Thursday, April 25, 2024

Colton Jones

Colton Jones is the deputy editor of Defence Blog. He is a US-based journalist, writer and publisher who specializes in the defense industry in North America and Europe. He has written about emerging technology in military magazines and elsewhere. He is a former Air Force airmen and served at the Ramstein Air Base in Germany.

US military conducts joint exercises for rapid troop deployment

Soldiers from the 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, recently engaged in joint training with Airmen from the 621st Mobility Support Operations Squadron and 437th Airlift Wing, focusing on the...

US Army tests electric version of legendary Humvee

In February 2024, the Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO) showcased the operational prowess of hybridization technology to several distinguished guests. The Army said in a release that the demonstration highlighted the remarkable features of hybrid electric...

US, Japan, South Korea conduct trilateral maritime exercise

The U.S. Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), and Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) recently concluded a trilateral maritime exercise aimed at enhancing regional security and stability in the Indo-Pacific. The exercise, held on April 11, involved the...

Japan Coast Guard buys more H225 helicopters

The Japan Coast Guard (JCG) has awarded Airbus a contract to supply an additional three H225 helicopters, taking its total H225 fleet up to 18. Having received three H225s in December 2023 and one in February 2024, the...

Honduras orders more H145 helicopters from Airbus

The Ministry of Defense of Honduras has contracted Airbus to supply two additional Airbus H145 helicopters. According to a press release from Airbus, these versatile aircraft will play a crucial role in various missions, including passenger and cargo...

BAE Systems secures $459 Million contract for advanced aviation radios

The U.S. Department of Defense announced on Wednesday that BAE Systems has been awarded a contract worth $459 million. This contract is for the procurement of AN/ARC-231/A Multi-mode Aviation Radio Suite hardware components, repair services, and technical/engineering/logistic support. The...

First CMV-22B arrives at Norfolk, signaling new logistics era

The Naval Air Force Atlantic has annoucned that the first East Coast-assigned Navy tiltrotor vertical/short takeoff and landing (V/STOL) CMV-22B Osprey aircraft arrived at Naval Station Norfolk on April 5. Assigned to Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Squadron (VRM) 40,...

Turkish firm develops new wheeled fighting vehicle

Turkish defense company FNSS has introduced its latest innovation in armored vehicles, showcasing a new PARS III wheeled fitting vehicle equipped with the advanced TEBER-35 UKK remote-controlled turret. Designed to meet the evolving needs of modern military operations, this...