Greece; MoD to fund development of indigenous UCAV

Greece; MoD to fund development of indigenous UCAV

Greek MoD has announced its first domestically build combat drone, the Grypas, with the initial scaled aircraft expected by 2025. In September, the Hellenic Aerospace Industry in cooperation with the Aristotle, Thessaly and Democritus universities presented Greece’s first national drone, the Archytas, advertised as the inaugural system in a line of upcoming unmanned technologies. The […]

Ukraine ; Dutch Government offers surplus F-16AM/BM  

 According to NL Times, the Dutch government will look into supplying some of its 68 F-16A/B MLU fighter jets (it originally had 213 aircraft) to Ukraine if the Kyiv government asks for it. During a parliamentary debate on January 19, Minister of Foreign Affairs Wopke Hoekstra said the Cabinet would look at such a request […]

Africa; Armscor issues RFI for future APCs

Armscor issued a Request for Information (RFI) on 12 January for the procurement of armoured personnel carriers (APCs) for the South African National Defence Force (SANDF). The RFI, numbered SA Army/R/403/6, calls for a 2+8 seat APC capable of counterinsurgency operations with variable ballistic and mine protection able to defeat an 8 kg mine. The […]

Algeria; Negotiations with Italy on joint surface combatants manufacturing program

Algeria and Italy are exploring  potential cooperation on a joint shipbuilding program pulling together Fincantieri and Établissement de Construction et de Reparation Navale (ECRN) based at Mers El Kébir. Collaboration between Italy and Algeria would help the latter acquire technical know-how from Fincantieri as part of a joint shipbuilding programme. This could allow Italy to […]

Ukraine; Rome confirms planned donation of SAMP-T SAM systems  

Italy has confirmed it is ready to supply Ukraine with its Samp-T air defense system after weeks of doubt over Rome’s readiness to hand over the costly kit. Italy will team with France to send the system to Kyiv, which has issued an urgent appeal for air defense capabilities as Russia bombards Ukraine with missiles […]

Ukrainian; Russian S-400 TEL destroyed by Ukrainian Commandos

According to pictures published on the Twitter account “Ukraine Weapons Tracker” on January 20, 2023, the Ukrainian Special Forces destroyed a Russian 5P85SM2 TEL (Transporter Erector Launcher) vehicle of the S-400 SAM (Surface-to-Air Missile), the most modern air defense missile system in service with the Russian armed forces. Citing information published on the Twitter of […]

Mali; Air Force receives more Russian surplus aircraft

Mali’s military leader has handed over nearly a dozen aircraft to the country’s air force after receiving them from Russia, which continues to forge close ties with the West African nation. Amongst the aircraft on display were five L-39 jets (TZ-18C, TZ-19C, TZ-30C, TZ-32C, and TZ-35C), two Mi-8 helicopters (TZ-94H and TZ-95H), and a single […]

Israel; MoD requests 25 F-15EX Eagle II fighter jets from US

According to Dario Leone in theaviationgeekclub.com, Israel has sent a formal request to the US to purchase 25 F-15IA (F-15EX) Eagle II fighter jets to boost its capabilities to strike Iran. Israel has sent a formal request to the US to purchase 25 F-15IA (F-15EX) Eagle II fighter jets with an eye to boosting its […]

Argentina; Army orders 156 Guarani 6×6  APC from Brazil

The Argentine Army will incorporate a total of 156 Guarani 6×6 armored vehicles: 120 vehicles in Personnel Transport mode (VCBR-TP) equipped with the Ares Remax tower with machine gun; 27 Infantry Battle Tanks (VCBR-CI), with UT30-BR turret with 30 mm gun; and nine Command Post vehicles (VCBR-PC). This was agreed by the Argentine Minister of […]

Ukraine; Berlin approves supply of Leopard 2A6 tanks  

According to information published by the German Newspaper “Spiegel” on January 24, 2023, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz approved the delivery to Ukraine of German-made Leopard 2A6 Main Battle Tanks. The Leopard 2A6 is a German-made Main Battle Tank (MBT) that is currently in service with the German army and other countries in the world. Citing […]

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