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RE2 tasked with robot pilot development

RE2 Robotics has been awarded a USD1.5 million contract from the US Air Force to develop a robotic system that can fly manned aircraft. Speaking to Jane’s , Jorgen Pederson, president and CEO of…


Turkey deploys small force to Qatar

The Turkish military announced on 22 June that it had deployed 23 personnel and five armoured military vehicles to Qatar. It did not say how many Turks are now in the country, but a senior…


Thales Alenia Space proposes maritime surveillance airship

European satellite specialist Thales Alenia Space is proposing a maritime surveillance version of its Stratobus multimission, autonomous, stratospheric airship. The Stratobus is described by the company as “midway between a satellite and an unmanned aerial…


USN Trident trainer goes online

The US Navy’s (USN) newest submarine bridge trainer (SBT) has entered service at the Trident Training Facility (TRITRAFAC) in Bangor, Washington state. The trainer features a near life-size mockup of a generic submarine sail,…


IDF officer says Lebanese army co-operating with Hizbullah

There is growing evidence that the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) is co-operating with the Iranian-backed group Hizbullah, a senior Israeli officer has told Jane’s . “Hizbullah uses LAF military assets for intelligence-gathering activities,” said…