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  • Land Warfare

    Airshow China: missile proliferation at Zhuhai

    13th November 2014

    Missiles occupied an important place at the 10th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai from 11-16 November, with a prominent missile house displaying …

  • Military Logistics

    Airshow China: Y-20 transport aircraft debuts

    12th November 2014

    The developmental Chinese Y-20 transport aircraft debuted at the 10th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai on 11 November. The aircraft made its …

  • Defence Notes

    Airshow China: FC-31 fighter makes debut

    11th November 2014

    The FC-31 fighter, a developmental platform from the Shenyang Aircraft Corporation (SAC), is participating in flying displays at Airshow China 2014 in Zhuhai.  Widely known …

  • Defence Helicopter

    Mi-8AMTSh-Vs built without Ukrainian content

    7th November 2014

    Russian Helicopters has severed ties with the Ukraine in the manufacture of Mi-8AMTSh-V tactical transport helicopters currently being built for the Russian Air Force’s Army …

  • Digital Battlespace

    Russian army acquires new jamming systems

    4th November 2014

    Up to six new electronic jamming systems will be supplied to the Russian army by the end of the year, according to the Russian Ministry …

  • Defence Helicopter

    Mi-17V-5 helicopter deliveries to Afghanistan complete

    30th October 2014

    Deliveries of Mi-17V-5 military-transport helicopters to the Afghan National Army are now complete, with a total of 63 helicopters produced and delivered under the Russian-US …

  • Naval Warfare

    Indian subs delayed further, but more boats approved

    30th October 2014

    The delivery of the first P-75 submarines for the Indian Navy has been delayed by at least another year, bringing the delay to four years …

  • Land Warfare

    Russia plans 70% land modernisation by 2020

    10th October 2014

    Russia intends to buy more than 5,000 new combat vehicles and will upgrade 6,000 vehicles as part of a programme to modernize its forces. Oleg …

  • Defence Helicopter

    Thailand orders two Mi-17V-5s

    29th September 2014

    Thailand has ordered two Mi-17V-5 tactical transport helicopters at a price of about $40 million, according to details released on 29 September by Russia’s RIA …

  • Land Warfare

    Ukraine starts massive procurement drive

    22nd September 2014

    Ukraine has launched a massive programme of arms purchases and plans to invest some $3 billion in new hardware, including new armoured vehicles, aircraft, helicopters, …

  • Naval Warfare

    AAD2014: DCNS markets the Mistral 140 in Africa

    19th September 2014

    French shipbuilder DCNS is offering a smaller variant of the Mistral amphibious assault ship at the AAD exhibition in Pretoria, South Africa. Despite a model …

  • Defence Helicopter

    AAD2014: Rosoboronexport success despite sanctions

    18th September 2014

    Russia’s state-owned defence equipment export company Rosoboronexport has achieved exports of more than $38 billion in 2013-14 and has not been affected by western sanctions. …

  • Defence Helicopter

    Nigeria orders Mi-171Sh, Mi-35M

    12th September 2014

    Nigeria has placed a large order for Russian military rotorcraft, including Mi-171Sh and Mi-35M helicopters, the deputy director general of Rosoboronexport, Russia’s defence export company, …

  • Land Warfare

    Indian export drive

    8th September 2014

    India-based MKU has been awarded a contract worth $25 million for 40,000 bullet proof vests by Ecuador’s Ministry of Interior for its 43,000-strong police force. …

  • Defence Notes

    NATO's three-point plan for Afghanistan revealed

    5th September 2014

    NATO’s secretary-general Anders Fogh Rasmussen has revealed the alliance’s three-point plan for Afghanistan following the completion of combat operations at the end of the year. …

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

    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 ...

  • 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 - 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Tanks

    M1A2 Abrams SEPv3 (Romania)

    Programme Background Requirement The Romanian Army's MBT fleet is composed of T-55 variants that are due to be retired in the mid-2020s. Although Romania's TR-85 ...

  • Military helicopters - scout/light attack

    Light Combat Helicopter (India - Air Force)

    Programme Background Requirement India's requirement for light attack helicopters capable of operating at high altitudes became apparent during the 1999 Kargil War. Originally planned to reach ...

Equipment Results - Defence Insight

  • Tanks


    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


    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


    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 ...

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


    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 ...

  • Fighter - ground attack


    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 - mini, Military UAS - rotary-wing

    Matrice 300 RTK

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

  • Fighter - air superiority


    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 ...

  • Transport


    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


    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 ...

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

    Zala 421-16E2

    The Zala 421-16E2 is a fixed-wing UAV designed for ship- or land-based reconnaissance and surveillance, real-time target acquisition and bomb damage assessment.  The flying-wing platform ...