• Alcoa acquires TITAL

    US metals manufacturer Alcoa announced on 15 December that it had acquired German metal fabrication and manufacturing company TITAL. Financial details of the acquisition were not released. TITAL manufactures a range of components for the space, aerospace, and defence industries, with clients

  • Analysis: Hamas displays long-range rockets

    The Palestinian militant group Hamas provided an insight into its rocket manufacturing programme on 14 December when it paraded its longer-range models for the first time through Gaza city. The rockets on display included the self-produced J-90 and R-160, as well as a quad launcher for the M-75 and

  • DAPA proposes Lockheed Martin to upgrade F-16 fleet

    South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has proposed changing from BAE Systems to Lockheed Martin in order to upgrade the Republic of Korea Air Force (RoKAF) F-16 fighter aircraft. A statement by the military procurement agency on 17 December announced that a plan to

  • Estonia to replace Soviet-era An-2 aircraft with US-supplied Sherpas

    The Estonian Air Force is to replace the two Antonov An-2 'Colt' transport aircraft it operates in favour of a pair of Shorts C-23 Sherpas, a service official disclosed on 17 December. Speaking during a media tour of Amari Airbase, 2nd Lieutenant Pille Joala said that the An-2s, which have been in

  • German Typhoons not subject to Russian aggression

    The German Air Force (GAF) is not seeing a more confrontational attitude from Russian pilots it is intercepting over the Baltic region, despite concerns being raised by Western leaders of increased aggression over recent weeks. Speaking during a media tour of Amari Air Base, Estonia, on 17

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  • Briefing: Japan's new dawn

    Tokyo is shrugging off the post-1945 constraints on its military and developing new operational concepts and capabilities in response to China's rise. James Hardy reports
  • Fifth-gen ramp-up

    The F-35 programme has had its fair share of challenges, but meeting key programme milestones in the new year would signal that the largest weapons acquisition effort in history is finally on track. Marina Malenic reports
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