• Almaz-Antey eyes Indian partnerships

    Almaz-Antey is in discussions with potential Indian business partners for joint production of air traffic control (ATC) hardware and software, the Russian company disclosed on 23 April. This follows remarks from Almaz-Antey's director general, Alexander Vedrov, that Indian civil aviation companies

  • Antonov workers call for chairman's reinstatement

    Workers at Ukrainian aircraft manufacturer Antonov have called on the country's interim government to cancel a decree sacking the state-owned company's chairman. At a worker's meeting held on 18 April, trade union representatives reiterated their support for outgoing Chairman Dmitry Kiva and called

  • China looks to market listing of military R&D units

    China is reported to be drawing up plans to transform some of its state-run military research and development (R&D) institutes into listed companies as part of its long-standing commitment to promote self-sufficiency within its national defence industrial base. Local reports suggest the

  • F-35's programme costs decreasing, but acquisition costs are up, Pentagon report shows

    Key Points The procurement cost increase was caused by rising labour costs and the decision to defer airplane procurement to later years in the programme. As a result, the programme's total cost is not coming down as fast the Pentagon would like. An annual acquisition report to the US Congress

  • HIT reveals new information on Al Khalid-I MBT

    Officials from Pakistan's Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) disclosed new information about the greatly anticipated Al Khalid-Improved (I) main battle tank (MBT) during the recent DSA 2014 exhibition held in Kuala Lumpur. Brigadier Ghulam Murtaza Qureshi (rtd), HIT's director of budget, marketing and

  • iRobot reports revenue rise but lower earnings

    US robotics company iRobot saw its revenue increase from USD106.2 million in Q1 2013 to USD114.2 million in Q1 2014, although profit fell from USD8.4 million to USD5.3 million, primarily as a result of greater R&D spending and higher income tax charges. According to iRobot's Q1 2014 results,

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  • Australia signs up for 58 more F-35s

    Australia is to buy 58 more Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters (JSFs) at a cost of AUD12.4 billion (USD11.4 billion), Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced on 23 April. Together with the Royal Australian Air Force's (RAAF's) 24 in-service Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet strike

Weapons Weapons

  • Mexico requests UH-60M Black Hawk helos

    Mexico has requested the sale of 18 Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk utility helicopters from the United States government, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) disclosed on 21 April. The requested sale is valued at USD680 million, and includes associated equipment, parts, training and

C4iSR & Missions Systems C4iSR & Missions Systems

  • Australia signs up for 58 more F-35s

    Australia is to buy 58 more Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters (JSFs) at a cost of AUD12.4 billion (USD11.4 billion), Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced on 23 April. Together with the Royal Australian Air Force's (RAAF's) 24 in-service Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet strike

CBRNE & EOD Defence CBRNE & EOD Defence

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Military Capabilities Military Capabilities

  • Australia signs up for 58 more F-35s

    Australia is to buy 58 more Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters (JSFs) at a cost of AUD12.4 billion (USD11.4 billion), Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced on 23 April. Together with the Royal Australian Air Force's (RAAF's) 24 in-service Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet strike

CBRN Assessment CBRN Assessment

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  • BAE Systems begins new round of CFT trials for Typhoon

    BAE Systems is currently assessing the aerodynamic characteristics of conformal fuel tanks (CFTs) for the Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft, the company announced on 22 April. Wind tunnel trials of the twin 'shoulder-mounted' blister tanks are now being held to accelerate the clearance processes
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