Defense




Israeli Navy’s Saar 4.5 replacement announced

Israel Shipyards will design the Israeli Navy’s new Reshef class to replace its ageing Saar 4.5 vessels, the company announced on 13 November. It said the class will be based on the S-72, which…


HAL gains on the back of production streamlining

India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has registered strong growth in the second quarter of 2019 thanks to a focus on streamlining production activities, the company said on 13 November. In a statement, HAL said…


US Army prepares Chinook engine testbed for flight

The US Army and Boeing have conducted ground runs of an NCH-47D Chinook heavy-lift helicopter fitted with the more powerful General Electric (GE) T408 engine, ahead of an anticipated first flight in the coming days….


Japan to outfit Kawasaki P-1 MPAs with AI technology

Japan plans to equip an undisclosed number of its Kawasaki P-1 maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) with artificial intelligence (AI) to boost the platform’s intelligence gathering capabilities, an official at the Ministry of Defense’s Acquisition, Technology…



Nigerian Army orders 28 Ezugwu armoured vehicles

The Nigerian Army has ordered 28 Ezugwu armoured vehicles from the Nigerian military’s Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON), it was announced on 12 November. The Nigerian Army described the Ezugwu as a mine-resistant…


USN completes repairs on carrier Truman

The US Navy (USN) has completed repairs on aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) and the service is now preparing the ship and its air wing to resume operations at sea, USN officials…