• Australian DoD confirms disbanding of DMO

    Australia's Department of Defence (DoD) has confirmed to IHS Jane's that its military procurement agency - the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) - was disbanded on 1 July, with acquisition activities now undertaken from within the DoD itself. The move complies with recommendations of the

  • Boeing continues to discuss defence trade opportunities with Indonesia

    Boeing and the Indonesian Ministry of Defence (MoD) discussed defence trade again in late June, maintaining their recently established high level of dialogue. The MoD said on 30 June that meetings in Jakarta were focused on easing administrative processes related to the MoD's stated intention to

  • Brazil drops plans for Gripen C/D lease

    Plans to lease 12 Saab Gripen C/D fighters as an interim solution for the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) have been cancelled according to Brazilian media reports published on 30 June. The plan, which began to be negotiated in 2014, sought to fill an air defence gap left by the retirement of the 12

  • Elbit completes NICE cyber acquisition

    Israel's Elbit Systems announced on 1 July that it had completed the acquisition of Israel's NICE Systems' Cyber & Intelligence division. The acquisition, first announced in May, was valued at USD157.9 million, with the deal comprising USD117.9 million in cash and USD40 million as an earn-out.

  • Former ST Engineering executives charged in court

    Singapore Technologies Engineering (ST Engineering) announced on 1 July that two former executives of its ST Marine business division have been charged under the provisions of the country's Prevention of Corruption Act. The company said in a statement that Han Yew Kwang, a former chief operating

  • KRET develops stellar navigation system for Russian strategic bombers

    The KRET concern has developed the ANS-2009 stellar navigation system for the Russia's Air Force Long-Rang Aviation's (LRA) strategic bombers, the company has revealed. "ANS-2009 allows the high-precise calculation of the plane's co-ordinates, basing on stars' position" the source told

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  • Tunisia to receive four 'modified' UH-60M helos

    The Tunisian government is to receive four 'modified' Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk utility helicopters by the end of June 2019, the US Department of Defense (DoD) announced on 30 June. The contract is a USD79.7 million modification to an award for eight 'green' helicopters that was made in March.

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  • Finland orders more NLAW missiles

    The Finnish Defence Forces have ordered more Next generation Light Anti-tank Weapons (NLAWs) from Saab Dynamics, the Finnish Defence Forces Logistics Department has announced. The contract, worth EUR32 million (USD35.5 million), also includes night vision devices from Millog and training tools from

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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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  • Nigerian Army to establish air corps

    The Nigerian Army is set to establish an aviation wing, the chief of the army staff, Lieutenant General Kenneth Minimah, reportedly said on 25 June. Citing a statement released by the army, Nigeria's Daily Trust newspaper reported that Lt Gen Minimah told a group of 10 soldiers enrolled in a course

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