• Airbus Helicopters and TAI collaborate on MRO

    Key Points New arrangement positions Airbus Helicopters for expansion in key regional market Agreement is also reflective of Thailand’s growing emphasis on developing MRO capability Airbus Helicopters has expanded its profile in Thailand through a new agreement with state-owned Thai

  • Indonesia looks to win exports in Bangladesh

    Indonesia and Bangladesh are looking to expand collaboration to facilitate defence trade and industrial engagement, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in Jakarta said on 20 February. Following meetings between defence officials from the two countries in Jakarta, the MoD said in a press release that

  • Romania announces new submarine programme

    The Romanian Navy is considering a new submarine programme under the strategic procurement plan, the country's defence minister has revealed. Mihai Fifor told a press conference on 20 February: "Naval forces specialists are discussing what kind of submarine we need to have. Once the technical

  • Russian Western Military District trains in use of tank guns in indirect fire role

    Western Military District (ZVO) main battle tank (MBT) crews are training in the use of tank guns in an indirect fire role, the Russian Ministry of Defence announced on its website on 20 February. This training, conducted at the Pogonovo test range in the south-western Voronezh region, will

  • Scalp missile sale reportedly being blocked

    The US government is understood to be blocking the proposed sale of MBDA’s Scalp land-attack cruise missile to Egypt. French media have reported that Egypt was hoping to acquire the missiles as part of a procurement of additional Dassault Rafale multirole combat aircraft. It was revealed in

  • Team Leander presses UK credentials for Type 31e bid

    Key Points Cammell Laird has teamed with BAE Systems Naval Ships under the banner of ‘Team Leander’ The Leander design is being pitched as a low-risk, low through-life cost solution for Type 31e The Cammell Laird/BAE Systems ‘Team Leander’ bidding for the UK Royal

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  • US approves Apache upgrade for Netherlands

    The United States has approved the remanufacture of Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopters operated by the Netherlands to AH-64E Apache Guardian standard. According to a US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notification posted on 20 February, the State Department has approved the

Weapons Weapons

  • Ukraine seeks improved artillery capabilities

    Ukraine has “long term” plans to adopt the NATO 155 mm/52 calibre standard for its conventional tube artillery forces, a senior official has revealed. Speaking at the IQPC Future Indirect Fires Eastern Europe conference in Bucharest, Romania, Major General Andrii Koliennikov, deputy

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  • US warns of Assad’s evolving CW munitions

    Forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad are developing new munitions to deliver chemical weapons, US officials told journalists on 1 February. The officials said Assad’s forces had continued to make occasional and relatively small-scale use of chemical weapons since the 4

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Industry Industry

  • HAL engages with local firms over Dhruv production

    India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has approached domestic private-sector companies to build under licence the civilian version of its Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH). HAL said on 16 February that it has invited expressions of interest (EOI) from local firms with a view to
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