• Australian defence white paper to 'reset' relationship with industry

    Australia's delayed defence White Paper will aim to "reset" the relationship between government and the country's defence industry, Defence Minister Marise Payne said on 5 February. Speaking at the opening of a new facility owned by Canberra-based company CEA Technologies, she said the

  • BBA seals Landmark Aviation deal

    UK-headquartered BBA Aviation has completed its USD2.06 billion acquisition of fixed-based operations (FBO) specialist Landmark Aviation from private equity firm Carlyle Group, after receiving US regulatory approval. The deal expands the BBA Signature Flight Support business to 195 sites worldwide,

  • Elbit opens up new unmanned naval front

    Key Points Elbit Systems has established a new Naval Systems Business Line within its ISTAR division Its Seagull USV is aimed at MCM and ASW missions, where Elbit sees unmanned concepts of operation offering the biggest pay-off Israel's Elbit Systems is looking to drive growth in the emerging

  • Fuji Heavy Industries reports high growth in Q3 results

    Japan's Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) has reported double-digit growth in sales and earnings during the first three quarters of fiscal year 2015-16. The corporation - one of Japan's big three defence companies alongside Mitsubishi and Kawasaki - said that sales by the end of December had reached

  • HAL rolls out long-delayed HTT-40 trainer

    India's state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has rolled out the first prototype of its basic trainer in Bangalore after nearly six years of development. In an official statement on 2 February, HAL declined to confirm when exactly the tandem-seat Hindustan Turbo Trainer-40 (HTT-40) rolled

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  • Norway completes first phase of NH90 programme

    Norway has completed the first phase of its NH90 helicopter procurement programme with the delivery of the first platform to be equipped with a dipping sonar, the NHIndustries consortium announced on 4 February. The handover of the sixth of 14 NATO Frigate Helicopter (NFH)-variant NH90s for the
  • Russian deployment of new Pantsyr to Syria confirmed

    Russia has deployed the new version of the Pantsyr air defence system to its Humaymim airbase in Syria, footage broadcast by the RT news channel on 3 February has confirmed. Russia has had at least one Pantsyr-S1 at Humaymim since 3 October 2015, when its Ministry of Defence released a photograph
  • USAF reveals 2014 nuclear 'mishap' that damaged ICBM

    The US Air Force (USAF) stripped personnel of their nuclear certification following a mishap in which a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) was damaged, it was revealed on 23 January. The incident, which occurred in 2014 but is only now being publically acknowledged by the USAF,