News

August - 2016

  • Clyde moving to River drumbeat

    Clyde moving to River drumbeat

    31 Aug 2016

    The fitting out of HMS Forth, the first of the new batch of River-class OPVs for the Royal Navy, is expected to be completed by ...... read more

  • Cobras over Sirte – AH-1Ws enter the conflict

    Cobras over Sirte – AH-1Ws enter the conflict

    31 Aug 2016

    In an echo of the role British Apache attack helicopters played in the 2011 intervention in Libya, US Marine Corps (USMC) AH-1W Cobras have entered ...... read more

  • MSPO 2016: NATO member receives Russian vehicles

    MSPO 2016: NATO member receives Russian vehicles

    31 Aug 2016

    Slovakia has received a batch of Russian-made Tigr 4x4 armoured vehicles, according to the head of Russian’s Military Industrial Company (VGZ). Speaking to TASS news ...... read more

  • Sensors heading for Middle Eastern UH-60s

    Sensors heading for Middle Eastern UH-60s

    31 Aug 2016

    An undisclosed Middle Eastern country is to receive eight Wescam MX-10D EO/IR designating turrets, L-3 Communications has announced. The delivery of the payloads, which started ...... read more

  • US AFRL focuses on biofuels

    US AFRL focuses on biofuels

    31 Aug 2016

    The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is playing a key role in the development and commercialisation of biofuels as an environmentally friendly alternative fuel ...... read more

  • Turkish Bell 429 fleet flying high

    Turkish Bell 429 fleet flying high

    31 Aug 2016

    The Turkish General Directorate of Forestry and the Turkish National Police’s Bell 429 helicopter fleets have reached a 95% operational availability rate, Bell Helicopter announced ...... read more

  • Canada orders RQ-21A Blackjack UAS

    Canada orders RQ-21A Blackjack UAS

    31 Aug 2016

    The Canadian Department of National Defense is set to acquire the RQ-21A Blackjack UAS, with an agreement for the UAS signed with the US Navy, ...... read more

  • MSPO 2016: Samson Mk IIs for Lithuanian Boxers

    MSPO 2016: Samson Mk IIs for Lithuanian Boxers

    31 Aug 2016

    Rafael Advanced Defense Systems will supply its Samson Mk II Remote Weapon Station (RWS) for the Boxer vehicles being delivered to the Lithuanian armed forces ...... read more

  • RADA, Artis team on Iron Curtain radar

    RADA, Artis team on Iron Curtain radar

    31 Aug 2016

    RADA Electronic Industries will provide its RPS-10 radar system to Artis for integration and testing with the Iron Curtain close-in Active Protection System (APS), the ...... read more

  • ECA developing power plant UAV service

    ECA developing power plant UAV service

    31 Aug 2016

    ECA Group is working on a new UAS service for hydroelectric power plants to provide aerial monitoring of infrastructure including penstock pipes to detect leaks, ...... read more

  • AS350 B3 on lease to Chile

    AS350 B3 on lease to Chile

    31 Aug 2016

    Calquin Helicopters has finalised a lease agreement for an AS350 B3, Waypoint Leasing has announced. The aircraft will transition from firefighting missions in Europe to a high ...... read more

  • China moves to master aero engines

    China moves to master aero engines

    31 Aug 2016

    China has set up the Aero Engine Corporation of China (AECC) to administer all of China’s aircraft engine development and production efforts in both the ...... read more

  • Australian frigate risk reduction studies signed

    Australian frigate risk reduction studies signed

    31 Aug 2016

    The Australian government has signed an agreement with Navantia for the Risk Reduction and Design Study (RRDS) Phase for the Department of Defence's (DoD's) SEA 5000 ...... read more

  • US Army developing 155mm artillery round

    US Army developing 155mm artillery round

    30 Aug 2016

    The US Army is continuing work on a 155mm artillery round, the XM1113 Insensitive Munition High Explosive Rocket Assisted Projectile (XM1113 RAP), that will extend ...... read more

  • USAF turning DCGS into open architecture

    USAF turning DCGS into open architecture

    30 Aug 2016

    An unspecified battle management team has partnered with the US Air Force Research Laboratory and Air Combat Command to shift from the closed architecture of ...... read more

  • USCG commissions 18th FRC

    USCG commissions 18th FRC

    30 Aug 2016

    The US Coast Guard (USCG) has commissioned its 18th fast response cutter (FRC), USCGC Joseph Tezanos, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, it was announced on ...... read more

  • USCG reviews C-27J missionisation package

    USCG reviews C-27J missionisation package

    30 Aug 2016

    The US Coast Guard (USCG) has completed the system requirements review for the C-27J Spartan medium-range surveillance aircraft missionisation package, it was announced on 24 ...... read more

  • G/ATOR Block II completes CDR

    G/ATOR Block II completes CDR

    30 Aug 2016

    Northrop Grumman and the US Marine Corps (USMC) have completed the preliminary design review (PDR) and critical design review (CDR) of the Ground Weapon Locating ...... read more

  • MSPO 2016: Crimean maritime defence bolstered

    MSPO 2016: Crimean maritime defence bolstered

    30 Aug 2016

    Russia is taking steps to strengthen the defence of Crimean seaports with the installation of coastal missile systems along the entire 500-mile Black Sea coastline ...... read more

  • MSPO 2016: Russia advances helicopter modernisation

    MSPO 2016: Russia advances helicopter modernisation

    30 Aug 2016

    Russia continues to breathe new life into its various helicopter programmes, with several projects reaching key milestones recently. At the end of July, the latest ...... read more

  • MSPO 2016: Helicopter opportunities abound

    MSPO 2016: Helicopter opportunities abound

    30 Aug 2016

    As the defence industry roadshow rolls into glitzy Kielce, Poland for the 24th outing of the MSPO exhibition, Western companies will be closely eyeing several ...... read more

  • MSPO 2016: Thales hopeful for Polish Watchkeeper

    MSPO 2016: Thales hopeful for Polish Watchkeeper

    30 Aug 2016

    Thales remains confident its Watchkeeper unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) will be successful in the Polish market, as the country reassesses its plans to procure a ...... read more

  • MSPO 2016: Kiowa Warriors bolster Croatian Armed Forces

    MSPO 2016: Kiowa Warriors bolster Croatian Armed Forces

    30 Aug 2016

    The sale of ex-US Army OH-58D Kiowa Warriors to international militaries is gaining momentum, with deliveries in Croatia, sightings in Tunisia and an Excess Defense Article ...... read more

  • MSPO 2016: Polish Army looking for CTC

    MSPO 2016: Polish Army looking for CTC

    30 Aug 2016

    While many NATO members are failing to meet that organisation’s goal of spending 2% of national GDP on defence, Poland continues to make major defence ...... read more

  • MSPO 2016: Polish MiG-29 simulator enters service

    MSPO 2016: Polish MiG-29 simulator enters service

    30 Aug 2016

    The Polish Air Force (PAF) has inaugurated a new flight simulator for its recently upgraded MiG-29 fleet. Jointly manufactured by Polish company KenBIT and Slovakian ...... read more

  • MSPO 2016: Plenty worth fighting for

    MSPO 2016: Plenty worth fighting for

    30 Aug 2016

    Poland’s land programmes have been moving on in fits and starts. The Rosomak 8x8 APC programme is the main flagship armoured vehicle programme but others ...... read more

  • MSPO 2016: Poland increases firepower

    MSPO 2016: Poland increases firepower

    30 Aug 2016

    Orbital ATK is supporting the Polish military integrate a 40mm cannon onto the country's armoured vehicles to give Warsaw a capability to overpower potential rivals. ...... read more

  • NUSHIP Hobart crew trains on Aegis with US

    NUSHIP Hobart crew trains on Aegis with US

    30 Aug 2016

    Some of the crew members set to serve onboard HMAS Hobart when it is commissioned, the first of three new Hobart-class air warfare destroyers of ...... read more

  • Australian Chinook flies in cold weather

    Australian Chinook flies in cold weather

    30 Aug 2016

    The Royal Australian Navy has been conducting cold weather aspects of the first-of-class flight trials of the Boeing Chinook CH-47F twin-engine, tandem rotor heavy-lift helicopter, ...... read more

  • Boeing to help Kiwis detect submarines

    Boeing to help Kiwis detect submarines

    30 Aug 2016

    Boeing has scooped a contract to upgrade Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Lockheed Martin P-3K2 Orion aircraft with an underwater intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance ...... read more

  • DRS to build JAB system for US Army

    DRS to build JAB system for US Army

    29 Aug 2016

    DRS Technologies has been awarded a $400 million, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract by the US Army to build a Joint Assault Bridge (JAB) system, the company ...... read more

  • Kratos to deliver KC-46 maintenance training systems

    Kratos to deliver KC-46 maintenance training systems

    29 Aug 2016

    Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has been chosen to develop and supply high-fidelity maintenance training systems for the Boeing KC-46 Pegasus military aerial refuelling and ...... read more

  • USCG takes delivery of 19th FRC

    USCG takes delivery of 19th FRC

    29 Aug 2016

    The US Coast Guard (USCG) has taken the delivery of its 19th fast response cutter (FRC), USCGC Rollin Fritch, in Key West, Florida, it was ...... read more

  • Typhoon-K opens to foreign markets

    Typhoon-K opens to foreign markets

    29 Aug 2016

    Russia-based Remdiesel, a Kamaz subsidiary, and state defence export agency Rosoboronexport have entered a joint programme for promoting the Typhoon-K (Kamaz-53949) mine-resistant ambush protected (MRAP) ...... read more

  • Russian Helicopters focuses on Iran

    Russian Helicopters focuses on Iran

    29 Aug 2016

    Russian Helicopters held a seminar from 23 August to 25 August in Tehran, Iran, for Iranian operators and potential customers, the company announced on 25 ...... read more

  • GA‑ASI UAS academy graduates first pilots

    GA‑ASI UAS academy graduates first pilots

    29 Aug 2016

    The first cadre of aircrew have graduated from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems’ (GA‑ASI) UAS Flight Training Academy, it was announced on 25 August. The North Dakota-based ...... read more

  • Kratos, Robonic to supply launchers to US

    Kratos, Robonic to supply launchers to US

    26 Aug 2016

    Kratos Defense and Security Solutions has teamed with Robonic to deliver aerial target launchers to the US Army, Kratos announced on 25 August. Two third-generation ...... read more

  • AW139 en route to Ontario

    AW139 en route to Ontario

    26 Aug 2016

    EMS operator Ornge has acquired a pre-owned AW139 in an air ambulance configuration, Waypoint Leasing has announced. The twin-engined medium rotorcraft is on a long-term lease to Ornge ...... read more

  • Philippines chooses Turkish NVGs

    Philippines chooses Turkish NVGs

    26 Aug 2016

    The Philippine Army is set to procure equipment from Aselsan of Turkey to meet a long-standing requirement for helmet-mounted/weapon-mounted monocular night vision devices, weapon-mounted infrared ...... read more

  • USMC gets 50th KC-130J

    USMC gets 50th KC-130J

    26 Aug 2016

    The US Marine Corps (USMC) has taken delivery of its 50th KC-130J Super Hercules aerial refuelling aircraft at the Lockheed Martin facility, it was announced ...... read more

  • TACIP takes command

    TACIP takes command

    26 Aug 2016

    Airbus Defence and Space (DS) has demonstrated the first iteration of its Tactical IP (TACIP) deployable information solution following its launch in 2015.  Current work ...... read more

  • Argentina certifies three HFTC simulators

    Argentina certifies three HFTC simulators

    26 Aug 2016

    Three simulators at the Helicopter Flight Training Center (HFTC) in Shreveport, Louisiana, have been certified by the Administración Nacional de Aviación Civil (ANAC) Argentina, it ...... read more

  • BAE Systems awarded MCA support work

    BAE Systems awarded MCA support work

    26 Aug 2016

    A team of specialist from BAE Systems will continue work to support the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s (MCA's) radio communications infrastructure under a £2 million contract ...... read more

  • Final MD 530Fs arrive in Kabul

    Final MD 530Fs arrive in Kabul

    26 Aug 2016

    The final batch of MD 530F Cayuse Warriors have arrived in the Afghan capital for delivery to the Afghan Air Force (AAF), MD Helicopters has announced. The ...... read more

  • Australian Paluma vessels to get new sonar

    Australian Paluma vessels to get new sonar

    26 Aug 2016

    FarSounder will supply four FarSounder-1000 sonar systems for the upgrade of four Royal Australian Navy Paluma-class hydrographic survey motor launches, the company announced on 23 August. ...... read more

  • RADA announces Asian military order

    RADA announces Asian military order

    26 Aug 2016

    RADA Electronic Industries will supply its Multi-Mission Hemispheric Radar (MHR) based RPS-42 aerial surveillance radar systems to an unnamed Asian military under a contract announced ...... read more

  • Taiwan fends off China during drills

    Taiwan fends off China during drills

    25 Aug 2016

    The tempo of the annual Han Kuang field training exercise in Taiwan reached its peak on 25 August, as military forces rehearsed resisting a hypothetical ...... read more

  • New threat, new solutions - anti-UAS systems

    New threat, new solutions - anti-UAS systems

    25 Aug 2016

    As DARPA moves to announce an RfI on the development of counter-UAS systems, attention is ever more fixated on the struggle to prevent access to ...... read more

  • COMBATSS-21 for US Navy frigates

    COMBATSS-21 for US Navy frigates

    25 Aug 2016

    US Navy frigates will be equipped with Lockheed Martin’s Component-Based Total-Ship System—21st Century (COMBATSS-21) combat management system under a contract announced on 23 August. The ...... read more

  • ViaSat awarded US Navy UHF satcom work

    ViaSat awarded US Navy UHF satcom work

    25 Aug 2016

    ViaSat will provide engineering, technical services and hardware/software products in support of the US Navy’s joint Ultra High Frequency (UHF) military satellite communications (SATCOM) system, ...... read more

  • T-X uncovered

    T-X uncovered

    25 Aug 2016

    The unveiling of any new aircraft generates a certain amount of excitement, but when two are revealed in the space of a few days, that ...... read more

  • Reverse engineering parts obsolescence

    Reverse engineering parts obsolescence

    25 Aug 2016

    MGR Fluid Power is helping to extend the service life of military land and air vehicles by reverse engineering obsolescent parts when they reach the ...... read more

  • H175 delivered in Mexico

    H175 delivered in Mexico

    25 Aug 2016

    An H175 helicopter has joined the fleet of air transport company Transportes Aéreos Pegaso in Mexico, Airbus Helicopters announced on 24 August. The delivery makes ...... read more

  • New Zealand to get new littoral ship

    New Zealand to get new littoral ship

    25 Aug 2016

    The New Zealand government has approved a recommendation from the Ministry of Defence and New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) to move ahead with plans for ...... read more

  • BAE Systems gets Hawk support extension

    BAE Systems gets Hawk support extension

    25 Aug 2016

    BAE Systems Australia will sustain the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Hawk Mk127 Lead-In Fighter fleet for a further two years under a AUD$200 million ...... read more

  • A400M tests from sand runways

    A400M tests from sand runways

    24 Aug 2016

    The A400M has successfully demonstrated its ability to operate from sand runways, Airbus Defence and Space announced on 24 August. Sand runways are the last ...... read more

  • Polaris MRZR-D for Canadian Army

    Polaris MRZR-D for Canadian Army

    24 Aug 2016

    Polaris will deliver 36 MRZR-D utility vehicles and 12 tactical trailers to the Canadian military under a contract announced on 23 August. The vehicles and ...... read more

  • JGW to develop UGV universal operator control unit

    JGW to develop UGV universal operator control unit

    24 Aug 2016

    JGW International is to work on a project for the US Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate to develop a universal operator ...... read more

  • HII to modernise USS Harry S Truman

    HII to modernise USS Harry S Truman

    24 Aug 2016

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division has been awarded a contract worth $52 million for nuclear propulsion and complex modernisation work on the US ...... read more

  • UltiSat awarded SS-AISR subcontract

    UltiSat awarded SS-AISR subcontract

    24 Aug 2016

    UltiSat has received a contract to support Lockheed Martin for the Sensor Systems - Aerial Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (SS-AISR) task order on the US ...... read more

  • BATS radio flying toward production

    BATS radio flying toward production

    24 Aug 2016

    ViaSat is set to begin production of its Battlefield Awareness and Targeting System – Dismounted (BATS-D) handheld radio and expects to manufacture up to 100 ...... read more

  • NHV H175 starts flying in Denmark

    NHV H175 starts flying in Denmark

    24 Aug 2016

    NHV Group has commenced flight operations with an H175 utility helicopter in Denmark for Maersk Oil, the company announced on 23 August. NHV is under contract ...... read more

  • Taiwan’s Black Hawks put through paces

    Taiwan’s Black Hawks put through paces

    24 Aug 2016

    Taiwan’s new Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawks participated in the country’s annual Han Kuang war games for the first time from 23-27 August. To date the ...... read more

  • Tohoku Air Service gets H135

    Tohoku Air Service gets H135

    23 Aug 2016

    Airbus Helicopters has made the delivery of an H135 helicopter to Tohoku Air Service (TAS), the company announced on 18 August.  TAS currently operates two EC135 ...... read more

  • Qatar seek fast patrol boats

    Qatar seek fast patrol boats

    23 Aug 2016

    The US State Department has approved a possible foreign military sale (FMS) to Qatar for an undisclosed number of Mk V fast patrol boats in ...... read more

  • New engines for HMS Brocklesby

    New engines for HMS Brocklesby

    23 Aug 2016

    BAE Systems has renewed the engines of HMS Brocklesby, a Hunt-class minehunter of the British Royal Navy, as part of the ship’s year-long deep maintenance ...... read more

  • USV conversion kit in MENA tests

    USV conversion kit in MENA tests

    23 Aug 2016

    An autonomous boat control system developed by UAE-based Al Marakeb to convert marine craft into unmanned surface vessels (USVs) has been distributed to three MENA ...... read more

  • US Army engine moves to design stage

    US Army engine moves to design stage

    23 Aug 2016

    The US Army’s Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP) has reached a key milestone with the Pentagon announcing on 22 August that GE Aviation and the ...... read more

  • South Korea gets Apache Longbow trainer

    South Korea gets Apache Longbow trainer

    23 Aug 2016

    Boeing has delivered an Apache Longbow Crew Trainer to the South Korean armed forces, the company announced on 22 August. The country will use the ...... read more

  • OPV set for October delivery

    OPV set for October delivery

    23 Aug 2016

    French shipbuilders OCEA launched a Type 190 Mk2 OPV last month and the vessel, destined for an as yet unnamed West African country, is currently ...... read more

  • New EOD vehicles for Irish defence force

    New EOD vehicles for Irish defence force

    23 Aug 2016

    EOD units of the Irish defence force have received new MAN HX 60 4x4 armoured trucks fitted with Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group’s armoured shelters, ...... read more

  • Japan plans next-generation ASM

    Japan plans next-generation ASM

    23 Aug 2016

    According to the Yomiyuri Shimbun newspaper, the Japanese government plans to develop a new anti-ship missile (ASM) to help defend its southeast islands in the ...... read more

  • Pakistan Navy fleet tanker launched

    Pakistan Navy fleet tanker launched

    23 Aug 2016

    A new fleet tanker for the Pakistan Navy has been launched at Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works (KS&EW), it was announced on 19 August. The ...... read more

  • US Navy focuses on alternative biofuels

    US Navy focuses on alternative biofuels

    23 Aug 2016

    The government of Queensland, Australia, has signed a Statement of Cooperation to work with the US Navy in support of projects that advance shared interests ...... read more

  • Saab to supply TESS to New Zealand

    Saab to supply TESS to New Zealand

    23 Aug 2016

    Saab has received an order from the New Zealand army for a high fidelity Tactical Engagement Simulation System (TESS), the company announced on 22 August. ...... read more

  • Raytheon to build EASR

    Raytheon to build EASR

    22 Aug 2016

    Raytheon will build, test and integrate an Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar (EASR) engineering development model for the US Navy under an engineering and manufacturing development ...... read more

  • Raytheon pitches common UAS controller

    Raytheon pitches common UAS controller

    22 Aug 2016

    Raytheon is positioning its UAS ground station technology, currently being developed for the US Air Force’s RQ-4B Global Hawk, as a potential common controller solution ...... read more

  • USMC P-19R achieves Milestone C

    USMC P-19R achieves Milestone C

    22 Aug 2016

    The US Marine Corps (USMC) has received Milestone C approval for the P-19 Replacement (P-19R) Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicle programme, clearing the way ...... read more

  • DARPA seeks materials for advanced imaging

    DARPA seeks materials for advanced imaging

    22 Aug 2016

    The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is seeking engineered optical materials to develop smaller, more capable, and lighter devices for advanced imaging applications, ...... read more

  • USCG to test new SAR capabilities

    USCG to test new SAR capabilities

    22 Aug 2016

    The US Coast Guard (USCG) Research and Development Center (RDC) will participate in the Arctic Chinook field exercise to test the Next Generation Incident Command ...... read more

  • Canadian Army receives first TAPVs

    Canadian Army receives first TAPVs

    22 Aug 2016

    The Canadian Army received its first Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicles (TAPV) from Textron Systems Canada on 19 August. The vehicles will be fielded to 5th ...... read more

  • Lithuania orders Boxer vehicles

    Lithuania orders Boxer vehicles

    22 Aug 2016

    Rheinmetall and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) joint venture Artec will supply the Lithuanian armed forces with 88 Boxer multirole armoured fighting vehicles under a €390 million ...... read more

  • Indonesia to buy second-hand artillery

    Indonesia to buy second-hand artillery

    22 Aug 2016

    Indonesia will buy 20 second-hand BAE Systems M109A4 SPHs, most likely to be sourced from Belgium, it has been confirmed. The draft state budget for ...... read more

  • Aussie Hercules find missing link

    Aussie Hercules find missing link

    22 Aug 2016

    Australia used its first Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules fitted with a Link 16 tactical data link (TDL) during air-land integration missions at Exercise Pitch Black ...... read more

  • Thailand inducts Chinese artillery radar

    Thailand inducts Chinese artillery radar

    22 Aug 2016

    Thailand continues to buy Chinese weapons, the latest being the BL904A artillery locating and fire correction radar from Norinco. Developed and upgraded from the BL904, ...... read more

  • Afghanistan requests US weapons

    Afghanistan requests US weapons

    19 Aug 2016

    The US State Department has made a determination approving a potential foreign military sale (FMS) for individual and crew served weapons, equipment, training, and support ...... read more

  • S-64E to support timber harvesting

    S-64E to support timber harvesting

    19 Aug 2016

    Erickson Incorporated will provide timber harvesting aerial services to two Malaysian companies under a combined contract announced on 17 August. The first two year contract ...... read more

  • Protivnik 3D enters service in Belarus

    Protivnik 3D enters service in Belarus

    19 Aug 2016

    The Protivnik 3D medium-high altitude radar has entered service with a signal intelligence (SIGINT) unit of the Belarusian defence force, the country's ministry of defence ...... read more

  • Mi-8/17 repair centre for Azerbaijan?

    Mi-8/17 repair centre for Azerbaijan?

    19 Aug 2016

    Russian Helicopters has announced plans to open a repair centre in Azerbaijan for its Mi-8/17 helicopters. The agreement related to the centre is expected to be ...... read more

  • Boeing gets $2.8 billion for KC-46As

    Boeing gets $2.8 billion for KC-46As

    19 Aug 2016

    Days after the KC-46A tanker achieved Milestone C, Boeing has been awarded $2.8 billion by the US Air Force (USAF) for low-rate initial production of ...... read more

  • Japan delivers first MRRV to Philippines

    Japan delivers first MRRV to Philippines

    19 Aug 2016

    The Japanese government has delivered the first 44m multi-role response vessel (MRRV), BRP Tubbataha, to the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG). The Japan Marine United (JMU) ...... read more

  • Insitu gives it some gas

    Insitu gives it some gas

    19 Aug 2016

    Continuing its involvement in the unmanned sector in Australia Insitu Pacific has extended its contract with the Queensland Gas Company (QGC) through to the end ...... read more

  • Meggitt simulated mortars for ADF

    Meggitt simulated mortars for ADF

    19 Aug 2016

    Meggitt Training Systems has been awarded a $1.49 million contract for simulated mortars by the Australian Defence Force’s Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group, it was ...... read more

  • UK shops lead P-8A parts

    UK shops lead P-8A parts

    19 Aug 2016

    Construction of the UK’s planned fleet of nine P-8A MPAs moved a step closer following the award of a $68 million contract modification to Boeing ...... read more

  • Astrike leave nothing to spare

    Astrike leave nothing to spare

    18 Aug 2016

    Fresh from the partnership announcement with Silent Falcon Technologies, officials from Colombian firm Astrike Technologies identified commercial and defence opportunities for the solar-powered UAS. The ...... read more

  • ViaSat introduces KG-142 encryptor

    ViaSat introduces KG-142 encryptor

    18 Aug 2016

    ViaSat has expanded its ‘edge to cloud’ network encryption portfolio with the introduction of the KG-142 encryptor, the company announced on 16 August. The KG-142 ...... read more

  • Predator B UAS in missile tracking test

    Predator B UAS in missile tracking test

    18 Aug 2016

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) has carried out a missile tracking test using the Predator B UAS under a contract with the Missile Defense Agency ...... read more

  • Hell Bay 4 third phase awarded

    Hell Bay 4 third phase awarded

    18 Aug 2016

    Qinetiq has been selected to provide the UK component of a multinational demonstration of unmanned vehicles under a contract with the UK's Defence Science and ...... read more

  • KC-46A Pegasus achieves Milestone C

    KC-46A Pegasus achieves Milestone C

    18 Aug 2016

    The US Department of Defense has given Milestone C approval to the Boeing KC-46A Pegasus programme, signaling that the aircraft is ready to enter into ...... read more

  • iGov to modify M1145 HMMWVs

    iGov to modify M1145 HMMWVs

    18 Aug 2016

    iGov will modify M1145 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs) for the US Air Force under a $52.5 million order announced on 16 August. Under ...... read more

  • Barrett announces manpack contract

    Barrett announces manpack contract

    18 Aug 2016

    Australia's Barrett Communications has signed a contract with the defence force of an undisclosed East African nation to supply its PRC-2090 Tactical high frequency (HF) ...... read more

  • HMBS Nassau arrives for Damen refit

    HMBS Nassau arrives for Damen refit

    18 Aug 2016

    Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam in the Netherlands is set to carry out an extensive refit of a Royal Bahamas Defence Force corvette, with the vessel ...... read more

  • SHAPO keeping watch at Rio Olympics

    SHAPO keeping watch at Rio Olympics

    18 Aug 2016

    Controp’s SHAPO airborne EO/IR surveillance payload is supporting security operations at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the company announced on 17 ...... read more

  • Seventh Aussie Anzac crew formed

    Seventh Aussie Anzac crew formed

    18 Aug 2016

    A seventh Anzac class frigate crew has been formed to man the Royal Australian Navy’s HMAS Toowoomba ahead of its undocking from an Anti-Ship Missile ...... read more

  • RAAF pushes MRTT’s envelope

    RAAF pushes MRTT’s envelope

    18 Aug 2016

    The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has expanded use of its Airbus KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT), carrying out its first boom refuelling of combat ...... read more

  • PAC-3 MSE interceptor achieves IOC

    PAC-3 MSE interceptor achieves IOC

    17 Aug 2016

    The US Army has declared initial operational capability (IOC) for the PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptor, Lockheed Martin announced on 16 August. The PAC-3 MSE uses ...... read more

  • Paradise Helicopters opts for CAPs

    Paradise Helicopters opts for CAPs

    17 Aug 2016

    Paradise Helicopters has signed its fleet of Bell 407 civil utility helicopters up for Bell Helicopters' Customer Advantage Plan (CAP), it was announced on 16 ...... read more

  • Lockheed opens Advanced Pilot Training facility

    Lockheed opens Advanced Pilot Training facility

    17 Aug 2016

    Lockheed Martin has opened an Advanced Pilot Training facility in Greenville, South Carolina, as part of its bid for the US Air Force’s Advanced Pilot ...... read more

  • Airborne info sharing tests start

    Airborne info sharing tests start

    17 Aug 2016

    Simulation testing is set to begin for DARPA’s Dynamic Network Adaptation for Mission Optimization (DyNAMO) project for new airborne information sharing system to allow the ...... read more

  • ARNG gets Ecliptus cameras

    ARNG gets Ecliptus cameras

    17 Aug 2016

    Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) has delivered 21 customised Ecliptus night vision video cameras to the US Army National Guard, the company announced on 15 August. ...... read more

  • Hospital Wing gets second H130

    Hospital Wing gets second H130

    17 Aug 2016

    Hospital Wing, an air medical transport service in Memphis, Tennessee, US, has received its second Airbus Helicopters H130 single-engine light helicopter, it was announced on ...... read more

  • UK MoD confirms third Zephyr

    UK MoD confirms third Zephyr

    17 Aug 2016

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has confirmed it will purchase a third Zephyr high altitude pseudo satellite (HAPS) as part of a £13 million ...... read more

  • USAF receives new MC-130J

    USAF receives new MC-130J

    17 Aug 2016

    Lockheed Martin has delivered an MC-130J Commando II aircraft to the US Air Force on 11 August, the company announced on 15 August. The aircraft ...... read more

  • MBDA secures UK ASRAAM contract

    MBDA secures UK ASRAAM contract

    17 Aug 2016

    MBDA will produce ASRAAM infra-red guided air-to-air missiles for the UK’s F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter jet under a £184 million contract with the UK ...... read more

  • Peru Mi-35 support contract awarded

    Peru Mi-35 support contract awarded

    17 Aug 2016

    Russian Helicopters has been awarded a contract to supply technical aviation equipment for the Peruvian Air Force's Mi-35 attack helicopters. The contract was awarded in July ...... read more

  • Indonesia looks to Chinese air defence

    Indonesia looks to Chinese air defence

    17 Aug 2016

    The Indonesian Marine Corps is getting ready to induct a new air defence system bought from Chinese state-owned manufacturer Norinco.  The Marine Corps’ Second Air Defence ...... read more

  • Vietnam buttresses SCS presence

    Vietnam buttresses SCS presence

    17 Aug 2016

    News emerged last week that Vietnam had deployed mobile rocket launchers on some of its occupied islets in the Spratly chain in the South China ...... read more

  • ThoroughTec targets As-Pac market

    ThoroughTec targets As-Pac market

    16 Aug 2016

    ThoroughTec Simulation will be using Land Forces 2016 to target armoured fighting vehicle simulation requirements in the Asia-Pacific market, the company announced on 16 August. ...... read more

  • Asian win for Aircrew Training

    Asian win for Aircrew Training

    16 Aug 2016

    As more and more flight training is being undertaken in the virtual domain, there is a fear that flight simulators can create an environment that ...... read more

  • Elbit Systems introduces Skylark C

    Elbit Systems introduces Skylark C

    16 Aug 2016

    Elbit Systems has introduced a new mini UAS called Skylark C designed for martime applications, the company announced on 15 August. The UAS draws on ...... read more

  • USMC begins Super Stallion reset

    USMC begins Super Stallion reset

    16 Aug 2016

    The US Marine Corps (USMC) has begun a complete reset of its ageing CH-53E Super Stallion heavy-lift helicopters to address systemic issues and increase the ...... read more

  • Analysis: Challenger 2 - the bids are in

    Analysis: Challenger 2 - the bids are in

    16 Aug 2016

    Given the lack of armoured vehicle manufacturing capability in the UK, domestic contenders for the Life Extension Project (LEP) for the British Challenger 2 MBT are being ...... read more

  • Cambridge Pixel announces new award

    Cambridge Pixel announces new award

    16 Aug 2016

    Cambridge Pixel will supply software modules for radar scan conversion, target tracking and radar fusion for integration into Lockheed Martin’s new naval Vigilance radar system, ...... read more

  • AIM-9X Block I fired from F-35A

    AIM-9X Block I fired from F-35A

    16 Aug 2016

    Raytheon, along with the US Navy and US Air Force, has successfully test-fired three AIM-9X Block I short-range, air-to-air missiles from an F-35A aircraft. All ...... read more

  • Saab seizes Aussie radar upgrades

    Saab seizes Aussie radar upgrades

    16 Aug 2016

    Saab announced on 15 August that it had snapped up a contract to upgrade the Australian Army’s RBS 70 ground-based air defence (GBAD) and Giraffe ...... read more

  • Thales pulls up stakes in Hanwha

    Thales pulls up stakes in Hanwha

    16 Aug 2016

    Hanwha Techwin will take over Thales’ 50% stake in the Hanwha Thales joint venture, according to a filing to the Korea Exchange on 29 July. ...... read more

  • Aussie Herons migrate north

    Aussie Herons migrate north

    16 Aug 2016

    A single Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Heron MALE UAV demonstrated high levels of integration during the recent Exercise Pitch Black in northern Australia.  The ...... read more

  • Newport tests PALS on CVN 78

    Newport tests PALS on CVN 78

    15 Aug 2016

    The Newport News Shipbuilding division of Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has successfully tested the Precision Aircraft Landing System (PALS) on the USS Gerald R Ford aircraft carrier, ...... read more

  • US Army aviation takes the fight to Daesh

    US Army aviation takes the fight to Daesh

    15 Aug 2016

    The US Army’s deployment back to Iraq has given helicopter units the first operational experience of working as attack/reconnaissance units following the service’s recent restructure ...... read more

  • NATO requests precision munitions

    NATO requests precision munitions

    15 Aug 2016

    The US State Department has approved a possible foreign military sale (FMS) of precision-guided munitions to the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) for an ...... read more

  • Engineering support contract for MTSI

    Engineering support contract for MTSI

    15 Aug 2016

    Modern Technology Solutions (MTSI) has been awarded a $28 million modernisation and engineering support contract by the US National Guard Bureau (NGB) for the Air ...... read more

  • Marseille brings in more radar

    Marseille brings in more radar

    15 Aug 2016

    The Port of Marseille Fos commissioned two additional SBS 700 radars into its integrated vessel traffic management system (VTMS). These add to the five supplied ...... read more

  • ViaSat's encryptors NSA-certified

    ViaSat's encryptors NSA-certified

    15 Aug 2016

    ViaSat’s KG-250XS and IPS-250X secure network encryptors have been certified by the National Security Agency (NSA), clearing them for purchase by US government organisations, the ...... read more

  • Thai air force tests Guardian CAFFS

    Thai air force tests Guardian CAFFS

    15 Aug 2016

    Caylym has demonstrated its Guardian Containerized Aerial Fire Fighting System (CAFFS) for the Royal Thailand Air Force (RTAF) as the force looks to bolster its ...... read more

  • US Navy destroyer tests RQ-20B Puma

    US Navy destroyer tests RQ-20B Puma

    15 Aug 2016

    AeroVironment’s RQ-20B Puma small UAS is being tested by the US Navy aboard a Flight I Guided Missile Destroyer, the company announced on 11 August.  ...... read more

  • Australia ups training with JCATS

    Australia ups training with JCATS

    15 Aug 2016

    Australia is using the Boeing JDAM Captive Aircrew Training System (JCATS) to simulate carriage and usage of the Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) on its ...... read more

  • AW609 prototype in Philadelphia

    AW609 prototype in Philadelphia

    12 Aug 2016

    The first flying prototype of the AW609 tiltrotor aircraft has arrived at Leonardo-Finmeccanica's Philadelphia facility after the recent resumption of flight testing, the company announced on ...... read more

  • Watchkeeper report details crash factors

    Watchkeeper report details crash factors

    12 Aug 2016

    The UK Military Aviation Authority report into the crash of a Watchkeeper at West Wales Airport (WWA) in 2014 has been released with the finding that ...... read more

  • US Army eyes new helo protection in 2020s

    US Army eyes new helo protection in 2020s

    12 Aug 2016

    The US Army has set a date of 2023 to begin equipping its helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft with new self-protection systems that can warn against ...... read more

  • Saab bags Leopard 2 electronics order

    Saab bags Leopard 2 electronics order

    12 Aug 2016

    Saab has received a $15.29 million order to develop new vehicle electronics for the Leopard 2 tank from prime contractor Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW), it announced ...... read more

  • Challenger 2 - and RUAG makes five

    Challenger 2 - and RUAG makes five

    12 Aug 2016

    RUAG Defence has put in a bid for the British Challenger 2 main battle tank Life Extension Project (CR2 LEP) just before the deadline on ...... read more

  • USCG orders 39 response boats

    USCG orders 39 response boats

    12 Aug 2016

    The US Coast Guard (USCG) has placed a $15 million order with Metal Shark Aluminum Boats for 39 Response Boats-Small II (RB-S IIs) and associated ...... read more

  • GCC turns up the volume

    GCC turns up the volume

    12 Aug 2016

    Port and coastal facility infrastructure developments ongoing among GCC countries are providing a number of opportunities for international defence and security companies, particularly for those ...... read more

  • DCS awarded KC-46A mission planning order

    DCS awarded KC-46A mission planning order

    12 Aug 2016

    DCS will carry out mission planning software development and integration for the US Air Force’s KC-46A programme, the company announced on 8 August. The work ...... read more

  • New certification for Damen Shipyards Antalya

    New certification for Damen Shipyards Antalya

    12 Aug 2016

    Damen announced on 9 August that its Turkish shipyard, Damen Shipyards Antalya, has secured comprehensive ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certification.  The certification ...... read more

  • ROVOP details new contracts

    ROVOP details new contracts

    12 Aug 2016

    ROVOP has announced $4 million in new contracts from unnamed customers in the North Sea, Gulf of Mexico, West Africa and Europe. The company announced ...... read more

  • Jacobs wins MoD support contract

    Jacobs wins MoD support contract

    12 Aug 2016

    Jacobs Engineering Group has been awarded a UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) contract to provide technical support to the Service Provision and Transformation Contract associated ...... read more

  • Can Type 96 tank fill PLA ranks?

    Can Type 96 tank fill PLA ranks?

    12 Aug 2016

    The Type 96 (ZTZ-96) tank is already an important platform in the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), and its latest version could form the future backbone ...... read more

  • Japan professes desire for Israeli UAVs

    Japan professes desire for Israeli UAVs

    12 Aug 2016

    The Japan Self-Defence Force (JSDF) is buying three Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk Block 30 UAVs, but it is simultaneously exploring cooperation with Israel because ...... read more

  • Alion awarded DDG 51 support contract

    Alion awarded DDG 51 support contract

    11 Aug 2016

    Alion Science and Technology has been awarded a five-year, $145 million contract from the US Naval Sea Systems Command to support the navy's DDG 51 ...... read more

  • Rheinmetall enters the ring for UK tank upgrade

    Rheinmetall enters the ring for UK tank upgrade

    11 Aug 2016

    As the deadline looms Rheinmetall has finally submitted a proposal for the UK Challenger 2 main battle tank Life Extension Project (LEP). The company said ...... read more

  • EPS CAPS programme on track

    EPS CAPS programme on track

    11 Aug 2016

    The US Air Force’s Enhanced Polar System (EPS) Control and Planning Segment (CAPS) hardware has been delivered to operational sites by Northrop Grumman as the ...... read more

  • USMC to replace Abrams sensors

    USMC to replace Abrams sensors

    11 Aug 2016

    In a world where most households now have a high-definition television, it’s not very often you come across a grainy, old black and white TV.  ...... read more

  • USCGC Munro finishes builder's sea trials

    USCGC Munro finishes builder's sea trials

    11 Aug 2016

    USCGC Munro, the sixth Legend-class National Security Cutter (NSC) built by Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) for the US Coast Guard (USCG), has successfully completed builder's ...... read more

  • Trust Automation receives Q-53 contract

    Trust Automation receives Q-53 contract

    11 Aug 2016

    Trust Automation has been awarded its fifth manufacturing contract for the rugged vehicle automation system for the Lockheed Martin AN/TPQ-53 counterfire target acquisition radar, the company ...... read more

  • Swedish FMV orders Carl-Gustaf ammo

    Swedish FMV orders Carl-Gustaf ammo

    11 Aug 2016

    The Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) has placed a new $14.24 million order with Saab for Carl-Gustaf ammunition, the company announced on 9 August. The ...... read more

  • ASV Global to build six USVs

    ASV Global to build six USVs

    11 Aug 2016

    ASV Global will design and build six new unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) for SeaTrepid DeepSea under an order announced on 9 August. The USV will ...... read more

  • Replenishing Vietnam Coast Guard

    Replenishing Vietnam Coast Guard

    11 Aug 2016

    The Vietnam Coast Guard (VCG) has received its largest vessel yet, in the form of a 90m multirole replenishment vessel. After being handed over on ...... read more

  • Aussie aerial firefighting contract placed

    Aussie aerial firefighting contract placed

    11 Aug 2016

    Erickson and Australian partner Kestrel Aviation have received a two-year, $24 million contract extension to provide aerial firefighting services in Australia, Erikson announced on 8 ...... read more

  • PAL Aerospace acquires CarteNav

    PAL Aerospace acquires CarteNav

    10 Aug 2016

    Provincial Aerospace (PAL Aerospace) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire CarteNav Solutions, a Nova Scotia-based software development company that develops situational awareness and ...... read more

  • Lockheed challenges for British tank

    Lockheed challenges for British tank

    10 Aug 2016

    Lockheed Martin UK has announced it is bidding for the UK’s Challenger 2 main battle tank Life Extension Programme (CLEP). The company will work in ...... read more

  • LVC training in Alaska

    LVC training in Alaska

    10 Aug 2016

    One of the major issues in conducting live training with fifth-generation aircraft such as the F-22 and F-35 is range space. These aircraft have long ...... read more

  • CRIIS to roll out at US test ranges

    CRIIS to roll out at US test ranges

    10 Aug 2016

    Rockwell Collins will deliver and support initial fielding of the Common Range Integrated Instrumentation System (CRIIS) at US military test ranges under a $31 million ...... read more

  • UAS inspection for Indian power grid

    UAS inspection for Indian power grid

    10 Aug 2016

    US company Sharper Shape and Indian power company Sterlite Power are set to introduce UAS inspection services for utility asset monitoring in India under a ...... read more

  • Dual Mode Plus in new flight tests

    Dual Mode Plus in new flight tests

    10 Aug 2016

    Lockheed Martin’s Dual Mode Plus laser guided bomb (LGB) has chalked up new successes in recent flight tests, the company announced on 8 August. The ...... read more

  • Saudi Arabia requests more M1A2S

    Saudi Arabia requests more M1A2S

    10 Aug 2016

    Saudi Arabia is looking to boost its fleet of M1A2S main battle tanks (MBTs), and replace at least 20 destroyed in combat, the US State ...... read more

  • Between a rock and a hard place

    Between a rock and a hard place

    10 Aug 2016

    In the face of domestic insurgency and an increasingly belligerent China, updating or replacing military helicopter fleets in the Philippines has become a matter of ...... read more

  • US approves Iraq ScanEagle contract

    US approves Iraq ScanEagle contract

    10 Aug 2016

    The government of Iraq is set to expand its unmanned ISR capabilities following an $8.3 million contract awarded to support the ScanEagle UAS. In an ...... read more

  • Orbital ATK to continue Iraqi CLS

    Orbital ATK to continue Iraqi CLS

    10 Aug 2016

    Orbital ATK will continue to provide Contractor Logistic Support (CLS) for the Iraqi Air Force’s Armed Caravan programme under an $11 million contract announced on ...... read more

  • Era Group, Total Safety launch UAS service

    Era Group, Total Safety launch UAS service

    10 Aug 2016

    Era Group is venturing into the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) service market, with a newly launched Unmanned Aerial Solutions offering, the company announced on 8 ...... read more

  • Philippine Coast Guard heads west

    Philippine Coast Guard heads west

    10 Aug 2016

    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) is moving an additional vessel to the South China Sea where it will be able to perform routine patrols in ...... read more

  • Heron crashes in Israel

    Heron crashes in Israel

    9 Aug 2016

    A Heron 1 has crashed over northern Israel during a test flight on 9 August, while Israeli media reported that a number of people on ...... read more

  • Cubic to continue JRTC support

    Cubic to continue JRTC support

    9 Aug 2016

    Cubic Global Defense (CGD) has been awarded a contract modification worth over $52 million from the US Army to support training exercises at the Joint ...... read more

  • US, UK conduct SQUADEX-16

    US, UK conduct SQUADEX-16

    9 Aug 2016

    The British Royal Navy and US Navy have conducted the quarterly SQUADEX-16 mine countermeasures (MCM) exercise in the Arabian Gulf, the US Navy announced on ...... read more

  • New LOI for Bell 505 Jet Ranger X

    New LOI for Bell 505 Jet Ranger X

    9 Aug 2016

    Paraguay-based Signature SRL has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Bell Helicopter for a Bell 505 Jet Ranger X light helicopter, Bell Helicopter announced ...... read more

  • Kuwait buys 30 H225M helicopters

    Kuwait buys 30 H225M helicopters

    9 Aug 2016

    Kuwait has firmed up a commitment for 30 H225M Caracal medium helicopters, signing a €1 billion contract with France’s defence minister on 9 August. The ...... read more

  • USS Monsoon tests RQ-20A Puma AE

    USS Monsoon tests RQ-20A Puma AE

    9 Aug 2016

    USS Monsoon, a Cyclone-class coastal patrol ship of the US Navy, has tested the capabilities of the AeroVironment RQ-20A Puma All Environment (AE) small unmanned ...... read more

  • US integrates fighter jets in LVC training

    US integrates fighter jets in LVC training

    9 Aug 2016

    Northrop Grumman and the US Air Force (USAF) have successfully completed the integration of fifth- and fourth-generation fighter aircraft in a live, virtual and constructive ...... read more

  • Bangladesh gets first two OPVs

    Bangladesh gets first two OPVs

    9 Aug 2016

    The Bangladesh Coast Guard (BCG) has received the first two Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) under a supply contract with Fincantieri for four OPVs, the company ...... read more

  • Lockheed forms Rotary and Mission Systems

    Lockheed forms Rotary and Mission Systems

    9 Aug 2016

    Lockheed Martin has renamed its Mission Systems and Training business division as Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS), it announced on 4 August. The name change ...... read more

  • SharpEye for Singapore’s LMVs

    SharpEye for Singapore’s LMVs

    9 Aug 2016

    Kelvin Hughes confirmed on 8 August that its SharpEye navigation radar is being installed on Singapore’s class of eight Littoral Mission Vessels (LMV). The lead ...... read more

  • FVL aims to avoid mistakes of the past

    FVL aims to avoid mistakes of the past

    8 Aug 2016

    The US military has been in no rush to decide whether it stays entirely with helicopters or adopts more tiltrotors from 2030, but next year ...... read more

  • ManTech to support SMLIS

    ManTech to support SMLIS

    8 Aug 2016

    ManTech International has been awarded a bridge contract modification by the US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) to support the US Navy Ship Maintenance and ...... read more

  • SBIRS GEO 3 satellite on track for launch

    SBIRS GEO 3 satellite on track for launch

    8 Aug 2016

    The US Air Force’s next Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) satellite is on track for its October launch, having been delivered ...... read more

  • New approvals for AKV ETM1000

    New approvals for AKV ETM1000

    8 Aug 2016

    AKV has received EASA STC approval for the ETM1000 on the Bell 204B and 205A-1 helicopters, the company announced on 4 August. The ETM1000 has already ...... read more

  • Sikorsky expands Black Hawk support

    Sikorsky expands Black Hawk support

    8 Aug 2016

    Sikorsky is looking to expand its Latin American Black Hawk support services into Mexico, the company announced on 4 August. The company will leverage its Colombian ...... read more

  • US Navy awards IRST21 spares contract

    US Navy awards IRST21 spares contract

    8 Aug 2016

    Lockheed Martin will continue to provide IRST21 sensor system spares to the US Navy under a $23.7 million contract with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) ...... read more

  • Malays support USMC Herc

    Malays support USMC Herc

    8 Aug 2016

    A Malaysian company has completed the overhaul of a first Lockheed Martin KC-130J Hercules aircraft on behalf of the USMC stationed in Japan. The aircraft ...... read more

  • Ocean observation network for Japan

    Ocean observation network for Japan

    5 Aug 2016

    Liquid Robotics and Hydro Systems Development (HSD) have delivered the first fleet of Wave Glider unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) to the Japan Coast Guard, it ...... read more

  • Orbital ATK to produce more PGKs

    Orbital ATK to produce more PGKs

    5 Aug 2016

    Orbital ATK will produce artillery precision guidance kits (PGK) for the US military under a $69 million contract option awarded by the US government, announced ...... read more

  • Leonardo details AW139 orders

    Leonardo details AW139 orders

    5 Aug 2016

    Leonardo-Finmeccanica has received orders for AW139 intermediate twin helicopters from customers in Italy and Pakistan, the company announced on 4 August. The Italian order - ...... read more

  • ASU modifies Bell 406GXP for NVG

    ASU modifies Bell 406GXP for NVG

    5 Aug 2016

    Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) has carried out an FAA-approved cockpit modification on a Med Trans Air Medical Transport (Med-Trans) Bell 407GXP helicopter. The modification will ...... read more

  • V-22 Osprey in Fleet Battle Experiment

    V-22 Osprey in Fleet Battle Experiment

    5 Aug 2016

    The US Navy has conducted a Fleet Battle Experiment for its future variant CMV-22B Osprey multi-mission, tilt-rotor military aircraft, it announced on 3 August. The ...... read more

  • New hunting grounds for Silent Falcon

    New hunting grounds for Silent Falcon

    5 Aug 2016

    Silent Falcon UAS Technologies, based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is looking to harness emerging market opportunities in Latin America and Asia, and revenue in the ...... read more

  • USAF inks L3 training contract

    USAF inks L3 training contract

    5 Aug 2016

    The Electronic Systems group of L-3 Communications has been awarded a seven-year contract for training solutions to support the US Air Force's (USAF) Warfighter Readiness ...... read more

  • Canada’s soldier mod delayed

    Canada’s soldier mod delayed

    5 Aug 2016

    Plans to deliver a host of new technologies for the Canadian Army as part of a C$250 million modernisation project has been delayed due to ...... read more

  • LM2500 turbine MMP begins

    LM2500 turbine MMP begins

    5 Aug 2016

    GE's Marine Solutions has begun the LM2500 gas turbine Module Modernization Program (MMP) with the US Navy and General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, it announced ...... read more

  • Chinese unmanned boats to proliferate

    Chinese unmanned boats to proliferate

    5 Aug 2016

    China is expected to deploy increasing numbers of USVs for both civil and military use, if designs from the Research Institute of Unmanned Surface Vehicles ...... read more

  • HMAS Ballarat fires at ex-USS Thatch

    HMAS Ballarat fires at ex-USS Thatch

    5 Aug 2016

    HMAS Ballarat, an Anzac-class frigate of the Royal Australian Navy, has fired six missiles in a sinking exercise (SINKEX) during the Rim of the Pacific ...... read more

  • Argentina requests T-6C+ FMS

    Argentina requests T-6C+ FMS

    4 Aug 2016

    The US State Department has approved a possible foreign military sale (FMS) of Beechcraft T-6C+ Texan military flight training aircraft to Argentina, the US Defense ...... read more

  • France, UK monitor ferry threat

    France, UK monitor ferry threat

    4 Aug 2016

    News that armed French security personnel conducted a boarding exercise and embarkation on a Brittany Ferries vessel has brought the terror threat to civil port ...... read more

  • New contract for GD NASSCO-Norfolk

    New contract for GD NASSCO-Norfolk

    4 Aug 2016

    General Dynamics NASSCO-Norfolk has been awarded a five year maintenance contract from the US Navy for non-nuclear planning and maintenance work on five aircraft carriers, ...... read more

  • Lockheed tests MHTK interceptor

    Lockheed tests MHTK interceptor

    4 Aug 2016

    Lockheed Martin's Miniature Hit-to-Kill (MHTK) interceptor has successfully completed a launch test during an engineering demonstration at the White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, the ...... read more

  • Second Japanese E-2D ordered

    Second Japanese E-2D ordered

    4 Aug 2016

    Northrop Grumman has been awarded a US Navy contract to start production of a second E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning (AEW) and surveillance aircraft ...... read more

  • Norwegian Air Ambulance selects new simulator

    Norwegian Air Ambulance selects new simulator

    4 Aug 2016

    Norwegian Air Ambulance (NLA) has selected Norwegian Competence Centre Helicopter (NCCH) to deliver H135 and H145 helicopter simulator and support services at Stavanger Airport, Norway. ...... read more

  • Waypoint places two AW139s

    Waypoint places two AW139s

    4 Aug 2016

    Waypoint Leasing announced on 2 August that it will place two AW139 helicopters with new customers in Africa and Asia in support of oil and ...... read more

  • Aircraft carrier programme reaches milestone

    Aircraft carrier programme reaches milestone

    4 Aug 2016

    Preparations for the arrival of the British Royal Navy's HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carriers have reached a key milestone with the delivery of a frequency ...... read more

  • Indonesian marines get Vampir bite

    Indonesian marines get Vampir bite

    4 Aug 2016

    The Indonesian Marine Corps conducted field tests of its new RM-70 Vampir multiple rocket launcher (MRL) system in Surabaya on 10 June.  Indonesian marines had ...... read more

  • NZDF plays leading role in RIMPAC exercise

    NZDF plays leading role in RIMPAC exercise

    4 Aug 2016

    The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) played a leading role in an exercise during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016, commanding Coalition Task Force ...... read more

  • Rychag-AB jammer offered for export

    Rychag-AB jammer offered for export

    3 Aug 2016

    Rostec company Kret has announced plans to target the export market with a variant of the airborne Rychag-AB active jammer. The Rychag-AB active jammer is ...... read more

  • Battelle awarded support contracts

    Battelle awarded support contracts

    3 Aug 2016

    Battelle’s CBRNE Defense group has received two awards to provide mission support services to the US Army, Battelle announced on 1 August. The first is ...... read more

  • Raytheon opens cybersecurity facility

    Raytheon opens cybersecurity facility

    3 Aug 2016

    Raytheon has opened a facility in Augusta, Georgia, to provide cybersecurity capabilities to the US Army Cyber Command as it relocates to Fort Gordon, the ...... read more

  • Afghanistan to get 1,673 HMMWVs

    Afghanistan to get 1,673 HMMWVs

    3 Aug 2016

    AM General has been awarded a $356.21 million contract from the US government to manufacture and deliver 1,673 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs) for ...... read more

  • USAF amends new radar contract

    USAF amends new radar contract

    3 Aug 2016

    The US Air Force has modified its solicitation for its new long-range radar to include options for full-rate production (FRP).  The Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar ...... read more

  • BAE Systems expanding sub build facilities

    BAE Systems expanding sub build facilities

    3 Aug 2016

    BAE System’s transformation of its Barrow-in-Furness site is underway with the first steelwork now laid for the extension, the company announced on 2 August. The ...... read more

  • German Navy gets MacArtney ROTV

    German Navy gets MacArtney ROTV

    3 Aug 2016

    MacArtney has delivered a Focus 2 remotely operated towed vehicle (ROTV) to the German Navy for research and technology development, the company announced on 1 ...... read more

  • ROK conducts joint logistics training

    ROK conducts joint logistics training

    3 Aug 2016

    South Korea's Air Force Logistics Command (AFLC) has conducted an air transportation training and evaluation exercise along with the marine corps, army and national airport service, ...... read more

  • Lockheed to build R&D lab in Melbourne

    Lockheed to build R&D lab in Melbourne

    3 Aug 2016

    Lockheed Martin has confirmed that Melbourne, Australia, will be the location for its upcoming Science Technology Engineering Leadership and Research Laboratory (STELaR Lab).  The multi-disciplinary ...... read more

  • Engines selected for USNS John Lewis

    Engines selected for USNS John Lewis

    2 Aug 2016

    Fairbanks Morse will supply the main propulsion diesel engines for USNS John Lewis, the lead ship of the new T-AO 205 class of underway replenishment ...... read more

  • Eitan to field alongside Namer

    Eitan to field alongside Namer

    2 Aug 2016

    The Israel Defense Force unveiled its 8x8 Eitan (Hebrew for ‘steadfast’) APC demonstrator on 1 August 2016.  It is the first wheeled APC developed for ...... read more

  • Long Island flight school gets new simulator

    Long Island flight school gets new simulator

    2 Aug 2016

    Flying Helicopters Made Easy, a helicopter flight school at Republic Airport in Long Island, New York, has received a Robinson helicopter simulator from X-Copter. X-Copter ...... read more

  • Mi-8 likely brought down by machine gun fire

    Mi-8 likely brought down by machine gun fire

    2 Aug 2016

    Despite being equipped with the L370-5 ‘President-S’ countermeasures suite, Russian Air Force (RuAF) Mi-8AMT(Sh)-Vs remain vulnerable to large calibre machine guns. This was starkly illustrated ...... read more

  • KC-390 racks up the flight hours

    KC-390 racks up the flight hours

    2 Aug 2016

    The KC-390 aircraft has demonstrated system maturity during its first international flight campaign, Embraer announced on 28 July.  The first prototype KC-390 made its international ...... read more

  • VH-92A passes critical design review

    VH-92A passes critical design review

    2 Aug 2016

    The VH-92A Presidential Helicopter Replacement programme has successfully completed its critical design review (CDR), Lockheed Martin announced on 28 July. Passing the in-depth design review ...... read more

  • India to upgrade dilapidated Ka-28s

    India to upgrade dilapidated Ka-28s

    2 Aug 2016

    India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) signed a contract with Rosoboronexport on 29 July to upgrade ten of its Kamov Ka-28 helicopters, of which only four ...... read more

  • Raytheon signs Swiss RWR PBL

    Raytheon signs Swiss RWR PBL

    2 Aug 2016

    Raytheon has signed a five-year contract with RUAG Switzerland to service the ALR-67(V)3 digital radar warning receiver (RWR) for the Swiss government, it announced on 29 July. ...... read more

  • RAN MRH-90 in VERTREP exercise

    RAN MRH-90 in VERTREP exercise

    2 Aug 2016

    An Australian MRH-90 helicopter has conducted Vertical Replenishment (VERTREP) operations with a US Navy amphibious transport dock during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016, ...... read more

  • DJI Arena to open in South Korea

    DJI Arena to open in South Korea

    2 Aug 2016

    A new facility is set to open in South Korea to provide a space for private UAS operators to learn how to safely operate their ...... read more

  • KG-350 encryptor Type-1 certified

    KG-350 encryptor Type-1 certified

    1 Aug 2016

    Raytheon's KG-350 Ethernet encryption system for network communications protection has been granted Type 1 certification by the the US National Security Agency (NSA), the company ...... read more

  • Asia-Pacific orders to boost civil market

    Asia-Pacific orders to boost civil market

    1 Aug 2016

    In the midst of what used to be the silly season, there is the seriousness of half year results.  One underlying theme is while the ...... read more

  • ViaSat to keep Air Force One connected

    ViaSat to keep Air Force One connected

    1 Aug 2016

    ViaSat has been selected to provide global broadband and communication services to US military aircraft including Air Force One, the aircraft used to transport the ...... read more

  • First flight for GA-ASI training academy

    First flight for GA-ASI training academy

    1 Aug 2016

    A Predator A UAS took flight at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems’ (GA ASI’s) new UAS Flight Training Academy in Grand Forks, North Dakota, on 28 July. ...... read more

  • UTC introduces aircraft monitoring system

    UTC introduces aircraft monitoring system

    1 Aug 2016

    UTC Aerospace Systems has introduced a new health monitoring system (HMS) for aircraft called Pulse HMS, designed to enable technicians to evaluate an aircraft’s condition ...... read more

  • China reveals secretive HQ-19 ABM

    China reveals secretive HQ-19 ABM

    1 Aug 2016

    In an unprecedented move, China revealed its HQ-19 anti-ballistic missile (ABM) in footage aired on China Central Television (CCTV) on 24 July. This is the ...... read more

  • Hopes for more Eurofighter orders

    Hopes for more Eurofighter orders

    1 Aug 2016

    Airbus Defence and Space is optimistic that more orders for the Eurofighter Typhoon will be placed by Middle Eastern countries. At a recent Airbus trade ...... read more

  • Kelvin Hughes eyes overseas markets

    Kelvin Hughes eyes overseas markets

    1 Aug 2016

    Border security and facility protection are growing markets in the Middle East and radar manufacturer Kelvin Hughes is positioning to provide solutions. As the Middle ...... read more

  • US Army orders I-MILES systems

    US Army orders I-MILES systems

    1 Aug 2016

    The US Army has placed orders with Cubic Global Defense worth more than $10 million for new Instrumentable-Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System Individual Weapon Systems ...... read more

  • UK gets final upgraded Merlin Mk2

    UK gets final upgraded Merlin Mk2

    1 Aug 2016

    The UK Ministry of Defence’s (MoD’s) Merlin Capability Sustainment Programme (MCSP) has marked a significant milestone with the handover of the final upgraded Merlin Mk2 ...... read more

  • Anzacs to get Chloropac systems

    Anzacs to get Chloropac systems

    1 Aug 2016

    The Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac class frigates will be fitted with Evoqua Water Technologies’ Chloropac systems under a contract with BAE Systems Australia announced on ...... read more

  • RAN MH-60R fleet nears completion

    RAN MH-60R fleet nears completion

    1 Aug 2016

    The final MH-60R Seahawk helicopter destined for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) via the US foreign military sales (FMS) programme has been delivered by Lockheed ...... read more