• AWD programme now AUD800 million over budget

    The projected cost of Australia's troubled Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) programme has risen to about AUD800 million (USD688 million) more than its AUD8.5 billion budget, informed sources have told IHS Jane's . This figure is nearly AUD500 million more than an overrun forecast by an Australian

  • DSME, Navantia to complete risk reduction for Australian replenishment ship programme

    South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) and Spanish state-owned shipbuilder Navantia have received contracts from Australia's Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) to undertake risk reduction design studies for two new replenishment ships to be acquired under

  • GDUK places Scout SV turret order with LMUK

    A USD1 billion contract to deliver 245 turrets for the British Army's future Scout Specialist Vehicle (SV) fleet has been awarded by prime contractor General Dynamics UK to Lockheed Martin UK (LMUK), the latter announced on 21 October. The announcement follows on from the UK Ministry of Defence

  • India re-releases LPD tender to private-sector shipyards

    India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) reissued a request for proposal (RfP) in mid-September to three local private sector shipyards to build four amphibious assault ships for an estimated INR250 billion (USD4.16 billion. The RfP to ABG, Larsen & Toubro (L&T), and Pipavav Defence and Offshore

  • Islamic State reveals US equipment failures

    In the latest series of military failures revealed by the Islamic State's media channels, a US airdrop intended for the Kurdish defenders of the northern Syrian town of Kobane was instead seized by fighters from the Sunni militant group. A video released by the Islamic State on 21 October showed a

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  • Thinking big

    The arrival of the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers will require a mindset change in the Royal Navy. Richard Scott reports
  • Choosing sides - Islamic State's influence in South Asia

    Islamic State's presence in South Asia is on the rise, as an increasing number of young people are being radicalised and joining the group. Bibhu Prasad Routray examines Islamic State's expansion and the rising threat it poses to the region.
  • Indonesian intent

    Shifting power in the Asia-Pacific region requires Indonesia to reassess its military modernisation programme, writes Jon Grevatt
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  • RN commissions first front-line Wildcat squadron

    The UK Royal Navy's (RN's) first front-line Wildcat HMA.2 helicopter squadron has been stood up ahead of the type's introduction to operational service in early 2015. Formally commissioned at Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton on 10 October, 825 Naval Air Squadron (NAS) effectively merges
  • MBDA begins MdCN cruise missile production

    European missile house MBDA has commenced low-rate initial production (LRIP) of the French Navy's new Missile de Croisière Naval (MdCN) cruise missile at its Selles-Saint-Denis plant in central France. Delivery of the first production lot is expected early in 2015. Manufacture rates will ramp
  • Satellite imagery shows Parchin explosion aftermath

    Satellite imagery indicates that there was an explosion at Iran’s Parchin military research, development, and production facility on 5 October, raising fears about safety precautions at a site where nuclear weapons research allegedly has been carried out. The Iranian opposition website

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