• Indonesian Army inducts locally built assault craft into Aceh command

    The Indonesian Army (Tentera Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Darat, or TNI-AD) has inducted a locally produced fast assault craft into the service's Iskandar Muda regional military command. The command oversees the country's Aceh province. A statement released by the TNI-AD on 1 April described the

  • Airbus appoints new head of A400M programme

    Airbus has announced the appointment of a new head of the A400M programme; the latest in a series of changes relating to the airlifter project that have been introduced by the European aerospace and defence giant in recent months. Kurt Rossner, currently head of Light & Medium Derivatives

  • AUSA Global 2015: S&T funding remains strong but few prototypes resulting

    The US Army's science and technology (S&T) community is pleased with its overall budget, but is concerned that lagging overall acquisition funds will result in fewer systems fielded. "We are maintaining our [S&T budget] request to the hill and they generally plus up many of our

  • Australia announces major DoD shakeup

    Australia's defence organisation faces its biggest shake-up in decades following the government's acceptance of virtually all the recommendations made by an independent review that described the Department of Defence (DoD) and its agencies as wasteful and inefficient. Recommendations made by the

  • Dyncorp International reports 30% sales fall

    DynCorp International parent company Delta Tucker Holdings Inc reported 2014 revenues of USD2.3 billion on 1 April, a fall of USD1 billion from the company's 2013 year-end results. The US based defence logistics and support company attributed an operating loss of USD269.8 million, its second in as

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  • USN awards FY 2015 LCS contracts

    Key Points USN is providing funding for three LCS plus advanced procurement for a second Freedom variant hull to be funded in FY 2016 Austal USA and Lockheed Martin also receiving priced options for an additional LCS apiece in FY 2016 The US Navy (USN) has awarded a total of USD1.053 billion to
  • 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