IHS Jane's Defence Weekly

  • India boosts defence budget by 10.9%

    India announced a core defence budget of INR2.5 trillion (USD41.1 billion) for fiscal year 2015-16 on 28 February. The figure is a 7.7%, or INR1.8 billion, increase over the initial 2014-15 budget announced by the previous Congress Party-led government in February 2014, or a 10.9% increase over the

  • Airbus Helicopters discusses partnerships in India

    Airbus Helicopters is in discussion with defence companies in India about potential partnerships that could lead to the group's rotary-wing aircraft being constructed within the country, a regional executive has told IHS Jane's . Rainer Farid, Airbus Helicopters' vice president of sales, India and

  • Malaysia receives first Australian Bay-class patrol vessel

    The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has received its first Bay-class patrol vessel from Australia, Malaysian state news agency Bernama reported on 27 February. The boat, ACV Arnhem Bay , is the first of two vessels to be donated by Australia under an AUD1.2 million (USD0.9 million)

  • NSWC surveys C-130J gunship-compatible sensor turrets

    The United States' Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) has asked industry to provide details of long-range multi-sensor electro-optic/infrared (EO/IR) turret systems that could potentially be integrated into Lockheed Martin AC-130J Ghostrider gunship aircraft. Officials at the NSWC's Crane Division

  • ATIRCM cleared for FMS

    Key Points The US DoD has approved foreign military sales of ATIRCM Proliferation of surface-to-air missiles makes the system highly desireable internationally, according to prime contractor BAE Systems The BAE Systems' AN/ALQ-212(V) Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasures (ATIRCM) system has

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  • Portugal may buy France's Siroco LPD

    The Portuguese defence procurement agency (DGRDN) is considering buying the French Navy's landing platform dock (LPD) Siroco , the Portuguese Ministry of National Defence (MND) has told IHS Jane's . However, no final decision has been made to buy the ship yet due to financial considerations. In