• 'Design issues' lead US Army to terminate GDC4S radar contract

    Key Points The terminated RRRP contract had a total possible value of USD385.6 million over 10 years US Army officials expect to re-compete the programme as they still require newer testing radars The US Army has terminated a contract with General Dynamics C4 Systems (GDC4S) for a programme to

  • AeroVironment hits targets in annual results as R&D expenditure hits high in Q4

    US unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) manufacturer AeroVironment revealed that revenues and margins increased in 2015 over 2014, while income from operations declined in the face of increased research and development (R&D) expenditure. Revenues for 2015 were reported at USD259.4 million, up 3% from

  • Argentine Tucano crashes, explosion reported

    An Argentine Air Force (FAA) Embraer EMB-312 Tucano basic trainer crashed on 29 June in Arroyito, Cordoba. The aircraft was performing an instruction flight from the Military Aviation School (EMA) located in Cordoba. Both crew members - an instructor pilot and his student - were killed. EMA's

  • Australian DoD confirms disbanding of DMO

    Australia's Department of Defence (DoD) has confirmed to IHS Jane's that its military procurement agency - the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) - was disbanded on 1 July, with acquisition activities now undertaken from within the DoD itself. The move complies with recommendations of the

  • Boeing continues to discuss defence trade opportunities with Indonesia

    Boeing and the Indonesian Ministry of Defence (MoD) discussed defence trade again in late June, maintaining their recently established high level of dialogue. The MoD said on 30 June that meetings in Jakarta were focused on easing administrative processes related to the MoD's stated intention to

  • Brazil drops plans for Gripen C/D lease

    Plans to lease 12 Saab Gripen C/D fighters as an interim solution for the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) have been cancelled according to Brazilian media reports published on 30 June. The plan, which began to be negotiated in 2014, sought to fill an air defence gap left by the retirement of the 12


  • Back on form? India's defence budget returns to growth

    While the first full defence budget presented by Narendra Modi's government since it took power in May 2014 officially shows an uptick in growth, how much growth will that ultimately mean in real terms? Craig Caffrey reports
  • Flare-ups likely in Russia-Ukraine standoff

    The conflict in southeastern Ukraine shows no sign of ending, with the Minsk II peace accords effectively dead and the military initiative currently resting in Moscow's hands. Mark Galeotti examines Russia's strategy and the possible future of the ongoing dispute.
  • Second centrifuge hall in use in North Korea

    North Korea appears to have brought a second hall of uranium enrichment centrifuges into service at its Yongbyon site. Nick Hansen examines the evidence of operational activity and the implications for Pyongyang's civil and military nuclear programmes.

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  • Netherlands orders more Bushmaster 4x4 patrol vehicles

    The Netherlands has ordered an extra 12 Thales Australia Bushmaster 4x4 protected mobility vehicles, Thales announced on 30 June. The latest vehicles will be delivered to the Netherlands in 2016, the company said. The Netherlands first ordered 25 Bushmasters in 2006 as an urgent operational

Weapons Weapons

  • Finland orders more NLAW missiles

    The Finnish Defence Forces have ordered more Next generation Light Anti-tank Weapons (NLAWs) from Saab Dynamics, the Finnish Defence Forces Logistics Department has announced. The contract, worth EUR32 million (USD35.5 million), also includes night vision devices from Millog and training tools from

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  • CBO releases new triad upgrade estimate

    The United States will have to spend USD348 billion on nuclear weapons modernisation over the next 10 years if it wants to maintain a triad of nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), submarines, and bomber aircraft, according to a 22 January report from the Congressional Budget

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  • Nigerian Army to establish air corps

    The Nigerian Army is set to establish an aviation wing, the chief of the army staff, Lieutenant General Kenneth Minimah, reportedly said on 25 June. Citing a statement released by the army, Nigeria's Daily Trust newspaper reported that Lt Gen Minimah told a group of 10 soldiers enrolled in a course

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