• Australian auditors recommend changes to T&E, risk-identification processes

    The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) has made a series of recommendations to improve the Australian Department of Defence's (DoD's) testing and evaluation (T&E) of major capital acquisition programmes. The ANAO report, published on 24 November, said measures were required to better

  • Babcock issues half-year earnings

    Babcock released its half-year results on 24 November, with revenue up 5% but profit down 3% year on year (y/y) by statutory measures. When revenue from joint ventures and investment income was included, revenue was up 12% y/y at GBP2.3 billion (USD3.5 billion) and operating profit up 6% y/y at

  • India to transfer four Mi-25 'Hind' attack helicopters to ANDSF by early 2016

    India will deliver four refurbished Russian-made Mi-25 'Hind' attack helicopters to the Afghan National Defence and Security Forces (ANDSF) by early 2016, official sources have said. The renovated Indian Air Force Mi-25s, armed with YakB four-barrelled 12.7 mm machine guns, rockets, and grenade

  • Meggitt completes Cobham composites acquisition

    UK defence equipment and component manufacturer Meggitt announced on 25 November that it had completed the acquisition of Cobham's advanced composites business. Through this deal, first announced in August, Meggitt will acquire Cobham's Advanced Composites Limited and Compass Composites Products

  • Myanmar's new government bids for authority

    Key Points The victory of the opposition National League for Democracy in the November 2015 elections is unlikely to lead to a reduction in the military's political role. The civilian government will struggle to challenge the military's control over the management of Myanmar's ethnic conflicts,

  • NATO backs Turkey over Russian aircraft shoot-down, calls for calm

    The NATO alliance has called for calm, while backing Turkey's right to protect its airspace after it downed a Russian Su-24 strike aircraft that had allegedly flown over its territory near the Syrian border on 24 November. Speaking to reporters at NATO headquarters the same day, after the North

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  • First free-flight test for Harpoon Block II+

    The US Navy (USN) has successfully completed a first free-flight test of the network-enabled AGM-84N Harpoon Block II+ air-launched anti-ship missile in a test on the Point Mugu sea range off the California coast. A modification of the existing AGM-84D Harpoon Block 1C missile, the Block II+ weapon

C4iSR & Missions Systems C4iSR & Missions Systems

CBRNE & EOD Defence CBRNE & EOD Defence

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  • Russia's long-range strikes in Syria come to an end

    Russia's assertion that it has doubled its air power over Syria by using its long-range bombers has proved to be a temporary expedient. The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) reported that aircraft flying from Russian bases carried out the first long-range strikes on 17 November, but no additional

Military Capabilities Military Capabilities

CBRN Assessment CBRN Assessment

  • NORM wisdom: Portal cuts nuisance alarms

    Radiation portal monitor (RPM) technology is being trialled for cargo screening at an unnamed Western European capital city airport. The patented Discovery RPM from Symetrica is designed to discriminate accurately between potential threat radioactive sources and naturally occurring radioactive

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Industry Industry

  • South Korea indicates delay to technology transfer requests

    South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has indicated a potential delay in securing technologies through defence offset to support the development of the Korean Fighter Experimental (KFX) 4.5-generation fighter aircraft. DAPA said previously that it expected to obtain