Australians Incorporate Their Defense Industry into Indo-Pacific 2019

05/27/2019
By Flight Lieutenant Bel Scott For the first time, Australia’s defence industry has been incorporated into Indo-Pacific Endeavour port visits. The most recent engagement was on board HMAS Canberra at Changi Navy Base, Singapore, during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019 (IPE19). Under the initiative, the Australian Defence Export Office (ADEO) together with the IPE19…

US Working With India on Enhanced ASW Capability

05/24/2019
Clearly, as the challenge from the Chinese Navy grows, the US needs to work with core allies and partners to shape more effective defenses in the years ahead. India is clearly a partner in this effort. According to an article published in April 2019by our partner India Strategic, the US…

Finland Works Its Fighter Replacement Program

05/24/2019
At the beginning of the 1990s, with the collapse of the Soviet Union, Finland established a stance of enhanced independence when it purchased Hornets from the United States and began a process of working with Western allied airpower. In an article published on February 16, 2018, we looked forward and…

An Update on the Future Combat Air Systems Program: February 2019

02/25/2019
By Pierre Tran Paris Negotiations are being held with electronics company Thales and European missile maker MBDA on joining Airbus and Dassault in a joint concept study for the Future Combat Air System, said a source who declined to be identified. The industrial partners aim to decide who does what,…

Finnish Defense Forces Buy Israeli Counter-Battery Radars

02/05/2019
According to a story on the Finnish Ministry of Defence website, the Finns are procuring new counter-battery radars. The Defence Forces’ Logistic Command has received a mandate, on 11.1.2019, from Minister of Defence Jussi Niinistö to procure counter-battery radars for the Defence Forces. The radar systems, training for the systems…

Algeria Operating New UAVs from UAE and China

01/08/2019
By defenceWeb Algeria’s military has greatly expanded its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) fleet, and is now operating aircraft acquired from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as well as China. Video footage seen in December revealed that Algeria is operating two types of UAVs built by the UAE’s Adcom Systems, including…

An Update on the Sally B: Flying in Formation with a Chinook

12/22/2018
By B-17 Operator Elly Sallingboe Sally B’s last air display of the 2018 display season was at the Battle of Britain air show at Duxford on the 29/30 September, this was a hugely delightful show, where else would you see 18 Spitfires in formation – what a sight! Thus, our…