• Airbus Helicopters discusses partnerships in India

    Airbus Helicopters is in discussion with defence companies in India about potential partnerships that could lead to the group's rotary-wing aircraft being constructed within the country, a regional executive has told IHS Jane's . Rainer Farid, Airbus Helicopters' vice president of sales, India and

  • Malaysia receives first Australian Bay-class patrol vessel

    The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has received its first Bay-class patrol vessel from Australia, Malaysian state news agency Bernama reported on 27 February. The boat, ACV Arnhem Bay , is the first of two vessels to be donated by Australia under an AUD1.2 million (USD0.9 million)

  • Norway's improved CV90s start rolling off the production line

    The Royal Norwegian Army has received its first series-produced improved BAE Systems CV9030 infantry fighting vehicle. BAE Systems is under contract to upgrade 103 existing Norwegian CV90s and build an additional 41 for a total fleet of 144 under a programme understood to be worth USD500 million.

  • ATIRCM cleared for FMS

    Key Points The US DoD has approved foreign military sales of ATIRCM Proliferation of surface-to-air missiles makes the system highly desireable internationally, according to prime contractor BAE Systems The BAE Systems' AN/ALQ-212(V) Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasures (ATIRCM) system has

  • NNSA requests 4.4% nuclear non-proliferation funding increase

    Changes to nuclear non-proliferation funding accounts in fiscal year 2016 (FY 2016) are meant to better organise activities and the shift is accompanied by a modest increase in funding, according to Frank Klotz, director of the US National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Programmes

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  • GA-ASI and Sener to offer Predator B to Spain

    Key Points GA-ASI and Sener have signed a teaming agreement to offer the Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper UAV to Spain Spain has a long standing requirement for an optionally armed MALE ISR UAV General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) and Sener, a Spanish engineering company, have signed a
  • IDF corroborates Hizbullah 'Scud-D' claims

    Key Points The IDF says that Hizbullah has 'Scud-D' ballistic missiles with a range of 700 km The range is well in excess of what the Lebanese group needs to target Israel The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) released an infographic on 2 March stating that the Lebanese group Hizbullah has 'Scud-D'
  • CBO releases new triad upgrade estimate

    The United States will have to spend USD348 billion on nuclear weapons modernisation over the next 10 years if it wants to maintain a triad of nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), submarines, and bomber aircraft, according to a 22 January report from the Congressional Budget

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    Type Penetration warhead. Development In 1994 Britain's Royal Ordnance (later BAE Systems Royal Ordnance Defence, BAE Systems Land and Armaments and now BAE Global Combat Systems Munitions) released details of a new penetrating tandem warhead concept suitable for both bombs and air-to-surface

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