• BAE team to deliver power improvement for Type 45 destroyers

    An industry team led by BAE Systems has been contracted by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to embody a major power generation upgrade for the UK Royal Navy’s (RN’s) six Type 45 air defence destroyers. The so-called Power Improvement Project (PIP) implementation will see the

  • Endeavor Robotics awarded a USD9.2 million follow-on order for SUGVs

    On 15th March, Endeavor Robotics announced that it had received USD9.2 million for a large number of small unmanned ground vehicles (SUGVs) for the US Marine Corps (USMC). The award follows a previous USD15 million SUGV order in 2017. As with the previous order, the platforms will be supplied with

  • Indian Navy Heron UAV crashes shortly after take-off

    An Indian Navy (IN) Heron medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) crashed soon after taking off from Porbandar on India’s west coast on 22 March. The IN said in a statement that the Israeli-built UAV was on a routine surveillance flight when it crashed, adding that no

  • Ultra appoints CEO

    UK defence, security, and aerospace technologies group Ultra Electronics has appointed a new chief executive officer four months after the departure of long-serving leader Rakesh Sharma. The company said on 22 March that Simon Pryce will take the helm on 18 June. Pryce joins Ultra Electronics

  • Elettronica announces Australian partnerships

    Elettronica, the Italian electronic warfare (EW) systems manufacturer, has signed agreements with companies in Australia in support of the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN’s) AUD35 billion (USD27 million) Sea 5000 Future Frigate programme. The firm said on 21 March that its memoranda of

  • Saab formally announces Swordfish bid for Korea

    Saab has officially announced its intention to offer its Swordfish maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) to the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN). In a press conference in Seoul on 21 March Saab confirmed that it is preparing a proposal for the USD1.8 billion programme, which is expected to progress through a

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  • Saudi Arabia says F-15 survived SAM hit over Yemen

    Key Points The Saudi-led coalition confirmed an F-15 was hit by an SAM over Yemen The rebels are reroling air-to-air missiles as SAMs A Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) F-15 multirole fighter was “intercepted” by a surface-to-air missile (SAM) while flying over northern Yemen on 21 March,

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  • Boeing to award F-15C Legion Pod contract before end of year

    Boeing expects to award Lockheed Martin a full development and production contract before the end of the year for the integration of the Legion Pod onto the F-15C Eagle combat aircraft, a senior official told Jane’s on 22 March. The modular infrared search-and-track (IRST) sensor package has

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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