• Israel reports defence exports of USD6.5 billion in 2016

    The International Defense Cooperation Directorate of the Israeli Ministry of Defense (SIBAT) published annual export statistics for 2016 on 29 March, showing a 14% rise in value year on year. Total transfers of military equipment from Israel in 2016 were valued at USD6.5 billion, a notable return

  • Teledyne completes E2V acquisition

    Teledyne Technologies has completed the acquisition of UK-based E2V Technologies, it was announced on 28 March. The company - a producer of image sensors and camera systems for space, healthcare, and defence and aerospace applications - will now trade as Teledyne E2V. The acquisition was first

  • AGAT develops Berkut-1E UAV

    Minsk, Belarus-based AGAT Control Systems has developed a new variant of its Berkut-1 small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The Berkut-1E builds on the design of the earlier system and has two configurations - a 3.3 m wingspan, 1.5 m long aircraft or a 3.7 m wingspan, 1.7 m long variant, which also

  • Army strategist: Future war may look like Ukraine, Syria

    One of the US Army's top strategists has warned that anti-access/area denial (A2/AD) capabilities and other evolutions in warfare represent a significant change for the service and it must prepare accordingly for complex fights such as in Ukraine and Syria. China is not alone in its adoption of

  • BAE Systems reports growth for 2016

    BAE Systems released its annual report on 28 March, with sales climbing 11.2%, although the company said much of the growth was tied to favourable exchange rates. BAE had sales of GBP19.0 billion (USD23.6 billion) for 2016, up from GBP17.9 billion. Operating profit climbed to GBP1.7 billion for

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  • Heavy lifting: Armoured recovery vehicles on the modern battlefield

    Armoured recovery vehicles play a vital battlefield role for any armour force, but countries take widely different approaches to buying and fielding these platforms. Christopher F Foss reports on recent developments
  • View from above

    Military satellite networks are an increasingly vital component for a range of activities, from location-tracking to communications. However, in the 'New Space' era, it is becoming cheaper and easier than ever before to launch satellites, presenting opportunities to nations and companies who may not previously have been involved in the sector. Gerrard Cowan reports
  • Engineering automation

    Advances in ship design, manufacture, and control interfaces can enhance integration through increasing the quantity and complexity of automated systems installed on ships. Anika Torruella reports on the benefits, pitfalls, and driving factors for replacing manpower with machines
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  • Indian Navy inducts first Mk IV LCU

    Key Points The Indian Navy has commissioned its first Mk IV LCU vessel Platform will strengthen the service's presence in India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands territory The Indian Navy has commissioned the first of eight Mk IV Landing Craft Utility (LCU) vessels designed and manufactured by
  • North Korea ground-tests new 'high-thrust' rocket engine

    North Korea has carried out a ground test of a "Korean-style, high-thrust engine" developed by the country's Academy of the National Defence Science, the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on 19 March. "The test was conducted to confirm the overall technical indices
  • USAF progresses SABR AESA radar integration onto F-16

    The US Air Force (USAF) is continuing with developmental testing of the active electronically scanned array (AESA) Northrop Grumman AN/APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) aboard the Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon, the service announced on 24 March. The work, which is being carried out by
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