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

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    The Turkish government replaced the commanders of the land, air, and naval forces on 2 August, for the first time putting its stamp on promotions and retirements of top brass of the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK). This was despite the fact that the two-year term of duty of the land and air commanders

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    The Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) has commissioned the first of two Indian-built advanced offshore patrol vessels (AOPVs). Named SLNS Sayurala (with pennant number P623), the 105.7 m-long vessel entered service on 2 August in a ceremony presided over by Sri Lanka’s President and Commander-in-Chief of

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    The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) will deploy six F-16D+ combat aircraft, as well as 110 personnel and associated support equipment, for a flying training exercise to be hosted by the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) from 30 August to 25 September at the Ohakea airbase. New Zealand's

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    The Pentagon’s Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) is considering wide-ranging options for strategic deterrence, including low-yield or variable-yield nuclear weapons, according to a top officer. The NPR, due by year’s end, is studying how to organise and modernise the Pentagon’s 'triad'

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    The US Department of Defense (DoD) released a new acquisition reform plan on 2 August designed to split the agency’s acquisition responsibilities by moving research and development (R&D) to a parallel office. The plan, required by National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017

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    Images emerged on Chinese online forums in late July showing modifications made to the sail of the People’s Liberation Army Navy’s (PLAN’s) only Qing-class (Type 032) conventionally powered ballistic missile submarine (SSB) suggesting that the platform may soon begin testing of a

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    The powerful faction in eastern Libya has implied that it will target Italian naval vessels that enter Libyan territorial waters. "Commander-in-chief of the armed forces, Marshal Khalifa Haftar, has instructed the chief of staffs of the air force and navy to deal with any instance of maritime

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    General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GD-OTS) has been awarded a USD17.5 million contract for 40 mm low-velocity M781E1 TP-DNT cartridges, the US Department of Defense (DoD) announced on 31 July. The cartridge is to be used with the M203 and M320 low-velocity (LV) grenade launchers in

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    India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) aims to complete the construction of all 73 strategic roads along the disputed 4,057 km Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China by 2022 – a decade after the original completion date. Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre told India's parliament on 28

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    The Chilean government has authorised its military to explore procurement of fixed- and rotatory-wing aircraft to boost overall capacity as well as to operate in Antarctica, sources in Santiago told Jane's . The assessments are to inform requirements and potential solutions, and help the government

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    The Chilean Air Force is mulling the Beriev (Betair) Be-200 Altair amphibious aircraft to meet a requirement for a fire-fighting platform. The air force’s interest in the Be-200, able to carry 12 tons of water and fire retardants in internal tanks, was officially confirmed in late July by the

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    India is preparing to sell off stakes in four state-owned defence companies, documents recently published by the government show. The move, in terms of its scope, is unprecedented. Documents published in late July by the Ministry of Finance’s Department of Investment and Public Asset

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    Nigeria’s plan to acquire Embraer EMB-314/A-29 Super Tucano took a step forward on 3 August, when the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced the State Department had approved the sale of 12 of the light attack turboprop aircraft. The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) announced its

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    Philippe Bensussan, the chairman and CEO of the French-based Sofradir Group, a major manufacturer of infrared (IR) detectors, told Jane’s at the recent Paris air show, “We are in good health, showing steady growth at a faster pace than the overall market”. He continued, “We

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    Russian Airborne Troops (VDV) are receiving 150 BMD-4M airborne infantry fighting vehicles and BTR-MDM armoured personnel carriers, according to the commander of the service, Colonel General Andrey Serdyukov. "Under the state armament programme, we will take delivery of three battalion sets of

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    The Malaysian government has inaugurated a new maritime base approximately 500 m southeast of Pedra Branca, an outlying island under the jurisdiction of Singapore that Kuala Lumpur believes is part of its territory. The installation – which has been constructed across two uninhabited features

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    Key Points Lockheed Martin is building a new facility in Colorado to build next-generation satellites The number one US defence contractor believes it will help speed up production and lower costs Lockheed Martin has started construction on a new USD350 million facility at its Waterton Canyon

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    Key US naval shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) reported rising sales and profits in its second set of quarterly financial results for 2017, published on 3 August. Revenue for the three months to 30 June were USD1.9 billion, a rise of 8.5% compared with the same period in 2016.

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    Deliveries of Krab 155 mm self-propelled howitzers (SPHs) to the Masurian Artillery Regiment (11 MPA) will be completed this month, marked by a ceremony on 31 August in the presence of officials from the ministry of defence, the unit said on its website. Fourteen Krabs were delivered to the regiment

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    The first new Airbus Defence and Space C295 search and rescue (SAR) aircraft arrived at the Brazilian Air Force's Wing 5 at Campo Grande in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul on 3 August. The aircraft, locally designated the SC-105 Amazonas, were purchased in April 2014 for EUR191.2 million (USD225

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