• Philippines announces 16% defence budget increase

    The Philippine defence budget will increase by 16.3% in 2016 to PHP115.8 billion (USD2.5 billion), according to the National Expenditure Program released on 29 July 2015. Total defence spending from within the state budget including unprogrammed appropriations and military pensions will increase to

  • Philippines investigation says no 'corruption' in helicopter procurement programme

    The Philippines' Department of National Defense (DND) has announced that an investigation into the procurement of refurbished Bell UH-1D Huey combat utility helicopters from a United States supplier has found no evidence of wrongdoing. The investigation was conducted following media allegations of

  • Portugal abandons plan to buy French LPD

    Portugal has decided not to buy the FS Siroco (L9012) landing platform dock (LPD) from the French Navy the country's Ministry of National Defence has told IHS Jane's .. Technical visits were made to the ship and requests of information were issued by Portugal, but no acquisition proposal was

  • Australia begins receiving Growlers

    Key Points The RAAF on 29 July received its first EA-18G Growler during a rollout ceremony Australia is the first and only international customer for the electronic attack aircraft Boeing rolled out the first Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Growlers on 29 July during a ceremony at the company's

  • BAE Systems may 'gap' Typhoon production in 2018

    BAE Systems may have to 'gap' production of the Eurofighter Typhoon in 2018, if further near-term orders are not forthcoming, IHS Jane's was told on 28 July. Speaking at the company's manufacturing facility at Warton, production manager Matt Heritage, said that as the current orderbook stands,

  • Pentagon test chief raps F-35B reliability ahead of IOC

    Key Points The F-35B demonstrated poor reliability in sea trials aboard the USS Wasp Despite the findings, the USMC is poised to declare the aircraft suitable for limited combat operations The short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) version of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint

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  • Brazil set to receive last Gepard SPAAGs

    The last eight of 34 Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) Gepard 1A2 self-propelled anti-aircraft guns (SPAAGs) are scheduled to depart from Germany in the first week of August and arrive in Rio de Janeiro 20 days later, a source told IHS Jane's on 27 July. The Gepards were procured from Germany by the

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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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  • Northrop Grumman awards Triton component deal to Australian firm

    Northrop Grumman has awarded Australian firm Ferra Engineering a contract to produce components for the US corporation's MQ-4C Triton maritime surveillance high altitude long endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), it was announced on 30 July. The contract, the value of which was not disclosed,
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