News

January - 2016

  • Stryker lethality review complete

    Stryker lethality review complete

    29 Jan 2016

    The plan to upgrade US Stryker armoured vehicles with a new automated turret and gun is moving ahead despite budgetary concerns. A preliminary design review ...... read more

  • Second OPV for Royal Thai Navy

    Second OPV for Royal Thai Navy

    29 Jan 2016

    The Royal Thai Navy will receive a second 90m OPV after BAE Systems confirmed they had signed a new contract with Bangkok Dock for the ...... read more

  • UAE orders more 8x8 AMVs

    UAE orders more 8x8 AMVs

    28 Jan 2016

    Patria has confirmed that it has received an order from the UAE Armed Forces Headquarters for its 8x8 AMV armoured vehicle. The details of the ...... read more

  • Cook on track with Ajax

    Cook on track with Ajax

    28 Jan 2016

    Tracks for the British Army’s new Ajax armoured reconnaissance vehicle will be provided by Cook Defence Systems. The company was selected on 16 December 2015 ...... read more

  • Denmark awards Piranha 5 contract

    Denmark awards Piranha 5 contract

    28 Jan 2016

    General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) has signed a contract worth $600 million for the sale of 309 Piranha 5 armoured personnel carriers (APCs) to ...... read more

  • H160 flies with Arrano engine

    H160 flies with Arrano engine

    28 Jan 2016

    The second prototype for the Airbus Helicopters H160 programme has undertaken its first flight in Marignane, the company announced on 27 January. The flight marked ...... read more

  • Sikorsky provides early challenge for Lockheed

    Sikorsky provides early challenge for Lockheed

    28 Jan 2016

    Lockheed Martin executives predict a sharp fall in commercial helicopter sales due to the poor state of the oil and gas market. Following the company’s ...... read more

  • Philippine sealift vessel launched

    Philippine sealift vessel launched

    28 Jan 2016

    The first Strategic Sealift Vessel (SSV) for the Philippine Navy (PN) was launched by PT PAL in Surabaya, Indonesia on 17 January. LD 601, the ...... read more

  • Rheinmetall forms Vehicle Systems division

    Rheinmetall forms Vehicle Systems division

    27 Jan 2016

    Rheinmetall will form a new division called ‘Vehicle Systems’, under which the company will consolidate its defence military vehicle activities, it was announced on 25 ...... read more

  • New payload software for AFSOC MQ-9s

    New payload software for AFSOC MQ-9s

    27 Jan 2016

    The development of a new line of software for the US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) will enable the fielding of ‘new payloads’ on ...... read more

  • RELM Wireless receives KNG P25 order

    RELM Wireless receives KNG P25 order

    27 Jan 2016

    RELM Wireless has been awarded an order for the KNG P25 trunked portable VHF radios and accessories by the US military, the company announced on ...... read more

  • Bluesky and Cyberhawk team up

    Bluesky and Cyberhawk team up

    27 Jan 2016

    A teaming arrangement between Bluesky and Cyberhawk will target the unmanned aerial survey and mapping market, a statement from Bluesky announced on 27 January. Bluesky ...... read more

  • New rescue boat for US military dredge

    New rescue boat for US military dredge

    27 Jan 2016

    The US Army has taken delivery of a SOLAS 670 rescue boat from Willard Marine for deployment aboard the USACE Dredge McFarland vessel. The rescue ...... read more

  • SAC programme training shifts to UK

    SAC programme training shifts to UK

    27 Jan 2016

    C-17 Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC) programme aircrew are to be trained at Boeing’s International Training Centre (ITC) in the UK under an $8 million contract ...... read more

  • Airbus and Mahindra strengthen partnership

    Airbus and Mahindra strengthen partnership

    27 Jan 2016

    Airbus Helicopters and Mahindra Defence announced further solidification of their ‘Make in India’ partnership on 24 January. This followed an initial MoU signed in July ...... read more

  • India steps up maritime surveillance

    India steps up maritime surveillance

    27 Jan 2016

    India is tightening its monitoring of strategic entry points into the Indian Ocean after it emerged the Indian Navy (IN) deployed for the first time ...... read more

  • Oil and gas saga hits Airbus orders

    Oil and gas saga hits Airbus orders

    26 Jan 2016

    The flatlining oil price continues to depress the helicopter market, Airbus Helicopters reporting a mere two orders for its H225 heavy-lift aircraft in 2015, a ...... read more

  • EDA places order for Carl-Gustaf ammo

    EDA places order for Carl-Gustaf ammo

    26 Jan 2016

    Saab has received an order for Carl-Gustaf ammunition from the European Defence Agency (EDA), announced on 25 January. The order falls under an existing five ...... read more

  • KC-46A refuels F-16 aircraft

    KC-46A refuels F-16 aircraft

    26 Jan 2016

    The KC-46A tanker undertook its first refuelling flight on 24 January, with 1,600 pounds of fuel offloaded to an F-16 fighter aircraft 20,000ft above Washington ...... read more

  • MASA introduces SWORD 6.4

    MASA introduces SWORD 6.4

    26 Jan 2016

    MASA Group has released an enhanced version of its SWORD military training software, the company announced on 26 January. SWORD is a widely-deployed wargame-style simulation ...... read more

  • Kuwait orders new vessels

    Kuwait orders new vessels

    26 Jan 2016

    The Kuwait Ministry of Defence has ordered new vessels from Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB), the company announced on 24 January. The company has signed ...... read more

  • MilSim Asia: AviationLearn delves into unmanned sector

    MilSim Asia: AviationLearn delves into unmanned sector

    26 Jan 2016

    One of the few domestic companies to exhibit at MilSim Asia 2016 in Singapore was AviationLearn, which is delving more deeply into the unmanned sector. ...... read more

  • New UAS-UGV teaming demo

    New UAS-UGV teaming demo

    26 Jan 2016

    Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and Sikorsky have participated in a joint autonomy demonstration to prove the capability of new ground-air cooperative missions, CMU announced on ...... read more

  • New UW Health Med Flight base

    New UW Health Med Flight base

    25 Jan 2016

    UW Health Med Flight will establish a new satellite medical-helicopter base in southwestern Wisconsin, the company announced on 19 January.  The base will be located ...... read more

  • Mi-8/17 after sales support to expand

    Mi-8/17 after sales support to expand

    25 Jan 2016

    Russian Helicopters is considering strengthening its in-country after sales support capabilities in Serbia, the company announced on 20 January. The company is assessing whether the ...... read more

  • Textron Aviation expands MRO offering

    Textron Aviation expands MRO offering

    25 Jan 2016

    Textron Aviation has aquired Able Engineering & Component Services and Able Aerospace, strengthening its offerings in the after sales support sector, the company announced on ...... read more

  • Baltics modernise land forces

    Baltics modernise land forces

    25 Jan 2016

    Efforts to modernise the military capabilities of the Baltic countries are being accelerated. Lithuania has announced its plans for a spending increase this year and the ...... read more

  • Bids due for relaunched Danish artillery competition

    Bids due for relaunched Danish artillery competition

    25 Jan 2016

    Elbit, Nexter and Samsung Techwin are expected to register their interest by 9 February in competing for a contract, potentially worth $145 million, to supply ...... read more

  • Rheinmetall wins ammo contract

    Rheinmetall wins ammo contract

    25 Jan 2016

    Rheinmetall has been awarded a contract for artillery ammunition by an unnamed international customer, the company announced on 22 January.  The order covers the company’s ...... read more

  • DARPA targets infantry squad effectiveness

    DARPA targets infantry squad effectiveness

    22 Jan 2016

    Raytheon has been awarded a Phase One contract by DARPA to develop new technologies to increase the effectiveness and safety of infantry squads, the company ...... read more

  • German Navy to evaluate ARCIMS

    German Navy to evaluate ARCIMS

    22 Jan 2016

    Atlas Elektronik UK has delivered an ARCIMS USV to the German Naval Technical Centre for evaluation, the company announced on 20 January. The equipment is ...... read more

  • Orbital ATK to produce GMLRS AW

    Orbital ATK to produce GMLRS AW

    22 Jan 2016

    Lockheed Martin has contracted Orbital ATK to produce the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) Alternative Warhead (AW) for the US Army, Orbital ATK  announced ...... read more

  • US Navy fires Nulka decoy

    US Navy fires Nulka decoy

    22 Jan 2016

    The US Navy has successfully fired the Nulka active missile decoy from its CVN Class aircraft carrier during testing in the Atlantic Ocean, BAE Systems ...... read more

  • Belgium to invest €9.2 billion in defence

    Belgium to invest €9.2 billion in defence

    22 Jan 2016

    The new strategic defence plan for 2030 agreed by the Belgian government on 22 December foresees 9.2 billion euros being invested in its armed forces. ...... read more

  • H145 MTOW increase certified

    H145 MTOW increase certified

    22 Jan 2016

    Airbus Helicopters’ H145 aircraft received certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in December for an increased maximum take-off weight (MTOW), the company announced on 21 ...... read more

  • Thailand boosts its rocket forces

    Thailand boosts its rocket forces

    22 Jan 2016

    The Royal Thai Army (RTA) showed off its latest DTI-1G truck-mounted multiple-launch rocket system (MLRS) to the public for the first time on 18 January. ...... read more

  • MilSim Asia: Stacks of simulation software in Singapore

    MilSim Asia: Stacks of simulation software in Singapore

    22 Jan 2016

    There was a general consensus at MilSim Asia 2016 in Singapore that simulation still has a long way to go in terms of its utilisation ...... read more

  • Australia spans bridging gaps

    Australia spans bridging gaps

    22 Jan 2016

    Australia continues to renew its combat bridge inventory under a two-contract deal with WFEL, as announced on 20 January. The Australian Army sought new off-the-shelf ...... read more

  • Jankel wins Belgium vehicle order

    Jankel wins Belgium vehicle order

    21 Jan 2016

    The Belgian armed forces have awarded a contract to Jankel for the delivery of 108 FOX Rapid Reaction Vehicles (RRV), the company announced on 19 ...... read more

  • Oman's new billion dollar fleet

    Oman's new billion dollar fleet

    21 Jan 2016

    The recent naming of the fourth and final Al Ofouq patrol vessel destined for the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) represents the end phase of ...... read more

  • Raytheon provides Coyote UAS to NOAA

    Raytheon provides Coyote UAS to NOAA

    21 Jan 2016

    Raytheon is providing its enhanced Coyote UAS to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for hurricane research missions, the company announced on 20 January.  ...... read more

  • Croatia extends coast watch system

    Croatia extends coast watch system

    21 Jan 2016

    Saab has been awarded a contract for the supply of coastal surveillance and border protection systems to Croatia, the company announced on 20 January. The ...... read more

  • CACI to continue ACE-IOS support

    CACI to continue ACE-IOS support

    21 Jan 2016

    The US Air Force (USAF) has awarded a contract to CACI International to support its Air, Space and Cyberspace Constructive Environment - Information Operations Suite ...... read more

  • Contract award for more French Reapers

    Contract award for more French Reapers

    21 Jan 2016

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has been awarded a $43.7 million contract for the production of a MQ-9 Reaper for the French Air Force as part ...... read more

  • Hawkei undergoes fatigue testing

    Hawkei undergoes fatigue testing

    20 Jan 2016

    The second phase of fatigue testing on Australia’s new Hawkei vehicles has now begun at at Thales Australia’s manufacturing facility in Bendigo, Victoria. The eight ...... read more

  •  Canada extends life of Griffon, Cormorant

    Canada extends life of Griffon, Cormorant

    20 Jan 2016

    As it contemplates not having a fully-operational CH-148 Cyclone maritime patrol helicopter until ‘sometime in the next decade’, Canada is moving ahead with life extensions ...... read more

  • CyberShield wins cyber simulator order

    CyberShield wins cyber simulator order

    20 Jan 2016

    Elbit Systems' subsidiary Cyberbit will supply an unnamed Asia-Pacific country with its CyberShield-Cyber Security Trainer and Simulator, the company announced on 20 January. The CyberShield ...... read more

  • Telephonics announces MSC order

    Telephonics announces MSC order

    20 Jan 2016

    The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has awarded a production contract to Telephonics Corporation for its Mobile Surveillance Capability (MSC) vehicles to be used ...... read more

  • TH-67s heading to new home in South America

    TH-67s heading to new home in South America

    20 Jan 2016

    Thirty of the US Army’s divested TH-67 Creek helicopters are heading to South America to provide initial helicopter training for allied militaries across the region.  ...... read more

  • Urthecast plans 16 satellite launch

    Urthecast plans 16 satellite launch

    20 Jan 2016

    Space sensor systems company Urthecast is planning to launch a new satellite constellation comprised of 16 satellites between 2019 and 2020. Speaking at the Defence ...... read more

  • UK Joint Force to transform ISR

    UK Joint Force to transform ISR

    20 Jan 2016

    The UK Joint Forces Command (JFC) has a desperate need for a layered and more integrated intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) systems. JFC commander, Gen ...... read more

  • MilSim Asia: Laerdal manikins come to life

    MilSim Asia: Laerdal manikins come to life

    20 Jan 2016

    Well known internationally as a provider of medical manikins for hospitals and health providers, Laerdal is also a major provider to medical corps amongst militaries around ...... read more

  • UDT Asia: Anti-torpedo system worth its SALT

    UDT Asia: Anti-torpedo system worth its SALT

    20 Jan 2016

    Subsea Asset Location Technologies Ltd (SALT) was showing off an innovative torpedo countermeasure system, which it described as an ‘elegant solution’, at UDT Asia 2016. ...... read more

  • UDT Asia: Saab goes underwater

    UDT Asia: Saab goes underwater

    20 Jan 2016

    Saab showcased two UUV designs – the Sea Wasp (pictured above) and MuMNS – during UDT Asia in Singapore.  The Sea Wasp is designed to ...... read more

  • CPI receives SuperLinear amplifier order

    CPI receives SuperLinear amplifier order

    20 Jan 2016

    The satcom division of Communications & Power Industries has received an order for its SuperLinear high-power amplifiers for a shipboard satellite communications programme, the company ...... read more

  • Indonesian SIGMA 10514 PKR launched

    Indonesian SIGMA 10514 PKR launched

    19 Jan 2016

    The first of two SIGMA 10514 Perusak Kawal Rudal (PKR) guided-missile frigates under construction for the Indonesian Navy has been launched by PT PAL’s Surabaya ...... read more

  • DALO orders Soltice sonar for MCM

    DALO orders Soltice sonar for MCM

    19 Jan 2016

    Sonardyne International will supply high resolution imaging sonar technology to the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) in support of the Danish naval forces’ ...... read more

  • MilSim Asia: ECA delivers driver simulator

    MilSim Asia: ECA delivers driver simulator

    19 Jan 2016

    French company ECA Group is set to deliver the first components of a military vehicle driver simulator to a Middle East customer ‘very soon’.  The ...... read more

  • MilSim Asia: Simulation growth slow in Asia Pacific

    MilSim Asia: Simulation growth slow in Asia Pacific

    19 Jan 2016

    The Asia-Pacific market for military training and simulation is predicated to change significantly in coming years, although its value will only grow gradually. In 2014 ...... read more

  • Free satellite comms for German troops

    Free satellite comms for German troops

    19 Jan 2016

    Airbus Defence and Space will provide free satellite communications and calls to German troops under a contract renewal with the German Ministry of Defence, the ...... read more

  • MilSim Asia: Saab's AsPac inroads

    MilSim Asia: Saab's AsPac inroads

    19 Jan 2016

    Saab is making significant inroads into live, virtual and constructive simulation environments in the Asia-Pacific market. This is demonstrated by the Swedish company’s imminent training ...... read more

  • Air Methods gets Bell 407GXP for EMS

    Air Methods gets Bell 407GXP for EMS

    19 Jan 2016

    Bell Helicopter has delivered a Bell 407GXP single-engine helicopter configured for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to Air Methods at its headquarters in Englewood, Colorado, the company ...... read more

  • UDT Asia: OSI busy in Asia-Pacific

    UDT Asia: OSI busy in Asia-Pacific

    19 Jan 2016

    OSI Maritime Systems has chalked up a number of recent successes in the Asia-Pacific naval sector. Exhibiting at UDT Asia 2016, the company highlighted that ...... read more

  • Vencore awarded DARPA research contract

    Vencore awarded DARPA research contract

    19 Jan 2016

    Vencore has been awarded a contract by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), to deliver research and proof-of-concept implementations in the area of ...... read more

  • Colombia’s new recon and patrol vehicles

    Colombia’s new recon and patrol vehicles

    19 Jan 2016

    A new light strike vehicle, the VRC Cobra, designed by Colombian National Army engineers, was launched at the Expodefensa 2015. The 4x4 off-road reconnaissance combat ...... read more

  • German forces receive Sagittarius Evolution

    German forces receive Sagittarius Evolution

    19 Jan 2016

    Thales has delivered the mobile version of the Sagittarius Evolution small arms trainer to the Special Forces Command (KSK) of the German armed forces, the ...... read more

  • New Phantom T5 ROV unveiled

    New Phantom T5 ROV unveiled

    18 Jan 2016

    Deep Ocean Engineering has introduced a new remotely operated underwater vehicle called the Phantom T5, the company announced on 15 January. The T5 has been ...... read more

  • New vehicles for French special forces

    New vehicles for French special forces

    18 Jan 2016

    Renault Trucks Defense (RTD) has received an order from the French defence procurement agency (DGA) for Light Special Forces Vehicles and Heavy Special Forces Vehicles, ...... read more

  • DLA introduces new quick-deploy teams

    DLA introduces new quick-deploy teams

    18 Jan 2016

    The US Defense Logistics Agency has introduced a new quick-deploy logistics capability called the Rapid Deployment Initiative programme, designed to help the Department of Defense ...... read more

  • Universal UAV breezes flight tests

    Universal UAV breezes flight tests

    18 Jan 2016

    The Universal UAV programme by Schweitzer Ingenieurgesellschaft performed its first test flights late last year, which are scheduled to continue in 2016. Conducted under heavy ...... read more

  • Lithuania assigns AS365 N3+ for SAR

    Lithuania assigns AS365 N3+ for SAR

    18 Jan 2016

    Three new AS365 N3+ helicopters have now entered service with the Lithuanian armed forces, Airbus Helicopters announced on 15 January. The aircraft have been assigned to 24/7 ...... read more

  • Saab to deliver UAV to Swedish Police

    Saab to deliver UAV to Swedish Police

    18 Jan 2016

    The Swedish Police has awarded a contract to Saab for the delivery of three UAV systems, it was announced on 13 January.  The system selected ...... read more

  • New rockets for USAF

    New rockets for USAF

    18 Jan 2016

    The US Air Force (USAF) has awarded contracts to SpaceX and ATK Launch Systems to produce prototype rocket propulsion systems for the Evolved Expendable Launch ...... read more

  • Boeing to continue USAF T-38 support

    Boeing to continue USAF T-38 support

    15 Jan 2016

    Boeing will continue maintenance and support of the US Air Force’s T-38 Talon trainer aircraft fleet through to 2026 under a new contract announced on ...... read more

  • Russian Helicopters slated for partial privatisation

    Russian Helicopters slated for partial privatisation

    15 Jan 2016

    The Russian government has revealed it is still considering selling a proportion of the shares in Russian Helicopters to a strategic investor or the holding’s ...... read more

  • Swiss-AS wins UMS Skeldar contract

    Swiss-AS wins UMS Skeldar contract

    15 Jan 2016

    UMS Skeldar has awarded an AMOS contract to Swiss-AS for the maintenance and engineering of its remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS), Swiss-AS announced on 12 ...... read more

  • Airbus Helicopters receives H155 order

    Airbus Helicopters receives H155 order

    15 Jan 2016

    Airbus Helicopters has been awarded an order for one H155 helicopter by Shaanxi Provincial Public Security Department, it was announced on 13 January.  The aircraft will be ...... read more

  • NSPA orders Saab RBS 70 Bolide missiles

    NSPA orders Saab RBS 70 Bolide missiles

    15 Jan 2016

    The NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) has awarded an order for RBS 70 Bolide missiles to Saab, the company announced on 13 January.  The ...... read more

  • Taiwanese IFV gains 30mm cannon

    Taiwanese IFV gains 30mm cannon

    15 Jan 2016

    The Materiel Production and Manufacturing Centre of Taiwan’s Armaments Bureau revealed the latest variant of its ‘Clouded Leopard’ 8x8 armoured vehicle equipped with a 30mm ...... read more

  • Talon 120LE UAS awarded COA

    Talon 120LE UAS awarded COA

    15 Jan 2016

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a Section 333 Grant of Exemption and Certificate of Waiver and Authorization (COA) to UAV Solutions for its ...... read more

  • Aster missile upgrade underway

    Aster missile upgrade underway

    15 Jan 2016

    The EUROSAM consortium has been awarded a contract to develop a new version of the Aster 30 Block 1 missile for the French Ministry of ...... read more

  • UK to test precision rounds on AS90

    UK to test precision rounds on AS90

    15 Jan 2016

    The UK Ministry of Defence will begin testing precision-guided 155mm artillery rounds with the AS90 self-propelled gun later this year. An MoD official confirmed to ...... read more

  • UDT Asia 2016: Lightweight sonar system TRAPS subs

    UDT Asia 2016: Lightweight sonar system TRAPS subs

    15 Jan 2016

    A new compact and lightweight sonar system designed for smaller surface vessels and unmanned surface vehicles is being developed via collaboration between GeoSpectrum Technologies Inc ...... read more

  • Rolls-Royce signs Marine Alutech contract

    Rolls-Royce signs Marine Alutech contract

    15 Jan 2016

    Rolls-Royce will supply 28 waterjets to power the Watercat K13 Fast Intercept Craft (FIC) being built by Marine Alutech for the Royal Oman Police. The ...... read more

  • Saab receives US Army CVTESS order

    Saab receives US Army CVTESS order

    14 Jan 2016

    Saab will supply additional laser-based training systems for US Army armoured combat vehicles under contract options announced on 12 January. The $32 million fourth and ...... read more

  • Bell steps up 525 testing

    Bell steps up 525 testing

    14 Jan 2016

    Bell Helicopter remains on track to add three more 525 aircraft to its flight test campaign this year as it pushes for certification of the ...... read more

  • Bluedrop to update RCAF simulator visuals

    Bluedrop to update RCAF simulator visuals

    14 Jan 2016

    Bluedrop Training & Simulation will deliver visual systems upgrades to existing flight simulators of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) used in training pilots under ...... read more

  • Alion awarded AFSMO support contract

    Alion awarded AFSMO support contract

    14 Jan 2016

    Alion Science and Technology will work under a $15 million five-year contract to help ensure spectrum access for the US Air Force to critical wireless ...... read more

  • MDA to upgrade CP-140 ground systems

    MDA to upgrade CP-140 ground systems

    14 Jan 2016

    Canada’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities will be boosted under a contract amendment between MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) and the Department of National ...... read more

  • French Air Force EW experts train with DCI

    French Air Force EW experts train with DCI

    14 Jan 2016

    Future Electronic Warfare (EW) experts of the French Air Force have undergone a training course with Défense Conseil International (DCI), the company announced on 13 ...... read more

  • PhilJets orders H130 helicopter

    PhilJets orders H130 helicopter

    14 Jan 2016

    Airbus Helicopters will deliver a new H130 light helicopter to PhilJets Group of the Philippines, the company announced on 13 January.  The helicopter will cater to ...... read more

  • Sonardyne participates in NBL demo

    Sonardyne participates in NBL demo

    14 Jan 2016

    Sonardyne has taken part in a series of in-water demonstrations at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Lab (NBL) in Houston, Texas, during which it showed how its ...... read more

  • IAI Elta announces SAR/GMTI order

    IAI Elta announces SAR/GMTI order

    14 Jan 2016

    ELTA Systems will supply an airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar/ Ground Moving Target Indication (SAR/GMTI) Imagery Intelligence (IMINT) system to an unnamed customer in the Asia ...... read more

  • Korean Air wins UAV contract

    Korean Air wins UAV contract

    14 Jan 2016

    The Aerospace Division of Korean Air (KAL-ASD) has won a substantial contract for tactical UAVs for the Republic of Korea Army (ROKA), confirming Shephard’s report ...... read more

  • NATO crisis centre to use MASA SWORD

    NATO crisis centre to use MASA SWORD

    13 Jan 2016

    The NATO Crisis Management and Disaster Response Center of Excellence (CMDR COE) in Sofia, Bulgaria, will use the MASA SWORD wargame to train personnel for ...... read more

  • S-64E relocated to Victoria for fire support

    S-64E relocated to Victoria for fire support

    13 Jan 2016

    Erickson will provide a third S-64E Aircrane heli-tanker to support ongoing firefighting efforts in Victoria, Australia, under a contract with Kestrel Aviation announced on 12 ...... read more

  • UDT Asia 2016: Image Soft showcases IS UNWAS

    UDT Asia 2016: Image Soft showcases IS UNWAS

    13 Jan 2016

    Image Soft, a company based in Helsinki, Finland, will use the UDT Asia 2016 exhibition and conference to launch an upgraded version of a comprehensive ...... read more

  • MilSim Asia 2016: Global militaries get serious about gaming

    MilSim Asia 2016: Global militaries get serious about gaming

    13 Jan 2016

    Gaming technology is being widely used to train today’s warfighter and industry is working to tackle some of the main requirements that international armed forces ...... read more

  • New Arjun ammunition in testing

    New Arjun ammunition in testing

    13 Jan 2016

    Two new ammunition types developed for the Indian Arjun tank have been successfully tested by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). The trials of ...... read more

  • MUOS in new army test

    MUOS in new army test

    13 Jan 2016

    During a test conducted on the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite network, General Dynamics' AN/PRC-155 MUOS-Manpack Radio successfully provided voice and data communications with ...... read more

  • Afghanistan orders more MD 530Fs

    Afghanistan orders more MD 530Fs

    13 Jan 2016

    The Afghan Air Force (AAF) will add a dozen new armed light helicopters with enhanced mission equipment to its fleet under an award by the ...... read more

  • RRC to support US naval comms

    RRC to support US naval comms

    13 Jan 2016

    Rome Research Corporation (RRC) has been contracted by Delta Solutions & Strategies to provide operation and maintenance of telecommunications systems at the US Naval Radio ...... read more

  • Raytheon awarded RAM Block 2 contract

    Raytheon awarded RAM Block 2 contract

    13 Jan 2016

    Raytheon has been awarded a contract by the US Navy for Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) Block 2 guided missile round pack requirements, the company announced ...... read more

  • Saab supplies Carl-Gustaf ammo

    Saab supplies Carl-Gustaf ammo

    13 Jan 2016

    Saab has been awarded a contract for the production and delivery of ammunition for the Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system, the company announced on 12 January. ...... read more

  • Germany to lease IAI’s Heron TP

    Germany to lease IAI’s Heron TP

    12 Jan 2016

    Germany will lease up to five Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Heron TP UAVs ahead of the eventual development of a European MALE UAS in the ...... read more

  • Hirth develops new UAV engine

    Hirth develops new UAV engine

    12 Jan 2016

    Hirth Motors has launched a new 15hp 4201 engine for the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market, the company announced on 11 January. The air-cooled 4201 ...... read more

  • US Navy certifies Aegis Baseline 9.C1

    US Navy certifies Aegis Baseline 9.C1

    12 Jan 2016

    The latest evolution of the Aegis Combat System, Baseline 9.C1, has been certified by the US Navy and Missile Defense Agency (MDA) for the US ...... read more

  • CACI to continue Trojan Spirit support

    CACI to continue Trojan Spirit support

    12 Jan 2016

    The US Army’s Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate (I2WD) has awarded a three-year contract to CACI International to continue its support of the Trojan Spirit ...... read more

  • SeaRAM in new demonstration

    SeaRAM in new demonstration

    12 Jan 2016

    The US Navy has conducted a live-fire exercise during which Raytheon’ SeaRAM anti-ship missile defence system used a Rolling Airframe Missile Block 2 to intercept ...... read more

  • SEWIP 1B3 system upgrade underway

    SEWIP 1B3 system upgrade underway

    12 Jan 2016

    General Dynamics has been awarded a production contract by the US Navy for Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block 1B3, the company announced on ...... read more

  • PMSCs face changing environment

    PMSCs face changing environment

    12 Jan 2016

    National governments along the eastern rim of the Indian Ocean are beginning to regulate the activities of private maritime security contractors (PMSC), as a court ...... read more

  • Romania receives Phoenix 30 UAS

    Romania receives Phoenix 30 UAS

    12 Jan 2016

    Four Phoenix 30 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) have been delivered to the Romanian Army by UAV Solutions under a foreign military sale, the company announced ...... read more

  • China goes old-tech with gyrocopters

    China goes old-tech with gyrocopters

    12 Jan 2016

    The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has begun operating and flying camouflage-painted gyrocopters, pictures to recently emerge on Chinese internet websites have revealed. The gyrocopters, christened ...... read more

  • China tests controversial SCS airstrip

    China tests controversial SCS airstrip

    11 Jan 2016

    Garnering vociferous regional objections, China landed a first aircraft onto its new 3,000m-long airstrip at Fiery Cross Reef in the disputed South China Sea on ...... read more

  • USAF joins race to clear DVE

    USAF joins race to clear DVE

    11 Jan 2016

    The US Air Force is looking to enhance the capabilities of its Sikorsky HH-60G Pave Hawk fleet so it can operate more safely and effectively ...... read more

  • 2C system set for deployment

    2C system set for deployment

    11 Jan 2016

    TSG IT Advanced Systems’ 2C maritime intelligence solution is to be deployed by an unnamed Southeast Asian customer, the company announced on 11 January. The ...... read more

  • Thailand orders Skyguard system

    Thailand orders Skyguard system

    11 Jan 2016

    Rheinmetall will supply Skyguard air defence systems to the Royal Thai Army under a multi-million euro order announced on 11 January. The contract covers four ...... read more

  • French air management systems for AC312

    French air management systems for AC312

    11 Jan 2016

    Liebherr-Aerospace has signed a letter of intent with China's Hafei-Harbin (AVIC Group) to equip two versions of the AC312 helicopter with air management systems.  The agreement ...... read more

  • Norway sells CV90 hulls to Estonia

    Norway sells CV90 hulls to Estonia

    11 Jan 2016

    Ex-Norwegian Army CV90 hulls will be sold to Estonia under an agreement announced by the Norwegian Ministry of Defence on 8 January. The 35 hulls ...... read more

  • GA-EMS tests railgun projectiles

    GA-EMS tests railgun projectiles

    11 Jan 2016

    Projectiles with prototype components for a Control and Actuation System (CAS) have been tested at the US Army’s Dugway Proving Ground in Utah, General Atomics ...... read more

  • US considers Oman missile sale

    US considers Oman missile sale

    11 Jan 2016

    The US State Department is considering a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of tube-launched optically-tracked wire guided (TOW) 2B missiles along with related equipment and support ...... read more

  • Harris, Boundless target geospatial technology

    Harris, Boundless target geospatial technology

    8 Jan 2016

    Harris Corporation and Boundless have announced that they will work together to extend joint capabilities in open-source geospatial technology.   The partnership will focus on ...... read more

  • Iraq seeking Hellfire missiles

    Iraq seeking Hellfire missiles

    8 Jan 2016

    The government of Iraq has requested Hellfire missiles and Captive Air Training Missiles from the US under a foreign military sale that could be worth ...... read more

  • Oman receives new Patrol Vessel

    Oman receives new Patrol Vessel

    8 Jan 2016

    Interim delivery and acceptance of the third Patrol Vessel built by Singapore Technologies Marine for the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) has taken place, the company ...... read more

  • Rome Research awarded US C4I contract

    Rome Research awarded US C4I contract

    8 Jan 2016

    BAE Systems has contracted Rome Research for the operation and maintenance of multiple communications facilities operating under the Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station ...... read more

  • Philippines restock trucks and ammo

    Philippines restock trucks and ammo

    8 Jan 2016

    The Philippine Army is replenishing its jaded vehicle fleet, as well as ammunition stocks for its existing 105mm howitzers. Kia Motors of South Korea is ...... read more

  • Brazil UAS JV winds up

    Brazil UAS JV winds up

    8 Jan 2016

    Budget constraints in Brazil have led AEL Sistemas, Embraer Defense and Avibras to wind up the activities of their Harpia joint venture (JV). The decision ...... read more

  • Australian ISREW aircraft confirmed

    Australian ISREW aircraft confirmed

    8 Jan 2016

    Australia has confirmed it is acquiring two Gulfstream G550 business jets for conversion into intelligence-gathering and electronic warfare platforms. Responding to queries from Shephard, an ...... read more

  • France orders more NH90 TTHs

    France orders more NH90 TTHs

    8 Jan 2016

    The French Army Aviation has opted to increase its NH90 tactical troop helicopter (TTH) helicopter fleet to 74 units, with a new order for six ...... read more

  • US Army begins Apache sensor upgrades

    US Army begins Apache sensor upgrades

    7 Jan 2016

    The US Army has begun the process of upgrading the electro-optical sensors on its Apache AH-64E aircraft, allowing crews to see daytime colour imagery for ...... read more

  • Northrop to support GPS/INS work

    Northrop to support GPS/INS work

    7 Jan 2016

    The US Air Force (USAF) has awarded a contract to Northrop Grumman to support its embedded Global Positioning System (GPS)/Inertial Navigation System (INS) Pre-Phase 1 ...... read more

  • New H175s operational with NHV

    New H175s operational with NHV

    7 Jan 2016

    Two new H175 helicopters have now entered service with NHV at its UK Aberdeen base for oil and gas operations, Airbus Helicopters announced on 6 January. ...... read more

  • Australian, Chinese navies conduct exercise

    Australian, Chinese navies conduct exercise

    7 Jan 2016

    The Australian and the Chinese navies have conducted a joint passage exercise off the coast of Queensland, the Australian Department of Defence announced on 2 ...... read more

  • Rockwell Collins awarded RNP RNAV work

    Rockwell Collins awarded RNP RNAV work

    7 Jan 2016

    Rockwell Collins has been awarded a contract by the US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to assist government development of a standard set of interfaces ...... read more

  • Mexico orders Damen patrol vessels

    Mexico orders Damen patrol vessels

    7 Jan 2016

    Damen will supply three additional patrol vessels to the Mexican Navy as part of a contract announced on 6 January. The vessels will be based ...... read more

  • Philippines hunts for C4ISTAR and radars

    Philippines hunts for C4ISTAR and radars

    7 Jan 2016

    The Philippines military is in the market for new ‘command-and-control and radar systems’, Manila announced on 4 January. A news piece on the website of ...... read more

  • Lockheed to sustain Apache M-TADS/PNVS

    Lockheed to sustain Apache M-TADS/PNVS

    7 Jan 2016

    Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract by the US Army to sustain the AH-64D/E Apache’s targeting and pilotage system, the Modernized Target Acquisition Designation ...... read more

  • AirMule UAS takes flight

    AirMule UAS takes flight

    6 Jan 2016

    Tactical Robotics’ AirMule VTOL UAS has successfully completed its first untethered flight at the Megiddo airfield in northern Israel. The flight was conducted as part ...... read more

  • QinetiQ North America wins CVN 79 work

    QinetiQ North America wins CVN 79 work

    6 Jan 2016

    QinetiQ North America (QNA) will deliver equipment to General Atomics for aircraft launch and arresting gear systems for the US Navy’s next aircraft carrier, the ...... read more

  • Erickson to support MH-53E refurb

    Erickson to support MH-53E refurb

    6 Jan 2016

    Adams Communication & Engineering Technologies (ACET) has subcontracted Erickson Incorporated for the refurbishment of two US Navy MH-53E helicopters, Erickson announced on 5 January.  The work ...... read more

  • Ford launches UAV-vehicle challenge

    Ford launches UAV-vehicle challenge

    6 Jan 2016

    Ford and DJI have launched the DJI Developer Challenge as a call to industry to create a drone-to-vehicle communications solution that utilises the Ford SYNC ...... read more

  • Malaysia to install new coastal radars

    Malaysia to install new coastal radars

    6 Jan 2016

    Malaysia will receive new coastal radars later this year for installation in the troubled eastern Sabah region of the Southeast Asian nation. A contract with ...... read more

  • ArmorSource completes FAT for LW-ACH

    ArmorSource completes FAT for LW-ACH

    6 Jan 2016

    ArmorSource is set to commence deliveries of its Lightweight Advanced Combat Helmet (LW-ACH) to the US Army with First Article Testing (FAT) now complete. The company ...... read more

  • GHOST variant sheds corporeal matter

    GHOST variant sheds corporeal matter

    6 Jan 2016

    Juliet Marine Systems (JMS) says it is ready to complete the design and layout of the Sentry USV variant of the GHOST patrol vessel. Changes ...... read more

  • USSOCOM EW contracts awarded

    USSOCOM EW contracts awarded

    5 Jan 2016

    The US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has issued funding to two companies to further develop new electronic warfare equipment for C-130J aircraft, it was announced ...... read more

  • Aerolite gains air medical interior STC

    Aerolite gains air medical interior STC

    5 Jan 2016

    Aerolite has received an EASA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its AW169 air medical interior, the company announced on 4 January. The STC is for ...... read more

  • New H135s for Polish HEMS operator

    New H135s for Polish HEMS operator

    5 Jan 2016

    Airbus Helicopters has delivered four new H135 helicopters in EMS configuration to Poland’s public air medical rescue operator, LPR, the company announced on 4 January. ...... read more

  • India makes Mi-25 Afghan donation

    India makes Mi-25 Afghan donation

    5 Jan 2016

    The Afghan Air Force (AAF) is now in receipt of the first example of four Mil Mi-25 attack helicopters that are being donated by India. ...... read more

  • Harris orders Cobham RF Microelectronics

    Harris orders Cobham RF Microelectronics

    5 Jan 2016

    Harris Corporation has placed a series of orders for RF Microelectronics with Cobham in support of its Electronic Warfare (EW) programme, Cobham announced on 4 ...... read more

  • MDA awards THAAD contract

    MDA awards THAAD contract

    5 Jan 2016

    Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract by the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) for the production and delivery of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense ...... read more

  • VIP Ansat gains type certification

    VIP Ansat gains type certification

    5 Jan 2016

    The Ansat light multirole helicopter's VIP cabin and air-conditioning system have received Main Amendment Approvals from the Federal Air Transport Agency, Russian Helicopters announced on ...... read more

  • Russia confirms Egyptian Ka-52 order

    Russia confirms Egyptian Ka-52 order

    4 Jan 2016

    Russian Helicopters has acknowledged for the first time the existence of a contract for 46 Ka-52 coaxial rotor attack helicopters for Egypt. Alexander Mikheev, director ...... read more

  • KAI receives order for Surion helicopter

    KAI receives order for Surion helicopter

    4 Jan 2016

    The Fire Safety Headquarters of Jeju Special Self-Governing Province has ordered a Surion helicopter from Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI), the company announced on 30 December.  ...... read more

  • Royal Navy says SAR-onara

    Royal Navy says SAR-onara

    4 Jan 2016

    The Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm has officially ended its role in UK search and rescue (SAR) operations, concluding nearly 60 years of service. The ...... read more

  • Mi-38 receives type certification

    Mi-38 receives type certification

    4 Jan 2016

    Russian Helicopters’ Mi-38 medium multirole transport helicopter has received type certification from the Federal Air Transportation Agency, the company announced on 31 December.  The certification confirms that ...... read more

  • Thailand conducts H225M CSAR trials

    Thailand conducts H225M CSAR trials

    4 Jan 2016

    After the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) received a batch of four Airbus Helicopters H225M (EC725) Super Cougar helicopters last year, the type conducted its ...... read more

  • Lockheed Martin secures C-130 contract

    Lockheed Martin secures C-130 contract

    4 Jan 2016

    A multi-year contract announced on 31 December will see Lockheed Martin deliver 78 C-130 Super Hercules aircraft to the US government between 2016 and 2020. ...... read more

  • HAL to manufacture Ka-226T

    HAL to manufacture Ka-226T

    4 Jan 2016

    An indigenous helicopter production deal between India and Russia was signed in late December after more than a year of negotiations.  The contract, sealed when ...... read more