• BBA Aviation acquires US fuel service provider

    BBA Aviation announced on 23 May that it had acquired EPIC Fuels. The deal, valued at USD88.1 million, will see BBA Aviation acquire a key supplier of fuel and fuel-related services to build out its fixed-base operator (FBO) network. EPIC provides fuel and services across 205 privately owned and

  • India ‘simplifies’ defence procurement processes

    India’s Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) – chaired by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman – has approved measures to simplify defence procurement processes, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 22 May. According to the MoD, the new initiatives, which are mainly related to

  • Israeli Adirs confirmed as first F-35s to strike targets

    Key Points The IAF commander revealed on 22 May that F-35Is have carried out airstrikes in recent months. One of the missions may have involved deep incursion to hit a target at Aleppo airport with Small Diameter Bombs on 29 April. Israeli Air Force (IAF) Lockheed Martin F-35I Adir multirole

  • KADEX 2018: Russia presents export version of BMPT

    The Russian defence industry is presenting the export version of the BMPT Terminator fire support vehicle at the KADEX 2018 defence show being held in Astana, Kazakhstan, on 23–26 May. The Terminator has a combat weight of 47 tonnes and its powerplant produces a maximum road speed of 65 km/h

  • KADEX 2018: Russia unveils Il-76MD-90AE airlifter

    Russia’s aerospace industry has unveiled the export version of the Ilyushin Il-76MD-90AE heavy airlifter at the KADEX 2018 defence show being held in Astana, Kazakhstan, on 23–26 May. The Il-76MD-90AE is fitted with a 321 m 3 cargo compartment. With a maximum take-off weight of 210

  • Launch of third Chinese Type 927 acoustic surveillance ship confirmed

    Commercial satellite imagery captured on 3 May confirms that China has launched its third Type 927 acoustic surveillance ship. The 90 m-long vessel is the second one to enter the water at the Huangpu shipyard near the southern city of Guangzhou, with another one being launched about two months ago

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  • Sweden to upgrade MS20-standard Gripen C/Ds

    Saab has been awarded SEK224 million (USD26 million) to upgrade systems on the Swedish Air Force (SwAF’s) fleet of Gripen C/D combat aircraft. The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) contract, announced by the company on 23 May, involves enhancements to the current

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  • UK takes delivery of MHC sweep demonstrator system

    Key Points The UK's MHC Sweep Capability demonstrator achieved system acceptance on 26 April The MHC Sweep demonstrator combines an 11 m ARCIMS USV, configured with a power generation module, with towed magnetic, acoustic, and electrical influences, including up to three coil auxiliary boats The

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  • UK prepares to be excluded from Galileo

    The UK is looking at options to develop its own satellite navigation system should the European Union (EU) make good on its intention to restrict the country’s future involvement in the Galileo project following Brexit, the government said on 21 May. Speaking at the inaugural Ministry of

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