• Australian senate report slams 'politicised' nature of Future Submarine programme

    Japan's involvement in the acquisition process to determine the designer and constructor of Australia's Future Submarine is based on political imperatives rather than merit and the current approach should be scrapped, an Australian parliamentary inquiry has found. In a majority finding in a report

  • Ben Machine picked up by EIC

    Canadian component manufacturer Ben Machine Products has been acquired by Winnipeg-based Exchange Income Corporation (EIC), it was announced on 2 July. Ben Machine, which manufactures machined components and assemblies for the aerospace and defence industry, was acquired for CAD46 million (USD36

  • Chinese budget inspection finds 'irregularities' in all areas of military spending

    An inspection into Chinese military spending has uncovered "irregularities" across all departments of the People's Liberation Army (PLA), its official mouthpiece, the PLA Daily , has revealed. In a report published on 2 July the newspaper said the inspection, which began in February,

  • Chinese Type 041 'makes Karachi port visit'

    A Chinese submarine's recent visit to Pakistan's main naval base at Karachi is a "routine affair and nothing more", a senior Pakistani government official told IHS Jane's on 1 July. Western defence officials told IHS Jane's that the visit took place in the second half of May. Regional

  • Curtiss-Wright sells Engineering Packaging business

    Curtiss-Wright is continuing its strategy of divesting non-core businesses to improve its financial position and announced that it has sold its Engineered Packaging business. The business - which produces electronic packaging solutions for civilian and military industries - has been acquired by

  • Data Device Corp adds UK firms to portfolio

    US-based Data Device Corporation (DDC) announced on 30 June that it had acquired the power systems businesses of US firm Emrise Corporation. The acquisition includes UK-based XCEL Power Systems and Pascall Electronics. The two firms provide electronic power supply systems for military systems, such

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  • UK to begin testing national A400M capabilities shortly

    The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) is to begin safety testing of a number of country-specific capabilities for its Airbus Defence and Space (DS) A400M Atlas transport aircraft at the end of July, the government disclosed on 2 July. Several dedicated national capabilities, such as UK parachutes and aerial

Weapons Weapons

  • Dutch special forces to buy carbines chambered in 300 BLK

    The Netherlands Maritime Special Operations Force (NL-MARSOF) are planning to purchase a new carbine chambered in the non-NATO standard 7.62x35 mm (300 BLK), with a formal tender being launched by the Netherlands' Defence Material Organisation. The tender is the first publicly known tender for 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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