• 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • UK retires Lynx AH.7 from service

    The British Army retired from service the last of its AgustaWestland Lynx AH.7 utility helicopters during a ceremony on 31 July. The ceremony at the Army Air Corps' (AAC) operating base at Middle Wallop saw 671 Lynx Conversion Squadron perform a final flypast of the type that has been operational

  • 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

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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,