• Boeing continues to face lower defence revenue

    Boeing reported a 7% increase in year-on-year revenue to USD23.7 billion for the third quarter (Q3) of 2014 on 22 October, with revenue for the first nine months of 2014 increasing 5% to USD66.3 billion. Defence, Space, and Security revenue declined 2% in Q3 2014 to USD7.9 billion, with revenue for

  • Boeing to revise KC-46A schedule, but key USAF milestones unchanged

    Key Points Delayed completion of power-on, wiring separation rework and slower-than-planned functional testing caused Boeing to redraw its KC-46A tanker EMD schedule The government's liability is capped at USD4.9 billion, but Boeing's cost for the work is estimated at USD5.9 billion Boeing is

  • Finland begins study on new fighter aircraft

    Finland's replacement for its Boeing F/A-18 Hornet fleet is expected to cost the country about EUR6 billion (USD7.6 billion), local media revealed on 18 October. Finland's Ministry of Defence (MoD) launched an exploratory working group in early October to examine maintenance and performance

  • 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

  • Griffon Hoverwork enters fast boats arena

    Key Points Griffon Hoverwork and Cougar Marine join forces to build ultra high-speed naval and coastguard craft Hovercraft manufacturer Griffon Hoverwork has teamed with powerboat specialist Cougar Marine to design, market, and build a range of ultra high-speed boats intended to support naval and

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  • Briefing: Underwater aspirations

    While competing priorities and affordability issues have influenced a decline in submarine numbers in Europe in recent years, several of the region's nations are committing resources to recapitalising their SSK capabilities. Kate Tringham and Richard Scott report
  • Thinking big

    The arrival of the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers will require a mindset change in the Royal Navy. Richard Scott reports
  • Indonesian intent

    Shifting power in the Asia-Pacific region requires Indonesia to reassess its military modernisation programme, writes Jon Grevatt
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  • Elbit to upgrade F-5 fighters for undisclosed Asian country

    Elbit Systems has been awarded a USD85 million contract by an undisclosed Asian country. The majority has been earmarked for a Northrop F-5 Tiger II upgrade programme. The contract, which was announced by the Israeli company on 22 October, will last for three years. In addition to upgrading the
  • AUSA 2014: Army outlines upcoming combat vehicle choices

    US Army planners will use the next several years to consider its next major vehicle investment - perhaps for infantry or Stryker units - and whether to proceed with a future combat vehicle. With the cancellation of the ground combat vehicle (GCV) for budget reasons, the army had to choose whether
  • USN swaps future deployment schedules for two carriers

    Key Points USS Harry S Truman and USS Dwight D Eisenhower are swapping maintenance, training, and deployment schedules The exchange will help keep the USN's carrier strike groups on track with a new readiness cycle and allow Eisenhower to complete an extended maintenance period Two US Navy (USN)

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