Platforms Platforms

  • July IOC will not catapult F-35B into battle

    Key Points The USMC will not necessarily deploy the F-35B right after it declares the jump jet operationally ready Marines want to train more instructor pilots, but must also complete several certification requirements before the jet is ready for combat The US Marine Corps (USMC) is not planning

Weapons Weapons

  • US approves large guided bomb sale to Israel

    The US State Department has approved the sale to Israel of over 20,000 guided bomb kits and 8,650 associated warheads, including additional 5,000 lb 'bunker busters', the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on 19 May. The DSCA notification said the estimated cost of the proposed

C4iSR & Missions Systems C4iSR & Missions Systems

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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Military Capabilities Military Capabilities

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Terrorism & Insurgency Terrorism & Insurgency

Industry Industry

  • Babcock International posts strong profit rise in 2014

    British military support and maintenance group Babcock International released its full year 2014/15 results on 18 May, revealing large rises in both revenue and profit across the company's activities. Revenue in the year to March 2015 was GBP4.5 billion (USD7.1 billion), up from GBP3.5 billion in