• Algeria's first Chinese corvette begins homeward journey

    The first of the three C-28A corvettes that China's Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group is building for Algeria arrived in Malaysia on 6 October having completed the first leg of its voyage to North Africa. Named Adhafer (920), the vessel docked at the Boustead Cruise Centre in Port Klang for a

  • Belarus sees rapidly growing defence sector

    Production at Belarus' state-owned Belarusian State Military-Industrial Committee (GosKomVoenProm) reached BYR3.571 billion (USD201 million) for the first eight months of 2015, the group's board announced on 5 October, marking a 56% increase compared with the same period of 2014. Exports increased

  • Indian MoD extends deadline for FICV contenders

    India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) has extended a deadline for 10 Indian companies to submit their project reports for the Indian Army's INR1 trillion (USD15.38 billion) Future Infantry Combat Vehicle (FICV) programme. Official sources said the 15 October deadline to submit an expression of interest

  • Japan moves to secure defence supply chain

    Japan's Ministry of Defense (MoD) is carrying out measures to improve its control of industrial supply chains to support industrial development and security in procurement, the MoD has revealed to IHS Jane's . An MoD spokesman said on 6 October that as a first step in its efforts to enhance supply

  • Kaman agrees to by Timken Alcor

    Aircraft components company Kaman has reached a deal to buy Timken Alcor Aerospace Technologies, the company announced on 6 October. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Timken Alcor produces aftermarket parts for aerospace servicing. The company, with annual sales of USD20 million, is based in

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  • Suspected Iranian missile shipment seized in Arabian Sea

    The first evidence has emerged that Iran is shipping weapons to its allies in Yemen in the form of a shipment of anti-tank guided missiles seized off Oman. The seizure was first announced on 29 September, when Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed al-Jubeir told the Al-Arabiya news channel that,
  • Boeing gets development deal for USAF F-15 EW suite

    Key Points The USAF has selected Boeing as the prime contractor on a new digital EW suite for the F-15 Eagle EPAWSS will replace TEWS, which has been in service since the 1980s The US Air Force (USAF) selected Boeing as the prime contractor on a new digital electronic warfare suite for its F-15