• Bulgaria to launch fighter programme

    Bulgarian defence minister Nikolai Nenchev has revealed that the country is to launch a fighter procurement by the end of June. According to Bulgarian media reports on 21 May, Nenchev told a parliamentary defence committee that the procurement would replace a number of aircraft. However, it was

  • Indian Coast Guard commissions four more patrol vessels

    The Indian Coast Guard has commissioned four new vessels at Porbandar in the western state of Gujarat. The vessels - the Aadesh-class fast patrol ship ICGS Ankit (pennant number 247) and the interceptor boats C-419, C-420, and C-155 - were commissioned on 14 May. In recent months, the coastguard

  • US approves large guided bomb sale to Israel

    The US State Department has approved the sale to Israel of over 20,000 guided bomb kits and 8,650 associated warheads, including additional 5,000 lb 'bunker busters', the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on 19 May. The DSCA notification said the estimated cost of the proposed

  • US approves MH-60R maritime attack helicopter sale to Saudi Arabia

    The US State Department has approved the possible sale of 10 Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk multimission helicopters, associated equipment, and support for an estimated USD1.9 billion, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on 20 May. Under the proposed deal outlined by the DSCA, the

  • A400M operators warned to check engine control units following crash

    Airbus has recommended that operators of the A400M Atlas transport aircraft perform checks on the aircraft's engines "to avoid potential risks in any future flights". The announcement comes in the wake of the fatal crash of MSN23 on 9 May. In a statement, Airbus said on 19 May it had

  • Bharat Forge posts surge in earnings to support defence push

    The diversified Indian group Bharat Forge, which is making a committed push to expand its defence business, posted a surge in sales and earnings in fiscal year 2014, the company announced on 20 May. In a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange the company said revenues in the year increased by 34% to

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  • US approves large guided bomb sale to Israel

    The US State Department has approved the sale to Israel of over 20,000 guided bomb kits and 8,650 associated warheads, including additional 5,000 lb 'bunker busters', the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on 19 May. The DSCA notification said the estimated cost of the proposed

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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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  • French defence spending increase boon for procurement

    Key Points France is to spend an extra EUR1.5 billion on defence equipment by 2019 under an update to the country's military programming law Included is the addition of four C-130s, more helicopters, and the acceleration of several naval programmes French defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian
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