IHS Jane's Defence Weekly

  • Kenya receives 30 Norinco VN4 armoured vehicles

    The Kenyan police commissioned 30 Norinco VN4 light armoured vehicles on 1 February in a ceremony attended by President Uhuru Kenyatta. The Chinese-made vehicles will be used by the paramilitary General Service Unit (GSU) of Kenya's National Police Force for anti-terrorism, international

  • BAE Systems awaits UCAV decision

    A Franco-British industry team is waiting for Paris and London to decide the way forward for a cross-channel effort to develop an unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV). Martin Rowe-Willcocks, BAE Systems' head of business development for Future Combat Air Systems (FCAS), told IHS Jane's on 2

  • India offers growth for Hawk jet trainer

    BAE Systems expects to sell additional batches of Hawk training aircraft to India as work continues between the company and its Indian partners to develop advanced versions of the best-selling jet. According to BAE Systems' Director of Hawk Aircraft Programmes, Alun Fishburne, these orders will go

  • Punj Lloyd and Israel Weapon Industries form joint venture

    Indian company Punj Lloyd has formed a joint venture (JV) with Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) to produce a range of firearms for the Indian defence and security markets. An official from Punj Lloyd told IHS Jane's on 4 February that equity in the JV will be split 51:49, with the Indian company

  • Rheinmetall Defence Australia appoints new senior executive

    Rheinmetall Defence Australia has appointed Gary Stewart as chief operations officer to drive its growth in Australia and New Zealand. Stewart's responsibilities will include enhancing Rheinmetall Defence Australia's footprint in the region as well as implementing technology-transfer projects

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