• Colombia's COTECMAR seeks exports, positions for frigate work

    Key Points Colombia's COTECMAR is focusing on patrol and landing craft export opportunities It is developing co-operative agreements with international shipyards, including Spain's Navantia Colombia's state-owned company COTECMAR (Science and Technology Corp for the Development of Naval,

  • DCNS appoints new head of industrial division

    French shipbuilder DCNS has appointed Olivier de la Bourdonnaye to lead the company's Industrial Directorate. In an announcement on 20 April, the group said De la Bourdonnaye would oversee co-operation between the company's engineering and design departments, as well as production teams and the

  • Philippine Coast Guard signs for Japanese vessels

    The Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has awarded a contract to supply 10 multirole response vessels (MRRVs) for the Philippine Coast Guard to the Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU), the DOTC announced on 20 April. The contract is valued at PHP8.8 billion (USD200

  • Raytheon announces billion-dollar cyber acquisition

    Key Points Raytheon to acquire Websense and form joint venture with Vista Equity Partners The acquisition will give Raytheon access to broad commercial user base Raytheon announced on 20 April that it would be acquiring cyber security company Websense from private equity group Vista Equity

  • Thales opens new Bushmaster service centre

    Thales Australia has inaugurated a facility in Townsville, Queensland, to support Bushmaster protected mobility vehicles in service with the Australian Army, the company announced on 21 April. Thales Australia said the facility would supplement the company's Bushmaster support centre at Eagle Farm,

  • USMC surveys US-made inflatable boats

    Key Points USMC PdM RAR has issued an RfI for a US-made inflatable raiding boat The RfI suggests that the USMC might buy 50 craft per year from mid-2016 The US Marine Corps (USMC) has invited indigenously-based inflatable boat manufacturers to demonstrate how they might fulfil the capability


  • Briefing: Lighter than air

    With the development of new technologies and materials aerostats are enjoying a resurgence, proving to be an inexpensive surveillance solution for military and homeland security applications. Martin Streetly reports
  • Seoul reconsiders stance on THAAD system

    The United States has expressed its desire to deploy a new ballistic missile defence system in South Korea, drawing criticism from China. Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein looks at the implications of deploying the system for South Korea and its neighbours.
  • Unmanned at sea: the advent of the maritime rotary-wing UAS

    Deploying rotary-wing UASs in the maritime environment is still in the early stages, but concepts of operation are being developed against a headwind of declining defence expenditure. Andrew Drwiega reports

Platforms Platforms

  • India launches first-of-class Project 15B destroyer

    Mazagon Dockyard Limited launched Vishakhapatnam , the first of four 7,300-tonne Project 15B guided missile destroyers being built for the Indian Navy (IN), in Mumbai on 20 April. IN officials said it would be commissioned in July 2018 and delivery of the three follow-on platforms at two year

Weapons Weapons

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  • Sagem enhances French Army FELIN kit

    Sagem, a division of French group Safran, announced on 3 April it had won a contract from the French Direction générale de l'armement (DGA) procurement organisation to add several improvements to the French Army's FELIN V1 (Fantassin à Équipements et Liaisons Intégrés)

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

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Industry Industry

  • Sweden trims 2015 defence budget

    The Swedish government has proposed a SEK1.6 billion (USD182 million) reduction in defence spending in 2015, according to budget documentation released on 15 April. The government's Spring Budget proposal plots defence expenditure at SEK46.87 billion in 2015, a decrease from the previously approved