• Rostec reports rising Russian defence exports

    Russia’s military exports reached an annual value of USD13.4 billion in 2017, according to comments Rostec Corporation CEO Sergei Chemezov made to state news agency TASS on 17 May. The figure represents a rise of 2.3% compared with 2016. Chemezov also reported that Rostec’s total

  • BAE Systems and Dell EMC develop a scalable and secure cloud solution

    BAE Systems and Dell EMC have partnered to create a federated secure cloud that is flexible enough to power agency-level IT modernisation or support smaller, forward-operating units. The BAE Systems, Dell EMC solution arrives mission-ready and pre-engineered embedded with customisable Dell EMC and

  • Japan deploys second F-35A to Misawa Air Base

    The Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) has deployed a second F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter to Misawa Air Base in northern Japan. The fifth-generation fighter, which arrived at Misawa on 15 May, was the third aircraft to undergo Final Assembly and Check Out (FACO) at Mitsubishi Heavy

  • RAF starts talks on E-3D AWACS replacement

    Key Points The RAF has begun to consider replacing its E-3D AWACS aircraft It is becoming increasingly costly to maintain the E-3Ds, meaning that replacing rather than upgrading them might be the most cost-effective option Senior UK Royal Air Force (RAF) officers and procurement officials have

  • Denel CEO steps down

    The board of directors of South African defence supplier Denel has accepted the resignation of the company’s CEO Zwelakhe Ntshepe, it was announced on 15 May. Ntshepe, who has served as CEO and previously acting-CEO for two and a half years, said he was leaving the position for personal

  • FSS competition raises ire as UK calls for expressions of interest

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is pressing ahead with plans to compete the build of up to three new solid support ships on the international market despite calls from opposition politicians and unions for the contract to be brought onshore. Interested ship designers and shipbuilders have been

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  • TWL launches fuel barge for Indian Navy

    Kolkata-based Titagarh Wagons Limited (TWL) has launched the first of two barges on order for the Indian Navy (IN) capable of carrying 1,000 tons of fuel. In an 18 May statement, the IN said that the 68-m long vessel, which has an overall maximum displacement of 2,000 tons, entered the water on 17

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  • China’s Z-19E helicopter completes firing tests

    The export version of China’s Harbin Aviation Industries (Group) Company (HAIG) Z-19 Black Whirlwind armed reconnaissance/attack helicopter has completed firing tests. HAIG’s parent company, the state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), said in a 16 May statement that

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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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  • TWL launches fuel barge for Indian Navy

    Kolkata-based Titagarh Wagons Limited (TWL) has launched the first of two barges on order for the Indian Navy (IN) capable of carrying 1,000 tons of fuel. In an 18 May statement, the IN said that the 68-m long vessel, which has an overall maximum displacement of 2,000 tons, entered the water on 17

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  • Update: Taliban launch attack on Farah City

    Afghan and US forces have conducted air strikes against insurgent positions around the capital of Afghanistan's western Farah Province to help ground troops repel an attack launched on the city by the Taliban militant group on 15 May. “The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces [ANDSF],

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