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The U.S. State Department has granted Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. with an export license for the latter’s Mako High Performance Jet Tactical Unmanned Aerial System to certain European and Asia Pacific region countries.

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Jane’s says the head of Luftwaffe, Lt. Gen. Karl Müllner, will be leaving his post in May in large part due to his support for a German procurement of the F-35.

Seoul mulls more AH-64s

South Korea will soon kick off a plan to buy as many as 40 Boeing AH-64 attack helicopters, Defense News reports.

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B-52 re-engine competition to start early 2019

The U.S. Air Force is gearing up to start the process of getting new engines for the B-52 bomber in the first quarter of 2019.

South Korea selects 2 sites to bed down F-15Ks

The South Korean Air Force wants a new base for its F-15K fighters and two potential sites have been selected, Yonhap reports.

Taiwan still hopes to buy F-35B

Taiwan’s Minster of National Defense Yen Teh-fa told lawmakers on Mar. 15 that the island still hopes to buy the F-35B to defend itself from mainland China.

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Nine killed, over a dozen injured in Pakistan Raiwind suicide attack

LAHORE: At least nine people, including five police personnel, were martyred and over a dozen others injured in a suicide blast on the outskirts of Lahore on Wednesday night.

According to DIG Operations Dr Haider Ashraf, the explosion occurred near a police camp, set up for the security of the annual congregation of Tableeghi Jamaat in Raiwind.

“The police appear to be the target [of the attack],” he said.

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Philippine Air Force (PAF) Accepted Six ScanEagle UAV

The reconnaissance and surveillance capability of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) is expected to get a big boost with the formal turnover of six ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) Tuesday.

Maj. Aristides Galang, PAF spokesperson, said the UAVs were acquired from the United States through its foreign military financing program.

The six ScanEagle UAVs are worth USD13.76 million. The Boeing Insitu ScanEagle is a small, long-endurance, low-altitude unmanned UAV built by Insitu, a subsidiary of Boeing, and is used for reconnaissance. Turnover ceremonies took place at the 250th Presidential Airlift Wing Hangar at the Villamor Air Base, Pasay City.

The UAVs, which arrived last March 10, were formally presented by US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Y. Kim to Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana.

Galang said the UAVs would greatly help the military in conducting air, ground, and naval operations as it is capable of missions in support of internal security, anti-terrorism, and limited maritime patrol aside from humanitarian assistance disaster relief operations.

Aside from these, the ScanEagles can also help in monitoring illegal logging and fishing activities and conduct of aerial survey.

The PAF spokesperson said that UAVs would be operated by their 300th Air Intelligence and Security Wing.

Singapore, Thailand and US Participate in Trilateral Air Exercise

The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF), Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) and United States Air Force (USAF) aircraft participating in a flying training exercise. (photos : Sing Mindef)

The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF), the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) and the United States Air Force (USAF) are participating in the flying training phase of Exercise Cope Tiger, held at Korat Air Base, Thailand from 12 to 22 March 2018. The exercise, the 24th in its series, is conducted in two phases. The first phase was a command post exercise held in Singapore from 6 to 7 December 2017.

This year's edition of the annual trilateral exercise involves 58 aircraft, 39 ground-based air defence (GBAD) systems, and about 1,300 personnel from the participating nations. The RSAF is participating in the exercise with 14 aircraft (6 F-15SG and 6 F-16C/D fighter aircraft, 1 Gulfstream 550 Airborne Early Warning aircraft, and 1 KC-135R tanker aircraft), 4 GBAD systems, and approximately 380 personnel.

Today marked the start of a large-scale multilateral air combat exercise among the three air forces, following two and a half days of combined familiarisation training. The exercise participants will be engaging in large-scale air combat and strike missions in a challenging environment which allows them to hone and sharpen their operational competencies.
The RSAF Exercise Director for Exercise Cope Tiger 2018, Colonel Ho Kum Luen, shared his views on the significance of the exercise. He said, "Exercise Cope Tiger provides us with a valuable opportunity to train regularly alongside our friends from Thailand and the United States. It allows our airmen and women to hone their air combat skills, and to drill the planning and execution of large-scale air combat operations in air defence and strike missions. More importantly, the exercise enhances the interoperability among the three participating nations. The conduct of this exercise bears testament to the professionalism of all exercise participants, and the strong defence relationship shared by the RSAF, the RTAF and the USAF."

In addition to the training activities, the exercise participants will take part in a two-day joint socio-civic programme on 14 and 16 March 2018 to donate educational and sports equipment to local schools as well as provide basic health and dental services to the local community in the vicinity of Korat Air Base and Chandy Range.

Conducted annually since 1994, Exercise Cope Tiger seeks to enhance the professionalism and interoperability among the participating forces, and promote closer rapport and mutual understanding among their personnel.

New Zealand, Singapore still in talks over F-15SG deployment

New Zealand’s Defense Minister Ron Mark said in a statement on Mar. 13 that his country is still evaluating a proposal by Singapore to send a detachment of F-15SG fighters to Ohakea Air Force Base.

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Airbus has secured a deal during DIMDEX, Qatar’s biennial defense exhibition, to sell 28 NH90 helicopters and 16 H125s to the Gulf State.

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South Korea orders 90 more Taurus cruise missiles

South Korea has admitted that it purchased another batch of 90 Taurus cruise missile in February. News of the purchase first surface last year.

U.S. transfers six Boeing Insitu ScanEagles to Philippines

U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Y. Kim has handed over a Boeing Insitu ScanEagle Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) comprising of six drones to Philippine Secretary of National Defense Delfin N. Lorenzana during a ceremony at Villamor Air Base, Pasay City on Mar. 13.

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KF-X Turns to Europe for Air-to-Air Missile Technology

South Korea is looking to achieve European air-to-air missile technology as part of its key arms procurement offset programs.

The Defence Acquisition Program Administration, or DAPA, made public March 5 a list of 18 weapons procurement programs eligible for this year’s offset deals. Those include the integration of MBDA’s Meteor long-range missiles and IRIS-T short-range missiles into the future fighter jet, dubbed KF-X, to be locally developed by 2026.

“A key goal for these offset programs is to help local defense companies acquire foreign weapons technology or participate in arms procurement projects,” DAPA spokesman Kang Hwan-seok said. “If our small and mid-defense companies, in particular, have the opportunity to join key arms procurement programs as suppliers, the competitiveness of domestic defense technology could leap forward.”

Among the offset deals, the DAPA puts a priority on receiving the transfer of air-to-air missile technologies for the twin-engine KF-X fighter, the spokesman noted.

Last year, the DAPA signed a contract with European consortium MBDA to equip the KF-X with the 100-kilometer-range Meteor missile.“It’s not sure if MBDA would offer to transfer some of the Meteor technology,” he said. “We’ll talk with the partner with all options on the table.”

Originally, the DAPA sought to fit the KF-X jet with U.S. missile systems, such as Raytheon-built AIM-120 and AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles. But the U.S. government has yet to approve the missiles’ KF-X integration.

“The DAPA requested the U.S. government to provide information about the integration of missile systems into aircraft but has yet to get it,” said an official at the DAPA’s aircraft business bureau, who spoke on condition of anonymity. “We understand that the U.S. government approval for provision of information on air-to-air missiles has been delayed.”

The official said, however, the agency is still open to the possibility of U.S. air-to-air missile integration into the KF-X jet.

“Now we plan to arm the KF-X with European missiles due to U.S. export license problems, he said. “If the U.S. government shows a positive sign of offering its air-to-air missiles for the KF-X, we’ll discuss it.”

U.S. disapproval of the transfer of technology for active electronically scanned radar has bruised South Korea’s KF-X ambitions. As part of an offset deal for 40 F-35As, Lockheed Martin — the main partner for the KF-X — agreed to consult with the U.S. government over the transfer of ASEA and three other aircraft technologies.
However, the DAPA received notice of refusal and inevitably changed its direction to locally develop the AESA radar. The technology transfer roadblock has delayed the KF-X timeline.

Led by Korea Aerospace Industries, KF-X development began in 2016 with the goal of producing six prototypes by 2021. Indonesia’s state-run defense firm PT Dirgantara Indonesia is the only partner for the $8 billion project, responsible for 20 percent of development costs. About 120 KF-X aircraft are to be produced by 2032 to replace the South Korean Air Force’s aging fleet of F-4s and F-5s.

South Korea’s KF-X Block 2 would have an internal weapons bay, and Block 3 is expected to feature stealth technology comparable to the F-35.

Besides the KF-X missile integration, the DAPA also seeks offset deals on other weapons acquisition programs. They include efforts to upgrade the direct infrared countermeasure system for the C-130H fleet; acquire a long-range ballistic missile detection radar; upgrade the CH/HH-47 cockpit and engine; and procure a close-in weapon system for the Ulsan-class Batch III frigate.

The DAPA estimates the value for these offset programs to reach some $690 million.

“If we export 80 percent of the acquisition value again, about $550 million of export value is to be generated,” the DAPA spokesman said.

Philippines Eyes Wheeled and Tracked AFVs

The Philippine Army told Shephard Media as far back as 2014 that it harboured ambitions to procure main battle tanks within the 2020-28 period. However, a more realistic and immediate plan is to acquire lighter AFVs.

Thus, the army’s Horizon 2 procurement plan proposal (covering 2018-22) features light tanks with a budget allocation of PHP9.484 billion ($185 million). A total of 44 units are needed to equip three tank companies of the Mechanized Infantry Division (MID) of the Philippine Army, which is based at Camp O’Donnell in Tarlac.

However, following the bloody urban combat in Marawi last year, Shephard understands that the desire for tracked tanks has been eclipsed by a requirement for wheeled armoured vehicles. Two types are being eyed: a tank destroyer armed with a 105mm gun, and a vehicle armed with a 30mm gun in an unmanned turret. Ideally, both vehicles would share a common 8×8 platform.

The Philippine-based MaxDefense blogsite explained that options for a wheeled tank destroyer from Europe, South Korea and Turkey are currently being considered.The requirement for a wheeled vehicle was made explicit when Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana revealed last August that the army was interested in armoured vehicles weighing less than 20t.

If funds do not permit a 30mm gun, the army might have to settle for a 6×6 hull carrying an RWS armed with a 12.7mm machine gun.

Whichever company is selected for the wheeled requirement would find itself in pole position to supply the extant requirement for light tanks as well. Specifications have not been finalised by the army’s technical working group yet, but the preference is for a diesel-powered, tracked vehicle weighing less than 35t and armed with a 105mm gun.

Companies are already making proposals to the army.

Therefore, of the 44 AFVs required and funded, the army will probably opt for a mix of wheeled and tracked vehicles. MaxDefense believes the procurement process ‘may start late this year or early next year’.

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The Russian Defense Ministry has published a video showing a MiG-31 crew making a training launch of the recently disclosed Kinzhal hypersonic missile.

Taiwan confirms Wild Weasel role for IDF

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Boeing’s MQ-25 contender is named T-1; been around since 2014

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ASC & Saab to Upgrade Four Australian Navy Collins-class Submarine

The Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, has congratulated Saab on their recent contract with ASC to supply an updated Integrated Ship Control Management and Monitoring System (ISCMMS) for four Royal Australian Navy Collins class submarines.

“I congratulate Saab on their technological advancement and also thank ASC for their work integrating this upgrade into HMAS Collins,” Minister Pyne said.

“This $24.2 million project will support 50 jobs, the majority of which are in Adelaide.

“Technological developments keep Australia at the forefront of Defence capability, help keep our personnel safe and ensure they have the right equipment to carry out their duties in the defence of the nation,” Minster Pyne said.

Saab’s ISCMMS enables the Collins class submarines to manoeuvre; and fully integrates the management of propulsion, trim, power generation and ship services.

HMAS Waller will be upgraded in 2018, and the system will be integrated into the remaining submarines in 2019 as they undergo their routine maintenance cycles.

Based in Adelaide, Saab Australia employs almost 400 Australians, and is one of the Australia’s most respected defence and security system integrators.

Saab Australia has developed and integrated technology to protect and empower Australia’s Navy, Army and Air Force for over thirty years.

HMNZS Te Kaha Arrives in Canada for Major Systems Upgrade

Minister of Defence Ron Mark announced today the arrival of HMNZS Te Kaha in Canada, where a major upgrade of its sensor and weapons systems will be undertaken.

Focused on the frigates’ surveillance, combat and self-defence capabilities, this upgrade is the latest in a series of projects that will extend the vessels’ operational life to around 2030. Earlier projects delivered a refit of the frigates’ propulsion, heating and air-conditioning systems, and the close-in weapon system.

“There is a significant programme of work to upgrade or replace New Zealand’s defence equipment that aims to maintain the safety of our military personnel and the country’s ability and readiness to deploy when needed, both in this country and overseas,” says Mr Mark.

An additional $148 million was approved by Cabinet to ensure the upgrade could proceed, bringing the total project budget to $639 million. To fund the cost overrun, and consistent with the Coalition’s commitment to fiscal prudence, Cabinet agreed to reallocate a portion of the money that was provisioned in Budget 2017 for the Littoral Operations Support Capability project.

“The Government’s decision reflects the value placed on our frigates and their ability to operate across and support a wide range of operations.

“In the time the frigates have been operational New Zealanders have come to expect their involvement in constabulary and humanitarian, to combat roles as part of a multinational coalition. These contributions are valued by our international partners.”

When completed, the frigate will have updated equipment and systems including the combat management system, radar and underwater sonar.

Following an international tendering process, the contract for the work was awarded to Lockheed Martin Canada. The company’s design for the systems upgrade of 12 Royal Canadian Navy Halifax Class frigates has been adapted for use in New Zealand’s vessels.

“New Zealand and Canada have a close and enduring partnership based on shared history and common interests. Our cooperation on the Frigate System Upgrade is a demonstration of the maturity of our bilateral relationship, which continues to strengthen in 2018,” says Mr Mark.

The 25-day passage to Esquimalt in British Columbia, where the upgrade will take place, was marked by a brief port visit in Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor where Te Kaha and her crew represented New Zealand as part of the United States’ commemoration of Presidents’ Day.

For the final leg of the voyage, the crew was supplemented by a group of 10 Royal Canadian Naval Reserve personnel who had an opportunity to experience working life on board the frigate.

The upgrade of the second frigate, HMNZS Te Mana, is scheduled to take place in 2019.

ST Kinetics Pursues Weaponised Multirotor UAV Development

ST Kinetics aims to complete development of its Stinger Unmanned Aerial Multi-Rotor Gunship by the end of 2019. Pictured is a concept model armed with the company’s Ultimax 100 Mk8 light machine gun. (photo : Jane's)

ST Kinetics, the land systems and speciality vehicles arm of Singapore Technologies Engineering (ST Engineering) has commenced development of weaponised tactical air and ground vehicles with the aim of demonstrating advanced prototypes by the end of 2019.

The company has commenced work on the Stinger Unmanned Aerial Multi-Rotor Gunship, which is envisioned to be a semi-autonomous, company-level reconnaissance and fire-support platform that will take the form of a modular, 60 kg-class multirotor unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). It will be designed for ease of transportation and assembly by dismounted troops.

Although in the nascent stages of development, ST Kinetics engineers told Jane’s that they are aiming for an endurance of more than 30 minutes when the Stinger is carrying its full range of mission payloads, which will include high-definition daylight and thermal imaging cameras, a fire-control system (FCS), and a primary armament comprising the company’s latest 5.56x45 mm calibre Ultimax 100 Mk8 light machine gun (LMG).

The Ultimax 100 Mk8 is a 5 kg, gas-operated weapon with an effective range of 460 m and 800 m respectively when firing the M193 and NATO SS109 cartridges. A key feature of the weapon is its patented constant recoil capability, which slows the recoil force over the entire period between two rounds firing on cyclic rate, resulting in a lower, steadier recoil impulse. According to ST Kinetics, the low-recoil characteristics of the Ultimax 100 Mk8, combined with the Stinger’s stabilised weapon mount, enables it to deliver aimed fire with increased accuracy.

“We have conducted a number of trials, which included live firing evolutions, that validated the feasibility of the concept in 2017 and are now moving into full-scale development,” a company spokesperson told Jane’s , noting that the Stinger will carry a 100 rd drum magazine to improve its staying power during prolonged engagements.

Singapore Deploys MBDA’s Aster 30 Air-Defense Missile

The Aster 30 medium-range air-defense missile (highlighted in red) is shown to have attained operational status in this graphic released March 2 by Singapore’s Ministry of Defence, five years after it placed an order. (image : Sing MoD)

Singapore has announced for the first time that it has operationally deployed the MBDA Aster 30 air defense system that it had ordered at the end of summer 2013. This is the first time that the ground-launched version of the Aster medium-range missile is deployed by a non-European nation.

Singapore Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen confirmed the delivery of the system in a speech to Parliament’s defense committee on March 2.

Ng Eng Hen had first announced the Aster’s acquisition decision in September 2013 to replace the aging American Hawk system acquired more than thirty years ago.

At the time, replying to a Parliamentary question, said “I would like to announce today that the SAF will also be acquiring the ASTER-30 Surface-to-Air Missile System. This missile defence system against airborne threats is used by advanced militaries such as France and Italy. The ASTER-30's capabilities are many times more potent than our current I-HAWK ground-based air defence system.

“The ASTER will allow us to engage multiple threats simultaneously and from a longer distance. It will complement the [Israel Aerospace Industries] SPYDER, which we have already operationalised - it is a mobile, shorter-range, quick reaction ground-based air defence system - and together, they will provide a layered air defence shield.

A fact sheet on the Aster 30 was published at the same time on the Singapore defense ministry’s website.

Also at the time, the CEO of European missile maker MBDA, Antoine Bouvier, noted that the Aster 30 had been selected over competing American and Israeli systems thanks to its "performance" and "price."

“Our skies will be better protected with advanced weapon systems,” Ng said March 2, adding that “We also recently added the ASTER-30 surface-to-air missile system.” The Aster 30 is also included in an infographic illustrating the most capable in-service weapon systems.

Although the Aster 30 was only recently delivered, it would likely already be part of the Air Force Island Air Defense (IAD) system of the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF). The IAD network, covering the whole of Singapore (42 kilometers long and 23 kilometers wide), connects all RSAF weapons and air defense sensors, including fighters, air-to-surface systems and radar.

The Aster 30 missile system is operated by a single unit, 163 Squadron.

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Japan cleared to buy MK 15 Phalanx Block IB Baseline 2 Conversion Kits

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Pakistan Air Force aquires AW-139 helicopters

Pakistan Air Force inducted AW-139 (Augusta Westland) helicopters into No 88 Search and Rescue squadron enhancing its capabilities, Radio Pakistan reported.

With the induction of this helicopter on its inventory, this Search and Rescue squadron has been renamed as No 88 Combat Support Squadron and Advanced Helicopter Training School.

To celebrate the induction of new helicopters, a ceremony was organised at the PAF Base, Shahbaz in Jacobabad. The ceremony was attended by Chief of Air staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman.THE

Pakistan Air Force inducted AW-139 (Augusta Westland) helicopters into No 88 Search and Rescue squadron enhancing its capabilities, Radio Pakistan reported.

With the induction of this helicopter on its inventory, this Search and Rescue squadron has been renamed as No 88 Combat Support Squadron and Advanced Helicopter Training School.

To celebrate the induction of new helicopters, a ceremony was organised at the PAF Base, Shahbaz in Jacobabad. The ceremony was attended by Chief of Air staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman.

The Air Chief said: “The AW-139 helicopters would considerably enhance the operational capabilities of this squadron and would serve as a conversion unit or the young pilots to train them on this system.”

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