IHS Jane's Defence Weekly

  • Sweden conducts major search for suspected Russian mini-sub

    On 17 October Swedish authorities began a sudden and significant search operation in the Stockholm Archipelago involving minesweepers, patrol craft and Visby-class stealth corvettes, along with maritime patrol aircraft and helicopters. Commander Jonas Wikstroem of the Swedish Navy disclosed to

  • AWD programme now AUD800 million over budget

    The projected cost of Australia's troubled Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) programme has risen to about AUD800 million (USD688 million) more than its AUD8.5 billion budget, informed sources have told IHS Jane's . This figure is nearly AUD500 million more than an overrun forecast by an Australian

  • Beechcraft acquisition boosts Textron's Aviation results

    Textron's acquisition of aircraft manufacturer Beechcraft has paid dividends for the company, according to Textron's third quarter (Q3) results released on 17 October. Textron Aviation, which combines the company's Cessna, Hawker, and Beechcraft businesses, recorded revenue of USD1.08 billion in Q3

  • GDUK places Scout SV turret order with LMUK

    A USD1 billion contract to deliver 245 turrets for the British Army's future Scout Specialist Vehicle (SV) fleet has been awarded by prime contractor General Dynamics UK to Lockheed Martin UK (LMUK), the latter announced on 21 October. The announcement follows on from the UK Ministry of Defence

  • India re-releases LPD tender to private-sector shipyards

    India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) reissued a request for proposal (RfP) in mid-September to three local private sector shipyards to build four amphibious assault ships for an estimated INR250 billion (USD4.16 billion. The RfP to ABG, Larsen & Toubro (L&T), and Pipavav Defence and Offshore

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