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Programme Results - Defence Insight

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - HALE

    Akinci (Ukraine)

    Programme Background Two Export Contracts In January 2022, the Daily Sabah reported that Baykar had "recently" signed its first export contract for the Akinci. Haluk Bayraktar ...

  • Tanks

    T-90S (Saudi Arabia)

    Programme Background.  The status of the Saudi Arabian T-90 deal is unclear, it is possible that these tanks may be purchased to replace stocks of ...

  • Loitering munitions

    ZT-180 [Russia]

    Programme Background Claims On 23 February 2023, DER SPIEGEL reported that, according to information it had gathered, China and Russia were negotiating the purchase of 100 ZT-180 ...

  • Military UAS - mini, Military UAS - rotary-wing

    SkyRanger R70 (Ukraine Aid) [Canada]

    Programme Background On 19 February 2024, the Canadian Defence Minister, Bill Blair, announced that the country would donate more than 800 SkyRanger R70 UAVs to ...

  • Loitering munitions

    Shahed-136 [Russia]

    Programme Background Iran's Involvement On 11 July 2022, according to US intelligence, Jake Sullivan, US National Security Advisor, announced during a statement that the Iranian ...

  • Military UAS - rotary-wing, Military UAS - small

    T-150 (Ukraine)

    Programme Background Virtual Address On 24 February 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine. On 3 May 2022, the UK's Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, virtually addressed the Ukrainian ...

  • Tanks

    Leopard 2A8+ (Germany)

    Programme Background Germany has operated the domestically produced Krauss-Maffei Wegmann Leopard 2 since its inception in the 1970s. Spanning now eight versions, the Leopard 2A8 is the ...

  • Military UAS - micro, Military UAS - rotary-wing

    Black Hornet 3 (Ukraine Aid) [UK & Norway]

    Programme Background Russo-Ukraine War Since Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February 2022, UAVs have proved vital to the country's defence. Consequently, as in this programme, the ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - mini

    Quantix Recon (Ukraine)

    Programme Background April Meeting In mid-April, just shy of two months after Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February, the Ambassador and the Defence Attaché at the Embassy of Ukraine met ...

  • Military helicopters - transport/heavy lift

    Heavy Lift Helicopter [Philippines]

    Programme Background Procurement from Russia In November 2021, Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana confirmed that a contract had been signed to acquire 16 Mi-171 heavy ...

  • Tanks

    Merkava Mk3 (Cyprus)

    Programme Background Following the announced donation of 41 T-80U/UK tanks to Ukraine, Cyprus is actively seeking a replacement MBT for its Armed Forces. Cyprus offered ...

  • Frigates

    Admiral Gorshkov Class (Project 22350) (1 - 8)

    Programme Background The Admiral Gorshkov-class is to consist of between 15 to 20 stealth frigates being built the Severnaya Verf shipyard in St. Petersburg for ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - MALE

    Bayraktar TB2 (Latvia)

    Programme Background Factory Visit On 7 June 2021, Baykar's official Twitter account announced that the Latvian Minister of Defence, Artis Pabrikis, had visited the Baykar ...

  • Frigates

    Admiral Gorshkov Class (Project 22350) (9 – 20)

    Programme BackgroundThe Admiral Gorshkov class is to consist of between 15 to 20 stealth frigates being built the Severnaya Verf shipyard in St. Petersburg for ...

  • Frigates

    Admiral Grigorovich Class (Project 11356M)

    Although the Russian Navy are focusing their efforts on corvettes due to the difficulties in constructing larger vessels, they are still attempting to bring some ...

Equipment Results - Defence Insight

  • Tanks

    T-80UD

    The 125mm-armed T-80UD MBT is a variant of the T-80 which was in production in Ukraine when the Soviet Union broke up in 1991. An ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - mini

    Supercam S350/S350F

    The Supercam S350/S350F is a mini fixed-wing that Supercam Unmanned Systems Group manufactures. The Russian UAV features a modular design and has been primarily designed ...

  • Transport

    An-140

    The An-140 is a light turboprop military transport aircraft developed from the An-140 regional airliner, which first flew in September 1997. It is designed to ...

  • Loitering munitions

    AQV 100 Scalpel

    The AQV 100 Scalpel, or AQV-100, is a low-cost loitering munition manufactured by One Way Aerospace.  The drone is operated using a first-person view and ...

  • Military UAS - micro, Military UAS - rotary-wing

    Mini 2

    The Mini 2 is a micro rotary-wing drone from DJI. It features a 3-axis gimbaled 12MP camera for photographs and 4k/30fps for video capture. Shephard believes ...

  • Loitering munitions

    Shahed-136

    The Shahed-136 is a loitering munition manufactured by Iran. The aircraft follows a delta-wing configuration and is launched through a Rocket-Assisted Take-Off (RATO) method, with the rocket being ...

  • Fighter - ground attack

    Su-25

    The Su-25 (NATO reporting name Frogfoot) is a single-seat ground attack aircraft developed for close combat air support missions. Production of the Su-25 began in ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - tactical

    Orlan-10/10E

    Developed by the Russia-based Special Technology Center, the Orlan-10 is a medium-range UAS with many variants, such as the 10E, an export version introduced in 2017. The ...

  • Military UAS - mini, Military UAS - rotary-wing

    Matrice 300 RTK

    The Matrice 300 RTK is a rotary-wing UAV manufactured by DJI. Despite being primarily aimed at industrial applications, militaries utilise it for ISR tasks.  In ...

  • Fighter - air superiority

    MiG-29

    The MiG-29 (NATO reporting name Fulcrum) is an air superiority fighter aircraft designed to engage air targets in any weather, day and night.  The production ...

  • Air: Helmet-mounted displays

    SURA HMTDS

    SURA is a helmet-mounted display system produced in Ukraine. Notably, it offers off-boresight acquisition capability to pilots and can cue the aircraft's sensor systems using ...

  • Transport

    An-22

    The largest transport aircraft of the time, the An-22 Antei (NATO reporting name Cock) is a heavy military transport aircraft developed by Antonov in the ...

  • Transport

    An-148

    Developed by Antonov, the An-148 is intended for passenger, mixed cargo-passenger and cargo transport operations for both military and civilian roles. Its maiden flight took ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - HALE

    Shahed-149 / Gaza

    The Gaza, or the Shahed-149, is a HALE UCAV manufactured in Iran. Unveiled on 21 May 2021 by Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the Islamic Revolution ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - small

    Eleron T-16

    The Eleron T-16, or Valdai, is a small fixed-wing Russian drone.  Multiple media outlets in August 2023 reported that the first Russian Eleron T-16 had ...