• AeroVironment converts second loan into CybAero equity stake

    US unmanned systems manufacturer AeroVironment has converted a second loan to Swedish unmanned aircraft system developer CybAero into an equity holding, it was announced on 21 August. In December 2012 AeroVironment invested USD3 million in CybAero through two convertible loans, each worth SEK10

  • CACI reports revenue down, contract awards up for fourth quarter

    Services contractor CACI reported its fourth quarter revenue was down 1% compared with the same quarter in 2013, although contract awards were up 24%. The report, announced at the close of business on 20 August, marked the end of a fiscal year that saw revenue down 3%, although costs fell 3% as

  • German government promotes industrial consolidation

    Germany is to promote industry consolidation in Europe, the German Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Sigmar Gabriel announced on 19 August. Gabriel, a member of the Social Democratic Party, said that the country's industry perspectives "do not depend on exports alone". "We

  • Indonesia and US to sign Apache MoU

    Indonesia and the United States are expected to sign an agreement soon to facilitate the Indonesian Army's (TNI-AD's) enhanced operation of on-order Boeing AH-64E Apache attack helicopters. The Indonesian Ministry of Defence said on 20 August that the memorandum of understanding (MoU) will cover

  • Russia's A-100 AEW&C platform almost ready for production

    Acceptance trials of Russia's Beriev A-100 new-generation advanced airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft could begin in 2017, according to Anatoly Krailyuk, deputy director-general for research and development at the Vega concern that is building the new platform's radar system.

  • South African to mandate local content in shipbuilding

    South Africa is preparing to designate shipbuilding as a strategic sector with local production and procurement targets, the country's Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) announced on 20 August. The designation under the revised Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act (PPPFA) regulations

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  • China unveils ASW version of Z-18 helicopter

    A new anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopter for the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is undergoing trials and testing, according to news reports and Chinese military websites. The aircraft, believed to be designated Z-18F, has been developed from the Changhe Aircraft Industry Group (CAIG)

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  • New Zealand's OPVs complete Typhoon gun acceptance trials

    The Royal New Zealand Navy's (RNZN's) Otago-class offshore patrol vessels (OPVs), HMNZS Otago and HMNZS Wellington , have completed successful acceptance trials of the Typhoon naval gun system, an RNZN spokesperson told IHS Jane's on 20 August. The trials were conducted over 11-12 August at an

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  • USAF extends BACN mission support contract through 2015

    The US Air Force (USAF) has awarded Northrop Grumman a USD89.7 million support contract for the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) system, the company said in a 7 August press statement. The company will continue its overseas operational support of the USAF's seven systems through

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  • Ebola outbreak highlights limitations of technology

    Key Points As it is not an airborne virus, Ebola poses a relatively low risk to air travellers, but the air transport industry is taking no chances and has tightened inspections on inbound flights and cargo Although there are effective methods to test for Ebola, they are either too slow or too

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