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Mali receives four Super Tucanos

The Malian Air Force formally inducted four Embraer EMB 314/A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft into service during a ceremony attended by President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, it was announced on 11 July. Embraer announced...

Boeing Nets $140M Deal For US Special Operations Chinooks

Boeing [BA] has received a $139.8 million contract to build four MH-47G Block II Chinook helicopters for U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command. The heavy-lift helicopters mark the start of Block II production for...

Spain spends on urgent requirements

Although Spain cannot reach the NATO target to spend 2% of GDP on defence in the medium term, the new Socialist government has promised to commit EUR5 billion (USD5.86 billion) on new equipment by...

Final batch of M109A4 SPHs arrives in Indonesia

A final batch of 18 M109A4 self-propelled howitzers (SPHs) arrived in Indonesia from Belgium on 9 July at the port of Tanjung Priok in Jakarta, an Indonesian Army (Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Darat: TNI-AD) official...

Analysis: Moroccan armour deliveries gather pace

Analysis Morocco has 127 M1A1 Abrams tanks, satellite imagery of its military’s Central Management and Storage Establishment (ECGCM) indicates. The United States approved the sale of 200 M1A1SA tanks to Morocco in 2012, but...

Brazilian Army acquires US armoured wreckers

The Brazilian Army is acquiring 10 Oshkosh Defense M984-series HEMTT (Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck) 8×8 protected heavy recovery trucks through the US Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programme. Spares, manuals, training, and technical assistance...

Russian military to receive Kurganets-25 IFV in 2019

The Russian armed forces will receive the first Kurganets-25 infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) for trials in 2019, an industry source told Jane’s. “JSC Kurganmashzavod has signed state contracts to deliver low-rate initial production batches...

Thales UK invests in directed energy potential

Thales UK is investigating the potential uses of directed energy to destroy sensors on various platforms, the company has told Jane’s . Speaking to Jane’s at the division’s headquarters in Belfast, Thales air operations...

SASTIND signs collaboration agreement with Kuwait

China’s State Administration of Science, Technology, and Industry for National Defence (SASTIND) has signed an agreement with the Kuwaiti government to increase defence industrial co-operation. Details of the agreement were not disclosed, but came...

Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme at risk

The 2018 report by the UK Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) has downgraded the Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme (WCSP) from amber/red – “successful delivery of the project is in doubt” – in 2017 to...