• Colombia receives final T-90 Calima primary trainer

    The Colombian Air Force's Air Maintenance Command (CAMAN) received its 25th and final T-90 Calima primary trainer on 26 August, the command announced. The T-90 Calima was selected to replace the long-serving Beechcraft T-34 Mentor in the Military Aviation School Marco Fidel Suárez located in

  • Dutch to withdraw Patriots from Turkey

    The Netherlands is to withdraw its Raytheon Patriot surface-to-air (SAM) missile batteries from Turkey in January 2015, citing strain on personnel and a pending technical modification. The Dutch deployed two of its three Patriot Fire Units from the Defence Ground-Based Air Defence Command (DGBADC),

  • India clarifies changes to defence FDI regulations

    The Indian government has clarified details of its foreign direct investment (FDI) in defence policy following its Cabinet's ruling to increase the cap on foreign ownership in the sector from 26% to 49%. A notice published by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry's Department of Industrial Policy

  • JF Lehman acquires Aeronautical & GI Holdings Ltd

    US private equity firm JF Lehman has acquired UK-based Aeronautical & GI Holdings Limited (AGI Holdings), it was announced on 26 August. AGI Holdings and its two subsidiary companies, UK-based Aeronautical & General Instruments (AGI) and US-based Hoffman Engineering Corporation, were sold

  • Lockheed Martin buys out Sun Catalytix

    Lockheed Martin has bought out the assets of energy start-up Sun Catalytix, it was announced on 25 August. Lockheed will take over the company's facilities and intellectual property, and the 25 employees based at Sun Catalytix's Cambridge, Massachusetts, headquarters will now work for the global

  • Rolls-Royce completes power systems acquisition

    UK engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has completed the purchase of the 50% stake of Rolls-Royce Power Systems (RRPS) held by Germany's Daimler. The deal, first announced on 7 March, is valued at EUR2.43 billion (USD3.2 billion) following an agreement on a fair-market valuation in April. RRPS,

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  • South Korea launches fourth Incheon-class frigate

    South Korea's STX Offshore & Shipbuilding launched the Republic of Korea Navy's (RoKN's) fourth Incheon-class Future Frigate Experimental (FFX) guided-missile frigate at its facility in Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do on 12 August. The vessel, named Gangwon , is the first Incheon-class frigate built

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  • F-16V radar integration clears way for Taiwan upgrade

    Key Points Lockheed Martin has integrated an AESA radar onto an F-16V, its designation for its latest upgrade suite for legacy aircraft Taiwan can now begin receiving the upgrade to 144 of its Block 20 F-16A/Bs Lockheed Martin has completed the integration of an active electronically scanned

CBRNE & EOD Defence CBRNE & EOD Defence

  • US says 'serious questions' remain over Syrian CW

    The United States has made the strongest indication to date that Syria may have withheld some of its chemical weapons on 18 August, when it said there are still "serious questions" about its declaration to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The White House

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  • Chinese J-11BH 'aggressive' with USN P-8A, says DoD

    The US Department of Defense (DoD) and Chinese Ministry of National Defense (MND) are engaged in a war of words over an incident on 19 August when a People's Liberation Army Navy Air Force (PLANAF) Shenyang J-11 fighter harassed a US Navy (USN) Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft.

CBRN Assessment CBRN Assessment

  • US says 'serious questions' remain over Syrian CW

    The United States has made the strongest indication to date that Syria may have withheld some of its chemical weapons on 18 August, when it said there are still "serious questions" about its declaration to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The White House

Terrorism & Insurgency Terrorism & Insurgency

  • Libyan gateway falls to Islamists

    Libya's main international airport has fallen into the hands of an Islamist militia following weeks of heavy fighting. Fighters from the Libyan Dawn coalition announced the capture of Tripoli International Airport on 23 August. The airport had been shut since 13 July amid clashes between the Libyan

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