UK; Army launches hybrid electric tactical vehicles program

UK; Army launches hybrid electric tactical vehicles program

The British Army is moving towards electrification of battlefield vehicles, it announced last week at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition. Electrification, the process of reducing dependency on fossil fuels, has become increasingly prevalent in civilian life, with the proliferation of smart home energy, electric cars and clean public transport. But these initiatives […]

Mauritius; India grants DO-228 to the Coast Guard

India has officially handed over a Do 228 turboprop aircraft to the Mauritius Coast Guard, which will lease it for maritime security duties. The Indian Navy said the aircraft (MSN 4059) was handed over to the Maritime Air Squadron of the National Coast Guard on 13 September. The High Commissioner of India to Mauritius, Nandini […]

Italy, UK; F-35’s to be armed with SPEAR and Meteor missiles

BAE Systems, MBDA to arm UK, Italian F-35 Jets with SPEAR, Meteor Missiles BAE Systems and MBDA secured additional funding to complete the integration of SPEAR and Meteor missiles on the UK and Italian F-35 fleets. This builds on the successful integration work that commenced in 2019 by BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin and MBDA to […]

UK; MoD approves £400M for Chinook, C-17 upgrades

The UK Ministry of Defence said it is investing £400 million to equip Chinook helicopters with defensive systems, and to upgrade the C-17 Globemaster fleet. UK’s C-17 fleet – which recently played a key role in the UK’s evacuation from Afghanistan – will receive a £324 million investment. This will upgrade software and hardware to […]

Indonesia; Navy orders Arrowhead 140 Frigates

According to a press release published by Babcock on September 16, 2021, the aerospace, defence and security company has secured the first export contract for its Arrowhead 140 (AH140) frigate through a design licence agreement with PT PAL Indonesia (Persero), a state-owned enterprise that builds and maintains ships for military and commercial use from its […]

Ukraine; MoD funds 80K6KS1 radar upgrade

The national MoD started operating a new radar detection station called 80K6KS1 ‘Phoenix’. It was integrated into the Buk-M1 anti-aircraft missile system. The Ukrainian MoD is moving forward with its plans to improve the country’s air defence equipment by putting into operation a new radar detection station called 80K6KS1 Phoenix, to integrate  into the Buk-M1 […]

Australia; French submarine deal scrapped in favor of US nuclear power technology

U.S. nuclear submarine technology wasn’t an option open to Australia when the deal for French diesel-electric submarines was signed in 2016. Australia decided to invest in U.S. nuclear-powered submarines and dump its contract with France to build diesel-electric submarines because of a changed strategic environment, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday. President Joe Biden […]

Ukraine; US Congress promotes air defense sales/transfers to Kiev

U.S. Army Operated Iron-Dome Battery Could be Headed to Ukraine A certain portion of the American congress is looking to make amendments to its 2022 Defense policy bill to allow the Biden administration to sell or transfer new air and missile defense systems to Ukraine, including potentially sending an Iron Dome battery currently being operated […]

Korea; Twin TBM launched from a train

The twin surface-to-surface missile launches by North Korea on September 15 were made from a train, the country’s media has revealed. Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the state news agency of North Korea, confirmed a day later that those missiles came from the country’s test of its new “railway-borne missile system.” The report claimed that […]

Serbia; Pantsir S1M SAM/AAG order from Russia

Serbian President Alexander Vucic confirmed the procurement of Pantsir S1M anti-aircraft systems from Russia during the Serbian military exposition held Wednesday. Vucic talked about modernization efforts by the Serbian military. “We could not even dream about Mi-17 and Mi-35 helicopters, let alone MiG fighters. But when German Chancellor Angela Merkel was visiting, she was escorted […]

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