• Australia begins receiving Growlers

    Key Points The RAAF on 29 July received its first EA-18G Growler during a rollout ceremony Australia is the first and only international customer for the electronic attack aircraft Boeing rolled out the first Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Growlers on 29 July during a ceremony at the company's

  • BAE Systems reports improved half-year results

    Favourable exchange rates and incremental sales associated with the Typhoon tranche 3 multirole combat aircraft helped BAE Systems to improved sales during the first half of 2015. The UK-headquartered group reported sales of GBP8.47 billion (USD13.2 billion) for the six months to 30 June, up from

  • Brazil and Sweden reach financing agreement on fighter deal

    The Brazilian Ministry of Defence and Swedish Export Credit Corporation agreed on 29 July to a financing plan that fixes annual interest rates at 2.19%, compared with the 2.54% requested by the Swedish government to finance Brazil's acquisition of 36 Saab Gripen E/F combat aircraft. The

  • Croatia receives first PzH 2000

    Croatia has received its first Panzerhaubitze 2000 (PzH 2000) 155 mm self-propelled artillery (SPA) systems, the country's Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced. The MoD paraded the first vehicle at the Repair Office of the Armed Forces in Jankomir on 29 July, ahead of their public debut during the

  • Curtiss-Wright results 'ahead of expectations'

    US industrial solutions and defence electronics company Curtiss-Wright reported lower sales and earnings for the second quarter of the year, although the results were ahead of the group's expectations. The firm reported on 29 July that sales had decreased 4% from the same period last year to USD545

  • DSME posts huge quarterly losses

    South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has announced record quarterly losses of KRW2.39 trillion (USD2 billion). The huge deficit, reported by the company on 29 July, was attributed to increased costs related to commercial shipbuilding and oil and gas projects.

Platforms Platforms

  • BAE Systems may 'gap' Typhoon production in 2018

    BAE Systems may have to 'gap' production of the Eurofighter Typhoon in 2018, if further near-term orders are not forthcoming, IHS Jane's was told on 28 July. Speaking at the company's manufacturing facility at Warton, production manager Matt Heritage, said that as the current orderbook stands,

Weapons Weapons

  • Brazil set to receive last Gepard SPAAGs

    The last eight of 34 Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) Gepard 1A2 self-propelled anti-aircraft guns (SPAAGs) are scheduled to depart from Germany in the first week of August and arrive in Rio de Janeiro 20 days later, a source told IHS Jane's on 27 July. The Gepards were procured from Germany by the

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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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Industry Industry

  • KMW, Nexter Systems merger receives final sign-off

    Key Points KMW and French government sign off on creation of joint venture, effectively merging KMW and Nexter Systems Consolidation of the two companies comes as domestic defence expenditure declines and the need for export customers rise Owners of the French and German armoured vehicle
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