• Brazil advances submarine construction

    Brazil is preparing to integrate, finish, and test the first three unified hull sections for Riachuelo (S-40), Brazil’s first of four planned diesel-electric attack submarines, at the Itaguaí shipyard. The hull sections were moved on 13 and 14 January from the Unidade de

  • CNO touts BMD potential of Aegis

    Admiral John Richardson, the US chief of naval operations, said he is confident about the ability of the Aegis combat system aboard appropriately outfitted US guided-missile destroyers and cruisers to conduct ballistic missile defence (BMD) missions, even during the initial boost phase.

  • Czech MoD orders full review of Elta 3D radar contract

    Czech Defence Minister Karla Slechtova has ordered a full review of an unsigned CZK3.6 billion (USD173,000) contract for eight IAI Elta Systems ELM-2084 multi-mission radar (MMR) units selected by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) on 14 December 2016. IAI Elta Systems was selected by Slechtova's

  • Hostile bid for GKN escalates

    British defence and engineering company GKN’s rejection of a takeover bid by corporate turnaround specialists Melrose resulted in a week of antagonistic statements between the two companies, with Melrose defending itself on 18 January against accusations of an inaccurate presentation of its

  • Romania approves creation of Rheinmetall joint venture

    Romania’s Competition Council has announced that it has authorised the formation of a joint venture between state-owned defence company Romarm SA and German armoured vehicle specialist Rheinmetall Landsysteme GmbH. The two companies will each hold a 50% stake in the new venture Romanian

  • UkrOboronProm resurrects aircraft factory

    Ukraine’s UkrOboronProm has trumpeted the successful revival of the Kharkiv State Aircraft Manufacturing Enterprise in a statement issued on 16 January. UkrOboronProm, the parent company of Kharkiv State Aircraft Manufacturing Enterprise, said capital investment in the company had restored

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  • IDF developing C2I smartwatch for field officers

    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are set to introduce a new portable command, control, and information (C2I) system for its ground forces, which for the first time will serve all field officer ranks, from platoon to brigade commanders. Called Shaked (Hebrew for ‘almond’), the new system

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  • AUSA 2017: Roboteam launches TIGR UGV

    Roboteam unveiled its Transportable Interoperable Ground Robot (TIGR) at AUSA 2017 in Washington, DC. The medium-sized, tracked platform has been designed to detect, identify, and dispose of hazardous objects and has a modular design, Shahar Abuhazria, Roboteam’s CEO told Jane’s ,

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  • North Korea releases launch images of Hwaseong-15 ICBM

    North Korea has released images of its 29 November test-launch of a Hwaseong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which Pyongyang claims is capable of striking anywhere in the United States. The land-based ICBM, which was launched on a high trajectory from the vicinity of Pyongsong in

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  • Dassault reveals orders, deliveries for 2017

    France’s Dassault Aviation Group announced its orders and deliveries for 2017 on 8 January, ahead of the company’s annual financial report in March. According to Dassault, nine Rafale aircraft were delivered during the year, with one aircraft for France, and a further eight to Egypt, in