Military

Netherlands orders Leopard 2 bridgelayers

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) announced on 21 December that it has been awarded a contract to supply five Leguan armoured vehicle launched bridges (AVLBs) to the Royal Netherlands Army (RNLA). Under the terms of this…




Brazil to receive fewer C295 aircraft than planned

The Brazilian Air Force (FAB) will only receive two of the three Airbus Defence and Space C295 search-and-rescue (SAR) aircraft, which were ordered to complement 12 other C925s acquired through Brazil’s CL-X2 programme. The aircraft,…


Boeing and Saab fly their new T-X aircraft

Boeing and Saab announced on 20 December the first flight of the new aircraft they have co-developed for the US Air Force’s (USAF’s) T-X training requirement. The twin-seat single-engined aircraft made its 55-minute maiden…


China returns seized US naval sea drone

China on Tuesday returned a US underwater probe it seized in the South China Sea, the Pentagon confirmed after Beijing’s capture of the craft sparked a dispute between the two powers. The… This is summary…


Israel to acquire more Hermes 900 UAVs

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) is to acquire additional Elbit Systems Hermes 900 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as it looks to expand its intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities. The expansion, which was announced…



US Navy explores counter-UAS capabilities

The US Navy is seeking near-term technological solutions to address threats from small remotely-piloted aircraft to its ships, bases, and other installations. Officials at the Naval Surface Warfare Centre in Dahlgren, Virginia, want to explore…