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  • 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 here Sept. 15. Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan reported steady progress across all elements of the program, though he acknowledged lags in...Full Article »

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  • 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,...Full Article »

  • 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. It’s been a turbulent time for the programme as controversy erupted last month when a...Full Article »

  • 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. Engine maker Pratt & Whitney said it has delivered six of its F135 engines to the U.S. government since Aug....Full Article »

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  • On the first day of the NATO summit in Newport, UK defence secretary Michael Fallon announced a deal with Latvia to sell 123 surplus combat reconnaissance armoured vehicles. The Latvian Army will pay £39.4 million for the vehicles, including overhaul and refurbishment. The vehicles will allow the Latvian armed forces to better transport infantry, reconnaissance teams, air defence sections...Full Article »

  • Chris Markey is the Chairman of the Defence Forum of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK (CILT). He provides advice and consultancy support in both commercial and defence sectors, primarily on supply chain and logistic issues. Ahead of his presentation at the Qatar Defence Logistics & Support Forum, Defence IQ spoke with Markey about the state of defence...Full Article »

  • Pakistan has received the last four upgraded F-16 fighter aircraft from Turkish firm Tusas Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI). The avionics and structural modernisation of 41 F-16s completes the contract first signed with the Pakistan Air Force in 2009. TAI has recently upgraded Turkey’s F-16 fleet under a wide-reaching modernisation programme as well as those belonging to the Royal...Full Article »

  • The Royal Navy’s minehunting ship HMS Quorn returned to its home in Portsmouth this week after an eight month deployment in the Gulf, according to Portsmouth News . The ship, named after a historic fox hunt in Leicester, took part in Operation Kipion, which helped keep sea lanes open and combat illegal maritime activity in the Gulf region. “It’s a privilege and honour to bring...Full Article »

  • When Switzerland voted No in the referendum to sanction the acquisition of Saab’s Gripen as its next generation fighter jet, it posed a problem for Sweden. The two countries had agreed a co-financing deal to buy the JAS 39 Gripen E to share development costs but when the Swiss public voted against the proposed spending of public money, Sweden needed to decide if it would go ahead....Full Article »

    Tags: sweden | gripen

  • The Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy has completed joint exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2014 (UFG 14) with U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) during a 17-day port visit. The exercise was designed to enhance combat readiness and interoperability by utilising cooperative training and engagement between ROK and U.S. forces in the Asia-Pacific region. "UFG 14 was the first use of a...Full Article »

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  • Countering the IED threat is the most important attribute for armoured vehicles when considering Asian requirements according to a survey of defence industry professionals, with 54% revealing that blast protection is “critical.” However, taking the top two responses together from Figure 1 (i.e. respondents specifying “critical” and “important”), protection...Full Article »

    Tags: ied | asia | india
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