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  • F-35 News Round Up: 18th September 2014
    Work leading up the completion of the multinational F-35 program is largely on track, the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office executive officer said in remarks during the 2014 Air Force Association’s Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition. Read more
     September 18,2014 by Defence IQ Press   0
     Tags:   f-35
  • Is the Airbus 400M the future of strategic and tactical airlift?
    At the Military Airlift conference in London this week, leading experts met to discuss the future of strategic and tactical airlifts, particularly focusing on the impact of the A400M. Describing it as a “best of both worlds airplane,” Ian Elliot, Head of Defence Capabilities Market Development for Airbus Defence & Space, said that he expected to sell “three to four hundred” A400Ms in the near future, excluding activity from the American market. He pinpointed South America, Middle East and Far East as potential customers. Read more
     September 18,2014 by Joel Mullish   0
     Tags:   a400m | military airlift
  • Interview: Lt Col Jeffers, Commanding Officer of the 13th Air Support Operations Squadron
    With US troops scheduled to leave Afghanistan by the end of the year, Joint Tactical Air Control (JTAC) have played a pivotal part in the war, directing daily airstrikes against Taliban positions. When coalition troops are under fire, their ability to communicate accurate information is vital. They have also been tasked with training the Afghan National Army’s (ANA) Forward Air Control, ensuring that their influence in the region will be felt for years to come. Read more
     September 17,2014 by Joel Mullish   0
     Tags:   jtac | forward air control
  • US personnel recovery training efforts
    Americans involved in the field of Personnel Recovery (PR) count themselves among one of the most dedicated communities in the military and civil emergency domains, being that there is an ingrained commitment to seeing fellow servicemen and women returned home safely. Therefore, training for PR operations remains regular and consistent, with recent military exercises now providing more in-roads for external agencies and nations to cooperate in ways that emphasise a universal refusal to leave no one behind. Read more
     September 17,2014 by Richard de Silva   0
     Tags:   jpr | personnel recovery
  • U.S. Army releases requirement for 3 light vehicle variants
    The U.S. Army has released a new requirement for three light armoured vehicles to help it transition into a more expeditionary force and increase air-landing capabilities. The three vehicles – mobile protected firepower (MPF), ultra-lightweight combat vehicle (ULCV), and light reconnaissance vehicle (LRV) – were vetted at the Army’s annual manoeuvre conference at Fort Benning, Georgia. Read more
     September 16,2014 by Defence IQ Press   0
     Tags:   armoured vehicles
  • Unlocking India for the defence industry
    The arrival of the Modi administration in India is starting to show evidence of a more progressive approach to competition. A country that now accounts for over 17% of the world’s population has struggled to keep pace with its fellow Asian giant China’s growth, held back by an ageing and under-invested infrastructure that has fallen badly behind population growth, industrialisation and urbanisation. Read more
     September 16,2014 by Graham Carberry   0
     Tags:   india | modi | fdi
  • Australia's Sea 1000 submarine project takes another turn
    Australia’s Future Submarine Sea 1000 programme, which will replace its ageing fleet of Collins-class vessels, took another turn with Saab making a last minute offer for the work. The company has not made an official bid but claims to be talking to the Australian government about its capabilities. Read more
     September 15,2014 by Defence IQ Press   0
     Tags:   submarine | sub ops | submarine operations
  • The case for the Littoral Combat Ship
    The U.S. Navy has hit back at its critics with a staunch defence of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) programme. Lt Robert Myers, a Pentagon for the Navy, charged that critics have rounded on the LCS because of outdated perspectives, stressing that the versatility of the ship is a formidable strength. Read more
     September 15,2014 by Joel Mullish   0
     Tags:   surface warships | littoral combat ship | lcs
  • The contemporary warship challenge
    Nations have to decide on the capability and structure of their navies in the context of their defence environments, but more often than not fiscal policy always outweighs defence requirements, meaning that the downward trend in the number of hulls and of overall platform capability is set to continue for the foreseeable future. Read more
     September 15,2014 by Nick Young   0
     Tags:   surface warships
  • F-35 News Round Up: 11th September 2014
    United Technologies Corp's Pratt & Whitney unit said the "root cause" of the June 23 engine failure on a Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jet should be clear by the end of September, which would pave the way for over $1 billion in contracts for another 84 engines. Read more
     September 11,2014 by Defence IQ Press   0
     Tags:   f-35
  • Have the MH17 and MH370 disasters changed civil aviation security?
    It’s been a torrid year for the civilian aviation industry with this year’s news cycle dominated by the tragic fates of Malaysian Airline flights MH17 and MH370. Airlines and governments are raising concerns about passenger safety as industry enters a period of thorough self-examination. Read more
     September 11,2014 by Joel Mullish   0
     Tags:   aviation | mh17 | mh370

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