Military


Aerial Refueling Adds Lethality to US Military Aviation

DefenceTalkGlobal reach is an important aspect of the U.S. military’s warfighting ability, and aerial refueling helps to make global reach a reality. Aerial refueling — also called air-to-air… This is summary only, please visit DefenceTalk.com…


US Navy Deploys First Destroyer with Counter-UAS Laser

DefenceTalkThe U.S. Navy recently installed the first Optical Dazzling Interdictor, Navy (ODIN), a laser weapon system that allows a ship to counter unmanned aerial systems. The first system was… This is summary only, please visit…



Romania orders Iveco tactical trucks

The Romanian Ministry of Defence (MoD) on 31 December 2019 awarded Iveco Defence Vehicles a seven-year frame-type contract to supply 2,902 tactical trucks. According to a company statement, an initial delivery order for 942 trucks…


French Navy NH90 Caiman availability rates improving

While the overall availability of the French Navy’s NHIndustries NH90 Caïman NATO Frigate Helicopters (NFHs) remains a problem, rates are beginning to improve, a senior service official has said. Speaking to Jane’s, the commanding…


Portugal adds VTOL UAS capability to OPVs

The Portuguese Navy is introducing a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial system (UAS) operating capability to its Viana do Castelo-class offshore patrol vessels (OPVs), the service has told Jane’s . The four…