• Brazil's 2015 defence procurement budget cut by 25%

    Key Points Brazil is to cut its defence procurement funding from USD7.3 billion to USD5.4 billion in 2015 The cuts, due to wider economic issues, could slow or cancel some acquisitions Brazil's 2015 defence procurement budget will be reduced from a previously approved BRL22.6 billion (USD7.3

  • Denel's Mechem expands global footprint

    Denel's Mechem business unit has revealed it has received a number of de-mining contracts, as it continues to expand its regional and international presence, company officials have told IHS Jane's . According to the company, work is to begin shortly on a de-mining project in Kuwait - a first for

  • Cambodia boosts MRO capabilities with new Chinese equipment

    The Royal Cambodian Army (RCA) took delivery of a range of defence equipment from China on 23 May as part of further efforts to bolster its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) capabilities. Chinese state media reported that the People's Liberation Army (PLA) handed over to the Royal Cambodian

  • France and Russia close to severing Mistral contract

    France and Russia plan to come to an agreement in late May on terms for severing the contract for supply of Mistral-class helicopter carriers to Russia, a source in the Russian military-technical sphere has said, according to the RIA Novosti news agency. "Paris has not yet replied to the

  • Japan, Malaysia agree to begin defence industry collaboration

    Japan and Malaysia have agreed to co-operate on defence trade and related technologies as a reflection of deepening bilateral ties, a joint statement said on 25 May. Following meetings in Tokyo between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his visiting counterpart, Najib Razak, a statement said


  • Mergers and acquisitions: First quarter 2015

    Mergers and acquisitions activity in the defence and security market remained relatively steady during the first quarter of 2015, although shifting underlying trends reflected the changing nature of the market overall, writes Guy Anderson
  • Industry briefing: Spanish succession

    Despite suffering from austere defence budgets in recent years, Spain still maintains a highly developed defence industry that continues to produce a wide range of major platforms. Andrew MacDonald reviews the country's current defence-industrial status
  • IHS Global Defence Trade Report

    IHS has released its annual Global Defence Trade Report, which examines trends in the global defence market across 65 countries. Click here to discover the key defence import and export trends.
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  • India to review safety of Su-30MKI fighter fleet

    India is to conduct a safety assessment of its fleet of Sukhoi S030MKI 'Flanker' fighters following the loss of an aircraft on 19 May, national media has reported. A high-level review of the more than 200 Su-30MKI aircraft fielded by the Indian Air Force (IAF) is due to be held in the coming days,
  • MdCN completes first firing from FREMM

    Key Points The French Navy's new Missile de Croisière Naval cruise missile was fired from multimission frigate Aquitaine on a DGA test range off the Île du Levant The qualification firing marks the first firing of a cruise missile from a European surface ship and the first shipborne
  • Thales selected to provide Crowsnest mission fit

    Thales UK has won out against Lockheed Martin UK Integrated Systems in the race to supply the radar and mission system for the UK Royal Navy's (RN's) Crowsnest airborne surveillance and control (ASaC) capability. Announcing the downselection on 22 May, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said Thales
  • 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