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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.

New Type-056A guided-missile frigate joins Chinese Navy

The commissioning, naming and flag-granting ceremony for the Type-056A frigate Suining (Hull 551) was held at a PLA Navy's pier in southern Guangdong province on Tuesday, marking the frigate officially joined the PLA Navy's battle sequences. The ceremony...

China conducts maritime exercise with LCACs in waters of the South China Sea

The People's Liberation Army Navy, also known as the PLA Navy, released photos from maritime exercise in waters of the South China Sea. During the exercise, were involved new Chinese amphibious assault ships with Type 726 landing craft air cushion (LCAC) on board. The...

Kazakhstan’s Air Forces receives new C295 military transport aircraft

The Kazakh Air and Air Defence Forces on 24 November received the new C295 military transport aircraft, the press service of the Kazakh Defense Ministry reports. Earlier, the Air Force of Kazakhstan has already received an aircraft of this type from the total...

South Korea’s National 119 Rescue Headquarters acquires two H225 helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has been awarded a contract from South Korea's National 119 Rescue Headquarters for the purchase of two additional H225 helicopters. The National 119 Rescue Headquarters currently operates an all-Airbus helicopter fleet comprising two AS365 N2 and...

V-22 Osprey of JGSDF spotted during flight trials in USA

The one of the first V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft of Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) was spotted in flight near Bell Helicopter Amarillo Assembly Center, Texas. The Japanese V-22 Osprey was spotted during series of flight trials. The aircraft will perform...

Poland to acquire additional Odra mobile medium range surveillance radars

The Polish Defence Forces to acquire additional NUR-15M (TRS-15M) Odra mobile medium range surveillance radars. Polish army to sign a new contract with the PIT-RADWAR S.A. for the supply of eleven NUR-15M mobile radar stations (TRS-15M), along with KZS-15 remote...

USS Coronado departs U.S 7th Fleet after successful Indo-Asia-Pacific deployment

The littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) departed the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) Nov 21 after supporting theater security cooperation efforts and maritime security operations throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific for nearly 14 months. During the...

Poland orders thousand Warmate “suicide drones”

Polish Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz has signed a contract for delivery of Warmate drones to the Polish army. On 20 November Polish WB Group was awarded a PLN 100 million (USD20 million) contract for the supply of Warmate Micro Combat Unmanned Aircraft System...