• Avalon 2017: RAAF airlifters take centre stage in Geelong

    The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) is showcasing its fixed-wing transport capabilities at the Avalon Airshow, with all its aircraft types featuring in both the flying and static displays at this year's event. The service's three primary airlifters - the Alenia Aermacchi C-27J Spartan, the

  • Hyundai Heavy Industries approves plan to split into six separate companies

    South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has approved a plan to split the group into six separate companies from April 2017. HHI's shareholders agreed to the restructure on 27 February, which will result in the creation of a shipbuilding company as well as five other firms derived from HHI's

  • Reliance outlines intent to become one of India's biggest defence firms

    India's Reliance Infrastructure has outlined plans to become one of the country's largest defence companies. Reliance said in a meeting with stock exchange analysts on 27 February that it is "confident of becoming one of the leading defence companies in India". The comments were published

  • Avalon 2017: RAAF showcases full spectrum of air power capabilities

    The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) is showcasing the full range of its fixed- and rotary-winged capabilities at the Avalon Airshow running from 28 February to 5 March. All of its modern types will feature in the static display of the Australian International Airshow and Aerospace and Defence

  • Malaysia lays keel for second littoral combat ship

    Boustead Naval Shipyard (BNS) has laid down the keel for another 111 m Second Generation Patrol Vessel - Littoral Combat Ship (SGPV-LCS) on order for the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN). The vessel, which is the second of six 3,000-tonne ships ordered under a MYR9 billion (USD2 billion) contract, was

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  • Nexter pushes T40 turret development

    Nexter Systems of France has now completed two of its T40M two-person turrets armed with the CTAI 40 mm Case Telescoped Armament System (CTAS) and roof-mounted remote weapon station (RWS), the company has confirmed to Jane's. These have been installed on various platforms for trials in France and