• FarSounder to provide sonar for RNZN’s future fleet replenishment tanker

    US-based company FarSounder has signed a contract to provide its FarSounder-1000 forward-looking sonar for the Royal New Zealand Navy’s (RNZN’s) future fleet replenishment vessel, Aotearoa . The company announced in a 17 April statement that the sonar “will provide real-time 3D

  • HorizonX continues tech investments

    Boeing’s HorizonX venture capital arm has made its third investment in less than a month, this time in 3D printing company Morf3D. Approximately 12 months after HorizonX was established, the division is keeping up momentum in investing in disruptive technology companies, the newest being

  • South Korea to open tender for additional ASW helicopters

    South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced on 23 April that it will open a tender in May for the procurement of additional shipborne helicopters with anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capabilities for the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) under its Maritime Operational

  • Argentine Army adds new and modernised equipment

    On 19 April the Argentine Army took delivery of a diverse range of new and modernised equipment, part of a broader modernisation of land assets for the army. New equipment included Steyr Mannlicher HS.50 M1 12,7 mm rifles, Thales Ground Observer 80 radars, Zodiac assault boats, Sany STC800 cranes,

  • ASC to cut workforce by more than 200

    Australia’s state-owned ASC will reduce its shipbuilding workforce by up to 223 positions over the next few months, the company announced on 23 April. It added that the cuts are related directly to the winding down of ASC’s construction of Hobart-class Air Warfare Destroyers (AWDs) for

  • Cellula Robotics developing AUV fuel cell technology for Canadian DND

    British Columbia-based Cellula Robotics is to begin initial development work on fuel cell technology for autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) under the first of a possible three phases for Canada’s Department of National Defence (DND). The company was awarded a CAD647,944 (USD506,055)

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  • Raytheon finalises SDB II developmental testing

    Raytheon Missile Systems (RMS) has finalised the developmental testing (DT) campaign for the GBU-53/B Small Diameter Bomb Increment II (SDB II) network-enabled precision-guided glide munition. Developed under a US Air Force (USAF) and US Navy (USN) joint interest programme (with the USAF as the

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  • Portugal to establish UAV-based ISTAR capability

    Tekever, Elbit Systems, Airbus’ SURVEY Copter, AeroVironment, and Altus are competing to deliver the Portuguese Army’s first intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance (ISTAR) capability based on small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The procurement, to run through

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  • Yemeni rebels target Saudi oil industry

    Key Points Yemeni rebels have announced three attacks on Aramco facilities The Saudi-led coalition blamed them for an attack on an oil tanker The Yemeni rebel group Ansar Allah (Houthis) claimed to have carried out three rocket attacks on Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Aramco) facilities in 10 days

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  • DSA 2018: BAE Systems looks to build Malaysian profile

    BAE Systems is moving forward with several sales opportunities in Malaysia, headlined by the company’s continuing engagement in promoting the Eurofighter Typhoon for the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF). Company officials told Jane’s at the Defence Services Asia (DSA) 2018 exhibition in