• Boeing UK announces leadership change

    Boeing UK and Ireland announced on 20 August that its current president, Sir Roger Bone, is to retire at the end of September. He is to be replaced by Sir Michael Arthur on 1 October. Sir Michael joins Boeing UK following a career in the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, which included postings

  • Boustead signs agreement to boost Bumiputera enterprises

    Boustead Naval Shipyard (BNS), a subsidiary of Malaysian conglomerate Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation (BHIC), signed an agreement on 19 August with the Malaysian government to boost the development of local subcontractors. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) aims to enhance the defence

  • 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

  • Indonesia bolsters western fleet with four KCR-40 missile boats

    The Indonesian Navy's (Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL's) Western Fleet Command (Komando Armada RI Kawasan Barat - KOARMABAR) will receive an additional four KCR-40 missile attack craft by the end of 2014 to strengthen its regional maritime interdiction capabilities. Speaking

  • Lockheed Martin's acquisition of Zeta Associates official

    Lockheed Martin announced that it had completed its deal to buy Zeta Associates on 18 August, following a 30 June announcement that an agreement had been reached. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Zeta is a technical engineering services business based in Fairfax, Virginia, that had previously

  • Saudi Black Hawk contract awarded

    The Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation has been awarded a USD30.4 million contract modification to produce 12 UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters for the Saudi Arabia National Guard (SANG) by the end of August 2017, the US Department of Defense (DoD) announced on 19 August. The US Defense Security Cooperation

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  • Drifting apart

    Military leaders have warned repeatedly that the United Kingdom risks becoming a 'hollow force' unable to offer useful help to its closest ally, the United States. So is this the end of an unusually close partnership? Matthew Bell reports
  • Mixed fates

    The post-Cold War destinies of the Russian, Ukrainian, Polish and Belarusian defence industries have ultimately seen them tread very different paths. Nick de Larrinaga reports
  • More than minnows? Opportunities, challenges, and prospects for smaller navies

    Small navies find themselves obliged to confront unique challenges by virtue of their limited size and finite resources. However, Professor Geoffrey Till contends that context is all-important when analysing their relative proficiency and performance

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  • 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

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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

CBRNE & EOD Defence CBRNE & EOD Defence

  • Analysis: The strange case of Iraq's missing uranium

    The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant group made world headlines on 10 June when it rolled into Mosul, routing the security forces that were supposed to defend the city and robbed the bank of some USD400 million in gold. Now there is news that they also took other things:

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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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