• AAD 2014: Denel developing course-corrected artillery fuze

    Denel Dynamics is conducting proof of concept work on a new, low-cost precision fuze for artillery. The AcuFuze is being developed together with UTC Aerospace Systems in Plymouth in the United Kingdom, combining the former's guidance and control technologies and the latter's inertial sensor

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    South Africa's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) will join Space Commercial Services Holdings (SCSH) to design and develop a synthetic aperture radar (SAR) optimised to be carried by small satellites for wide area maritime surveillance. The intention is to develop a satellite

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    Kazakhstan has announced plans to increase defence spending by 36.6% in nominal terms over the next three years. Under measures revealed by the Ministry of Finance, the defence budget will increase from KZT362.7 billion (USD2 billion) in 2014 to KZT495.5 billion (USD2.7 billion) in 2017. According

  • Malaysia selects UK torpedo launch system for Gowind corvettes

    The Royal Malaysian Navy's (RMN's) Second Generation Patrol Vessel - Littoral Combat Ships (SGPV-LCSs) will be equipped with torpedo launchers from UK-based marine and naval systems developer J+S Ltd, the company confirmed to IHS Jane's on 23 September. The six vessels, which are based on DCNS'

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    NATO needs to further simplify its networks to minimise the risk of cyber intrusion, while embedding cyber defence as a permanent feature of exercise and mission planning, according to the NATO's top cyber security official. The alliance will also be exploring ways to boost two-way information

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  • First A400M for Malaysia takes shape

    The first of four Airbus Defence and Space (DS) A400M Atlas transport aircraft for Malaysia will shortly begin ground testing ahead of delivery in 2015, the company announced on 23 September. The aircraft - MSN022 - is currently in the latter stages of the final assembly line (FAL) in Seville,
  • US, S Korean sources suggest North has SLBM ambitions

    US and South Korean sources have claimed that North Korea is building a tube capable of firing a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), a move that could potentially give Pyongyang a second strike nuclear capability. US officials disclosed to the Washington Free Beacon in late August that
  • Poland orders more Radmor F@stnet radios

    The Polish Armament Inspectorate has signed a contract for Radmor VHF PR4G family F@stnet tactical communication systems worth PLN66 million (USD20 million). In total, Poland has ordered 380 Radmor RRC 9211 tactical very high frequency (VHF) manportable radios and 41 Radmor RRC 9311 AP vehicle
  • US says 'serious questions' remain over Syrian CW

    The United States has made the strongest indication to date that Syria may have withheld some of its chemical weapons on 18 August, when it said there are still "serious questions" about its declaration to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The White House

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