• AVIC subsidiary sells shares to boost expansion

    AVIC Electromechanical Systems, a subsidiary of the state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) that is involved in systems development for Chinese military and commercial aircraft, has announced plans to raise CNY2.6 billion (USD424 million) in a private placement of shares. The

  • OSINT Summary: Suicide bombing attack targets UK embassy vehicle in Afghan capital

    At least five people were killed and 35 others were wounded when a suicide bomber, driving a vehicle, detonated his explosives targeting a United Kingdom embassy vehicle near Qabalbai in the east of the Afghan capital, Kabul, on 27 November. Ministry of Health officials have stated that at least one

  • US defence spending after Hagel

    Chuck Hagel announced that he would be resigning as defence secretary on 24 November, less than two years after being elevated to the post. He will leave the Pentagon struggling to handle the realities of the US defence budget downturn and insistent that it cannot operate on the funds allocated to

  • China building coastguard ship based on Type 056 corvette hull

    Photographs have appeared on Chinese military websites of a China Coast Guard (CCG) vessel under construction at the Huangpu shipyard in Guangzhou, southern China, with a hull form that appears to be derived from the Type 056 Jiangdao corvette. The Huangpu shipyard has built five of the 17 Type 056

  • China readies indigenous special mission aircraft production

    Chinese state-owned defence equipment firm China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC) revealed that it has entered into an agreement with Austrian light aircraft constructor Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH to indigenously develop and manufacture special mission aircraft based on the DA42

  • Czech Republic seeks new transport aircraft

    The Czech Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced plans to buy one or two medium-sized tactical transport aircraft. Currently, the Army of the Czech Republic (ACR) operates four Airbus Military C295 medium tactical transport aircraft that fulfil the service's air transport needs. The aircraft,

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  • Indian MoD signs up for ACTAS towed array

    India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed an INR3.06 billion (USD51million) deal with Germany's Atlas Elektronik for six low frequency Active Towed Array Sonar (ACTAS) systems to be fitted to Indian Navy (IN) warships. The urgency of the requirement to safeguard its assets, continually

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  • US says 'serious questions' remain over Syrian CW

    The United States has made the strongest indication to date that Syria may have withheld some of its chemical weapons on 18 August, when it said there are still "serious questions" about its declaration to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The White House

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