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

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    Sierra-Nevada Corporation (SNC) has joined Boeing and Lockheed Martin in pitching a solution for the US Air Force’s (USAF’s) UH-1N Huey Replacement Program, the company confirmed to Jane’s on 28 October. The Nevada-based is to pitch upgraded surplus UH-60 Black Hawks for the

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    Serbian Defence Minister Aleksandar Vulin visited Beretta and Leonardo during a visit to Italy on 23-24 October. The minister claimed after meeting Beretta CEO Franco Gussalli on 23 October that the Italian arms manufacturer had expressed interest in the Kragujevac-based arms producer Zastava

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    The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia's (FYROM's) government is studying options for solving the longstanding solvency problems of the nation's sole state-owned military factory, 11 Oktomvri - Eurokompozit, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev revealed after meeting a representative of the company in

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    Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has appointed a new CEO. The company said on 27 October that Kim Jo-won has been named as a successor to Ha Sung-Yong, who stepped down three months ago amid allegations of corruption. KAI said that Kim’s tenure as CEO would last three years and that he joins

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    Japan will donate five Beechcraft TC-90 King Air advanced trainer aircraft to the Philippines at the end of March 2018 to bolster the Southeast Asian country’s maritime security capabilities. Japan ’s Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency (ATLA) – a division under the

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    The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Laut: TNI-AL) has received its second Martadinata (SIGMA 10514)-class guided-missile frigate, according to the Indonesian Ministry of Defence (MoD). The vessel, which will be the future KRI I Gusti Ngurah Rai (with pennant number 332), was

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    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) destroyed a tunnel dug from the Gaza Strip into Israel after detecting it with “ground breaking technology”, a military spokesperson said on 30 October. IDF spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Conricus said Southern Command detected the

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    Honduran military aircraft are soon to be recovered via a 2016 deal with the Israeli government, as analysis work on the project has finished. The agreement is for a total of USD209 million and includes the recovery and overhaul of seven of an original 10 Northrop Grumman (Northrop) F-5E Tiger IIs

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  • 10/29/17--17:00: Finland orders more NLAWs
  • The Finnish Defence Forces have ordered more Next generation Light Anti-Tank Weapon (NLAW) systems, Saab, the company that produces the system, has announced. Saab said Finland was exercising an option under a contract dating from 2015, with deliveries still taking place this year. Originally

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    China is planning to use its new AT200 cargo unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to carry out deliveries to the country’s military bases in the South China Sea, according to the Institute of Engineering Thermophysics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. “Because of its strong performance, the

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    The Argentine Military Attaché in Washington, DC, has announced a direct acquisition contract for 77 Saab Bofors Dynamics Carl Gustaf anti-tank recoilless rifles with 30 sub-calibre adapters. To complement the sub-calibre adapters Argentina is also buying 5,800 rounds of 7.62 mm tracer

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    The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) awarded Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems a USD1.5 billion indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity follow-on contract with cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-plus-incentive-fee line items to provide operations and sustainment (O&S) support for the Army Navy

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    US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has said that the growing threat of a North Korean nuclear attack has led the defence and diplomatic collaboration between Washington and Seoul to take on a new sense of urgency. Speaking at a news conference in Seoul on 27 October alongside South Korean Minister

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    North Korea has vowed to launch more satellites into space as part of a five-year National Space Development Plan, which, it claims, is aimed at boosting economic development and improving people's lives. The Rodong Sinmun newspaper – the daily of the Workers’ Party of Korea –

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    Iran unveiled what was described as an advanced maritime radar called the Afagh that was developed by the Ministry of Defence’s Iran Electronics Industries on 30 October. The Afagh was displayed mounted on a truck during a visit by Brigadier General Amir Hatami, the new defence minister.

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    Key Points The USAF said it is not barred from flying commercial payloads on ICBM motor-derived rockets It also said it is not actively pursuing this on future ICBM motor rocket missions The US Air Force (USAF), for the first time publicly stated that it believes it is not barred from flying

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    South Korean shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction (HHIC) has delivered the first 'B' variant of the Patrol Killer Experimental (PKX) fast attack craft to the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN). The vessel was delivered on 30 October in a ceremony held at HHIC’s shipyard in Busan,

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    Key Points A space industry CEO has expressed concern about a USAF FAR 12 contract to Orbital ATK for the air force's ORS-5 mission FAR 12 is for commercial items, while ORS-5 was launched on an excess ICBM motor rocket A leading US space executive has expressed concern about a contracting

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    The US Army’s 120 mm High Explosive Guided Mortar (HEGM) programme has progressed to a Design Qualification Phase that began with separate USD5 million Defence Ordnance Technology Consortium (DOTC) contract awards to BAE Systems, General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GD-OTS), and

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    Turkmenistan has displayed several recently acquired foreign-made ground vehicles for its special forces in a parade to mark the country’s Independence Day on 27 October. Among the equipment shown in the capital Ashgabat were products from US-based manufacturer Polaris Government and Defense

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