• ASV and QinetiQ team up for target practice

    Defence science and technology company QinetiQ has established a Marine Surface Target Service in partnership with unmanned marine systems manufacturer Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASV). The UK-based venture is intended to "rapidly and effectively meet customer needs for trials and training

  • MBDA in advanced talks for Marte ER

    The Italian arm of European missile house MBDA is looking to secure a launch customer for its new Marte ER (Extended Range) anti-ship missile by the end of 2014. Speaking to IHS Jane's on 16 July during the Farnborough International Airshow, a company official said the company was in advanced

  • Saab bows out of Danish fighter procurement competition

    Saab has formally withdrawn its Saab JAS 39 Gripen E/F from Denmark's next-generation fighter aircraft competition, Denmark's Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 21 July. The MoD had set a deadline of 21 July for competing companies to submit their responses to a request for binding information

  • UTC reports sales and profit growth in Q2

    US industrials group United Technologies Corp (UTC) has reported sales of USD17.2 billion and net profits of USD1.7 billion for the second quarter of its 2014 financial year in results issued on 22 July. The figures reflect sales growth of 7% and profit growth of 8% over the same period in 2013,

  • India excludes HAL from medium transport aircraft programme

    The Indian government has ended the monopoly of the state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) in domestic aircraft manufacturing by excluding it from the stalled INR120 billion (USD2 billion) Medium Transport Aircraft (MTA) programme. Signing off on the MTA procurement, which will involve the

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  • Croatia seeks PzH 2000 purchase

    Croatia's plans to purchase PzH 2000 155 mm tracked self-propelled artillery systems received a substantial boost on 14 July when the Defence Committee of the Croatian Parliament moved to support their acquisition. Although this committee deliberated in a closed session, media reported that Croatia

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