• 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • USCG's fourth National Security Cutter passes acceptance trials as fifth vessel is named

    Shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced that the fourth vessel soon to join the US Coast Guard's (USCG's) Legend-class National Security Cutter (NSC) fleet completed its acceptance trials only two days after the fifth cutter in the class was christened. Hamilton (WMSL 753), the

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  • Briefing: Sailing apart

    Although Australia and New Zealand jointly procured their ANZAC frigates to a common baseline, the two nations are now following very different courses for their respective mid-life update programmes. Richard Scott reports
  • Changing landscape: transforming the UK's surface ship sector

    In the run-up to the Type 26 Global Combat Ship main investment decision, plans are taking shape for a much modernised complex warship capability on the north bank of the River Clyde. Yet there remains an element of uncertainty ahead of Scotland's forthcoming referendum on independence, reports Richard Scott
  • Spinning out - Iran's nuclear talks receive four-month extension

    With the new deadline for a final agreement on Iran's nuclear programme set for November 2014, interested parties gained four months to resolve their differences. Alex Vatanka examines the numerous pressures affecting a deal.
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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)
  • 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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