• North Korean missile tests are a ‘wake-up call’ for China, PACOM commander says

    Recent North Korean missile and nuclear testing has caught China off guard, Admiral Harry Harris, Pacific Command (PACOM) commander, believes. China has been willing to help the United States and the international community keep North Korea in check, but Beijing remains focused on establishing

  • Cobham completes sale of business units to Viavi

    British defence communications and aviation specialist Cobham announced the completion of its divestment of two business units on 16 March. The USD455 million transaction sees its AvComm and Wireless test and measurement businesses sold to US-based Viavi Solutions Inc, a supplier of network test and

  • More than half of US Air Force T-6A trainer aircraft back in service

    More than half of the US Air Force’s (USAF) Beechcraft T-6A Texan II trainer aircraft are back in service after the fleet was recently grounded due to concerns with their oxygen supply systems. USAF Chief of Staff General David Goldfein told the House Appropriations (HAC) defence subcommittee

  • US Army awards Lockheed Martin USD3.5 billion readiness contract

    Key Points The company will track 100% of LVC training components and systems Maintainers will use mobile devices to manage the inventory Lockheed Martin announced it was awarded a seven-year USD3.5 billion contract to support US Army readiness and training at more than 300 locations worldwide.

  • US Pave Hawk crash in Iraq was on routine mission

    The Sikorsky HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter that crashed in western Iraq on 15 March was on a routine mission from one base to another, according to a US Central Command (USCENTCOM) spokesman. Major Josh Jacques told Jane’s on 16 March that all seven people on board died in the crash, which took

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