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Indian Army announces new land warfare doctrine

The Indian Army (IA) is seeking to create integrated battle groups (IBGs), expand its cyber warfare capabilities, and induct energy-directed weapons as well as artificial intelligence-based systems to manage multiple security challenges, the service...

Brazil conducts helicopter aerial refuelling trials

The Brazilian Air Force (FAB) has conducted helicopter aerial refuelling trials for the first time between 10 and 21 December. The trials involved a Lockheed Martin KC-130H Hercules tanker and a pair of probe-equipped...

Algeria shown to be operating UAE-developed UAVs

Algeria has received into service several unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) originally developed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as seen in footage aired on national TV and posted to the official Facebook page of...

Algeria shown to be operating UAE-developed UAVs

Algeria has received into service several unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) originally developed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as seen in footage aired on national TV and posted to the official Facebook page of...

Israel: Does Elbit’s Rise Mean IAI’s Downfall?

“Before I took office,” IAI chairman Harel Locker said at a recent conference, “(I) realized that if the company did not change, it could collapse within a few years.” …read more Read more here::...

ANNOUNCEMENT: New look for flightglobal.com

FlightGlobal.com has a new look for the new year. The world s best-read aviation news web site is putting the focus firmly back on breaking news, analysis, comment, features and visual content, with redesigned...

Russia’s KBM details Verba MANPAD

Russia’s Engineering Design Bureau (KBM), a subsidiary of Rostec’s High-Precision Systems, has detailed its newest 9K333 Verba (Willow) man-portable air-defence (MANPAD) system. According to a company spokesperson, the Verba can engage fixed- and rotary-wing...

KAI rolls out Light Attack Helicopter prototype

Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) unveiled the first prototype of the Light Attack Helicopter (LAH) at its headquarters in Sacheon city on 18 December, marking the start of the LAH programme’s test and evaluation phase....

USAF receives first LRASM missiles

The US Air Force (USAF) has received into service the first Lockheed Martin AGM-158C Long-Range Anti-Ship Missiles (LRASMs), the company announced on 18 December. The rollout of an undisclosed number of missiles to unspecified...

New Delhi launches satellite for use by Indian Air Force

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched a communication satellite on 19 December designed to “significantly enhance” the network-centric and communication capabilities of the Indian Air Force (IAF), officials have told Jane’s . The...

Lesotho commissions H125 helicopter

The Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) Air Wing commissioned a new Airbus Helicopters H125 on 17 December, the government announced. The helicopter joins two H125s that entered service in 2017 and, according to Deputy Prime...

Czech Republic signs for RBS 70 NG

The Czech Republic Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed a SEK365 million (USD42.3 million) contract with Saab Dynamics to acquire the new RBS 70 NG manportable very short-range air defence (VSHORAD) system. The contract,...

NATO completes Super Puma deliveries to Spain

The NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) has delivered the last of four Airbus Helicopters H215 Super Puma medium-lift rotorcraft to Spain, the agency announced on 18 December. The final helicopter joined the previous...

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