• Meggitt wins KFX component contract

    UK firm Meggitt announced on 18 April that it had been awarded a contract from Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) for the KFX multirole fighter aircraft. In a release to the London Stock Exchange, the company said it had been awarded a multimillion dollar contract from KAI to supply nose and main

  • Milrem and BAE Systems sign Estonian CV90 maintenance support contract

    Patria announced in a press release on 17 April that its subsidiary Milrem LCM, an Estonian defence vehicle life-cycle management provider, and BAE Systems have signed a contract to support Estonia’s CV9035 infantry fighting vehicle fleet. Under the contract, Milrem LCM will provide

  • Polaris Alpha builds out cyber offerings

    Polaris Alpha announced on 16 April that it had acquired Maryland-based cyber solutions firm Fourth Dimension Engineering. The acquisition will reportedly see Polaris enhance its “technical leadership in the advanced cyber arena”. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Polaris Alpha,

  • Update: DSA 2018: Airbus looks to leverage industry ties in Malaysian MPA bid

    Airbus is looking to leverage its growing industrial ties in Malaysia to help secure a contract to supply a maritime patrol version of its C295 twin turboprop light tactical transport aircraft to the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF). The service’s requirement for maritime patrol aircraft

  • US denies export rights to ZTE

    The US government has denied Chinese company ZTE export rights for seven years following accusations that it had illegally traded with Iran and North Korea, as well as further misleading the Department of Commerce throughout an ongoing investigation into these activities. Imposed by the US

  • DSA 2018: Aselsan commits to Malaysian expansion

    Turkish company Aselsan is expanding its presence in Malaysia through a new local subsidiary and teaming arrangements with several domestic enterprises. A company official, who did not want to be identified, told Jane’s at the Defence Services Asia (DSA) 2018 exhibition in Kuala Lumpur that

  • DSA 2018: Damen positions Enforcer 10000 LDP for Malaysian multirole ship requirement

    Netherlands shipbuilder Damen is positioning its Enforcer 10000 landing platform dock (LPD) to meet an anticipated requirement in the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) for multirole support ships (MRSS). Gysbert Boersma, Damen’s sales director for Malaysia and Indonesia, told Jane’s that the

  • DSA 2018: Indonesia considers pulling out of KFX/IFX project

    Key Points Indonesia is considering withdrawing from the KFX/IFX development programme with South Korea. The reasons for the potential withdrawal include financing, technology sharing, and geopolitical factors. The Indonesian government is contemplating withdrawing from the programme with South

  • DSA 2018: Korean Air and Deftech look to co-produce unmanned systems

    The Korean Air Aerospace Division (KAL-ASD) – the aerospace and defence arm of South Korea’s national airline – has entered a collaborative partnership with Malaysian company DRB-Hicom Defence Technologies (Deftech) to market and manufacture unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for the

  • Civmec wins Sea 1180 steel contract

    Lürssen Australia has subcontracted Civmec to provide steel for the 12 offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) that the shipbuilder is providing for the Royal Australian Navy’s Sea 1180 Phase 1 OPV project. Civmec will supply and process the steel for all 12 OPV 80 vessels, the first two of which

  • DSA 2018: Malaysia’s Boustead leverages Chinese know-how in LMS programme

    Malaysia’s Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation (BHIC) is preparing the second phase of its programme to build littoral mission ships (LMS) for the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN). Ir Hairutdin Ayob, LMS programme director at BHIC, said the company has nearly completed the design of a platform

  • DSA 2018: Taiwan bullish on military exports to Southeast Asia

    State-owned enterprises from Taiwan are promoting for export a range of military products at the Defence Services Asia (DSA) 2018 exhibition in Kuala Lumpur, supported by their government’s new commitment to support international military sales and boost its national defence industry.

  • Elbit Systems boosts German presence

    Elbit Systems has announced the establishment of a new office in Berlin, which it hopes will better position the company for upcoming requirements emerging from the German armed forces. While the company already has a presence in Germany, having carried out business there for the past decade, it is

  • Nexter, PEL announce teaming

    Nexter and India’s Premier Explosives Ltd (PEL) have agreed to jointly manufacture bi-modular charge systems (BMCSs) in the hope of fulfilling an Indian Ministry of Defence requirement. This is in response to a request for proposals from the government that will lead to a 10-year contract for

  • DSA 2018: Pakistan in ‘primary level’ talks with Malaysia on JF-17

    Pakistan and Malaysia are in preliminary discussions about the potential export of the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex/Chengdu Aircraft Industry Corporation (PAC/CAC) JF-17 Thunder combat aircraft, an official from PAC has confirmed to Jane’s . Speaking at the Defence Services Asia (DSA) 2018

  • Rolls-Royce agrees naval propulsion tech transfer to India

    Rolls-Royce and Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) have signed an agreement to jointly assemble MTU Series 8000 engines in India that will power navy and coastguard vessels. They will assemble the 16-cylinder and 20-cylinder MTU Series 8000 engines at state-owned GSL’s new facility in Goa, the

  • BAE reveals investment in naval integration centre

    BAE Systems has invested GBP10 million (USD14.2 million) in its Maritime Integration & Support Centre (MISC) in Portsmouth, United Kingdom, which will facilitate research into technologies such as artificial intelligence, information and electronic warfare, unmanned vehicles, and new weapons.

  • Boeing partners Indian companies on Super Hornet production

    Boeing has entered an industrial partnership with Indian companies Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Mahindra Defence Systems (MDS) to support the local production of its F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighter aircraft. In a joint statement issued 12 April the three companies said their arrangement

  • Huntington Ingalls to reopen, modernise shipyard

    Following the decimation of its Pascagoula River shipbuilding facility as a result of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has revealed plans to restore the site to support existing ship construction and modernisation efforts. In addition to supporting current activities,

  • Boeing looks to engage with Korean industry on its P-8 MPA

    Boeing will look to leverage its expansive industrial partnerships in South Korea to support its bid to supply its P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) to the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN). Matt Carreon, Boeing’s head of global sales for the P-8, told Jane’s in an interview that

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