Corvettes on Course

“Increasing demand for flexible ships that can adapt to multiple missions has been driving the corvette market over the last fifteen years,” notes Stephane Fremont, director for combat ships at DCNS, “in response to growing traditional and non-traditional threats.” Western nations are increasingly designing corvettes...

Vehicles For Change

Current counter-insurgency operations are occurring in vast theatres in North Africa and the Middle East, often in semi-arid and desert conditions. This is spurring requirements for reliable vehicles which can be used by special forces to rapidly and safely cover such distances. Since August 2014,...

Dumb Bombs with Graduate Degrees

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From the early days of aerial warfare, air forces around the world have sought ways to increase the accuracy and lethality of air-delivered ordnance, but it was not until advances in microchip technology that air forces were able to use precision guidance kits which...

Caravan of Death

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Orbital ATK’s AC-208B Combat Caravan-II gunship is expected to commence its first deliveries in 2017, the company has told armadainternational.com The company showcased its new AC-208B Combat Caravan-II variant during the SOFEX (Special Operations Forces Exhibition and Conference) held in Amman, Jordan. Derived from Cessna’s...

Super Tucanos To Arrive in Nigeria by March

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) is expected to procure three Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano turboprop light strike aircraft from Brazil, following an announcement to this effect on 9th February. These aircraft are expected to be transferred from the current inventory of the Brazilian Air...

Tunisian Maule ISR Package Revealed

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armadainternational.com has received details of the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) subsystems equipping the twelve Maule MW-7-10B light observation aircraft received by the Tunisian Air Force (TAF) in May 2016. The formal handover ceremony in May 2016, which was not publicised until a few months...

Camcopter to the Rescue

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In November, Schiebel’s S-100 Camcopter Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) finished its third mission with the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) charity assisting the rescue of stranded refugees in the Mediterranean fleeing war-torn North African and Middle Eastern areas. The S-100 has been providing support...

Zodiac Mindwarp

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French Navy commandos have already received ten of their 15 new commando craft on order with Zodiac Milpro. How are these new craft comparing to their predecessors? A source speaks to armadainternational.com. In 2014, the French General Armaments Directorate, which overseas the country’s military procurement,...

Barrett Communications awarded new contract for East African nation

Perth, Western Australia, August 16, 2016 - Barrett Communications have signed a significant contract with the National Defence Force of an East African Nation. The first phase of the contract involves the supply of PRC-2090 Tactical HF (High Frequency) radio communications systems, in Manpack...

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