• China's AVIC boosts performance in first half of 2016

    The Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) has attributed double-digit growth in the first half of fiscal year (FY) 2016 to reforms to improve efficiencies, quality and management. The state-owned company said on 22 July that sales in the six months to the end of June reached CNY153.7

  • KAI moves to expand MRO operations

    Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) is looking to expand its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) business with the proposed construction of a new facility, the company has announced. KAI said on 22 July that it has submitted a plan to develop the MRO facility in South Gyeongsang province near to

  • Lockheed Martin eyes new capabilities for LRASM following first at-sea test

    Key Points The LRASM was successfully launched from the VLS of a moving ship off the California Coast Lockheed Martin is exploring a top deck launcher to enable ships without VLS to use LRASM Lockheed Martin successfully conducted the first end-to-end surface launched demonstration of its Long

  • Lockheed Martin rolls out Symphony Block 40 IED countermeasure system

    Key Points The Block 40 is designed to provide greater ease of upgrading to counter new threats The system will be primarily sold to coalition and partner nations via the FMS programme Lockheed Martin has upgraded its Symphony Block 20 improvised explosive device (IED) countermeasure system,

  • UK Gazelle helicopters to have lives extended until 2025

    The British Army's Westland Gazelle AH.1 observation and utility helicopters are to remain in service for another nine years, according to the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD). This extension will take the Gazelle past its 50th anniversary in UK military service in 1971 and make it the oldest

  • US Army seeks next-generation radar

    Key Points The US Army is exploring radars that can operate in contested and congested electronic environments under its Next Generation Radar effort Raytheon and Baylor University have been awarded grants to demonstrate the relevant technologies for the programme The US Army Research Laboratory

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  • Eurosatory 2016: MILREM extends THeMIS mission set

    Estonia's MILREM has broadened the mission set of its THeMIS (Tracked Hybrid Modular Infantry System) unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), equipping the platform with a counter-improvised explosive device (C-IED) payload. Speaking to IHS Jane's , MILREM's chief executive officer, Kuldar Väärsi,

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  • Japan orders additional MV-22 tiltrotors

    Japan has contracted four Bell-Boeing MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft in addition to five already ordered, the US Department of Defense (DoD) announced on 20 July. The award, which is part of a USD544.7 million modification to a previously announced US government multi-year (MY) buy across