal Navy (RN) in early July conducted pilot surface-to-surface trials of the Thales UK Lightweight Multirole Missile (LMM) – designated ‘Martlet’ in RN service – from a frigate at an off-shore firing range in the Irish Sea. The trials, in which a five-round LMM

  • US imposes sanctions on top Tatmadaw officials

    The United States has imposed sanctions on the commander-in-chief of the Myanmar Armed Forces (Tatmadaw), his deputy, and two other senior Tatmadaw officers for what Washington described as their involvement in a campaign of atrocities and “ethnic cleansing” against Myanmar’s

  • Argentine Navy negotiates P-3C purchase from US

    The Argentine Navy confirmed on 16 July that it is negotiating with the US government regarding the acquisition of four Lockheed P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft (MPAs) to replace the P-3Bs assigned to its ‘Naval Air Exploration Squadron’ (Escuadrilla Aeronaval de Exploración).

  • US SecDef nominee calls for AI focus, re-examining weapon development priorities

    A slew of Pentagon programme cuts could be on the horizon across the services if US Army Secretary Mark Esper takes the department’s helm. During his 16 July Senate Armed Services Committee nomination hearing to become the next Secretary of Defence, Esper said he is committed to the National

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