• European MALE UAV flies under satellite control for first time

    Leonardo and its partner Thales have conducted the first satellite-controlled flight of a European medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE)-class unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The milestone, announced on 23 May, involved an unmanned Piaggio Aero P.1HH Hammerhead aircraft demonstrate the ability to be

  • India accuses Pakistan of 881 ceasefire violations across LoC since January

    The fragile peace between nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan is under increased strain as the armies of the neighbouring countries continue to exchange artillery, missile, mortar, and small arms fire almost daily across their disputed border in northern region of Kashmir. India recently

  • KADEX 2018: Russia unveils Il-76MD-90AE airlifter

    Russia’s aerospace industry has unveiled the export version of the Ilyushin Il-76MD-90AE heavy airlifter at the KADEX 2018 defence show being held in Astana, Kazakhstan, on 23–26 May. The Il-76MD-90AE is fitted with a 321 m 3 cargo compartment. With a maximum take-off weight of 210

  • Launch of third Chinese Type 927 acoustic surveillance ship confirmed

    Commercial satellite imagery captured on 3 May confirms that China has launched its third Type 927 acoustic surveillance ship. The 90 m-long vessel is the second one to enter the water at the Huangpu shipyard near the southern city of Guangzhou, with another one being launched about two months ago

  • Parsons expands in cyber, C5ISR markets

    Parsons announced on 21 May that it had expanded its business operations in the cyber, space, and command, control, communications, computers, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C5ISR) domains through the acquisition of Polaris Alpha from Arlington Capital Partners.

  • Yageo acquires US electronics firm

    Taiwan’s Yageo Corporation announced on 22 May that it had signed an agreement to acquire US electronic component manufacturer Pulse Electronics. The acquisition agreement is valued at USD740 million, but is still subject to approvals from the US government. Pulse Electronics, owned by

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  • Sweden to upgrade MS20-standard Gripen C/Ds

    Saab has been awarded SEK224 million (USD26 million) to upgrade systems on the Swedish Air Force (SwAF’s) fleet of Gripen C/D combat aircraft. The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) contract, announced by the company on 23 May, involves enhancements to the current

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  • UK takes delivery of MHC sweep demonstrator system

    Key Points The UK's MHC Sweep Capability demonstrator achieved system acceptance on 26 April The MHC Sweep demonstrator combines an 11 m ARCIMS USV, configured with a power generation module, with towed magnetic, acoustic, and electrical influences, including up to three coil auxiliary boats The

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  • Airbus drops arbitration with Poland

    Key Points Following a recent Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) case precedent, Airbus has dropped its arbitration with Poland over the failed 2015 H225M deal While the company will continue to appeal the decision, the CJEU case creates problems for the arbitration process Airbus has

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  • Airbus drops arbitration with Poland

    Key Points Following a recent Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) case precedent, Airbus has dropped its arbitration with Poland over the failed 2015 H225M deal While the company will continue to appeal the decision, the CJEU case creates problems for the arbitration process Airbus has
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