• African country orders Super Dvora Mk 3 craft

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced on 31 March that it had received a contract worth "tens of millions of dollars" to supply four Super Dvora Mk 3 fast patrol boats to an African military customer. It said the craft would be built at its Ramta facility in Israel and delivered in

  • Al-Shabaab militants kill 18 people in Somalia's Mogadishu

    EIGHTEEN people - including one soldier - were killed and 28 wounded when Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen militants attacked and besieged the Maka Al-Mukarramah hotel in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on 27 March, Al-Jazeera and the Associated Press reported. One militant detonated a suicide

  • AUSA Global 2015: Unmanned combat vehicles still elusive

    The US Army is interested in robotic combat vehicles, but the technology does not yet factor into force planning, according to Brigadier General David Bassett, the army's programme executive officer for ground combat systems. Most ground robotics projects have been moved under the programme office

  • Australia needs continuous shipbuilding, defence minister says

    Australia is looking at a continuous build strategy for new warships but this will require a major improvement in productivity to be feasible, Defence Minister Kevin Andrews said on 31 March. Addressing a future surface fleet conference in Canberra organised by the Australian Strategic Policy

  • Boustead-DCNS joint venture secures submarine service

    Boustead DCNS Naval Corporation (BDNC) - a joint venture between BHIC Defence Technologies and French shipbuilder DCNS - has been notified of a contract extension to provide in-service support to the Royal Malaysian Navy's (RMN's) two Scorpene attack submarines. The majority owner of BDNC, Boustead

  • Canada receives fifth and final C-17 airlifter

    The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) has received into service its fifth and final Boeing C-17 (CC-177) Globemaster III strategic transport aircraft, it announced on 30 March. Aircraft serial number 705 touched down at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Trenton, Ontario, where it will join the other four

Platforms Platforms

  • Chinese Type 051B destroyer up for refit, or retirement

    Major work is being undertaken on the People's Liberation Army Navy's (PLAN's) only Type 051B Luhai-class destroyer. The 6,000 tonne ship was laid down in 1996 at the Dalian shipyard, commissioned in 1999, and was for a number of years the flagship of the South Sea Fleet, based in Zhanjiang.

Weapons Weapons

C4iSR & Missions Systems C4iSR & Missions Systems

  • OneSKY points the way for civil-military harmonisation

    Thales is working with Airservices Australia and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) on the development of the Civil Military Air Traffic Management System (CMATS) under the OneSKY programme. The three principal delivery partners argue that CMATS, which costs around AUD600 million (USD468.9

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