• Airbus Helicopters appoints new India head

    Airbus has appointed a new head of helicopter operations in India. The group said on 17 July that Ashish Saraf will lead the helicopter division of Airbus India across civil, defence, and paramilitary domains. The appointment of Saraf, who has been vice-president at Airbus India since 2015, is

  • Farnborough 2018: Team Tempest outlines future combat air strategies and technologies

    Key Points The RAF and industry partners with Team Tempest have given initial outlines of the work they have ahead A key aspect of the project is that it is almost as much about behaviours as technology Following the unveiling of the Tempest future fighter concept at Farnborough on 16 July as

  • Indonesia equips second KCR-60M attack craft with Chinese-made naval weapon

    Key Points Indonesia has removed missile launchers from its second KCR-60M fast attack craft, and replaced these with a Chinese-made naval gun The vessel has also been equipped with Chinese-made fire-control sensors and a combat management system The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia

  • Larsen & Toubro teams with BEML to meet Indian requirements

    A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed on 16 July by Indian public sector undertaking (PSU) BEML Ltd and Larsen & Toubro (L&T), India’s engineering, technology, and construction company, to explore the requirements of Indian defence markets. The joint effort is aimed at

  • Navantia deal creates Saudi joint venture

    Five new corvettes are due to be handed over to Saudi Arabia by 2022, following confirmation of the government’s signing of a contract worth EUR1.8 billion (USD2.10 billion. Provisionally ordered from Spanish state-owned shipbuilder Navantia in April, the ships will be based on its Avante

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  • PSM details Puma AIFV upgrades

    The German Army’s Puma armoured infantry fighting vehicle (AIFV) will be upgraded in two key steps that Projekt System & Management GmbH (PSM) calls Puma S1 and Puma S2. PSM is a joint venture of Rheinmetall and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann. Puma S1 covers command-and-control, situational
  • Japan displays new NBC decontamination set

    The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) unveiled a new truck-mounted nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) decontamination set on 27 May at Camp Omiya in Saitama Prefecture, where the service’s Central NBC Weapon Defense Unit is based. Mounted on a 6×6 truck the new set, which is
  • PSM details Puma AIFV upgrades

    The German Army’s Puma armoured infantry fighting vehicle (AIFV) will be upgraded in two key steps that Projekt System & Management GmbH (PSM) calls Puma S1 and Puma S2. PSM is a joint venture of Rheinmetall and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann. Puma S1 covers command-and-control, situational

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