• Growing defence sales highlight positive Meggitt first half

    British aerospace and industrial manufacturer Meggitt PLC reported strong half-year results on 4 August, despite weakness in its energy businesses. The group's revenues for the first two quarters of 2015 were GBP793.7 million (USD1.2 billion), up 10% on the first half of 2014, while operating profit

  • Lockheed Martin appoints new head to lead information systems in Asia

    Lockheed Martin has appointed a new vice president to lead its information systems business in Australia and Asia, it was announced on 3 August. The US corporation said Christine Zeitz will serve as regional head of the company's Information Systems and Global Solutions (IS&GS) business. Zeitz

  • Norwegian firm signs Bangladesh cyber defence deal

    Cyber-security specialist Norway Registers Development (NRD) has signed a contract with the Bangladesh government to develop a national cyber defence strategy to tackle growing network-related attacks in the country. The deal is worth nearly USD1 million and calls upon NRD to collaborate with the

  • Oman aims to learn from Malaysian offset programme

    The head of Oman's national offset and industrial compensation programme has visited Malaysia to learn from the Asian country's experience of offset. The tour of Malaysia by Zafer bin Awad Al Shanfari, the president of the Oman Authority for Partnership for Development offset agency, was announced

  • US, GCC agree to bolster defence co-operation

    US secretary of state John Kerry outlined how the United States will help bolster security in the Middle East after meeting leaders from the six Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) member states in Qatar on 3 August. The meeting was designed to reassure the GCC states that the United States will step

  • USN commissions 12th Virginia-class submarine

    A 12th Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarine was placed into service with the US Navy (USN) on 1 August. USS John Warner (SSN 785) was commissioned in its homeport at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia. As the second of eight Block III Virginia submarines that feature a redesigned bow, the

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  • UK extends reformed Tornado unit for operations over Iraq

    The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) is to sustain in service the reformed 12 (Bomber) Squadron for a further year in order to continue air strikes against the Islamic State, the defence secretary announced on 3 August. The squadron, which is currently conducting strikes over Iraq from its forward

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  • Pentagon awards JAGM development contract

    Key Points Lockheed Martin has received a USD66 million EMD contract for JAGM The missile will be integrated onto the Apache and Viper attack helicopters while the production line is qualified The US Army and the US Navy on 31 July awarded Lockheed Martin a USD66 million engineering and

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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,