Defence
  • UK RN unveils plan to tackle engineering challenges

    The UK Royal Navy's (RN's) most senior engineering officer has called for immediate action to prevent wide-ranging challenges in procurement, support, and training from damaging the service's frontline capabilities. Vice Admiral Simon Lister, Chief of Materiel (Fleet), is seeking "improved

  • Asia-Pacific navies sign code to reduce crisis risk at sea

    Naval chiefs from 25 Asia-Pacific (AsPac) countries, including the US, signed an agreement on 22 April aimed at improving communication at sea to prevent maritime tensions from flaring into conflict. The Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea (CUES) was ratified unanimously on the opening day of the

  • General Dynamics reports greater first-quarter earnings

    General Dynamics increased its profits by 4.2% to USD595 million in the first quarter of the year but saw a slight reduction in revenues of 1.1% to USD7.3 billion in the same period, according to the company's first-quarter 2014 financial report, issued on 23 April. Sales growth was strong in the

  • Pakistan Navy to shift submarines from Karachi to Ormara

    The Pakistan Navy is in the process of shifting primary operations and naval assets, including its entire fleet of diesel-electric submarines (SSKs), from Karachi to the Jinnah Naval Base in Ormara. According to statements made by a top navy official on 22 April, the shift came about due to

  • Singapore's defence minister outlines procurement strategy

    Singapore's procurement strategy will encompass three main approaches over the coming years as the government continues to transform the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) into a networked third-generation (3G) military. In an interview with IHS Jane's in April, Singapore's Minister for Defence Ng Eng Hen

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  • BAE Systems begins new round of CFT trials for Typhoon

    BAE Systems is currently assessing the aerodynamic characteristics of conformal fuel tanks (CFTs) for the Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft, the company announced on 22 April. Wind tunnel trials of the twin 'shoulder-mounted' blister tanks are now being held to accelerate the clearance processes
  • Iran unveils new 12.7 mm Gatling gun

    The Iranian military unveiled various new weapons and platforms during and immediately after the annual Army Day Parade on 18 April, including a six-barrelled 12.7 mm gun called the Moharram. Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan, the commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army Ground Forces,

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