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  • Ahead of the Military Airlift conference (29 Sept-1 Oct, London, UK), Defence IQ has produced a guide to the what’s going on in the market. This interactive map reveals the key procurement programmes in place globally and details some of the current and future plans for tactical airlifters and strategic tankers. Download the map from our sister event website by clicking on the image below....Full Article »


  • This news digest offers a round up of all the latest military airlift news, including: Fourth C-130 touches down in Kabul, expands Afghan Air Force capabilities France budgets for C-130 transport plane as A400M delays continue Pentagon acquisitions office has millions in unused C-130 parts 179th Airlift Wing watching D.C. Airbus set to resume deliveries of A400M after Spanish crash Col. Karl A....Full Article »


  • Investment in battlefield situational awareness capabilities is a priority for military commanders with ever more advanced and accurate surveillance technologies being brought to market. One of the most effective could be the use of mini unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that integrate into the command system of an armoured vehicle and relay data back to on-board operators when launched for...Full Article »


  • Ahead of the Naval Combat Systems conference (28-29 July 2015, London, UK), which will  explore the value and advantages of specific system programmes and of a variety of surface vessels’ contingent combat capability, Defence IQ interviewed Captain R. Trevor King to understand more about current capabilities and challenges in this area along with and future trends. Captain King is the...Full Article »


  • Italy primed for first international F-35 flight Italy will conduct the first F-35 flight outside the US in October, according to Lockheed Martin. The first test flight will be followed by a transatlantic crossing in early 2016 to Luke Air Force Base in Arizona where Italian pilots will train on the 5th generation platform. In April, Defence Industry Bulletin reported  that the first...Full Article »


  • The Polish Ministry of Defence is seeking to modernise its fleet of Leopard 2A4 tanks with a contract likely to be signed in late 2015, according to Defence 24 . Local contractors the Polish Armament Group and Bumar Labedy Mechanical Works have been invited to tender for the upgrade, which was initially planned for 2013. Negotiations began on May 27 according to Polish MoD spokesman Col. Jacek...Full Article »


  • From east to west coasts, the African continent has continued to see active conflicts and escalating threats from insurgencies and militants over the past year. While there are various regional bodies actively addressing conflict situations – for example, the African Union, ECOWAS and IGAD – the driving factors behind African defence policies relate to both conventional and...Full Article »


  • Construction of the UK Royal Navy’s second new Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) has begun, which was marked by a ceremony led by UK Defence Secretary, Michael Fallon, at BAE Systems in Glasgow. The Secretary of State formally started construction of HMS MEDWAY, the second of three River Class Batch 2 vessels, by operating the plasma steel-cutting machine at an event attended by representatives...Full Article »


  • Ahead of the Naval Combat Systems conference (28-29 July 2015, London, UK), which will  explore the value and advantages of specific system programmes and of a variety of surface vessels’ contingent combat capability, Defence IQ interviewed Captain R. Trevor King to understand more about current capabilities and challenges in this area along with and future trends. Captain King is the...Full Article »


  • The Czech ministry of defence is looking to acquire 3D mobile radar systems from Israel-based Elta Systems, according to Czech daily E15. The military had previously announced it would buy ten 3D mobile radar systems for 3.5 billion K? ($140 million) under an open government tender but E15 reports Elta is the preferred supplier. Elta produces the radar systems in cooperation with Retia, a...Full Article »


  • Rolls-Royce has received an order from General Dynamics European Land Systems for the delivery of 589 MTU Series 199 diesel engines for use in the new SCOUT Specialist Vehicle (SV) for the British Army. The contract value is approximately €80 million ($88 million) and will be the first time that MTU engines have been utilised in British Army platforms. MTU is part of Rolls-Royce Power...Full Article »

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