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Recent content from Jane's 360: IHS Jane's Defence Weekly - Digital, Online and Print Magazine

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    Boeing is to stand up a new Global Services division to operate alongside its current Commercial Airplanes and Defense Space and Security organisations. Speaking to reporters in May, ahead of the Paris Air Show, the president for the new division, Stan Deal, said that the division will bring

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    Boeing officials revealed on 18 June that the building of F-15 Advanced Eagle aircraft for Qatar could begin in the coming years. Building of the Qatari aircraft – designated F-15QA – could be started as early as 2019 should the deal be finalised in the near-term. Production of the 36

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    L3 Technologies has rebuffed claims that it wilfully misrepresented the AT-802L Longsword intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) and light attack turboprop it has developed with Air Tractor so as to secure sales that would otherwise have gone to a competitor. Speaking to Jane's ahead

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    The Japanese Ministry of Defense (MoD) has stated that it has no plans to allow foreign entities to apply for funding through its expanding defence technology funding programme. Reports in Japan have stated recently that the MoD’s Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency (ATLA) was

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    Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) announced on 19 June that it had launched ballistic missiles from Iran at terrorist targets in Syria: a move that seemingly confirms it has significantly extended the range of its solid-fuel missiles. An IRGC spokesman told the Tasnim News Agency that

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  • 06/18/17--18:00: US shoots down Syrian Su-22
  • The US-led coalition announced on 19 June that a Syrian Su-22 jet that attacked Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters had been shot down by a US Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet the day before. The coalition said the incident occurred after pro-government forces attacked the SDF-held town of Ja'Din,

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    The Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF) detected three small boats that headed at speed towards the Marjan offshore oil field in the Gulf at 20:28 h local time on 16 June, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported two days later. The RSNF fired warning shots, but they did not respond. One was

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    Lockheed Martin is drawing up a block buy proposal for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) that could save the US government an extra USD2 billion per year from about 2021, officials told reporters on 19 June. Speaking at the Paris Air Show, Jeff Babione, Lockheed Martin's executive

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    The three main contenders for the US Air Force's (USAF's) fighter trainer replacement programme (T-X) are collating and preparing all of their flight data ahead of the submission deadline that is due in the coming days. Boeing, Leonardo DRS, and Lockheed Martin have each been briefing their T-X

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    The US Navy (USN) has confirmed that all seven missing sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) were found dead in berthing compartments that were damaged and flooded when the warship collided with the 222 m-long Philippine-flagged merchant vessel ACX Crystal on 17

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    The Uruguayan Navy has accepted an offer and initiated the process to receive three Cessna O-2A Skymaster aircraft from Chile, a local source told Jane's . In April a Uruguayan delegation visited Chile to evaluate the aircrafts' condition. The transfer also requires US approval, as the Cessnas

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    Leonardo unveiled its M-345 High Efficiency Trainer (HET) jet trainer and M-346FA (Fighter Attack), a light attack version of the M-346 trainer, at the Paris Air Show 2017. The M-345 HET is touted as an affordable jet training aircraft by Leonardo, which has designed it in order to compete with

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    NATO's enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) battalions in the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania could eventually form the basis for a multinational brigade, British Army General James Everard, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe, has suggested. The general told Jane's the battalions, led

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    Key Points The US' top military officer thinks the nation could better invest in countering near-peer states He believes the US' conventional military capabilities have, so far, deterred conflict The United States' top military officer is uncomfortable with how the Pentagon is spending its

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    Thales and the Brazilian Air Force's Department of Airspace Control are discussing a deal for the company's new TRAC NG S-band dual-use primary surveillance radar. The possible deal includes fewer than 10 radars, a Thales source told Jane's . If acquired, the radars would be locally designated as

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    The wreckage of the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) BAE Systems Hawk Mk 108 advanced training aircraft that went missing on 15 June has been found in Malaysia's eastern state of Terengganu, according to local media reports. The wreckage was spotted by a RMAF helicopter search-and-rescue team in a

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    Key Points The army will use added end strength to 'raise manning and readiness levels in existing combat units' It also plans to deploy overseas a field artillery brigade headquarters, MLRS battalions, and a SHORAD battalion The US Army plans to use additional personnel provided by Congress in

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    South Korea will begin mass-producing an improved variant of its locally developed Cheongung ('Celestial/Firmament') Korean medium-range surface-to-air missile (KM-SAM or M-SAM) later this year to better counter North Korea's growing missile threats, the Yonhap news agency reported on 17 June. The

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    Saab Australia has been awarded a contract to enhance security measures at strategic Australian government facilities. Under the contract the company will deliver "an integrated security system which will monitor, identify and communicate threats, protecting public servants working in an

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    Spanish shipbuilder Navantia has begun work on two auxiliary oiler replenishment AOR vessels on order for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) following the successful completion of the critical design review. A first steel-cutting ceremony for the vessels, which are scheduled for delivery in 2019 and

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