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

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    There is no doubt that the Type 055 will be the most capable surface combatant to ever enter service with the Chinese navy. What is less certain is how the recently launched 10,000-tonne destroyer compares with its nearest equivalents in the US, Japanese, and South Korean navies. Andrew Tate

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    Russian state corporation Rostec unveiled an export version of the Techmash-designed Zagon-2 guided anti-submarine weapon, designated the Zagon-2E, at the International Maritime Defence Show (IMDS), which took place in St Petersburg from 28 June to 2 July. The Zagon-2/2E is an air-launched

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    Key Points Two countries see co-operation opportunities in aerospace, submarines and UAVs Plan expands existing collaboration on development of medium-weight tank Indonesia and Turkey have outlined a plan to expand collaboration in defence equipment and technologies. In meetings in Ankara on 6

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    The US Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded Sikorsky a USD3.8 billion contract to manufacture 257 H-60 Black Hawk helicopters for the US Army and Saudi Arabia, it announced on 30 June. The multiyear contract, which is the ninth for the Black Hawk, covers 142 UH-60M utility helicopters for the US

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    On 5 July, Polish Armaments Group (PGZ) recommended the Lockheed Martin offer for the Polish Ministry of Defence's Homar multiple rocket launcher (MRL) programme. The next step is for PGZ to submit a formal offer to the Armament Inspectorate and then launch a government-to-government procedure for

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    NATO has bolstered its Southern Air Policing mission with the deployment of four Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare Italiana: AMI) Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft to Bulgaria, the alliance announced on 7 July. The arrival of the AMI’s Typhoons and approximately 110 personnel at Graf

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    An Indian Air Force (IAF) MiG-23UB trainer aircraft crashed in India's western state of Rajasthan on 6 July while on a routine training sortie. IAF officials said both pilots ejected safely from the trainer shortly before it crashed near Balasore, some 60 km from the IAF base at Jodhpur. The IAF

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    The German Army will receive an additional 30 Fennek joint fire support team (JFST) vehicles by 2022, Germany's Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) announced on 5 July. The Dutch Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO), which is responsible for

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    Key Points Mattis said that the United States is still focused on diplomatic efforts to stop North Korea's developing nuclear programme Mattis also said that despite the test, he did not believe that the United States or its allies are “closer to war” with North Korea Hours after US

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    In a show of force, the Republic of Korea (RoK) Navy and Air Force conducted joint live-fire drills in the East Sea (also known as Sea of Japan) on 6 July, just two days after North Korea launched its first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). The exercise, which was aimed at improving

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    The US Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded USD5.6 billion for the low-rate initial production (LRIP) of 74 Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft. The contract, which was awarded to the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) on 7 July, is for USD5.57 billion and

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    US congressman David Cicilline, a Democrat from Rhode Island, has released a proposed amendment to the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act on 7 July that would bar the transfer of Lockhed Martin F-35s to Turkey. The amendment would prevent any funds from being used to execute a transfer until

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    The Austrian Ministry of Defence on 7 June announced a plan to end operations of 15 Typhoons, begun in 2007, in 2020-23 because of high operating costs and "limited availability". The commission of 26 experts led by the chief of the Austrian Air Force, Brigadier General Karl Gruber,

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    The Australian government has officially opened a project office in the French port of Cherbourg for the country’s SEA 1000 Future Submarine programme. In a release on 9 July by Lockheed Martin Australia and Naval Group (formerly DCNS), it was revealed that the new secure facility will house

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    Key Points Sikorsky's CH-53K made its first 'cross-country' flight from Florida to Maryland The company believes the programme is mature enough to start focusing on system qualification testing Sikorsky's CH-53K King Stallion heavy lift helicopter completed its first extended 'cross country'

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    Key Points The FFG(X) will replace the LCS Responses to the RFI are due 24 August 2017 The US Navy (USN) on 10 July issued the long-awaited requirements for a future frigate that will replace the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). According to the solicitation, the USN is interested in the future

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    Four US lawmakers are proposing barring the Pentagon from spending engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) money on the Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider Long Range Strike Bomber (LRSB) until the Air Force (USAF) publicly discloses the value of the aircraft's EMD contract. The proposal was filed

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    Key Points An industry official believes SpaceX's high launch rate for 2017 is as important as reusability High launch rates reduce fixed and marginal costs involved with launching rockets Pentagon contractor SpaceX's high launch rate for 2017 is as revolutionary as its achievements in

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    Key Points Under the TMRR phase, Lockheed Martin will develop a prototype missile The army has increased the LRPF's range to 400 km The US Army has awarded Lockheed Martin a USD73.8 million contract for the 34-month technology maturation and risk reduction (TMRR) phase of the Long-Range Precision

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    Two US Air Force (USAF) Boeing (Rockwell) B-1B Lancer strategic bombers conducted joint drills with the Republic of Korea Air Force (RoKAF) on 7 July in a show of force directed at North Korea following Pyongyang’s test-launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) three days earlier.

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