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Italian Cabinet releases funds for defence procurement

Italy’s Ministry of Economic Development, alongside the Ministry of Defence, agreed on 13 June to allocate more than EUR7.2 billion (US8.1 billion) toward long-term defence procurement. The funds should allow the armed forces to...

France replaces Caracal lost in crash in 2014

The Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA), the French defence procurement agency, ordered an H225M Caracal helicopter to replace one lost in Burkina-Faso in November 2014, the agency and Airbus announced on 14 June. The...

Companies offer fixed-wing aircraft to Uruguayan Air Force

Textron Aviation and Cirrus Aircraft have offered aircraft to the Uruguayan Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Uruguaya: FAU) in recent weeks as the South American military attempts to renew its aerial inventory despite a limited...

CENTCOM says Iranian MANPADS fired at UAV

Iranian personnel attempted to disrupt US surveillance of one of the two tankers that was attacked in the Gulf of Oman on 13 June by firing a man-portable air defence system (MANPADS) at an...

Army Exploring New Tactical Space Layer Strategy

LOS ANGELES — The Army is crafting its first-ever tactical space layer strategy, said one servicemember involved in the strategic development June 11. “Right now, we are looking at producing a LEO [Low-Earth Orbit]-focused...

Boeing reveals Special Ops’ MH-47G Block II contract details

The U.S. aerospace giant Boeing has confirmed that it had got $194,2 million order for delivering additional next-generation Chinooks to U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command in 2021. The aerospace giant announced Thursday that...

Rafael demos Spike LR from JLTV

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has demonstrated a live-fire targeted launch of the Spike weapon system from an Oshkosh-supplied 4×4 Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV). The demonstration firing, conducted during the 16th Spike Users Club...

Russia trials new EW tactics

Russian forces have trialled new electronic warfare (EW) tactics designed for comprehensive protection against air assets such as cruise missiles, airborne radars, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on...

Russia trials new EW tactics

Russian forces have trialled new electronic warfare (EW) tactics designed for comprehensive protection against air assets such as cruise missiles, airborne radars, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on...

Roketsan developing new directed energy weapon system

Turkey’s Roketsan is expanding its research and development capability into directed energy weapon systems (DEWS). However, the company declined to comment on whether its DEWS was being developed with Turkish government assistance or as...

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