Peru; Congress approves 2022 defense budget

Colombia; Navy mulls purchase of new riverine boats

According to information published by Infodefensa on November 23, 2021, the Colombian Navy could be interested in Light Riverine Patrol Support Vessel (PAF-L) built by Cotecmar. Designed as a platform for communications, intelligence, and logistic support operations for riverine combat elements. It is fitted with ballistic protection and offensive capability with high artillery power. Its […]

UAE; EDGE signs industrial pact with French GIFAS

EDGE, UAE’s leading advanced technology group for defence and beyond, announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The Groupement des Industries Françaises Aéronautiques et Spatiales (GIFAS) to establish an environment of collaborative innovation between EDGE Group and Fren The MoU was signed during a ceremony at Dubai Airshow 2021 by Reda […]

Brazil; Navy commissions its first H225M combat helicopter

According to information published by Airbus on November 24, 2021, the company has delivered the first H225M in naval combat configuration to the Brazilian Navy. Stationed at the naval base in São Pedro d’Aldeia, the aircraft will boost the Brazilian Navy’s mission capabilities including anti-surface warfare and maritime surveillance. The aircraft’s embedded systems include the […]

Burkina Faso; Air Force accepts an Airbus C-295W transporter

Burkina Faso air force has commissioned its first Airbus C295W transport aircraft. The C295W has been pressed into service with the Transport Squadron based at Ouagadougou’s Air Base 511, which also flies a single Beechcraft King Air as well as a Diamond Aircraft DA42MPP configured for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR).

Taiwan; First F-16V wing becomes operational

The commissioning ceremony at Chiayi Airbase was attended by Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-wen, who said the F-16 upgrade project showed the firm commitment of the Taiwan-U.S. partnership. The ceremony saw the inauguration of the first fighter wing of Taiwan’s Republic of China Air Force of ROCAF that have been fully equipped with the upgraded jets, […]

UAE; Air Force ‘shows interest’ in latest Russian Checkmate stealth fighter

Representatives of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) defense establishment have shown interest in Russia’s advanced Checkmate single-engine light tactical fighter and want to have a closer look at it, Head of Russia’s Rostec state hi-tech corporation Sergei Chemezov said at the Dubai Airshow 2021. “You have seen the aircraft yourselves. We have developed a nice […]

Jamaica; Coast Guard accepts another Dutch made patrol vessel

According to a press release published by Damen Shipyards on November 22, 2021, a Damen SPa 4207, the second vessel in an order of four Damen vessels for the Jamaica Defence Force Coast Guard, has been officially handed over in Kingston, Jamaica. Construction on the vessel had already begun when the global pandemic struck and […]

China; AVIC develops wind tunnel for hyper-sonic missile testing

China’s Aerodynamics Research Institute under the state-owned Aviation Industry Corp of China (AVIC) has completed development of a new one-meter-class hypersonic aerodynamic wind tunnel. The FL-64 tunnel recently passed air flow distribution calibration tests under major Mach numbers. This development means that the wind tunnel has successfully passed the first phase of calibration, and has […]

Jordan-US; Navies launch joint USV operation hub in the Red Sea

According to information published by the United States Navy on November 19, 2021, Jordan and U.S. Navy have launched a partnership to create a joint hub for Saildrone USV (Unmanned Surface Vessel) operations in the Red Sea. During a visit by Col. Hisham Khaleel Aljarrah, commander of the Royal Jordanian Naval Force at the U.S. […]

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