• Boeing considering laying off satellite workers

    Boeing may be laying off potentially hundreds of employees, according to a Reuters report. The company would have notified employees on 31 August, according to Reuters. Boeing representatives did not immediate return calls requesting comment. Those employees are tied to Boeing's satellite business,

  • China launches latest Yaogan-series satellite

    China placed its latest satellite in orbit on 27 August, carried by a Long March 4C rocket launched from the Taiyuan satellite launch centre in northern China. Yaogan-27 was described by Chinese media as a remote sensing satellite to be used for land surveys, crop yield forecasts, and disaster

  • IMI looking for foreign buyers for MPR-500 bomb

    Israel Military Industries (IMI) has announced that it is now marketing its MPR-500 bomb internationally. The weapon is already in service with the Israeli Air Force, which used it during Operation 'Protective Edge' against militants in the Gaza Strip in 2014. The MPR-500 has the same form as a

  • Indian MoD clears Mi-17, Akash, Chetak purchases

    India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) approved programmes worth nearly INR140 billion (USD 2.2 billion) for all three services on 1 September. The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) cleared the Indian Air Force (IAF) to buy 48 more Mil Mi-17V5 'Hip' medium-lift helicopters for INR69.92 billion and seven

  • Indonesia and Denmark discuss radar joint production

    Denmark is offering to Indonesia a programme to jointly develop and produce radar systems in a bid to secure additional sales in the market, it has emerged. The Indonesian Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on 1 September that Denmark has outlined a potential programme to transfer technologies to

  • Indonesia looks to secure USD3 billion procurement loan from Russia

    Indonesia is discussing with Moscow the terms of a USD3 billion loan to support its acquisition of Russian military equipment, according to a senior member of the Indonesian House of Representatives' (DPR's) defence commission. Citing Tubagus Hasanuddin, vice-chairman of the defence commission,

Platforms Platforms

  • Northrop Grumman lands US Army helo protection programme

    Key Points The US Army has awarded Northrop Grumman a USD35.3 million contract for CIRCM The company will continue EMD work and deliver 21 ship sets initially, but the army has options for additional purchases and production The US Army has awarded Northrop Grumman a USD35.3 million contract with

Weapons Weapons

  • IN to get more Mk 54 lightweight torpedo kits

    The US Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded Raytheon a USD29.75 million contract that includes the delivery of Mk 54 Mod 0 Lightweight Torpedo (LWT) kits to the Indian Navy. The contract, which was announced on 31 August, covers the manufacture and delivery (plus engineering and repair services

C4iSR & Missions Systems C4iSR & Missions Systems

CBRNE & EOD Defence CBRNE & EOD Defence

  • 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

Country Risk Country Risk

  • Drugs policy metrics under review

    Key Points Current metrics and indicators used to measure the effectiveness of drug control policies maintain a narrow focus on arrests, prosecutions, seizures, eradication, and the destruction of drug processing facilities. Any new metrics are likely to involve moving away from an assessment of

Military Capabilities Military Capabilities

CBRN Assessment CBRN Assessment

Terrorism & Insurgency Terrorism & Insurgency

Industry Industry

  • DLS, ViaSat to deliver new MIDS-LVT systems to US Navy

    The US Navy (USN) awarded Data Link Solutions (DLS) and ViaSat indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts totaling more than USD870 million for production and maintenance of new Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Low Volume Terminals (LVT) that enable platforms to join a