• Atlas Elektronik appoints new CEO

    German naval technology company Atlas Elektronik announced the appointment of a new chief executive officer (CEO) on 20 March. Michael Ozegowski will serve as speaker of the management board and CEO of the company from 1 May, when Dr Jens Bodo Koch leaves to take up a position at Heckler and Koch.

  • AAR Corp reports rising sales in Q3

    US defence logistics and aerospace maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) company AAR Corporation announced financial results for the third quarter of its 2018 financial year on 20 March, revealing a 12% rise in sales year on year. Revenue for the third quarter increased by USD49 million to USD456

  • Arrests of senior military officers indicate increasing likelihood of a coup in Venezuela in one-year outlook

    Event The Directorate General of Military Counterintelligence (DGCIM) has arrested several top-rank officers in the past three weeks, including retired Major General Alexis López Ramirez, a former head of the army; retired Mayor General Miguel Rodriguez Torres, the founder and former head of

  • Boeing prepares new research centre in South Korea

    Boeing is to open an advanced technologies research centre in South Korea by mid-2018, the US corporation announced on 21 March. Boeing said it is currently in discussion with the South Korean government about the opening of the new facility, which will focus on technologies including autonomy,

  • China launches another acoustic surveillance ship

    Another large acoustic surveillance ship has been launched for China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), photographs posted on 20 March in online forums show. Built at the Wuchang Shuangliu shipyard in Wuhan, the 90 m long ship is the second of a class that has been referred to as

  • China testing unmanned tanks

    Images have emerged showing a People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Type 59 main battle tank (MBT) being remotely operated: an indication that China has begun trials of unmanned tanks as part of a push to modernise its armed forces. The images, which stem from video footage released around mid-March

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  • USMC to upgrade Hornets with new AESA radar

    The US Marine Corps (USMC) is to replace the radars of its Boeing F/A-18 legacy Hornets with a new active electronically scanned array (AESA) system. A request for information (RFI) issued by the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) on 20 March calls for a new AESA system to replace the incumbent

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  • Canada to send helicopter group to Mali

    The Canadian government announced on 19 March that it would contribute an “aviation task force” to the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) for 12 months. It said the task force would include CH-147F Chinook helicopters “to provide

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  • Japan pays a premium for locally built F-35s

    Key Points F-35s assembled in Japan cost about USD33 million more than imported types Japan could look to improve costs efficiencies through expanded local involvement The cost of locally building Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) is