• India boosts defence budget by 10.9%

    India announced a core defence budget of INR2.5 trillion (USD41.1 billion) for fiscal year 2015-16 on 28 February. The figure is a 7.7%, or INR1.8 billion, increase over the initial 2014-15 budget announced by the previous Congress Party-led government in February 2014, or a 10.9% increase over the

  • Airbus Helicopters discusses partnerships in India

    Airbus Helicopters is in discussion with defence companies in India about potential partnerships that could lead to the group's rotary-wing aircraft being constructed within the country, a regional executive has told IHS Jane's . Rainer Farid, Airbus Helicopters' vice president of sales, India and

  • 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

  • Malaysia receives first Australian Bay-class patrol vessel

    The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has received its first Bay-class patrol vessel from Australia, Malaysian state news agency Bernama reported on 27 February. The boat, ACV Arnhem Bay , is the first of two vessels to be donated by Australia under an AUD1.2 million (USD0.9 million)

  • NSWC surveys C-130J gunship-compatible sensor turrets

    The United States' Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) has asked industry to provide details of long-range multi-sensor electro-optic/infrared (EO/IR) turret systems that could potentially be integrated into Lockheed Martin AC-130J Ghostrider gunship aircraft. Officials at the NSWC's Crane Division

  • 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

Platforms Platforms

  • 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

Weapons Weapons

  • IDF corroborates Hizbullah 'Scud-D' claims

    Key Points The IDF says that Hizbullah has 'Scud-D' ballistic missiles with a range of 700 km The range is well in excess of what the Lebanese group needs to target Israel The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) released an infographic on 2 March stating that the Lebanese group Hizbullah has 'Scud-D'

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