• Indian MoD discloses scope of company bans

    The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has revealed that 24 companies are currently banned, suspended, or restricted from doing defence business in the country. The list, published by the MoD on 19 February, features six “debarred” companies, 14 companies that have been imposed with

  • Singapore announces 4% increase in defence spending

    Singapore’s defence budget in 2018 will be SGD14.76 billion (USD11.2 billion), the government announced on 19 February. The expenditure represents a 3.9% increase against the SGD14.20 billion defence allocation in 2017, budgetary figures show. “Defence expenditure is expected to

  • Violent risks intelligence bulletin – 20 February 2018

    Americas Brazil – 16 February 2018: The Brazilian government said it would declare a state of emergency in Roraima State to control the mass arrival of Venezuelans fleeing the country. Colombia – 18 February 2018: In Barrio Nuevo, Cúcuta, Norte de Santander, unidentified

  • Five yards secure FFG(X) concept design contracts

    Key Points Austal USA, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Fincantieri Marine Group, Huntington Ingalls Industries, and Lockheed Martin have each received 16-month contracts The 16-month contracts will allow the navy to better understand cost and capability drivers and inform the final

  • Israeli Arrow 3 interceptor test previews upcoming trials in Alaska

    The Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO), Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), and the US Missile Defense Agency test fired the Arrow 3 anti-missile system in the early hours of 19 February, sending its interceptor into space from a missile test base in central Israel. The IMDO described the

  • James Fisher acquires Australian company Cowan

    UK-based marine services business James Fisher & Sons has acquired Australian company Cowan Manufacturing, a specialist in recompression chambers. James Fisher said on 19 February that the acquisition, featuring the entire share capital in the Australian company, is valued at AUD2.6 million

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  • Ukraine seeks improved artillery capabilities

    Ukraine has “long term” plans to adopt the NATO 155 mm/52 calibre standard for its conventional tube artillery forces, a senior official has revealed. Speaking at the IQPC Future Indirect Fires Eastern Europe conference in Bucharest, Romania, Major General Andrii Koliennikov, deputy

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  • US warns of Assad’s evolving CW munitions

    Forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad are developing new munitions to deliver chemical weapons, US officials told journalists on 1 February. The officials said Assad’s forces had continued to make occasional and relatively small-scale use of chemical weapons since the 4

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  • HAL engages with local firms over Dhruv production

    India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has approached domestic private-sector companies to build under licence the civilian version of its Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH). HAL said on 16 February that it has invited expressions of interest (EOI) from local firms with a view to
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