• US Air Force to declare IOC for nuclear control centre

    The US Air Force (USAF) is on track to declare initial operational capability (IOC) by April for its Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications (NC3) Center, according to a key officer. Major General Stephen Davis, US Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) director of global operations, said on 14

  • Airbus sales reach EUR63.7 billion in 2018

    Airbus reported the results of its 2018 financial year on 14 February, revealing significant improvements in both sales and profits. Compared with 2017, revenue was up 8% at EUR63.7 billion (USD71.8 billion), while net income increased by 29% to EUR3.1 billion. EUR9.9 billion of Airbus’s 2018

  • JGSDF certifies its first amphibious assault force in joint exercise with US marines

    Japan certified its Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade (ARDB) during the 14th iteration of Exercise ‘Iron Fist’, which was conducted in Southern California by contingents of the US Marine Corps (USMC) and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF). The move means that Japan’s

  • Poland signs HIMARS contract

    On 13 February Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak signed a contract for the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) in the presence of President Andrzej Duda and US Vice President Mike Pence. The USD414 million Foreign Military Sales contract covers the procurement of 20 HIMARS

  • Saab reports rising annual sales

    Swedish defence company Saab’s annual revenues exceeded SEK33.1 billion (USD3.6 billion) in 2018, according to annual results released on 15 February; a rise of 4.7% year- on-year. However, the company’s net income fell below SEK1.4 billion, a 9.4% decline compared to 2017. All but two

  • UK removes one Reaper from service

    The UK has reduced its number of operational General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc MQ-9 Reaper medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), with one of the 10 aircraft currently in the US for decommissioning. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) made the disclosure in a

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  • US Army to acquire Carl-Gustaf M4

    The US Army has signed a three-year framework agreement with Saab Dynamics to acquire the 84 mm Carl-Gustaf M4 (CGM4) lightweight reusable shoulder-fired recoilless weapon system. In September 2017 the Army announced an intention to rapidly acquire about 1,111 GGM4s – with an equal number of

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  • Russian deploys new CBRN vehicle to Syria

    Russia has deployed its newest chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) reconnaissance vehicle to Syria to operate with military police units patrolling the Idlib de-escalation zone. An RKhM-6 vehicle was seen in footage shown by the Russia 24 television network on 7 November that was

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  • US to start INF Treaty withdrawal process

    President Donald Trump announced on 1 February that he is formally withdrawing the United States from the 1987 US-Soviet Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. Trump said the US would “suspend its obligations” under the INF Treaty on 2 February by giving the required six

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  • Spain joins Franco–German future fighter project

    Spain has formally joined the Franco–German effort to develop a Next-Generation Fighter (NGF) aircraft as part of a wider Future Combat Air System (FCAS), with a letter of intent (LOI) signed on 14 February. The LOI was signed between Spanish Defence Minister Margarita Robles, French Defence
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