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Briefing the press on 10th May at Saab’s facility in Linköping, southern Sweden, Brigadier General Marcio Bruno Bonotto, head of the Brazilian Air force’s procurement command was full of praise for the progress being made for the production of 36 JAS-39E Gripen fighters. Speaking...

Rosoboronexport to Bring 250-plus Pieces of Equipment to SITDEF-2017 in Peru

Rosoboronexport, a member of Rostec, is going to set up a joint Russian display booth at the 6th International Defense Technology Exhibition SITDEF-2017 to take place at the Army HQ, Lima, Peru, on May 18-21. Deputy Director of the Federal Service for Military and Technical...

IMDEX Show News – Brazil Expands its Horizons

Brazil’s new OTH-100 High Frequency (HF: three megahertz/MHz to 30MHz) naval surveillance radar is expected to be operational by 2018, confidential sources have informed armadainternational.com. Procured to provide a Recognised Maritime Picture for the Brazilian armed forces, the OTH-100 uses Israel Aerospace Industries’ Elta division’s...

Rosoboronexport to debut at FAMEX, Mexico’s Aerospace Exhibition.

JSC Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) will organize the first Russian display at the FAMEX 2017, Mexico’s Aerospace Exhibition, to be held at Air Force Base 1, Saint Lucia, Mexico on April 26-29, 2017. “Rosoboronexport has pursued a coherent policy to cement its...

Sikorsky pitches the M-28 for Brazilian Army

PZL Mielec has demonstrated its M-28 Skytruck turboprop transport/freighter for an expected Brazilian army and air force requirement. A European aerospace company vying to enter the Latin American market is Poland’s PZL Mielec owned by Lockheed Martin/Sikorsky. During the LAAD 2017 exhibition held in Rio...

High Firing

BAE Systems showcase remote-controlled naval gun now in service with the Peruvian Navy at this year’s Sea Air Space exhibition. Current minor calibre autocannon naval guns were primarily aimed at engaging surface threats and, thus, can elevate to only around 40 degrees, which limited the...

Peru reaches out to US for Ground Force Modernization

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The modernisation of the Ejército del Perú (Peruvian Army) could take a major step forward with approval of its request by the US State Department on 6 December to purchase General Dynamics 178 Stryker family eight wheel drive armoured fighting vehicles. The ICVs will...

100 Percent Colombian

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The Armada Nacional de la República de Colombia (Colombian Navy) showed for the first time at the Expodefensa defence exhibition in Colombia, November 2015, a prototype Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV). Designed in collaboration with Spain’s Technical University of Madrid, the first of two 2.1 metre/m...

More Amphibians for Brazil

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The Brazilian Marines double their ship-to-shore capability with the December 2015 contract to BAE Systems for 23 AAV-7A1RAM/RS Armoured Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAVs). This complements the Brazilian Navy’s acquisition of the Siroco amphibious assault ship, from France in September 2015. This BAE Systems AAV-7A1RAM/RS (Reliability,...

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The Slovak and Finnish Ministries of Defence have agreed on a joint 8x8 infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) development programme, and Patria has been selected...

The Outside of the Envelope

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Cohort company SEA has been invited to outline the latest developments in portable training options for Flight Deck Officers (FDOs) at a meeting of...

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