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UK MoD green lights Meteor integration on F-35B

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has officially approved the integration of the Meteor beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) on the UK F-35B Lightning II multirole stealth aircraft under one of a raft of separate...

Germany opens tender for G36 rifle replacement

Germany’s defence procurement office (Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr: BAAINBw) has announced a tender to replace the German Army’s G36 assault rifles. Under the programme named System Sturmgewehr Bundeswehr (SSB), the...

King Air: 45 and counting

The King Air aircraft has been pressed into service in a number of roles, but has found particular utility as an ISR asset, Martin Streetly examines a number of the configurations When the Super...

Russia looks to build munitions in Indonesia

Russia’s defence industry holding company Rostec has said its subsidiary Techmash is considering setting up a facility in Indonesia to support the localised production of munitions. Rostec said on 24 April that the potential...

Russia working on new medium-calibre ammo

Russia has confirmed that it is working on what it calls “special shrapnel” ammunition for use by 30 mm and 57 mm cannons, with the latter likely developed with a view to engaging unmanned...

RAF Typhoons arrive in Romania

Four UK Royal Air Force (RAF) Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft arrived in Romania on 24 April ahead of a four-month deployment in support of NATO’s enhanced Air Policing mission. The arrival of the jets...

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