• Airbus profits slump by 52% in first quarter

    European aircraft manufacturer Airbus Group released its financial results for the first quarter (Q1) of 2017 on 27 April, reporting revenue for the period of EUR13.0 billion (USD14.2 billion) and earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of EUR852 million. Although both of these measures show

  • HHIC lays keel for South Korea's second helicopter carrier

    South Korean shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction (HHIC) has begun assembly work on the second Dokdo-class landing platform helicopter (LPH) on order for the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN), the country's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said in a statement on 28

  • MMEA rebrands service as 'Malaysia Coast Guard'

    The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) is now formally known as the Malaysia Coast Guard, a senior service official has confirmed during his presentation at the Maritime Security and Coastal Surveillance conference in Jakarta. The rebranding exercise is being done against the backdrop of

  • Hanwha Techwin set for restructuring

    South Korean company Hanwha Techwin announced plans on 27 April to spin off some of its business activities into separate subsidiaries to promote the group’s competitiveness in domestic and international markets. In a filing to the Korean Exchange (KRX), Hanwha Techwin – part of the

  • Indonesia to receive three new 120 m LSTs by 2018

    Indonesian shipbuilder PT Daya Radar Utama has received a contract to construct three 120 m landing ship tank (LST) platforms for the Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut: TNI-AL), an official from the company confirmed with Jane's on 27 April. The vessels, which will be used

  • Kawasaki posts decline in sales and earnings

    Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) has attributed declines in sales and earnings in fiscal year (FY) 2016/17 to the appreciation of the yen and a decline in profits in the shipbuilding and aerospace domains. KHI said in statements published on 27 April that its total annual sales declined year on year


  • Analysis: North Korea parades newest missiles

    Amid rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula over Pyongyang's weapon development programmes, the North Korean regime recently paraded a number of new missiles and their associated systems to demonstrate its growing military capabilities. Markus Schiller and Neil Gibson report
  • Russia learns military lessons in Syria

    Since 2015, the Russian military has been closely engaged in the Syrian conflict and has deployed an extensive command-and-control network for its forces and its allies. Tim Ripley looks at the implication of this experience for future Russian military interventions in other conflict zones
  • Briefing: South Korea prepares offset reforms

    South Korea’s DAPA introduces minor changes to defence offset guidelines in 2017, but agency points to significant future updates as a means to boost exports and capability. Jon Grevatt reports

Platforms Platforms

  • Twin-seat JF-17B/FC-1B fighter makes first flight

    The twin-seat Pakistan Aeronautical Complex/Chengdu Aircraft Industry Corporation (PAC/CAC) JF-17B Thunder/FC-1B Xiaolong combat aircraft has made its maiden flight, according to images posted on Chinese online forums on 27 April. The new variant of the JF-17/FC-1 fighter is believed to have

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  • NRL seeks more capability for CT-Analyst

    The US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) is looking to add more features to its CT-Analyst real-time 3-D model that tracks how hazardous airborne plumes might disperse in an urban setting. Features could include adding more data about the character of a chemical, biological, or radiological release.

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Industry Industry

  • Austal cuts steel on first Pacific PB as WA shipbuilding grows

    Australian shipbuilder Austal announced on 26 April that it had cut the first steel plate for the SEA 3036 Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement programme. Under the programme Austa will build 19 vessels that will be donated to 12 Pacific Island nations as part of Australia's security assistance to the