Military

Sweden to prepare next-gen fighter plans

<p>Sweden is to begin formal planning for its next-generation combat aircraft during the next budgetary cycle of the Ministry of Defence (MoD), the government disclosed on 7 July.</p> <div class=”container”> <img src=”[images%7COpenAccessDataProvider]77e0ce79-e6b3-46c7-8118-4de1c046bc8b” alt=”With Sweden set…




Austria to retain Eurofighters, retire Saab 105s

<p>Austria is to retain its Eurofighter combat aircraft in service at the same time as retiring its Saab 105 jet trainers, the country&rsquo;s defence minister announced.</p><div class=”container”><img src=”[images%7COpenAccessDataProvider]6c1910ea-f0d7-4384-930b-136f835b0143″ alt=”While Austria had been looking to replace…



US approves MV-22s for Indonesia

<p>The US government has approved the sale to Indonesia of eight Bell-Boeing MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft for an estimated USD2 billion.</p> <div class=”container”> <img src=”[images%7COpenAccessDataProvider]b72993fa-1810-47f5-b8b1-266f6baf58d2″ alt=”Indonesia plans to acquire eight MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, according…


Israel launches another spy satellite

<p>The Israel Ministry of Defense (IMOD) and Israel Aerospace Industries successfully launched the Ofek 16 reconnaissance satellite into orbit on 6 July, they said in a joint statement. </p><div class=”container”><img src=”[images%7COpenAccessDataProvider]2c136e30-ca81-4d62-98a4-7ad1859aaf23″ alt=”The Shavit carrying Ofek…


Covid-19: US Army moving forward with RCV experiment

<p>The US Army is launching its first Robotic Combat Vehicle (RCV) soldier operational experiment at Fort Carson, Colorado, this month after delaying the assessment in March-April owing to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.</p> <p> Colonel Warren…



H145 officially takes on domestic SAR role for German Army

<p>The German Army (Heer) has officially begun using the first of its recently received Airbus Helicopters H145 rotorcraft in the domestic search-and-rescue (SAR) role.</p><div class=”container”><img src=”[images%7COpenAccessDataProvider]aeeba4c0-6db9-4592-aa3e-959edfa5e4e8″ alt=”Seen at its delivery ceremony in December 2019, the…