• GA-ASI and Sener to offer Predator B to Spain

    Key Points GA-ASI and Sener have signed a teaming agreement to offer the Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper UAV to Spain Spain has a long standing requirement for an optionally armed MALE ISR UAV General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) and Sener, a Spanish engineering company, have signed a

  • Indra releases year-end results

    Spanish contractor Indra Sistemas released its year-end results on 27 February, reporting a 1% increase in revenue for 2014. The company, however, reported a EUR92 million (USD103 million) loss. The company said that a combination of schedule changes, goodwill impairments, and programme shifts had

  • Ultra Electronics releases final year-end results

    Ultra Electronics released its year-end results on 2 March, with revenue declining 4% and gross profit falling 1%. Ultra had revenue of GBP714 million (USD1.1 billion) in 2014, down from GBP745 million in 2013. While the company's Aircraft & Vehicle Systems business remained largely unchanged

  • Al-Shabaab mortar attack targets presidential palace in Somalia's Mogadishu

    SEVERAL mortar rounds, launched by Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen militants, hit areas near the presidential palace in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on 26 February, Reuters reported. No casualties were reported. Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack and claimed that several rounds had

  • Cambodia inaugurates Vietnamese-funded MRO facility

    The Royal Cambodian Army (RCA) on 27 February inaugurated a military maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facility funded by the Vietnam Ministry of Defence (MoD). Vietnam's news agency said the MRO site - in Battambang province, near the Cambodian-Thai border - will enable the RCA to support

  • China's CMC calls for additional procurement reforms

    China's Central Military Commission (CMC) has called for additional reforms to the country's defence procurement procedure in a bid to eradicate graft. Outlining the China government's intention to "continue the fight against corruption", Xinhua news agency reported on 28 February that

Platforms Platforms

Weapons Weapons

  • ATIRCM cleared for FMS

    Key Points The US DoD has approved foreign military sales of ATIRCM Proliferation of surface-to-air missiles makes the system highly desireable internationally, according to prime contractor BAE Systems The BAE Systems' AN/ALQ-212(V) Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasures (ATIRCM) system has

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

Country Risk Country Risk

Military Capabilities Military Capabilities

CBRN Assessment CBRN Assessment

  • US opens door to increased UAV sales

    Key Points A new US policy could facilitate military UAV exports to more countries The policy is the latest in a series of efforts to "modernise and reform" US export controls for the aerospace and defence industry The Obama administration on 17 February unveiled a new policy that could

Terrorism & Insurgency Terrorism & Insurgency

Industry Industry

  • IDEX 2015: IGG acquires Finnish RIB company

    The United Arab Emirates' International Golden Group (IGG) has acquired Finnish rigid inflatable boat (RIB) manufacturer Boomeranger Boats, it was announced on 25 February. The value of the deal was not disclosed. However, Boomeranger's parent company Revenio Group revealed that the disposal would
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