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

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    Thai military vehicle manufacturer Chaiseri has secured an order from the military government’s Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC) to supply an updated version of its 4x4 First Win multipurpose vehicle (MPV). The contract – the latest in a series of military vehicle contracts

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    The Patria AMV28A successfully completed in-house amphibious testing in the Hanko area in southern Finland last month, the company confirmed on 16 June. Two Patria AMV28A vehicles underwent the trials, one in test configuration with a full amphibious weight of 28 tonnes and the other equipped with

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    The Israel Air Force (IAF) will declare its Lockheed Martin F-35A jets fully operational in December, a military source has told Jane's . The operational status will apply to the five F-35s already delivered to the IAF as well as all future jets on their arrival. Israel has ordered 50 jets to equip

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    Italy’s Piaggio Aerospace is reshuffling its programme priorities following a number of programme difficulties in 2016 that included a new industrial plan and refocusing of energies. “We had a very challenging 2016, and we are completing our restructuring plan. As part of that, we have

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    The Embraer KC-390 tanker-transport aircraft made its debut at the Paris Air Show this year, with the second flying prototype performing daily as part of the show's flight schedule. Detailing the aircraft's development progress to journalists at Le Bourget on 21 June, Paul Gastao Silva, the KC-390

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    The Islamic Republic of Iran Navy (IRIN) has fitted what appears to be a new electronic intelligence antenna to its frigate Alvand . Fitted to the roof of the frigate's bridge on the starboard side, the antenna could be seen in imagery showing the ship during a joint exercise with vessels from

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    There is growing evidence that the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) is co-operating with the Iranian-backed group Hizbullah, a senior Israeli officer has told Jane's . "Hizbullah uses LAF military assets for intelligence-gathering activities," said Lieutenant Colonel Kamil Tapash, the deputy

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    Key Points A key lawmaker has threatened to take the space mission out of the US Air Force He is unsatisfied with the service's efforts to elevate space as a warfighting priority A key US lawmaker on 22 June threatened to take the national security space mission away from the US Air Force (USAF)

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    The government of Pakistan has confirmed that the country's air force shot down an Iranian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that was flying over the Panjgur district in Pakistan's southwestern province of Balochistan. The unidentified UAV was downed by the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) on 19 June while it

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    The Indian Navy (IN) has abandoned plans to equip the last two of its six Kalvari (Scorpène)-class diesel-electric submarines under construction with locally developed air-independent propulsion (AIP) systems. Senior IN officials told Jane's on 22 June that the decision followed delays by the

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    Ethnic tensions and the potential for violent clashes are rising in the Western Balkans, where NATO and the EU's military presence remain crucial for the region's stability, said the commanders of the two organisations' military peacekeeping forces there. "The overall security situation in the

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    The Danish Defence Acquisition Organisation (DALO) announced on 16 June that it had signed two contracts, one for acquisition and the other for sustainment, of Eagle V 4x4 armoured patrol vehicles. The acquisition contract is a seven-year framework agreement for 36 vehicles in four different

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    Saudi Arabia has said that it captured three members of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) who were approaching an offshore oilfield in a boat on 16 June. The incident was initially reported by the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) on 18 June. It said the Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF)

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    The Russian Helicopters holding company, a subsidiary of the Rostec state corporation, is planning to extend its order backlog to 500 helicopters by the end of 2017, company director-general Andrey Boginsky told Jane's at the 52nd Paris Air Show in Le Bourget. "In 2015-16, a range of

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    Raytheon announced at the Paris Air Show on 19 June that it is developing a smaller, lightweight version of its Multi-Spectral Targeting System called the Compact MTS (cMTS). The new system, which retains all the key functions of the MTS product family but weighs less than 60 lb (27.2 kg) and fits

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    Bell Helicopters is close to delivering the last of eight Huey II helicopters to the Kenya Air Force (KAF), Arnie Easterly, the company's director for sales and marketing in Africa, told Jane's during the Paris Air Show. "One is in Amsterdam right now on its way to Kenya [and should be

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    African air forces are showing growing interest in the C295, with Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, and Senegal considering the aircraft to meet outstanding air transport requirements, Jane's learned from industry and military sources. The Nigerian Air Force is also looking at the aircraft to

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    Lithuania spends 32% of its defence budget on equipment, well above the 20% NATO guideline, Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis told Jane's . NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told a press conference during Exercise 'Iron Wolf 2017' on 20 June that Lithuania and Latvia would achieve NATO's

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    The Indian Army (IA) has for the second time rejected an indigenously designed assault rifle, and is now poised to issue a global tender to meet its long-pending requirement for 185,000 rifles. Official sources told Jane's on 22 June that the IA cited "poor quality and ineffective

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    EU leaders unanimously decided to launch so-called permanent structured co-operation (PESCO) in defence, agreeing first to define a common list of membership criteria, binding commitments, and a list of projects to enable interested member states to quickly notify their intention to participate.

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