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  • Boeing rolls out first P-8A Poseidon for Australia

    Boeing rolls out first P-8A Poseidon for Australia

    Richard TomkinsSEATTLE, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- The first of 12 P-8A Poseidon aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force has been unveiled by Boeing at a rollout ceremony in Seattle, Wash.
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 16, 1:38am -
  • BAE Systems upgrading more naval guns

    BAE Systems upgrading more naval guns

    Richard TomkinsARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- BAE Systems is to upgrade additional MK 45 naval gun systems for the U.S. Navy under the service's exercise of a contract option.
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 16, 12:35am -
  • Manned, unmanned helos coordinate missile attack

    Manned, unmanned helos coordinate missile attack

    Richard TomkinsCORONADO, Calif., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- The Navy's MQ-8B unmanned helicopter has been used as a laser designation platform for an MH-60S Seahawk to fire a Hellfire missile at a moving target.
    - 2 days ago 28 Sep 16, 9:41pm -
  • Bell contracted to supply helicopters to Uganda, Kenya

    Bell contracted to supply helicopters to Uganda, Kenya

    Allen ConeFORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has awarded Bell Helicopter foreign military sales contracts worth $86.9 million to supply Huey II helicopters to Kenya and Uganda.
    - 3 days ago 27 Sep 16, 10:41pm -
  • Oshkosh gets $42 million JLTV delivery order

    Oshkosh gets $42 million JLTV delivery order

    Allen ConeOSHKOSH, Wis., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Oshkosh Defense has received a $42 million order for Joint Light Tactical Vehicles under a $6.75 billion contract announced last year.
    - 3 days ago 27 Sep 16, 9:52pm -
  • Russia working to develop hypersonic weapons by early 2020s

    Russia working to develop hypersonic weapons by early 2020s

    Nikolai Litovkin, Russia Beyond the Headlines Russia's Tactical Missiles Corp. hopes to create a weapon that would be able to hit targets at Mach 5 – five times the speed of sound.
    - 3 days ago 27 Sep 16, 7:56pm -
  • New Australian destroyer passes initial builder sea trials

    New Australian destroyer passes initial builder sea trials

    Richard TomkinsADELAIDE, Australia, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Australia's future air warfare destroyer HMAS Hobart has successfully completed initial builder sea trials to test its hull, propulsion and navigation systems.
    - 4 days ago 26 Sep 16, 11:48pm -
  • Schiebel, Diehl Defense strengthen cooperation

    Schiebel, Diehl Defense strengthen cooperation

    Richard TomkinsVIENNA, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Austria's Schiebel is marketing its Camcopter S-100 unmanned helicopter with the cooperation of Diehl Defense.
    - 4 days ago 26 Sep 16, 9:55pm -
  • Coast Guard orders new cutter

    Coast Guard orders new cutter

    Richard TomkinsWASHINGTON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. Coast Guard has contracted Florida's Eastern Shipbuilding Group to build a lead Offshore Patrol Cutter, with as many as eight more to follow.
    - 4 days ago 26 Sep 16, 9:52pm -
  • French troops getting new Heckler & Koch assault rifle

    French troops getting new Heckler & Koch assault rifle

    Richard TomkinsPARIS, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Heckler & Koch's 5.56mm 416 F assault rifle is to become the French military's standard individual weapon, replacing the domestically produced FAMAS rifle.
    - 4 days ago 26 Sep 16, 8:16pm -
  • Lockheed gets $171 million hypersonic cruise missile contract

    Lockheed gets $171 million hypersonic cruise missile contract

    Geoff ZiezulewiczWASHINGTON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin awarded a $171 million U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency contract for work on the Hypersonic Air-Breathing Weapon Concept program.
    - 4 days ago 26 Sep 16, 8:12pm -
  • Lockheed, Boeing get $43 million MQ-25 carrier drone contracts

    Lockheed, Boeing get $43 million MQ-25 carrier drone contracts

    Geoff ZiezulewiczWASHINGTON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin and Boeing have each received $43 million U.S. Navy contracts for work on the MQ-25 Stingray aircraft carrier drone program.
    - 4 days ago 26 Sep 16, 7:39pm -
  • Boeing gets $81 million Harpoon missile contract modification

    Boeing gets $81 million Harpoon missile contract modification

    Geoff ZiezulewiczWASHINGTON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Boeing has been awarded an $81 million contract modification involving the procurement of Harpoon missiles for the government of India.
    - 5 days ago 26 Sep 16, 6:51pm -
  • Northrop Grumman gets $149 million infrared countermeasures contract

    Northrop Grumman gets $149 million infrared countermeasures contract

    Geoff ZiezulewiczWASHINGTON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. has received a $149 million U.S. Navy contract for work on the service's Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures program.
    - 5 days ago 26 Sep 16, 6:50pm -
  • Sikorsky receives $232 million King Stallion helicopter contract modification

    Sikorsky receives $232 million King Stallion helicopter contract modification

    Geoff ZiezulewiczWASHINGTON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has been awarded a $232 million U.S. Navy contract modification for procurement of two demo CH-53K King Stallion helicopters.
    - 5 days ago 26 Sep 16, 6:33pm -

IHS Jane's 360

  • newUK Royal Navy conducts study to plan amphibious capability integration in Queen Elizabeth carriers
    Key Points UK Royal Navy is developing a requirement and plans to augment the amphibious capabilities of its aircraft carriers, as directed in 2015 SDSR However, the primary role of the two ships remains the delivery of carrier strike operations T…
    - 13 hours ago 30 Sep 16, 5:30pm -
  • ADAS 2016: Philippine Air Force outlines procurement priorities
    Key Points Philippine Air Force (PAF) wants to buy an additional KAI FA-50s and Leonardo AW109 helicopters Saab's Gripen in pole position to secure PAF multirole combat aircraft requirement The Philippine Air Force (PAF) has identified several pro…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 16, 6:30am -
  • ITWL unveils new Pirania 'cruise missile'
    Key Points Initial operating capability planned for 2017 Pirania can also be configured with an electro-optical payload for reconnaissance missions Poland's Air Force Institute of Technology (Instytut Techniczny Wojsk Lotniczych - ITWL) - a scient…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 16, 6:30am -
  • Russia continues to increase its cyber activities
    Russia's cyber activities continue to increase, with a concurrent rise in the problems this brand of 'warfare' creates for NATO, delegates at the CyberSecurity Europe conference, held from 26-27 September in the Polish capital, Krakow, were told. On…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 16, 6:30am -
  • India's CBI to initiate formal corruption case relating to import of EMB-145 aircraft in 2008
    India's Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will soon register a formal case over the USD210 million import of three Embraer EMB-145 aircraft in 2008 after its preliminary enquiry (PE) recently revealed wrongdoing, according to official sources. T…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 16, 5:30am -
  • Safran enters into negotiations to sell Identity & Security business
    Safran has entered into exclusive negotiations with private equity firm Advent International over the sale of Safran Identity & Security (Safran I&S), the French technology firm announced on 29 September. Safran I&S, formerly known as Morpho, is to…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 16, 5:30am -
  • No sign of Russian Su-25s in Syria
    The Russian Air Force has not redeployed any Su-25 ground attack aircraft to its main base in Syria, Airbus Defence and Space satellite imagery shows. Russian had 12 Su-25s deployed at Humaymim Air Base in Syria's Latakia province from September 201…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 16, 5:30am -
  • Mexican Navy gets first Airbus AS565 MBe Panther helos
    The Mexican Navy took delivery on 28 September of the first of 10 Airbus AS565 MBe Panther helicopters it purchased in 2014, the company announced. Mexico is the first customer for the latest variant of the multirole military rotorcraft but has flow…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 16, 5:30am -
  • ADAS 2016: Chinese communications firm sees expansion potential in the Philippines
    Chinese company Hytera, a developer of communications systems, is setting up a new office in Manila to follow up on opportunities to promote its products to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and government sectors. The privately owned firm i…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 16, 5:30am -
  • Paramount promotes Mbombe 6 to Azerbaijan
    South African defence systems manufacturer Paramount has exhibited its Mbombe 6 at the ADEX defence show in Azerbaijan, as it looks for more orders from the country. The Azeri military currently operates the company's Marauder and Matador armoured p…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 16, 5:30am -
  • ADAS 2016: Israel in talks to supply Philippine Navy, Coast Guard with Super Dvora patrol craft
    Key Points Israel is in discussions to supply the Super Dvora patrol craft to the Philippines Platform may be deployed in the country's southern regions given spate of kidnap-for-ransom operations Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has confirmed th…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 16, 5:30am -
  • The Minister of Defence reports four hostages are still held by ELN militants in Colombia
    The Minister of Defence reported that approximately four hostages had been being held by Ejercito de Liberacion Nacional (ELN) militants, although other reports claimed there were eight. The government has conditioned beginning formal peace talks wit…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 16, 5:30am -
  • ADAS 2016: Israel seeks to deepen defence relationship with the Philippines in light of 'common challenges'
    Key Points Israel wants to enhance its defence relationships with the Philippines by offering technology transfer arrangements Israeli-designed military platforms might be produced in the Philippines through the initiatives The Israeli government…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 16, 5:30am -
  • ADAS 2016: PTDI provides details behind delays of Philippine Air Force's NC212i deliveries
    State-owned aircraft manufacturer PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) has denied media reports that delays to two light utility turboprop transport aircraft on order for the Philippine Air Force (PAF) stem from manufacturer faults. The Philippine governm…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 16, 5:30am -
  • Islamic State militants claim attacking local government compound in Iraq's Salah ad Din
    In Adhiyyah, near Ishaqi, Salah ad Din province, the Islamic State claimed that a suicide bomber targeted the deputy-governor's compound with small arms fire and hand grenades before detonating a suicide bomb vest. This claim could not be independent…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 16, 5:30am -
  • Belarus offers to upgrade Jordan's Osa air defence systems
    The Jordanian Armed Forces (JAF) is considering a Belarussian offer to upgrade Jordan's 9K33 Osa (SA-8 'Gecko') mobile short-range air defence systems, a Jordanian defence source told IHS Jane's in Amman on 25 September. The JAF has had the Osa in s…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 16, 5:30am -
  • MPs' dismissal of ministers reflects Iraqi prime minister's failed reform politics, does not indicate improved corruption outlook
    Key Points Members of parliament, emboldened by the ousting of Finance Minister Hoshyar Zebari and Defence Minister Khaled al-Obeidi and exploiting ongoing political infighting within and between major political blocs, seek similar votes of no confi…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 16, 5:30am -
  • Egypt receives another MRAP consignment
    Egypt has received a second consignment of mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) armoured vehicles from the United States, the Egyptian Ministry of Defence announced on 29 September. The delivery of the first consignment was announced in May. The n…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 16, 5:30am -
  • Northrop Grumman to build additional Fire Scouts for USN
    Northrop Grumman is set to build 10 additional MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopters for the US Navy (USN), the company announced on 29 September. US Naval Air Systems Command previously awarded Northrop Grumman a USD108.1 million contract for the w…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 16, 5:30am -
  • French Army selects HK416 to replace FAMAS
    Key Points The Heckler & Koch HK416F will be the French Army's new service rifle The total contract with Heckler & Koch is worth EUR168 million The French Army's new service rifle will be the Heckler & Koch HK416F, the French defence procurement a…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 16, 5:30am -
  • Russian industry faces problems fielding AESA radars
    Russia's airborne radar industry has "almost no possibilities" for developing an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar in the near term, industry specialists from Poland, Ukraine, and other East European nations have told IHS Jane's . Rus…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 16, 5:30am -
  • Gulf jet procurement moves forward
    The White House has approved the long-delayed sale of multirole fighters to Bahrain, Kuwait, and Qatar, Reuters cited sources familiar with the decision as saying on 29 September. Congress is now being notified about the proposed sale to Qatar of 36…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 16, 5:30am -
  • The battle for Somalia: Can AMISOM regain the upper hand against Al-Shabaab?
    Key Points Over the past 12-18 months, the AMISOM peacekeeping force has been forced to retreat from many areas of southern and central Somalia, largely as a result of failings associated with co-ordination, resources, funding, and tactical approach…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 16, 5:30am -
  • Harpoon missiles ordered for Indian submarines
    The US Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded Boeing a USD81.27 million contract to supply the Indian Navy (IN) with 22 Harpoon submarine launched anti-ship missiles via the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programme. The overall package is worth USD20…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 16, 5:30am -
  • Third Tunisian Black Hawk contract awarded to Sikorsky
    Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation has been awarded a USD38.3 million follow-on contract to deliver four "uniquely modified" UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters to Tunisia, the US Department of Defense announced on 28 September. This follows an initial USD93.3…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 16, 5:30am -

Russia Beyond The Headlines

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  • Russia Plans to Deploy Anti-Satellite Airborne Laser Weapons

    Russia Plans to Deploy Anti-Satellite Airborne Laser Weapons

    Russia is preparing to renew flight testing of a high-power flying laser designed to operate as an anti-satellite weapon, the Tass news agency reported. Based on the Ilyushin Il-76MD transport plane the airborne laser laboratory aircraft flew for its…
    - 4 days ago 27 Sep 16, 12:59am -
  • Nano Sensors Enhancing Warfighters’ Situational Awareness

    Nano Sensors Enhancing Warfighters’ Situational Awareness

    The miniaturization of electronic and electro-mechanical systems, including sensors, computers, and flight controls enable designers to create ‘flying sensors’. This article introduces three such sensors designed specifically for military operati…
    - 13 days ago 18 Sep 16, 1:20am -
  • British MOD to Invest £800 Million in Innovation

    British MOD to Invest £800 Million in Innovation

    The ministry of defense of the UK is planning to invest up to £800 million pounds in the next decade, encouraging innovation and 'disruptive technologies' delivering capabilities that will enable the military to cope better with changing environment…
    - 14 days ago 17 Sep 16, 12:41am -
  • Boeing Introduces its Brand New Candidate for the USAF T-X Trainer

    Boeing Introduces its Brand New Candidate for the USAF T-X Trainer

    The Boeing company unveiled today the new jet trainer aircraft it has developed with Saab AB [Stockholm: SAABB]. The companies plan to offer the aircraft for the U.S. Air Forces' future trainer aircraft, under the T-X program planned for 2017. The a…
    - 17 days ago 14 Sep 16, 2:36am -
  • Poland Wanted Cheaper Patriots –  Enter the SkySceptor

    Poland Wanted Cheaper Patriots –  Enter the SkySceptor

    The Polish Government announced it will formally request the Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) combat-proven Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense System from the United States government. Poland considers to buy eight Patriot air and missile defense…
    - 23 days ago 8 Sep 16, 2:25am -

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