• DAPA signs export-support deal with national bank

    South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has signed an agreement with the Export-Import Bank of Korea to provide financial support for domestic companies seeking to boost defence exports. The DAPA said the "financial co-operation" memorandum of understanding (MoU),

  • Lumax and SIPAL sign for Indian joint venture

    New Delhi-based Lumax Auto Technologies said on 26 November that it has entered an agreement with Italian company SIPAL Engineering to form a joint venture (JV) to undertake defence manufacturing in India. Lumax - primarily an automotive company - said in a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange that

  • Pipavav set to exit debt restructuring programme

    Pipavav Defence and Offshore Engineering is expected to exit an INR120 billion (USD1.9 billion) corporate debt restructuring programme following the completion of its takeover by Reliance Infrastructure, it was announced on 26 November. Reliance said in a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange that it

  • Russian Su-24M communications equipment blamed for shootdown

    The crew of the Russian Sukhoi Su-24M 'Fencer' strike aircraft downed by Turkey on 23 November may not have been able to hear radio warnings issued by the Turkish Air Force, Russian sources tell IHS Jane's . Turkish authorities have stated that the aircraft was warned 10 times within a five-minute

  • Violent risks intelligence bulletin - 27 November 2015

    Americas 25 November 2015 - Haiti: In Cabaret, Port-au-Prince, police forces fired tear gas to disperse a protest against alleged electoral fraud; two officers were injured. 25 November 2015 - Mexico: In Mexico City Airport, police officers arrested four people involved in a kidnap ring and

  • AEEI increases stake in Saab Grintek Defence

    African Equity Empowerment Investments (AEEI) has completed the acquisition of an additional 20% stake in Saab Grintek Defence, bringing its holding up to 25%. The transaction was completed on 25 November and was first announced in May this year. Saab Grintek Defence remains majority owned by Saab

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  • IDF moves to counter lone-wolf threat

    ANALYSIS The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) is opting for cautious, defensive responses to sustained Palestinian 'lone-wolf' attacks. Since September, when tensions surrounding Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque escalated into stabbings, shootings, and vehicle ramming attacks, 22 Israelis have been killed

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  • UAE trains new Yemeni army

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is training soldiers for a new Yemeni army at Al-Anad Air Base in southern Yemen. The UAE's official WAM news agency reported on 23 November that a batch of Yemeni soldiers had graduated from a training course run by the UAE's military. While WAM did not say how many

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  • NORM wisdom: Portal cuts nuisance alarms

    Radiation portal monitor (RPM) technology is being trialled for cargo screening at an unnamed Western European capital city airport. The patented Discovery RPM from Symetrica is designed to discriminate accurately between potential threat radioactive sources and naturally occurring radioactive

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  • UK spending review outlines 3.1% real-term defence increase

    The United Kingdom's 2015 Spending Review, published on 25 November, has outlined a 3.1% real-term increase for the Ministry of Defence (MoD) budget to 2019-20 as part of the commitment to spend 2% of GDP on overall defence. The announcement was expected following the release of the new Strategic