• ASC warns of further job cuts as AWD project winds down

    Australia's state-owned naval shipbuilder ASC has warned its workforce that it will need to reduce the number of trade positions on the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) programme by about 175 by the end of October. In a statement on 24 August, ASC said the cuts are part of

  • Bolivia, Thales Group sign radar contract

    Bolivian Minister of Defence Reymi Ferreira Justiniano and Ruben Lazo, vice-president and director of Latin America for Thales Group, signed a contract concluding protracted negotiations for Bolivia's national Integrated Air Defence and Traffic Control System (SINDACTA) on 23 August. A previous

  • China continues to invest in carrier support capabiities

    China's investment in its aircraft carrier programme continues with the construction of a second Daguan-class auxiliary ship. The first of class, Xu Xiake (pennant number 88), was introduced into service in 2011 and has accompanied the carrier Liaoning on all of its sea trials. The Daguan-class

  • Contract extensions signed for Australian fighter support

    The Australian government has signed two contract extensions totalling approximately AUD300 million (USD229 million) with BAE Systems Australia and Raytheon Australia to support the Royal Australian Air Force's (RAAF's) fleet of Hawk lead-in fighters and to sustain and operate simulators used by the

  • Denel continues turnaround plan

    South African defence group Denel has reported a good year, firming up its turnaround plan and continuing its five-year trend of growing revenue and profitability. Revenue for the 2015/16 financial year climbed 41% to ZAR8.228 billion (USD596 million) while EBIT and net earnings reached ZAR637

  • EU joins international condemnation of North Korean SLBM launch

    The European Union has said Pyongyang's 24 August launch of a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) represents "yet another serious violation" by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) of UN Security Council resolutions. Adding its voice to international condemnations, the


  • New beginnings: Poland reassesses defence plan

    At the hands of the country's newly elected Law and Justice Party, Polish defence is in the midst of a shake-up that will see requirements reprioritised, procurement decisions re-evaluated and some defence competitions rerun. Remigiusz Wilk reports
  • Rolling out the big guns: Self-propelled artillery developments

    While recent conflicts have seen the West deprioritise the use of self-propelled artillery systems, a number of emerging requirements are keeping the market for this class of equipment buoyant. Jon Hawkes reports
  • Yemen conflict raises maritime risks

    The ongoing conflict in Yemen and geopolitical competition in the Middle East have the potential to raise maritime security risks. Peter Chalk assesses the threat posed to commercial shipping in a key strategic chokepoint by AQAP, the Islamic State, and others.

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  • US Army to assess C-UAS capability for AN/TPQ-53

    The US Army has issued a Sources Sought notice to assess the potential to add a counter unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS) capability to the service's AN/TPQ-53 radar. The radar is employed in a counter-fire role, where it is used to automatically detect, track, classify, and locate the point of

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  • US approves fast patrol boats for Qatar

    The US State Department has approved the sale of five Mk V fast patrol boats to Qatar, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on 23 August. It said the prime contractor for the Foreign Military Sale (FMS) will be United States Marine Inc (USMI) and that the estimated cost of the