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RM-70 Vampir

Military-Today.com - Thu, 14/12/2017 - 00:20

Czech RM-70 Vampir Artillery Rocket System
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Patria AMV XP

Military-Today.com - Wed, 13/12/2017 - 00:55

Finnish Patria AMV XP Armored Personnel Carrier
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China targets export market with latest submarine designs

Jane's Defense News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 12:19
Key Points Buoyed by recent successes with the Pakistan and Thai navies, Chinese naval shipbuilder China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation has recently unveiled a slew of new submarine concepts targeted at the export market New export concepts include 200-, 600-, and 1,100-tonne diesel-electric
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Qatar signs for Eurofighters

Jane's Defense News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 12:14
Qatar’s extensive fighter-recapitalisation effort continued on 10 December with the announcement that the Gulf state had signed for a number of Eurofighter Typhoons. The announcement, which was made by Eurofighter consortium member and lead for the Qatari programme, BAE Systems, covers 24
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Singapore Army enhances rocket artillery capabilities

Jane's Defense News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 12:06
Singapore Army artillery forces operating the Lockheed Martin M142 227 mm High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) have been given a boost with the fielding of a new and more capable mobile battery command post (CP) as well as the introduction of the company’s Universal Fire Control
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Canada opts out of Super Hornet buy

Jane's Defense News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:59
Boeing will not be selling a planned 18 US-made F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighters to Canada, the manufacturer announced on 8 December, signalling a significant casualty in the ongoing dispute between the respective governments and their flagship aerospace industries. Rather than purchase the
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Gotland MLU programme targets mid-2018 sea trials

Jane's Defense News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:45
Key Points HSwMS Gotland and HSwMS Halland are receiving a mid-life modernisation under a SEK2.1 billion contract Both boats are receiving an additional 2 m hull section being inserted by means of a ‘cut and plug’ operation The first of two Royal Swedish Navy (RSwN) Type A 19
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German MoD says Luftwaffe should get more Eurofighters, not F-35s

Jane's Defense News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:35
Germany’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has contradicted the country’s air force chief in declaring that the Panavia Tornado should be replaced by the Eurofighter Typhoon rather than the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). Reuters reported on 11 December that the
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Cantiere Navale Vittoria unveils details of new Italian Navy LCMs

Jane's Defense News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:24
Italian shipbuilder Cantiere Navale Vittoria is building four new LC23-class mechanised landing craft (LCMs) for the Italian Navy. The four craft, designed to equip the service’s new landing helicopter dock (LHD), are being built under a contract awarded by Fincantieri in the first quarter of
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Argentina receives Bell 412EP helos

Jane's Defense News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 03:00
Argentina has received four new Bell helicopter 412EP platforms that were first approved by the US State Department in late 2015. The medium-twin helicopters were handed over to the Argentinian Air Force (Fuerza Aerea Argentina: FAA) during a ceremony at Bell’s Fort Worth facility in Texas on
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Poland to upgrade T-72 tanks and Dana SPHs

Jane's Defense News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 02:00
Poland’s Armament Inspectorate has begun a market analysis on the possible upgrade of the T-72M1/M1D tank. “We want to modernise the T-72,” Deputy Defence Minister Bartosz Kownacki told the Gazeta Polska Codziennie daily on 8 December. “Upgrading a tank costs around PLN4
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Czechoslovak Group acquires ELDIS Pardubice

Jane's Defense News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 01:00
Radar manufacturer ELDIS Pardubice has been acquired by holding company Czechoslovak Group (CSG), it was announced on 11 December. A 100% stake was purchased by CSG from ELDIS Pardubice’s owners and founders, transferring the company’s airport radar technology to the holding group that
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Draken acquires Cheetah fighters for ‘Red Air’ training

Jane's Defense News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 01:00
Draken International has incorporated a number of newly acquired Denel Aviation (Atlas) Cheetah fighter aircraft into its fleet of ‘Aggressor’ platforms, the ‘Red Air’ trainer provider announced on 12 December. The Florida-based company has received 12 of the former South
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IAI outlines Kfir developments for Colombia, Sri Lanka, ATAC

Jane's Defense News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 01:00
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has noted a number of developments for its Kfir fighter, including the conclusion of an upgrade programme for Colombia, plans to upgrade and return to service aircraft for Sri Lanka, and ongoing efforts to sell additional aircraft to a US ‘Red Air’
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IED attack kills one civilian in Iraq's Baghdad

Jane's Defense News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 01:00
ONE civilian was killed when unidentified militants detonated an improvised explosive device (IED) near his vehicle in al-Jihad district in Iraq's Baghdad province on 9 December, Iraqi News reported. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.
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IED attack one person in Iraq's Baghdad

Jane's Defense News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 01:00
ONE person was killed and four others wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED), emplaced by unidentified militants, detonated near a market in al-Tarmiyah in Iraq's Baghdad province on 9 December, Iraqi News reported. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.
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IED attack wounds three people in Iraq's Baghdad

Jane's Defense News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 01:00
THREE people were wounded when unidentified militants detonated an improvised explosive device (IED), near shops in al-Wardiya in the town of al-Mada'in in Iraq's Baghdad province on 9 December, Iraqi News reported. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.
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In latest test, IBCS creates integrated air picture

Jane's Defense News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 01:00
Key Points Test shows army can create high-quality actionable air picture In 2018, IBCS will participate in another SCOE and Red Flag event Northrop Grumman completed three weeks of live-air testing of the Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS) in which soldiers
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India pushes public-private partnerships in aerospace

Jane's Defense News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 01:00
The Indian government will support the development of indigenous aerospace capability through public-private partnerships (PPPs) involving state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Subhash Bhamre, India’s Minister of State for Defence, has said. In line with this strategy, HAL will
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JTIC Brief: Reported death of Chechen Islamic State militant in Georgia’s Tbilisi raises questions over relationships with militant groups and authorities

Jane's Defense News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 01:00
Key Points On 1 December, Georgia’s State Security Service (SSSG) announced that the Chechen Islamic State militant Akhmed Chataev had blown himself up in an apartment in the capital Tbilisi during a counter-terrorism operation on 22 November. Chataev, who was formerly Imarat Kavkaz’s
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