• Air Power Association gets first civilian chair

    The Air Power Association (APA), a UK group founded in 1947 and focused on public relations and the Royal Air Force, has selected Mark Roberts as chair of its executive committee, Roberts' firm announced in a press release on 17 April. The APA, composed of RAF and industry public relations

  • Analysis: Japan taking small steps in international markets

    One year since Japan's groundbreaking decision to ease its long-standing ban on military exports domestic companies' penetration in international markets remains limited, although there have been small steps towards integration and overseas sales. Japan regards its move in April 2014 to relax the

  • Honeywell releases Q1 earnings

    US contractor Honeywell released its first quarter earnings on 17 April, with sales slumping 5% overall for the whole company and 6% in its aerospace division. Honeywell's two other divisions also saw declines, but the aerospace group had the largest year-on-year fall, from USD3.9 billion in the

  • Korea's LAH programme inching forward

    South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) and Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) are moving forward with negotiations over developing a Light Armed Helicopter (LAH) with a view to signing a contract in the next few weeks. DAPA spokesman Kim Si-Cheol told IHS Jane's on 17 April

  • LAAD 2015: OTO Melara sets ambitious target for growth in Brazil

    With the eventual goal of becoming a leading future supplier of artillery systems to Latin America, Italy's OTO Melara has set a target of generating 5-10% of its revenues from Brazil as a 'gateway' country over the next decade. Foremost in this strategy is the observation that Brazil's GDP seems

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  • USAF study shows Global Hawk can carry U-2 sensors

    Key Points The USAF says it can integrate key U-2 sensors onto Global Hawk UAVs The Pentagon is planning to retire the manned aircraft if it can make the UAVs fully mission-capable The US Air Force (USAF) has determined that integration of key sensors from its manned Lockheed Martin U-2
  • Iranian S-300 sale to go ahead

    Key Points Russia has announced Iran will get S-300 systems as a reward for as yet un-finalised deal on its nuclear programme It is unclear if Iran will get the P or V series S-300 Russia and Iran have agreed a new deal under which the latter will receive an unspecified variant of the S-300
  • Sagem enhances French Army FELIN kit

    Sagem, a division of French group Safran, announced on 3 April it had won a contract from the French Direction générale de l'armement (DGA) procurement organisation to add several improvements to the French Army's FELIN V1 (Fantassin à Équipements et Liaisons Intégrés)
  • CBO releases new triad upgrade estimate

    The United States will have to spend USD348 billion on nuclear weapons modernisation over the next 10 years if it wants to maintain a triad of nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), submarines, and bomber aircraft, according to a 22 January report from the Congressional Budget