• Bharati Shipyard changes name to reflect defence push

    India's Bharati Shipyard Limited has agreed to change its name to Bharati Defence and Infrastructure Limited, the company has announced. In a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange the company said the name change was approved unanimously by its board of directors in a meeting on 31 July. The name

  • Crash reveals ELINT role for Colombian CN235M

    A Colombian Air Force (FAC) Airbus Defence and Space (DS) CN235M aircraft crashed on 31 July killing all 11 on board. The aircraft reported an engine malfunction before it crashed over Agustin Codazzi, Cesar. The aircraft is understood to have been undertaking an intelligence operation. In response

  • Egypt takes delivery of F-16s

    A previously delayed consignment of F-16 multirole fighters arrived in Egypt just before US secretary of state John Kerry arrived to announce that bilateral relations were returning to a "stronger base". The eight F-16s were delivered to Cairo West Air Base on 30-31 July. The US embassy

  • Elbit announces more DIRCM sales

    Israel's Elbit Systems announced on 3 August that it had received two more orders for its MUSIC family of directed infrared countermeasures (DIRCM) systems to protect aircraft against man-portable air-defence systems (MANPADS). One of the orders came from an unidentified Asian country for

  • Gambian president's pardoning of prisoners likely aimed at improving diplomatic relations with EU and Senegal

    EVENT Gambian president Yahya Jammeh on 30 July ordered the immediate release of the latest batch of prisoners, including some facing a death sentence. The first batch of more than 200 prisoners was released a week earlier as President Jammeh celebrated his 21st anniversary in office following his

  • Indian Coast Guard receives 14th fast patrol vessel

    The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has received its 14th Aadesh-class fast patrol vessel from state-owned Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL), the company announced on 1 August. The boat, ICGS Apoorva , is part of a 20-vessel, INR15 billion (USD234 million) contract awarded to CSL in 2010. "Cochin

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  • Russian An-140 production halted by Ukrainian sanctions

    Russia has been forced to suspend manufacture of the Antonov An-140 transport aircraft as a result of sanctions imposed by the Ukrainian government, national media reported on 3 August. Production of the twin-turboprop aircraft at Samara JSC Aviacor (also known as Aviakor), which is located

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Northrop Grumman awards Triton component deal to Australian firm

    Northrop Grumman has awarded Australian firm Ferra Engineering a contract to produce components for the US corporation's MQ-4C Triton maritime surveillance high altitude long endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), it was announced on 30 July. The contract, the value of which was not disclosed,