• CACI reports revenue down, contract awards up for fourth quarter

    Services contractor CACI reported its fourth quarter revenue was down 1% compared with the same quarter in 2013, although contract awards were up 24%. The report, announced at the close of business on 20 August, marked the end of a fiscal year that saw revenue down 3%, although costs fell 3% as

  • German government promotes industrial consolidation

    Germany is to promote industry consolidation in Europe, the German Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Sigmar Gabriel announced on 19 August. Gabriel, a member of the Social Democratic Party, said that the country's industry perspectives "do not depend on exports alone". "We

  • Teledyne buys 'majority' of product lines from Atlas Hydrographic

    US-based Teledyne Technologies has bought most of the intellectual property owned by Atlas Hydrographic for an undisclosed sum, the company announced on 18 August. Atlas Hydrographic, a subsidiary of German giant Atlas Elektronik, specialises in marine sonar systems. A Teledyne spokesman said that

  • Haftar loyalists claim Su-24s carried out Tripoli airstrike

    The Libyan faction led by retired general Khalifah Haftar has claimed responsibility for an airstrike carried out against militias in Tripoli on the night of 17-18 August. The strike reportedly targeted an ammunition store at Mitiga Airbase, which is controlled by the Islamist militias from Misrata

  • Supacat wins Australian special forces vehicle contract

    Australia has awarded UK-based Supacat Group an AUD105 million (USD98 million) contract for 89 special operations vehicles based on the latest version of the Extenda high-mobility transport (HMT), the company said on 19 August. The Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) awarded the contract for what

  • Syria enhances T-72 protection

    Syria has developed a new passive armour package to enhance the survivability of its Russian-supplied T-72M1 main battle tanks (MBT) against RPG-7 rocket propelled grenades. Photographs published on a pro-Syrian military Facebook page on 9 August show a T-72M1 with a locally designed bar/slat

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  • China unveils ASW version of Z-18 helicopter

    A new anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopter for the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is undergoing trials and testing, according to news reports and Chinese military websites. The aircraft, believed to be designated Z-18F, has been developed from the Changhe Aircraft Industry Group (CAIG)

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  • USAF extends BACN mission support contract through 2015

    The US Air Force (USAF) has awarded Northrop Grumman a USD89.7 million support contract for the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) system, the company said in a 7 August press statement. The company will continue its overseas operational support of the USAF's seven systems through

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  • Ebola outbreak highlights limitations of technology

    Key Points As it is not an airborne virus, Ebola poses a relatively low risk to air travellers, but the air transport industry is taking no chances and has tightened inspections on inbound flights and cargo Although there are effective methods to test for Ebola, they are either too slow or too

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